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I really want to do a wireless setup with my pc. For me there is just to many damn wires, I want to run a wireless keyboard and a wireless pci wifi adapter for gaming. If i game on a wireless network will i experience lag of some sort or will it be just as good or even better than direct connect via Ethernet cable
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Wireless will always be slower than wired, but it won't lag so to speak unless you are far from your WAP. I game wireless and my ping is only slightly higher than those I know on the same network running wired.
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+1 to ping,but it depends how far you are from the AP
There is a room 15m away through 3 brick walls and Ive been having network issues there,dc timeouts,not loading etc

moved to 3m away with 3cm wood in between,all the issues dissapeared....
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hmmm. I think ima go for it
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So long as you aren't too far from your WAP you wont run into any problems just expect slightly slower speeds and lower download and upload rates
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post #6 of 8
Depends of how much of a competitive gamer you are.

I've spared no expense eliminating every kind of latency possible. Wired LAN, keyboard & mouse. 1000Hz polling, 144Hz LCDs.
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Would having multiple wifi devices slow down the network causing lag? TV, blu ray, laptop, cellphones, printer. I recently switched my wireless connection to a wired connection and i definitely see a difference. Could just be my setup.
post #8 of 8
I'd at least run a wire for network, the other ones would affect you a lot less (all of my peripherals are wireless, too).

The thought of my headshot packet being delayed by a wireless NIC since the channel is busy streaming homosexual goat pr0ns to my neighbor and dying as a result is fundamentally horrifying in theory.
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Would having multiple wifi devices slow down the network causing lag? TV, blu ray, laptop, cellphones, printer. I recently switched my wireless connection to a wired connection and i definitely see a difference. Could just be my setup.

More wifi traffic = less available room on the spectrum to transmit. Even access points on the same channel that belong to other networks interfere with the amount of airspace you have to transmit data.
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