[QUOTE]\nI'll take your word for it but I'd only expect it to be a big problem if\nthe cinder block walls were damp.\n\n\nIn my village there are way more SSIDs than there are houses thanks to\nBTFON and other parasitic offerings sat on numpties routers. I have\npersuaded neighbours to use a sequential pattern of channels so there is\na decent distance between all those on the same channel.[/QUOTE]\n\nThat's a good plan if you can get the agreement, and there's enough\ntrust between neighbours for the knowledgeable to assist in changing\nthe channels used by the less knowledgeable.\n\nIt might even be a plan for there to be a more centralised way of\nallocating channels, like there is for phases on the electricity\nsupply.\nNot that I can see that ever happening though.[QUOTE]\nWhen we started out every BT router was hogging channel 11 and the folk\nin the middle of hte village were seeing bad congestion issues. Easily\nfixed by changing to a simple pattern of cooperative frequency\nallocation. Or move up to the uncongested 5GHz band which is still\nfairly uncluttered.\n\n\nYou can do it but it is overkill unless you spend all your time copying\nlarge disks across the network as your main pastime.[/QUOTE]\n\nOr use a server or NAS for locally stored files or backups.[QUOTE]\nI don't disagree that performance wise wired will win, but provided the\nWifi is fast enough for all reasonable uses it is a *lot* easier.\n\nIn a heavily congested area there might be a problem but installing vast\nlengths of hidden cat5 or cat6 cabling isn't my idea of fun.\n\nI have done it too many times in the past and view Wifi as plenty good\nenough for most consumer use - even for video streaming.[/QUOTE]\n\nThat's fine until a few years time when everyone wants to stream 4K3D,\nor whatever the Next Big Thing in video turns out to be. I've yet to\nsee data bandwidth requirements reduce for anything, so if you plan\nfor even the fairly short term future, you need to take account of\nrising demands and expectations.\nFor me, flood wired ethernet (cat6) is what should be normal NOW, and\nif you want to provide any kind of future proofing, then it needs to\nbe trunking. How many years do you give it before even domestic\nnetworks are moving over to fibre?\nThat move started in business networks about 15 years ago - I know\nbecause I was installing them!\nOK, copper got faster, so the change hasn't even completed in business\nyet, but it'll come, and domestic will follow, once mass use in\nbusiness pushes the costs down.