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Old 12-23-2007, 10:33 PM   #1 (permalink)
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So basically i just built a new gaming computer and i do not have a connected ethernet port in my room (had been playing in another room). It would take a lot of time/effort to string an ethernet cord to my room, so i was thinking about using wireless for the connection. My question(s) is if a good "xtreme g" or "n" connection is going to be as good for gaming as a wired ethernet connection. Also, if it is, what suggestions do you have for a really good (long range and fast) router?

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Old 12-23-2007, 11:47 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Best bet would be to pick up a Dlink Dir-655 wireless n router and to pick up a Dlink n network card. It would run about two hundred dollars or so and the transfer rate of wireless n are @ 300 mps compared to normal 100mps wired. The Dlink N router is one of the best out there and one max pc best router of the year for this year out of some pretty stiff competition. Overall I think this might be your best bet.
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Old 12-24-2007, 02:14 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Ya i have the dir-655. Great router. I think i paid 129 for it from newegg.
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Old 12-24-2007, 08:02 AM   #4 (permalink)
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i got a dlink Xtreme N apaptor and i use my dads G router from work, they're upgrading him to N soon
but i havn't booted up yet so i can't tell you anything
got the card for $70 at bestbuy
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Although there is nothing like a hard wired connection. If it were me , time to do it would not stop me. The only thing that would stop me if it was impossible. If wireless, yes " N " would be the choice. I would not use 54g for gaming since half of the bandwith is used for signaling, so that leaves you with 24mps. Also N transmits further
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i picked up the dir-625, as the only difference between it and the 655 is gigabit wired ports.
wasn't neccessary for me, so i saved 35 bucks....

625 supports N
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Do not go wireless..... NEVER !!!
Go through the hassle and save yourself the lag spikes, and disconnects.
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Wireless is great....for surfing the internet. For gaming, you cant beat wired.
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