Overclock.net › Forums › Software, Programming and Coding › Networking & Security › Dongle good for gaming?
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Dongle good for gaming?

post #1 of 8
Thread Starter 
Specifically im thinking about the wireless D-Link XtremeG 108mbit dongle. Will this be any good for gaming? The wireless network card that came with my mobo has this 1-second lag once every 30 secs or so...you wouldnt believe how many deaths that have occured and kills i have lost thanks to that in BF2 Will this dongle have a stable, gameable connection or should i go for a PCI card?
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
3200+ Venice E3 s939 MSI K8N Neo2 Platinum X850XTPE AGP Geil 2gb ddr400 2.5-3-3-8 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
WD Caviar 300gb WinXP Acer LCD 17" Creative thing 
PowerCaseMouse
Hiper Type-R 580W Blue Aopen H600B crap Logitech thing 
  hide details  
Reply
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
3200+ Venice E3 s939 MSI K8N Neo2 Platinum X850XTPE AGP Geil 2gb ddr400 2.5-3-3-8 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
WD Caviar 300gb WinXP Acer LCD 17" Creative thing 
PowerCaseMouse
Hiper Type-R 580W Blue Aopen H600B crap Logitech thing 
  hide details  
Reply
post #2 of 8
I'd say go with the PCI card... You won't have to worry about it getting lost, stolen, broken by accident, etc.
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUGraphicsRAMOS
Intel Core 2 Duo E6550 nVidia GeForce GTX 650 G.Skill DDR2 PC2-6400 PK Series 4-4-4-12 Windows 7 Enterprise 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Acer S201HL Logitech Deluxe 250 305W Lenovo 
MouseMouse PadAudio
MS Trackball Optical N/A OnBoard 
  hide details  
Reply
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUGraphicsRAMOS
Intel Core 2 Duo E6550 nVidia GeForce GTX 650 G.Skill DDR2 PC2-6400 PK Series 4-4-4-12 Windows 7 Enterprise 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Acer S201HL Logitech Deluxe 250 305W Lenovo 
MouseMouse PadAudio
MS Trackball Optical N/A OnBoard 
  hide details  
Reply
post #3 of 8
HAHAHA DONGLE!!!! AGAIN!!!
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardOSMonitor
Athlon 64 3700+ @ 3.0 DFI lan P UT Ultra-D Win XP Pro liquidvideo 17" LCD 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
a wal mart one truepower 2 550W Sunbeam Transformer razer diamondback 
  hide details  
Reply
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardOSMonitor
Athlon 64 3700+ @ 3.0 DFI lan P UT Ultra-D Win XP Pro liquidvideo 17" LCD 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
a wal mart one truepower 2 550W Sunbeam Transformer razer diamondback 
  hide details  
Reply
post #4 of 8
Quote:
Originally Posted by timmay7
Specifically im thinking about the wireless D-Link XtremeG 108mbit dongle. Will this be any good for gaming? The wireless network card that came with my mobo has this 1-second lag once every 30 secs or so...you wouldnt believe how many deaths that have occured and kills i have lost thanks to that in BF2 Will this dongle have a stable, gameable connection or should i go for a PCI card?
I think the lag you're witnessing is from using onboard audio. It would make sense that anytime a lot of sounds needed to be processed, your cpu would be overtaxed for a second, but then would catch back up. Using an onboard nic makes this even tougher on your cpu, but onboard audio is very taxing. Any chance you could borrow a soundcard from a friend to test before you spent money?
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel 2500k Asus P8P67 Galaxy GTX580 8GB G Skill Ripjaws 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Intel 80 gb SSD, Raptor 150 Windows 7 Home Premium 24" Samsung LCD Saitek Eclipse 
PowerCaseMouse
PCP&C 750W Antec P180 Logitech MX-510 blue 
  hide details  
Reply
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel 2500k Asus P8P67 Galaxy GTX580 8GB G Skill Ripjaws 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Intel 80 gb SSD, Raptor 150 Windows 7 Home Premium 24" Samsung LCD Saitek Eclipse 
PowerCaseMouse
PCP&C 750W Antec P180 Logitech MX-510 blue 
  hide details  
Reply
post #5 of 8
Thread Starter 
haha lol im pretty sure its not my soundcard lol ^^ I tested BF2 a little while ago with a fixed cable (borrowed a 30m LAN cable going all the way down to my router) and it was rock stable gaming....-ahhh.... was that heaven

