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Old January 16, 2010, 04:51 PM
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Hey all, I am purchasing a Router soon as a second one to have in my room. The one I have at the moment is a NetComm NB9W, This is good for my general work laptop but whenever I open ports in it for games or change something that needs to be changed it seems to lock my laptop out of the wireless network and I have to mess around with it to get my laptop back on the network, So I am buying a new router and I was hoping you guys would know a Good router for gaming.

I have ADSL+2 and my ISP is TPG (I am from Australia) So the router needs to be ADSL2+ and I would like it to be made with gaming in mind but also perform as well as any other router in general performance (Youtube, E-Mails, forums ect..)

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Old January 16, 2010, 08:56 PM
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Check the other router threads.

So called gaming routers are in my opinion, not worth it. Go for something that can run DD-WRT like a ASUS WL-520GU or Buffalo WHR-HP-G54.
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Old January 16, 2010, 09:13 PM
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Personally i just go with a gigabit router as its essentially the same thing as a gaming router
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Old January 17, 2010, 11:02 AM
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Alright thanks guys.
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Old February 15, 2010, 08:27 PM
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Routers intended for ISP and major enterprise connectivity will almost invariably exchange routing information with the Border Gateway Protocol (BGP).
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Old February 15, 2010, 09:49 PM
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if it were me i would get a router that you can load dd-wrt or tomato on. Much better router OS's IMHO. Also the only instance in where a "Router" would need to be ADSL+2 Compliant would be if it has an integrated ADSL modem. Otherwise it shouldn't matter.
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Old February 16, 2010, 01:27 PM
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.. i think this is one of the best routers:
Newegg.com - Recertified: LINKSYS WRT320N-RM IEEE 802.3/3u/3ab, IEEE 802.11b/g, IEEE802.11n 2 Dual-Band Wireless Router
and i have this for my website and gaming:
Newegg.com - LINKSYS WRT54G2 IEEE 802.3/3u, IEEE 802.11b/g Wireless-G Broadband Router - Wireless Routers

excellent router.. im always changing settings and i never have any problems..
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Old February 17, 2010, 12:02 AM
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to stimulate this conversation further... don't "gaming" routers simply employ some form of QoS on the game's packets so they take priority over others LAN users who are... say.. streaming video or p2p file sharing over the network?

If this is true... then realistically, a gaming router should only enhance your gaming experience if you have a larger LAN with high bandwidth demands? ... and have little or no measurable impact if there are very few users on the green side of the router?
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Old February 17, 2010, 12:15 AM
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lol posted this ages ago(Haha today one month ago how strange), Yeah that is what I meant by "Gaming" router, I wanted something that has a easy to navigate Router page and that prioritised my Gaming over other peoples YouTube needs lol (How selfish) But all I really want is a reliable router that can do what you want a router to do without random drops out or anything else of that nature (Yes I still have not purchased a new router lol)
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lol posted this ages ago(Haha today one month ago how strange), Yeah that is what I meant by "Gaming" router, I wanted something that has a easy to navigate Router page and that prioritised my Gaming over other peoples YouTube needs lol (How selfish) But all I really want is a reliable router that can do what you want a router to do without random drops out or anything else of that nature (Yes I still have not purchased a new router lol)
I game a lot, and also like stability with everything, router, computer, etc..
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