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Originally Posted by stupidcha View Post
aren't there open ports on the wireless? that's where i hard wire all my computers
I didn't know you were able to do that lol, and yeah theres 2 ports lol. That now explains why my parents computer is plugged in through it >.< Ugh I'm stupid.

But the wireless card keeps dropping me anyway, everytime I click "Play Now" and let it search for a server (because I like playing with random ppl instead of the same ppl on the same server), it crashes my wireless router, so I'd end up having to replace it anyway.

And yes I have proven that it's the router because everytime I have to plug out and plug everything back in and the internet then works again.

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Originally Posted by Lost Hawaiian View Post
For a situation like that, I would personally think wired would be the most efficient way to go, but it depends on how you are at running cables. In my house, we have a crawlspace and an attic, so running cables to each room was easy. If this is not an option, I'll let someone else recommend a wireless card as I don't have much experience with them (at least for desktops).

As far as using the cable jack in your room...would you be putting the only modem on it, or trying to put a second modem on it? Splitting the signal would be easy, but you'd have to check with your new ISP, because I don't think they would allow 2 modems. That would be like 2 customers getting access for the price of one.

If the rest of your family doesn't need the connection as much, maybe you could just put the modem and router in your room.


Just my 2c worth...hope it helps,

Rich
The modem would be in the room next door. It's being used by the TV though, so I don't know if I'd be able to get internet through it also, that's the only issue. And yeah I didn't actually think about the 2 modems before, I don't think they would allow that.

My parents need their connection on their old P4 computer, and they won't move any of their stuff, so I'm not even going to bother asking them because I don't want to start an argument over my computer lol.

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Originally Posted by Clipze View Post
wireless will not give you a higher ping more then 1-2ms...

you should not notice any ping difference unless theres some major interference...

you got a crappy router

look into pluglink as another alternative
i use it and the throughput across 2 floors is less then wireless, but the reliability is like its wired..

you dont need throughput for games anyway
The wireless router does suck, I have to replace it, but the wireless card sucks even more, and I know its the wireless card because my laptop still gets 15mpbs while I barley get 2 bars of reception on Windows 7 up in my room right now on my desktop. My ping was at 300 today when I tried to play CSS and it kept kicking me from any server I tried to enter (which are all hosted in Chicago and I live nearby btw).
Edited by BloodyRory - 8/13/11 at 10:32pm
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post #12 of 18
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The modem would be in the room next door. It's being used by the TV though, so I don't know if I'd be able to get internet through it also, that's the only issue. And yeah I didn't actually think about the 2 modems before, I don't think they would allow that.

My parents need their connection on their old P4 computer, and they won't move any of their stuff, so I'm not even going to bother asking them because I don't want to start an argument over my computer lol.
So the modem will be in the next room, but the router will still be downstairs? Are they going to put the modem and the cable box for the TV there? How are they connecting the modem to the router?

If the modem is going to be next door, you could just get an inexpensive wireless router and add it to the equipment in the next room.

Rich
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So the modem will be in the next room, but the router will still be downstairs? Are they going to put the modem and the cable box for the TV there? How are they connecting the modem to the router?

If the modem is going to be next door, you could just get an inexpensive wireless router and add it to the equipment in the next room.

Rich
No no no, I'm sorry if I'm typing this bad or something >.<

Currently there is a Motorolla Comcast Modem downstairs, that's where they will switch it out with their own modem/router. If they do put another modem/router upstairs for me, it will be in the room next door.
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post #14 of 18
you could also consider powerline adapters.

Depending on the install person of your ISP, they may be a contractor so they may not want to run you a cat5 line. Most contractors have to buy their own supplies so if they have to do a 100' run for a job that pays $20, they lose money. It never hurts to ask though.


edit: power line was already suggested


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look into pluglink as another alternative
i use it and the throughput across 2 floors is less then wireless, but the reliability is like its wired..

you dont need throughput for games anyway

Edited by adcantu - 8/13/11 at 10:45pm
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you could also consider powerline adapters.]
This or wired, ideally. I have no issues getting 30 mb/s on my wifi, but if you can get wired, I'd do that.
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Oops...I see. I'm probably trying to read too fast...

Well, I don't really have any recommendations for a new wireless card, but you might talk to the tech who comes to do the install. He/she might have some ideas. I don't know how much your folks would like you drilling holes and running cable all over...

If they put in a new modem/router downstairs, will that free up your old router to where maybe you could set it up as a repeater?

Rich

EDIT: ...and I type too slow...no wonder I always get sniped...
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I detest wireless so much I got under my house and crawled about 75 ft on my stomach to get a cable to the other side of the house. I have never regretted the decision.
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Wired is ideal, but as long as you have a good wireless set up you should have no issues with speed or latency. I have to run wireless in my current situation and I game a lot and my latencies are great and I also have no issues with speed. My wireless signal goes through about 4 interior walls. I use this router and a wireless adapter similar to this (can't find my exact one anywhere).
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