In a previous blog post, we listed five reasons why wired Ethernet networks continue to be more popular than wireless connections for most organizations. Those five points hold true especially for industrial manufacturers, and you can add three more reasons why wired connections work best for manufacturing.

First, a quick recap of the five main advantages of wired Ethernet networks:

  • Wired is more secure – much harder to hack than wireless.
  • Wired is more reliable – signal strength is more consistent, less affected by other wired signals.
  • Wired is faster – and data speeds are more consistent in heavy traffic.
  • Wired provides more
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