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Could the issue be firmware based?


Stevebaz: Yeah, but it's too spendy.
Generaltso294: I have to be on wifi.
Aaroman: I want that one, but it's just too spendy.
I got 2 homeplugs for 40 pounds, which is around $80, use them for my xbox and sig rig, and they work fine, no lag spikes and a steady connection.
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That's not what I was generally asking, I was asking what router would be enjoyable to game on.


Do you play via wifi?
Well, I mean what really separates a "Gaming Router" from any other router? Its like buying that $200 Killer NIC Card... I would just go with any ordinary router.
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Could the issue be firmware based?
Flashing to DD-WRT will allow you to increase the signal your router is cranking out, and also you can overclock the CPU, aiding in file transfer speeds.
    
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That's not what I was generally asking, I was asking what router would be enjoyable to game on.


Do you play via wifi?
I do.
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I do.
Then your router it is.
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Well, I mean what really separates a "Gaming Router" from any other router? Its like buying that $200 Killer NIC Card... I would just go with any ordinary router.
It matters if you torrent, have a lot of users, or have a media server.

http://www.smallnetbuilder.com/compo...189/chart,124/

WAN to LAN Throughput ranges from 1 to 332 Mbps.
LAN to WAN Throughput range from 7 to 530 Mbps.
Total Simultaneous Throughput ranges from 7 to 526 Mbps.
Maximum Simultaneous Connections ranges from 8 to 200+.


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Flashing to DD-WRT will allow you to increase the signal your router is cranking out, and also you can overclock the CPU, aiding in file transfer speeds.
It helps but hardware still has a limit. I went from a DD-WRT WRT54GS to a D-Link DGL-4300 Gaming router. I notice a massive improvement since the WRT54GS can only handle something like 8-64 simultaneous connections while the DGL-4300 can handle 180 connections.


Is your copy of Vista OEM? If so, you can get a DGL-4300 for $15 AR via http://localpcbuilder.com/offers/
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It helps but hardware still has a limit. I went from a DD-WRT WRT54GS to a D-Link DGL-4300 Gaming router. I notice a massive improvement since the WRT54GS can only handle something like 8-64 simultaneous connections while the DGL-4300 can handle 180 connections.


Is your copy of Vista OEM? If so, you can get a DGL-4300 for $15 AR via http://localpcbuilder.com/offers/
Alright, so there is a difference between the regular and gaming routers. Thanks for the info.

I always thought it was just some gimicky marketing thing (like 1gb of DDR2 on an 8600GT)
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Is your copy of Vista OEM? If so, you can get a DGL-4300 for $15 AR via http://localpcbuilder.com/offers/
Yeah but I only have 80$ upfront. So, I might as well get the one Penicilyn has.
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Alright, so there is a difference between the regular and gaming routers. Thanks for the info.

I always thought it was just some gimicky marketing thing (like 1gb of DDR2 on an 8600GT)
Some regular routers are as good as "gaming" routers.

It is more like there are different levels of performance in routers.... i.e. 8600GT, 9800GTX, or GTX280. The "gaming" routers are more like the overclocked version with fancy looking cooling. The only main difference is that gaming routers have some port-fowarding already saved for some games.
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Ok, so I don't know anything about routers... but I have the 6mb DSL from AT&T. And right now I am using the crappy router that comes free with the service. The model is 2wire 2701HG-B. So, what I assume it is pretty bad. What would be a router to replace it that would be alot better but not too hard on the wallet?
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