OK My Tech Geeky Friends Do You Find It Strange That I’m Getting Similar Wired Ethernet Speeds Compared to Wifi Speeds?

I tested my laptop’s onboard webcam from home yesterday in an area of our house that has not-great wifi.  The results were decent (see the resulting stream below) but I concluded that if I used the laptop plugged into the router instead of relying on the wifi connection that the results would be way better.  So now I’m at the dock and I ran speed tests on my ethernet wired PC, my new iPhone and my old LG V20 android phone.

The internet speed test results between my wired desktop and untethered wifi cellphones were very similar which I find odd.

Ethernet connected PC download speed 30.05/ Upload 5.85

Iphone over wifi download speed 29.4 upload 5.75

Android Phone LG V20 over wifi download speed 28.57/ upload 5.96

In the live streaming test I did last night on the wifi Microsoft Surface Laptop 2 the quality of the stream was decent even though it was rerecorded in a part of the house where the internet is spotty.

I don’t want to spend money for the sake of spending money but I want to try a higher quality webcam connected directly to the ethernet on my PC and see if that gets much better results and eliminate the pixelation.  In theory it should but now after doing the speed tests showing my cellphone and wired ethernet connection are practically the same, I’m unsure if there’s going to be a noticeable difference.

One thought on “OK My Tech Geeky Friends Do You Find It Strange That I’m Getting Similar Wired Ethernet Speeds Compared to Wifi Speeds?

  1. its the mbta train that does it. everytime the train comes thru gloucester it sucks up all the wifi bandwith. i know this because i have a wired dsl line and live on school st and can feel it in the floor when the train goes by and the bandwith drops until it passes. this is very annoying.

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