Difference between Conventional and Wireless Communication Systems

Wired / Wireless

Conventional and wireless are the two different systems used for communication. A very notable difference is the presence of wire in the conventional communication system. The techniques used in both systems infra structure are same such as core elements of the network services. A wired network communicates through wires while wireless communication systems utilize radio waves.

 Complicated / Non-complicated

Conventional wired communication system is uncomplicated to install and fix but wireless communication system is complicated to establish. Its maintenance and troubleshooting are not possible without expert.

Mobility / immobility

Immobility is the bigger flaw of wired communication system as it makes you reluctant to not to leave your place in any condition. Wireless communication system gives you the ease of mobility and u can sit wherever you want while doing your work.

Costly / Cheap

An additional cost in the form of wires and cables is attached with the wired system and makes the budget heavy while wireless communication has no issue of cabling and the price is very affordable.

Speed:                  The transmission speed of the wired network has given it an edge over wireless system. In wired system, there is no need of sharing space and therefore no user interface. Wireless communication system has to share it band with sometimes multiple users that may reduce the transmission speed.

Seen / Unseen

Wireless system makes you excite to do uncertain thing like it transmit data (command to play n share music, print the document, and sharing of files) unseeingly with the help of radio waves. Other examples of the wireless communication system are Bluetooth and cordless phones, etc.


Conventional communication systems as wired or Ethernet are coming in most powerful form as they promise to give you good speed nearly 1000 Mb/s that is faster than previous and all other Types of connections plus enhanced security as well. Further it is not a big deal to get high speed and security at reasonable price. Hence a wired system is more reliable than wireless.

Home Users / Corporate Users

Wireless network could be a good choice for home users as it works better and speed is not a big issue. In an office environment, however, wired communication system is preferred as there is need of high speed data transmission and security. However, as the offices are becoming mobile so there is demand for wireless system to take portable data. There is no such fuss in case of wireless system as downtime that is an issue in wired system. Wireless system is easy to install as Wireless USB helps you to connect in few moments. To change the place of a system in office just takes the system to the desired place with the card.


Hotspot is becoming a popular term associated with wireless system. Internet is provided to the user as a promotional package by the owner in public places, libraries, hotels, schools, airports, railway stations to facilitate the users with it and entice them as well. In case of wired network you have internet access only through wire, there is no concept of hotspot.

Quality of  Service (QoS)

A negative point of wireless communication is the quality of service (QoS). It has no surety to have constant receiving of powerful signals as environmental changes and other hindrances (walls, birds or planes) may interrupt the signals.

Virtual Network

A positive point of wireless communication is in the form of WLAN as it makes virtual network by the users in its vicinity like university or library. It provides them wireless internet access. There is no need of access point to be connected with the internet.