The Pros and Cons of Wireless Networks

What are the pros and cons of wireless networks? With the development and invention of technology over the time, this type of connection has become a preferred connection for a lot of people.

First developed in 1969 under the brand ALOHAnet at the University of Hawaii, wireless connection has improved over the time and become a staple in every household or businesses.

But as convenient, easy and reliable as it might look, wireless connection also suffers from normality, which is having a few dents here and there.

So, without further ado let’s dig into some pros and cons of wireless networks before you consider using one!

Pros and Cons of Wireless Connection

pros and cons of wireless networks

1. Pros

  • Mobility and Flexibility: Because it is not bound to something like cable or wire, mobility and flexibility is the main consideration of using this type of connection. You can move your devices freely and access the network within its range.
  • Scalability: Do you ever think about expanding your wired network to a new device and start to calculate all the aspects needed? From wire length, to cable management, this thing is no more if you consider using wireless network, just connecting them to the existing Wi-Fi signal, and all of your problem is solved within one click (or tap if you will).
  • Easy Setup: Connecting cables to each device, setting it up one by one can be pain in the eye (literally), with wireless connection, that can be eliminated as setting up a wireless network is generally much simpler.
  • Improved Aesthetics: Who likes looking at the messy clutter of cables on every corner of their room? No one, right? With using wireless network, you can create a cleaner and more organized look in your workplace and or home environment.

“A wireless network is using a radio signal, and radio signal is one of many things that needs to be tested and regulated especially in Indonesia according to the Ministry of Communication in Indonesia, to know more about this stuff, go check this link.”

2. Cons

As all beings, everything has its flaws and nobody (or nothing?) is perfect. This is also implies to the wireless connection as it is also having some cons that you might consider.

  • Limited Range: Even though it has great mobility and scalability, wireless connection systems are limited by their range. We all know the feeling of walking a little further away from the router to grab some snacks while watching our favorite series and the connection is suddenly weak, right?
  • Security Risks: Because it is not bound to physical connection, wireless networks are more vulnerable to security threats.
  • Speed Limitation: Watching the newest episode of your favorite series while chilling in your bed seems like a lot of fun to do, but it is not until the little circling circle starts to appear. Yes! While wireless speeds have improved significantly, they can still be slower than wired ethernet connections.

So here they are! The pros and cons of wireless networks, with those things to consider, which one is your preferred one?

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