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Could someone explain me what does bandwidth have to do with hosting/playing games in the LAN?

edit. Oh... LoL. That explains. But I think a minecraft server can be hosted locally.
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Could someone explain me what does bandwidth have to do with hosting/playing games in the LAN?
For games like league of legends and minecraft, the servers they will be playing on, are not on the LAN. Therefore bandwidth matters because they will be playing on servers on the internet external from the LAN.
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Ahh I recall the good ol days when I used to string Cat 5 all over the place, connecting into my 3com OfficeConnect. Our games of choice back then were Half-Life and Quake 3.
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Have no idea what other computers are running in my house, but this is from my Wireless connection 2 stories above my router in my room.
Would it be better for my to hardwire my gaming PC to my router and test that connection, or is it basically the same?

Would be the same if you were on wireless or wired - that's a feedback on your WAN speeds.

If you are running a dedicated server (Minecraft) then by all means you want that computer wired. And it probably wouldn't be a bad idea to have everyone else wired as well.
 
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Could someone explain me what does bandwidth have to do with hosting/playing games in the LAN?
edit. Oh... LoL. That explains. But I think a minecraft server can be hosted locally.
Many games require Internet access even for LAN play...
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Many games require Internet access even for LAN play...

yes but before having the bandwitdh beeing a problem, I think a router will be the bottleneck. Why? it's not all router that can handle all theses packets. My friend did a Lan on a 16mbits Download, 1mbits upload, it was working fine, but the router they chooses wasn't able to handle all of this. If I'm right they were 14, but not on a 50$ router..

Might not happen here but just as exemple: a Dlink router, 50$, with 40 exchange connexion to external hosting, it will all crash.

As long as nobody download during gaming, it should be fine. We were able to play online, 3 computer with a 2.5mbits and 700kbits upload on Counter-strike source.


But I think with 10 people, it would be fine with this router and bandwitdh, 10 people is not alot..


edit: will all gamer will be wireless or wired?
Edited by ChristTheGreat - 5/8/12 at 8:03am
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Hey everyone, thanks for all the great answers, it's greatly appreciated =)

Yeah after researching my router, I think it will be fine. My motivation behind having some laptops on the WiFi was the fact that Wireless-N has bandwidth limits. Continue your conversations until you are finished, again thanks for all the great info. I will be hosting this LAN party.

As for my network, my dad told me that we apparently upgraded to Wideband (Road Runner Turbo) today, so my ISP connection isn't even a factor anymore for only 10 people. I'm gonna be good to go, and probably going to try to hardwire everyone in to my router using switches.

Thanks again!
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I would definitely pick up some switches and cat5 so you can hardwire everyone. Even cheap 10/100 switches would be better than wireless. There are some cheap 10/100 Netgear switches on Newegg, and you can get cheap Cat5 from Monoprice. This will improve gaming a lot, but another big plus is that file sharing across the LAN will be much faster. Oh, and here's a protip: use D-LAN for file sharing. It worked great at the last LAN I went to.
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Damn, of course I already made an order on NewEgg today (who doesn't want a $17 Corsair PSU?!?). I'll see what my local stuff has before I buy switches off of NewEgg. As for Cat5e, I've got plenty.

And thanks for the file sharing tip! There will probably be alot of that, so I'll have to look into it.
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