Gaming - Internet Connection options?
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January 21, 2011, 12:08 AM
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Sydney, Australia
My System Specs
I would prefer to run a cable, but it would be an eye sore because of the distance it will have to travel, It would also be a real pain attaching it to the wall. I don't like wireless because of past experience with connection issues drop outs and it seems to slow down at certain times of the day, Things I didn't or have not noticed while using a cable.
I am thinking of powerline but the house is quite old and has been renovated a few times so I don't know if the plugs by the modem would be on the same line as the ones in this room, I have read that this can cause problems and I am not too keen on buying those expensive things to find out they don't work or have whatever kind of problem.
Also I do not have a phone line in this room or a MINET Internet Jack, which it looks like you need to run a repeater bridge, (Sorry if I am not making sense as you can tell I know very little about this kind of thing).
It is looking like wireless is my only solid option, I am using a Belkin 54Mbps USB receiver at the moment and it is not bad I even had a few good online games in Black Ops yesterday, it stays around 3 out of 5 bars and speed test shows me 10Mbps download 0.80 upload and a 25ms ping, with cable I normally got 15ms ping but I don't know how accurate it is seeing how the host servers probably change?
Thanks again for your help guys.
My System Specs
Asus Rampage III Extreme
Intel Core i7 930
Corsair Dominator 12GB (9-9-9-24 1900Mhz)
SLI NVIDIA GTX 670's
Corsair Force GT 120GB SSD (Boot), WD 2x1TB Caviar Black 6GB/s.
Corsair Obsidian 800D
Dell 24" (1920x1200)
Windows 7 (64 Bit)
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