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Hey ocn, i was just wondering if a router would affect gaming, as i am building a very high end gaming pc with a i7 3770k pro and a gtx 680. i was wondering if a router would make me slower while im playing online? like would it affect my fps online, would i lag allot? im am unsure how good my router is right not, im sure it is not expensive or definitively not the best. so would routers affect my performance online? we normally only have about 2 computer online at the same time.
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if you have a decent internet connection you should have no problems smile.gif
 
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Your ISP is the largest cause of your lag over a any given network. If you want better ping times then you need to change ISP and try and find out which trunk lines your ISP uses. Multiple ISPs might use the same trunks and hence will have similar pings. Though you can still shave ping time off from ISP router configurations. Small ISP generally have better pings since they are not that aggressive in their connection settings. Comcast, here in California, doe a lot of packet shaping that adds a lot to pings. When I was with my previous ISP, my ping was easily half my current even though they used same trunks.
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It shouldn't affect actual performance (FPS). If you have decent internet you should be fine.
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Originally Posted by Sarec View Post

Your ISP is the largest cause of your lag over a any given network. If you want better ping times then you need to change ISP and try and find out which trunk lines your ISP uses. Multiple ISPs might use the same trunks and hence will have similar pings. Though you can still shave ping time off from ISP router configurations. Small ISP generally have better pings since they are not that aggressive in their connection settings. Comcast, here in California, doe a lot of packet shaping that adds a lot to pings. When I was with my previous ISP, my ping was easily half my current even though they used same trunks.
bro i love all the info you gave me, and thanks for it, but to tell you the truth i got nothing from what you seed lol, i dont know much about routers thats why i posted this, i dont know what ISP is or what a ping is, but from what these other people seed it seems a router cannot affect my performance online. i think ill be fine with my router, on all the other computer in my house anyways always have full bars. but thanks man, if i was a little smarter that probably would of help me more lol tongue.gif
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ISP= Internet service provider

Bandwidth = how much data you trasnfer at one time
Ping = speed of internet(not really but for gaming purposes it is close enough)

ISP do different network information manipulation. Not really important how. Just understand this when you sign up with any ISP. ISP all show bandwidth as speed. This only makes sense in that a larger file is recieved quicker because you grab more of it at once but REAL internet speed is more ping based. Gaming lag is PING reliant. Games do not qrequire a lot of bandwidth(most times) to run function. So just because you/parents/friend upgraded their internet to a "faster" internet, does not mean that it is really faster.

Ping times are not advertised but bandwidth is. For instance, my bandwidth is 2meg/512k down/up respectively. However my ping could vary from 50ms to 200 to reach www(generic internet webiste beyond you ISP). A good example of bandwidth vs ping is Satellite internet vs DSL internet. Satellite have HUGE bandwidth but really bad pings since they only communicate with the www occasionally whereas DSL communicates constantly and steadily but at a much lower amount per communication.

Not sure if that is any clearer but I am sure you will understand after a couple read throughs.
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if your isp can enable ecn at their end it will have more impact.it doesnt mean your router cant!but on average they tend to ignore bufferbloat and we ll get fix for that at window 8 i suspect!
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If it is ethernet it won't matter too much, but if you are using wifi get a decent one that is a different frequency than your home phones. Also, really crappy routers can drop connection sometimes (cough d-link cough)
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Sarec View Post

ISP= Internet service provider
Bandwidth = how much data you trasnfer at one time
Ping = speed of internet(not really but for gaming purposes it is close enough)
ISP do different network information manipulation. Not really important how. Just understand this when you sign up with any ISP. ISP all show bandwidth as speed. This only makes sense in that a larger file is recieved quicker because you grab more of it at once but REAL internet speed is more ping based. Gaming lag is PING reliant. Games do not qrequire a lot of bandwidth(most times) to run function. So just because you/parents/friend upgraded their internet to a "faster" internet, does not mean that it is really faster.
Ping times are not advertised but bandwidth is. For instance, my bandwidth is 2meg/512k down/up respectively. However my ping could vary from 50ms to 200 to reach www(generic internet webiste beyond you ISP). A good example of bandwidth vs ping is Satellite internet vs DSL internet. Satellite have HUGE bandwidth but really bad pings since they only communicate with the www occasionally whereas DSL communicates constantly and steadily but at a much lower amount per communication.
Not sure if that is any clearer but I am sure you will understand after a couple read throughs.

this is a pretty good explanation.. Latency (Lag) not bandwidth can be the killer in online games and media streaming..
http://compnetworking.about.com/od/speedtests/a/network_latency.htm smile.gif
 
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