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Originally Posted by Cataclysmo View Post
I have wireless internet but if i could get a 20' Ethernet cable i could become wired. Only problem is, a 20' Ethernet cable is around 40$. is it worth the 40$ to go wired or should i just stay wireless?
It depends if you have connection issues with the router. My old wirless router would cut off when the phone rang. If you have issues like that i would say go with a hard line. If your just browsing the internet, wireless is fine. You wont notice a difference in speed at all. G-54mb/s or Cat5 100mb/s... But your will only be getting probably 1.5mb/s max ... So both are the same speed in the end.

If your playing games, i would order a cable online. DO you have any friends or co workers with a pair of crimpers? I make all my cables.
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post #12 of 21
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Originally Posted by Valllldondo View Post
using wireless for online gaming loses out to wired!...
it faster (internal network) & more secure...
Believe it or not, I get lower pings with my Pre-N network than I do hardwired. Never did work that one out.

*Edit* You could make your own cable for very little per meter if you had the patience, it's really not hard.
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post #13 of 21
I have a 100' cord, but i need a shorter one. Maybe like 10' or less. If you have one of that size, ill trade yah :-) i know it seems stupid, but why not...right?
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post #14 of 21
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Originally Posted by Cataclysmo View Post
I have wireless internet but if i could get a 20' Ethernet cable i could become wired. Only problem is, a 20' Ethernet cable is around 40$. is it worth the 40$ to go wired or should i just stay wireless?
stay wireless,i have a wireless lan at my house and it's SO great.
love having no cables hanging around besides you can move the pcs with freedom,i get signal in pretty much every place of my house.

EDIT: i play cod 4 online in all of the pcs and pings are awesome.
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post #15 of 21
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Originally Posted by Cataclysmo View Post
I have wireless internet but if i could get a 20' Ethernet cable i could become wired. Only problem is, a 20' Ethernet cable is around 40$. is it worth the 40$ to go wired or should i just stay wireless?
25 feet of Cat6 Ethernet cable isn't that expensive if you know where to look for it...

http://www.monoprice.com/products/pr...seq=1&format=2

25 footer right there at Monoprice.com for $3.56 plus shipping. Enjoy!
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post #16 of 21
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It depends if you have connection issues with the router. My old wirless router would cut off when the phone rang. If you have issues like that i would say go with a hard line. If your just browsing the internet, wireless is fine. You wont notice a difference in speed at all. G-54mb/s or Cat5 100mb/s... But your will only be getting probably 1.5mb/s max ... So both are the same speed in the end.

If your playing games, i would order a cable online. DO you have any friends or co workers with a pair of crimpers? I make all my cables.
I have some crimper's in my garage. i just don't know how to make a cable lol. I have an Ethernet cord that came with the modem but its only 5'
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post #17 of 21
I personally hate wireless I only use it for my laptop everything else is wired. I didn't have a good experience with wireless it would randomly lose the connection and I usually had to fiddle around with the router and to get my computers to connect. I am very happy with wired. I also like my 1Gb connection between my file server and my main rig.
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post #18 of 21
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I have a 100' cord, but i need a shorter one. Maybe like 10' or less. If you have one of that size, ill trade yah :-) i know it seems stupid, but why not...right?
Shipping would be more expensive than buying 10' of Cat5
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post #19 of 21
I had a wireless connection for a while and everything was absolutely perfect except for gaming where I would have lag spikes although I had good ping. I changed to a wired connection and it was fine. Downloading and stuff was really good though.
post #20 of 21
I got my 100ft cat6 cable for $14 shipped. maybe you were looking @ a 20' HDMI cable?
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