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Updates over wireless router

Discussion in 'Software' started by northernchappy, 17 May 2011.

  1. northernchappy

    northernchappy

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    Not sure what the skilled members think but I got some advice about doing updates, to hardwire your pc to the router. Apparently if there's a fluctuation in signal strength, it can cause problems. Esp. For service packs.
     
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    PC is wired and laptop is wireless,as is daughter's laptop and none of them have every experienced problems with downloading any updates or SPs.

    It could happen but it is more than likely that the computer will just carry on downloading if there was any wireless interruption.
    If a download became corrupted for that reason (or any other) it would not install and you would get an error message. You just download a fresh version.

    Ask yourself how often your web browsing or whatever is interrupted by wireless fluctuations? Not very often, the same goes for downloading updates or software.

    For the hassle of bringing the laptops to where the router is 'half hidden', plugging in the ethernet cable and running it to the router, it is not worth it.

    dave
     
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    I'd agree with Dave, unless you run mission critical procesess and services like secure terminal sessions or VPN's where even the slightest packet loss canresult in a connection failure then you'll be fine.
    Even our xbox which has a slightly tenuous wifi connection will do a system update without issue. Takes time, but doesn't bomb out.
     
  5. northernchappy

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    Yes, i agree with dave and kjacko, what eejot started this post?! Hehe :eek:)
     
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    not a problem using wiif but[/b

    for any router updates (ie updates to the router firmware), you should always use a wired connection.

    This may be where the confusion is arising.
     
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    yeah, i agree with that too kris
     
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