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Anyone got an old house that they set up a network in? I'm thinking about running the cable along behind the baseboards. Wireless isn't an option as we are both avid gamers and it would destroy our connections.
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What games are these???
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I play a variety of online games with wireless and find it works equally as good, sometimes better than direct cable.

Go wireless if you can.
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I also play many games wired and wireless. WOW, Guild Wars, Runescape.... lots of them

They are about equal to me, however my desktop is a much better computer, but the connection is about the same. IF you HAVE to go wired, running a cable behind the baseboards is an idea, or under carpet, or I even did it outside one time, but it has to be a cable long enough :whistling: and they are kinda fragil. So hope that helps
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As long as your home is using romex for its electrical wiring (which it is... if u live in the US and have had your home inspected within the last 15 years) check out the link i provided in this thread.

They worked great for my WOW and 360 gaming until i was able to do mine with cat5. I never saw any latency or lost connections.

PS....

running a cable behind the baseboards is an idea, or under carpet,

is a bad idea... think of all the nails or carpet spikes involved - hope none of them hits the cable :whistling:

I even did it outside one time, but it has to be a cable long enough and they are kinda fragil.

They actually make an external cat5 wiring for this named "Superior Essex Weather Resistant cat5e 4 pr 24 (ul) cmr 02 7 7 h" that can be ordered online here. ON PAGE 18

Edited by SpaceCowboy706, 12 April 2007 - 06:59 PM.

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