so im guessing i shouldnt use a dongle then ^^

EDIT: When im downloading with Utorrent and i check the DL-Speed chart, i see that the upload and download rapidly go down then up again once every 30 secs or so too ^^
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
3200+ Venice E3 s939 MSI K8N Neo2 Platinum X850XTPE AGP Geil 2gb ddr400 2.5-3-3-8 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
WD Caviar 300gb WinXP Acer LCD 17" Creative thing 
PowerCaseMouse
Hiper Type-R 580W Blue Aopen H600B crap Logitech thing 
  hide details  
Reply
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
3200+ Venice E3 s939 MSI K8N Neo2 Platinum X850XTPE AGP Geil 2gb ddr400 2.5-3-3-8 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
WD Caviar 300gb WinXP Acer LCD 17" Creative thing 
PowerCaseMouse
Hiper Type-R 580W Blue Aopen H600B crap Logitech thing 
  hide details  
Reply
post #6 of 8
I gotta go with SCCR with this one, maybe not the sound but possibly something along those lines, I find it had to believe that it is wireless related giving that it is a set pattern/intermitant. If it was purely related to your network card would it not be random?

Have you got norton antivirus or McCaffe installed? If you have turn them off or better yet uninstall them, they dont agree with BF2 as well as many other games, both sup system resource and are related to your connection, if they are trying to scan packets or something while your playing your probably getting a memory dump which would explain the regular intermitance...???
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD64 X2 4400+ Asus AN8 SLI Deluxe MSI 8800Ultra OC Edition 2Gb Crucial Dual Channel 3200 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
2x WD Raptors (74gb) (raid-0) Windows XP Professional 22" HD 1080p 5ms Samsung Aluminium 
PowerCaseMouse
Arctic 650watt Jeantech Butterfly V3 Mx1000 
  hide details  
Reply
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD64 X2 4400+ Asus AN8 SLI Deluxe MSI 8800Ultra OC Edition 2Gb Crucial Dual Channel 3200 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
2x WD Raptors (74gb) (raid-0) Windows XP Professional 22" HD 1080p 5ms Samsung Aluminium 
PowerCaseMouse
Arctic 650watt Jeantech Butterfly V3 Mx1000 
  hide details  
Reply
post #7 of 8
Thread Starter 
i used to have a old wireless network card. It was fried, it went out of connection almost instantly but once in a while it would keep on for an hour. I tried playing BF2 in these rare 1-hour times, and flying was a drem (no more lag and suddenly find yourself heading straight towards the ground at full speed.)

No stress, ive heard from other pplz too that the wireless card that comes with the MSI board totally sucks, ill give it a try with a new card.

EDIT: And its not just in BF2- ive also seen it in Desert combat, Swat 4, BFV, even, as mentioned, Torrent-downloads.
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
3200+ Venice E3 s939 MSI K8N Neo2 Platinum X850XTPE AGP Geil 2gb ddr400 2.5-3-3-8 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
WD Caviar 300gb WinXP Acer LCD 17" Creative thing 
PowerCaseMouse
Hiper Type-R 580W Blue Aopen H600B crap Logitech thing 
  hide details  
Reply
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
3200+ Venice E3 s939 MSI K8N Neo2 Platinum X850XTPE AGP Geil 2gb ddr400 2.5-3-3-8 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
WD Caviar 300gb WinXP Acer LCD 17" Creative thing 
PowerCaseMouse
Hiper Type-R 580W Blue Aopen H600B crap Logitech thing 
  hide details  
Reply
post #8 of 8
Thread Starter 
sorry to dissapoint you guys but i was right, it was the network card. Luckily im getting better statses than ever now on bf2
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
3200+ Venice E3 s939 MSI K8N Neo2 Platinum X850XTPE AGP Geil 2gb ddr400 2.5-3-3-8 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
WD Caviar 300gb WinXP Acer LCD 17" Creative thing 
PowerCaseMouse
Hiper Type-R 580W Blue Aopen H600B crap Logitech thing 
  hide details  
Reply
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
3200+ Venice E3 s939 MSI K8N Neo2 Platinum X850XTPE AGP Geil 2gb ddr400 2.5-3-3-8 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
WD Caviar 300gb WinXP Acer LCD 17" Creative thing 
PowerCaseMouse
Hiper Type-R 580W Blue Aopen H600B crap Logitech thing 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Networking & Security
Overclock.net › Forums › Software, Programming and Coding › Networking & Security › Dongle good for gaming?