aren't there open ports on the wireless? that's where i hard wire all my computers
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.
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,
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.
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
Edited by BloodyRory - 8/13/11 at 10:32pm