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I am moving my pc upstairs right over my garage which where my wireless router is at. I am worried that when I use wireless it is going to to effect my gaming. so I was wondering to the people who use wireless, do you guys feel a huge drop in speed and random lags? Also My internet is 10mb I download at 1.2mb/s. How much lower will it go with a decent wireless card.

My router is about 5 feet away from my computer, it just upstairs so a roof between them.
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Where possible you should go wired and not wireless. If you must go wireless I suggest at least 802.11g full duplex.
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Could you point me out something I can get on this site.
http://www.frys.com/template/index/
I couldn't find the full duplex thing your talking about.
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post #4 of 23
Quote:
Originally Posted by Quantum Reality View Post
Where possible you should go wired and not wireless. If you must go wireless I suggest at least 802.11g full duplex.


Just a quick FYI... wireless G does not operate in full duplex. Acutally, any spectrum in the 2.4 GHz frequency will not.
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How about this http://www.frys.com/product/6441172
I know its cheap, but will it do the job? never used a powerline before.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by doc2142 View Post
How about this http://www.frys.com/product/6441172
I know its cheap, but will it do the job? never used a powerline before.
I heard and seen those before. I've never used them but, from what I've read and couple of my friends use them, they seem to work.

Anyone else use these? How do they work for you?
Edited by JoeC - 8/21/11 at 12:52pm
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post #7 of 23
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Quote:
Originally Posted by JoeC View Post
I heard and seen those before. I've never used them but, from what I've read and couple of my friends use them, they seem to work.

Anyone else use these? How do they work for you?
I asked once on this forums about it, some said it is great, i want to know what kind of speed though should I expect. Also are there like sudden drop in connections that sometimes wireless gets?
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post #8 of 23
I'm honestly not too crazy about powerline networking in a house. But here's a wikipedia link that discusses it.
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post #9 of 23
powerline networking is normally a last resort... if this is a house that you're not renting, run cable...
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How far away are you?
Is your router 54mbps or 130mbps capable?
I have a Cisco WRT120N.

I also have a WET54G bridge and a VIA USB wireless pen and they both work great on 802.11g.
Time Warner cable is the real reason it works so nice though.
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