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    I have a Tata Indicom Wired Broadband Connection which gives upto 2 Mbps bandwidth. I am planning to switch to Tata Indicom Photon+ Wireless Broadband. Is this a good choice? Anyone using Photon+ service? Does it really give 3.1 Mbps? Can I watch videos online without buffering?

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    My neighbours use a Photon+ connection and hes a gamer, so I suppose it does give 3.1Mbps. If its good for gaming then obviously you are able to watch videos online.

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    Wired connection is always better than wireless! 3.1Mbps is the max, dont expect this speed all the time!

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    Tubelight you were about 4 years late

    Just as Nevinjohn said, Wired connections are any day better then wireless ones. Latency is better on wired connections and they are a lot more stable.

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    Yes Tata photon + would give you almost 3mbps but not all the time and also it costs a lot more if you compare the price per GB with a wired connection. Wired connections are also more stable and better for gaming and tasks that require you to have good latency.

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    if u are a gamer better be on wired networks. or if you are on wireless better get 3g not 2g for gamin .From a while wireless networks coverage has improved.. but if you are a heavy downloader or heavy searcher than be in wired networks.
    wired networks are more stable and better as admin mentiond.

    Even the world fastest net providers provide 15Mbps+ speed and that too on wirednetworks.. in many ways wireless lacks.
    but in few years wireless networks will overcome wired network users.

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    Wired broadband connections give good stability, but I think people are opting more for wireless connections, as its easier to use the connection anywhere. What do you guys think?

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    I feel that both wired and wireless connections are good in their own way. Yes wired connections are more stabled, but I think wireless connection are more reliable, I dont know how many people mayagree with this, but its something which I have experienced.

    Back to the question by mganesh30, I would suggest you check with someone who is using Tata Photon in your area, because sometimes you will find not all broadband connections work as well in all areas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Preeti_20 View Post
    Back to the question by mganesh30, I would suggest you check with someone who is using Tata Photon in your area, because sometimes you will find not all broadband connections work as well in all areas.
    totally agree with preeti all ISP's dont provide same service and same network in all areas
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    I also read from this forum that some companies also give demos, so its worth asking your chosen broadband provider to give a demo, so you can see the coverage and speeds yourself before putting in an application for a connection.

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    Personally I think wired connections are reliable but they can be a pain when you have a laptop and you take it with you a lot.

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    data cards are mobile broadband and they share same tower for data access it depends on number of simultaneous users connected with that tower from were you are getting the signal data card connects with only one tower and mobiles are designed they connect up to 3 towers while making and receiving calls (This is because to trace the mobile locations) were as a data card is just use for data access so it connects with one tower only it only switch towers when it get good signal from other tower in the same area. So speed is based only signal quality, numbers of users on the tower from were you data card is getting signal, so mobile broadband is not treated as purely wireless broadband.

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    In Lucknow I have Tata Photon Plus 2g CDMA connection. It is okay for data only. It is toooooooo slow and frustrating for downloading videos and images including their tatadocomo.yahoo.com despite having had them install a signal booster antenna. When I took this connection in August 2010, I had little choice as the wireline BSNL had become a headache and there was no GSM tower in proximity other than the expensive AirTel that required me to get my desktop out of the house and sit in the park and work for better signal!

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