A wired network utilizing a cat5 / cat6 cable is still one of the most reliable and secure network connections you can have. Whilst wireless network connections are great for mobile devices – allowing you the flexibility to move around the office / home with ease – it shouldn’t be the main connection method for desktop computers or even laptops.
- A wired connection dedicates bandwidth on a network to the device – and makes it easier to load balance a network.
- A wired network adds a physical security layer to a network. Somebody will have to physically plug into the network to gain access to network information. You should still secure all data with formal user accounts.
- Wireless connections require encryption to be secure – this takes processing power to encrypt and decrypt which can add lag to the network.