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  1. saadzaman126

    saadzaman126 New Member

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    Hey guys

    So I have a ASUS PCE-N13 wireless adapter on my PC and a Linksys antenna-less router, the problem is however my house is quite long and my computer and router are on opposite corners. So initially I was having the issue of getting even a good connection but some youtube videos and tin foil fixed that issue. The thing is, even though my connection shows it to be great, 85% + signal strength and link quality i still lag on 4v4 games anything with multiple ppl. While I'm lagging tho my signal strength still shows to be great. I thought maybe this was my internet provider but one of the perks of living in a small rich town is that there's good internet and not much surrounding traffic so I highly doubt it could be that because ppl I play with in the same town with the same provider are just fine.

    I do have an N-router, and with speedtest.com get approx 15mbps down, and 0.96 up.

    How can I fix this? I know most people will say move your router but that's kinda not possible because my dad like's it in his office and doesnt wanna use wifi he wants a hired connection and we have a VOIP phone connected to it.

    Thanks in advance!
     
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    umm.. maybe the easiest thing is buy hub and you can put your wireless on the right position
     
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    Wireless is terrible for gaming. The solution is to run an ethernet cable. Wireless is fine for net browsing, maybe data transfer depending on how big, but it's also great for random latency spikes.
     
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    Are you sure it isn't your connection (ISP) that is causing gaming lag issues? I mean if you're getting good wireless signal strength and all. What kind of ping times (to local computers and remote) are you getting? If you are (or people who share your connection) using a high percentage of your available bandwidth your gaming performance will suffer.




    It's not 1989, we only buy switches these days :laugh:
     
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    There are WIFI-extenders for sale. It consists of a tiny box positioned in the middel of both extremes. Costs about 50 € here.

    Another solution is creating an electrical surge ethernet...
     
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    :roll: :roll: i mean switch :D
    thats pretty cheap for now
     
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    My ping times are like between 19-25, using speedtest.net so i'm assuming that's not too bad. So if i buy I switch I just gotta run a wire from my router to my switch and then a wire from the comp to the switch?
     
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    Check your ping in game, i think speed test uses the closest server it can find to test your speed and ping.

    Wi-Fi is pretty crappy for games, most people complain about dropped connections. If u want to game, i would definitely recommended running a wire.
     
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    Pick yourself up a set of these and ditch wireless. Wireless can be far to unstable to game on. You can run all the test you want on it and it will seem like it is fine, but when you acutally start to play games it will tank. Get yourself a set of those, and not only will they be faster than wireless, but they will be far more stable as well.
     
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    I agree with newtekie, no matter where you put your router or if you buy a range extender, you are still going to have ping lag... There are just too many things that can interfere with the signal.
     
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    I've seen those, they look really cool. a bit pricey when compared to just running a wire tho :(
     
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    Depends on how much your time is worth and how your house is set up. If you have to punch a hole in the wall, put a box in, fish a cable through, run it through your attic or basement, punch a whole in the other wall, put another box in, then finish the cable with a jack at each end and a wall plate, it can be an all day affair. If your time is valuable, these can work out cheaper. It is a 5 minute fix vs. an all day event.
     
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    If you have the time to just run ethernet cable, though, it's faster and probably a bit more reliable. Sure, it might take a day initially, but you'll make that up later in the time that you save not troubleshooting it or trying to speed it up.
     
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    You're right.. but punching holes in walls can be fun :D
    I don't know enough about those electricity wire network thingies to comment. It's always a good idea to read the reviews before buying anything new.
     
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    with those av power things do they ever lag? idk, it seems kinda sketchy how they could be a suitable option instead of a wired connection, cause right now the distance between the router and my room even if i was allowed to punch holes, it still prolly wouldnt be possible for me to accomplish.
     
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    No, they don't lag when set up properly. They are way faster than wireless.
     
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