Nerds: Can you explain to me why the wireless on this airplane, 30,000 feet above Iowa, is so much faster than the wireless in my house, which is located on the ground?
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- you have a weird computerMay 19, 2012
- I'm just guessing, but it might be less interference with the satelights- the density of things in the air can slow the message... Water vapor, Co2, O2, etcetera, trees, clouds, surrounding supper magnets...
I'm not too smart. It's only a guess.
It's a hypothesisJun 19, 2012
- Most communication doesn't go through satellites.Jun 19, 2012
- on a airplane they usually don't let you use internet or other wireless thingies because it might interfere with the plane's signals. If they do, though you might have faster wi-fi on the plane because they have better wi-fi and there aren't as many people using it. I'm a complete nerd.Jul 17, 2012
- Thinner atmosphereMar 22, 2013
- Uh...because there are more wires on the ground than there are at 30,000 feet?
(lol...nah....actually, it's related to the amount of traffic going through servers....in an airplane, there might be 100 or so people on a particular server somewhere while on the ground, through a cable company or wireless provider, there might be thousands...all competing for bandwidth...)
it's kinda like...well, why are there so few traffic jams in the suburbs/country but in the big cities, they have traffic jams every day.....Apr 10, 2013