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Old July 7, 2013, 08:05 AM
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Hello! I'm using the onboard wifi antenna on my P8Z77 V Pro motherboard and was wondering if my game pings will reduce if I switch to a wired connection?
I'll be the Amazon 50 feet ethernet cable if I go wired.
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Old July 7, 2013, 10:09 AM
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How to Ping a Router Through a Wireless Network | eHow

Did you ping your router, is there a problem?

My personal preference is wired just because it's physically connected with no room for error mostly.
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Wired of course,with the wire you get the best of your internet speed and you avoid wifi crashes or connexion problems.

I don't know what it would do about ping but you would probably gain a few ms...You should test.
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Old July 7, 2013, 02:26 PM
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I know people that game on wireless with no issues. Assuming a fairly strong signal and decent router, it should not impact your ping. Granted it will add some latency, but it shouldn't be much.

For example, if I ping from my wired-desktop to my wireless-laptop, its 4ms. If I ping from my wired-desktop to another wired-desktop, its <1ms.

So yes, wired is faster, but if you have to use wireless, I don't think an extra 5ms is going to matter too much. But again, it depends what server you're playing on, how fast your Internet is, etc.
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With my EA4500 I get <1ms wired 3ms wireless. There is a difference, but if you have to run a lot of cable in awkward places, not worth it IMO unless you are competitive FPS.

Another thing that can help is to use a program like inSSIDer to see which channels are being used in your area that could cause interference. Then switch your router to the best channel.
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Old July 8, 2013, 07:29 AM
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Thanks for all the replies! Since it can help with game pings, I guess I'll go wired. Thanks once again! :)
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