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My dad showed up today with a WRE54G today, and I was curious if it was any good? Will this cause me to lag or anything, with the bouncing stuff? We have a WRT54GS router, btw.
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You will see your ping be a tad bit higher. But nothing too drastic. Because a extender has to receive and send information to/from the main AP.
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Indeed. A range extender will add some latency, but....gaming over wireless really isn't optimal in it's simplest form, so the range extender might actually get rid of some packet loss (which is way worse than a slightly higher ping).
    
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I use range extenders to bring internet to two houses away from me. No problem since 2002 now. It will work for you!
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