First, we have to do what we have to do. But, we may not have to do it at a semi public hotspot. Given, downloads slow down wi-fi for all of us in a cafe. So, don’t install big files. Causes others in the network to lose their connections. They time out.
Downloads Slow Down Wi-Fi
Next, good internet etiquette to refrain from downloading big files. As a result, causes others in the hotspots to lose their connections. So, we may have to log back onto the network due to others activity.
Most coffee Hotspots have fast connections that support streaming. Fast food restaurants block ads and have slower connections.
Downloading files in a hotspot requires a connection to a remote server. Streams download content into a buffer and then display it.
A connection to a remote server will force the buffering stream to time out if it requires the bandwidth and while the stream is idle.
This is just one example of the disruption to wireless service that downloading large files causes. It forces everyone’s applications to run slow.
Downloads Slow Down Wi-Fi Netiquette
Last, we consider what other on a network think. Hence, we are part of it. When the buffer is full for one of us, it effects us all. Accordingly, lots of data for one device reduces speed for all. Therefore, proper netiquette to avoid big data dumps.