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Why is the wireless connection slower than a wired connection?

There are several reasons why the wireless connection is slower than a wired connection. First, the technology itself is slower than most wired connections. Second, RUWireless uses a QoS bandwidth limitation to provide a fair level of service to all users. Without it, it would be possible for a single user to sit very close to an access point and “hog” all of the bandwidth. Third, the amount of bandwidth you get is somewhat determined by how strong your signal is, so even though the RUWireless team has made every effort to provide clear strong signals in marked coverage areas, there still remains the possibility of outside interference such as microwaves and cordless phones which can drastically affect bandwidth.

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