When you’re working from home and each family member also needs to access the internet, it’s important to have all the home workplace essentials. Ethernet cables physically connect your computer or other electronic device to your network, rather than a wireless connection, allowing for internet access and the ability to transfer information with other users on a shared network. While wireless connections have advanced technologically over the years, many people still prefer the reliability of an Ethernet connection. If Wi-Fi is down for any reason, a connection to the network still exists. Increased internet speed is another benefit of using an Ethernet cable and compatible system, as well as more consistent speed when multiple devices are using wireless bandwidth simultaneously. Schedule a free in-home consultation to achieve the best possible smart home setup.
Choosing the right Ethernet cords and accessories.
There are various sizes and lengths of Ethernet cords and different connection speeds as well. Which options you choose depends on the device being used and the existing system in place. Before you buy that 100 ft. Ethernet cable, you’ll want to make sure you have the right connectors and USB cables. The Ethernet cables must be compatible with your entire system, which includes your modem and router as well as your computer or other electronic device. If you’re unsure about whether you need a LAN cable, Cat 5 cable, Cat 6 cable, or a RJ45 connector, reading the user manuals for your components will provide details about which is needed to connect to the internet. Once you’ve achieved the best smart home possible, rely on Geek Squad® Total Tech Support to keep things running smoothly.