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or you can get this, tp link is one of the most reliable products i've ever had, and i had a few linksys/zxyel/ and el cheapo airties (some cheap european brand which makes best sales in turkey). the one i own atm:
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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.
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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 smile.gif
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?))
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or you can get this, tp link is one of the most reliable products i've ever had, and i had a few linksys/zxyel/ and el cheapo airties (some cheap european brand which makes best sales in turkey). the one i own atm:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833704129

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:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131767
Would it fit in that?
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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 :/
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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:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131767
Would it fit in that?
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 :/

it will fit those biggest and smallest bays, but if you're going CFX it technically and physically should fit in that smallest slot, it is actually designed for that slot wink.gif
     
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it will fit those biggest and smallest bays, but if you're going CFX it technically and physically should fit in that smallest slot, it is actually designed for that slot wink.gif

Sweet, thanks man!
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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.
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Well, you wouldn't be getting the equipment for the speed (although it still might do some speed-related enhancement). You'd be getting the new hardware for signal power (crowd out all those other signals), and traffic prioritization options on the configuration utility (ATT's modem doesn't have any gaming traffic prioritization menus).
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Well, you wouldn't be getting the equipment for the speed (although it still might do some speed-related enhancement). You'd be getting the new hardware for signal power (crowd out all those other signals), and traffic prioritization options on the configuration utility (ATT's modem doesn't have any gaming traffic prioritization menus).

So you recommend I still get a new network card anyways? Along with a new router?
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Well, I think you need the router more than a new NIC. I think you'd enjoy a new router, playing with the configurations; learning about networking and whatnot.
It's up to you on the wireless card, they aren't that expensive and shouldn't hurt to get one if you decide that's what you want to do.
It might be a more interesting choice to invest in 50 feet of cable (or 300+ foot spool and just make your own cable) and run a hard wire to the existing router thumb.gif
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Well, I think you need the router more than a new NIC. I think you'd enjoy a new router, playing with the configurations; learning about networking and whatnot.
It's up to you on the wireless card, they aren't that expensive and shouldn't hurt to get one if you decide that's what you want to do.
It might be a more interesting choice to invest in 50 feet of cable (or 300+ foot spool and just make your own cable) and run a hard wire to the existing router thumb.gif

We have an ethernet cable long enough to hook in to the router, but it's ugly, running all across our game room floor and what not XP It'd be sooooo much work to run it through the walls and keep it out of sight.... I think a new router is my best option, if you are sure it will help. I was just experiencing lag because of my brother watching anime, and it's only 6:15 PM. He usually doesn't watch his shows that early, but at least I can confirm it's not some weird time issue, at least it appears not to be.

In other news, one of my friends, who knows a lot more about this kinda thing than my self, recommended getting a network switch. What do you think?
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Well, when you say network switch usually that implies a wired switch that doesn't have a wireless component.

Wireless "routers" typically have built in 4 port switches so yes, he is right, but make sure it's not just a wired switch only smile.gif
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