Originally Posted by compmaster
A standard ethernet cable will do.
In any case I would never recommend using the stock ATT hardware to do any kind of wireless gaming, a new router is a good idea whether now or later
Does anyone start watching TV at 10:30? Uverse is internet TV you know.
We actually don't use Uverse for TV, we have DirectTV, so that's fishy to me that I start lagging around that time anyways... But my Dad is in bed before then, I'm gaming, and my brother is streaming stuff usually. Or watching stuff on his blu ray player (stuff on disc, so no bandwidth should be being used from that). The past couple nights he's been in my room on my playstation gaming as well.
Still think a new router will help? I don't know if new equipment will help since speedtest.net tells me I get the full 11 Mbps we are paying for (and then some occasionally), and since my wireless card reads 54 Mbps in the windows menus, like network and sharing center and what not (and just to make sure the units aren't messed up, I mean megabits by Mbps not Megabytes (which is MBps right?))
If we can determine that I need a new wireless card for sure, I may get it. On a side note about wireless cards - Can they fit in PCI x1 slots? I'm thinking about going crossfire with my GPU's soon, and want a sound card for sure in my system, so with two GPU's and my sound card in my PC, the only slot I would have left is the second small PCI slot on this mobo:
Would it fit in that?
Originally Posted by drnilly007
The problem is your brother is using up way more bandwidth than the two of you can handle on that line. I would say upgrade your speed or get faster internet at another company.
Sadly, not a lot of companies service our area... Would love to get Fios, but they don't provide the fiber optic internet to my neighborhood so we'd end up with around the same speed we are at now. More speed costs more money of course... Not sure my Dad is willing to spend that just to solve my gaming problem :/