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Hey guys,

recently i've been playing alot of bad company 2 online, and since i'd like to play on servers outside India, ping would always be too high, i asked around about ping related questions,

I got a response that networks adapters play a role too, not sure how much.

So i ask you all, do network adapters affect lag in online gaming. Since im gonna be buying a laptop for college, is it worth getting a good network adapter. Been hearing alot of hype about Bigfoot Networks Killer, is that any good?

On a average i got around 130-230 ping on BC2, if i had a good network adapter, how much lower would it drop down too
    
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No, the Bigfoot is usually a gimmick. Just get a better internet connection.
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No, the Bigfoot is usually a gimmick. Just get a better internet connection.
getting a better internet connection isn't really an option im afraid, nor have i noticed any improvement unfortunately. I use a 1mbps connection, my friend uses a 2mbps, he and I pretty much get around the same ping, however a friend of mine has a 1mbps connection from the ISP, and he gets almost half the ping i do, he claims its his PC, having better specs (mine is ancient btw, runs bc2 on low specs) and a more modern network adapter.

So thats why i posed this question, cause i felt there was more to ping than a faster internet speed
    
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There's not much you can do. Network cards have very little to do with it; best thing would be to try and find servers close to you with lower pings.
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