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Yay or Nay?

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you need a good internet connection of course

other than that, yes it's worth it IMO. but a regular router will do the trick
    
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Nope, not worth it.

All they do is "prioritize" games.

Just make sure affinity is set to your PC, you'll be fine.
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I would say Yes IF you are using a wireless connection for gaming. If you are using a Wired connection (which is always best) then any router will do fine.
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The best routers are PCs. Even a many year old system can process many more connections, before being bogged down, than the best consumer level stand alone routers.
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post #6 of 17
No, never. Ever heard of firmware hacks? Well look them up for your router. Usually you can whack http://openwrt.org/ on yourr router. It's the best one around, making a crappy $60 dollar router into a $600 dollar one. My router however is just an old pentium celeron with 8 Gigabit ports and 802.11G wireless.
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Stupidest marketing gimmick ever.

Any decent router will do the job beautifully. If you buy a "gaming router", I would have to get medieval on your ass!
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post #9 of 17
Nay.
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post #10 of 17
Going to have to say nay. Why? well I have a couple of cheap belkin wireless G routers (one is an access point downstairs) in my house because it was not wired for Ethernet. I cannot tell a difference in gaming with the router and being plugged directly into my cable modem there is no difference in pings or game play online, so it is a gimmick trust me on this.
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