|Actually Bubba, I am correct. You didn't actually "increase your internet speed". What you did by using cables was allow your computers to access all available bandwidth.|
Here's why I'm saying this:
1) The "speed" of a network, or a networks media, never changes. What can, and does change is the bandwidth. Which is a rating of how much data can pass a single point in a network in one second. If you upgrade from a 10 Mbps bandwidth package to a 100 Mbps package, you're not ten times "faster". You can move ten times as much data in the same amount of time.
You can't give yourself more bandwidth, only your provider can do that. So any changes you may make at home can only affect how local computers acces your available bandwidth.
2) What you did didn't change the bandwidth, that is the same as it was prior to you connecting your two computers with cables. But as I said, a wired (cabled) solution is always better than wireless. So when you moved from wireless to wired, you allowed your clients to connect without the extra overhead, and latency, of a wireless connection. So now that you took both mine and phil22's advice and plugged your computers in, they are indeed connecting better and accessing all the available bandwidth so they seem to be connecting faster because pages load faster, etc.
It matters not how straight the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.