Wireless vs Ethernet

Remember that a wireless connection is shared with everyone else connected to it, and is not as stable. A wired connection is dedicated, and has better performance.

University-owned computers will default to wireless if the wireless is turned on, even if they are hard-wired in as well.

  • When your PC is docked or otherwise hard-wired in, toggle the wireless switch away from you until a red or white spot is showing. This will turn it off - pushing the switch towards you will turn it on.
  • On a Mac, toggle your wireless off by going to the Airport symbol at the top and choosing Turn Wi-Fi Off.
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Article ID: 15480
Created
Fri 7/29/16 2:34 PM
Modified
Fri 7/29/16 2:39 PM