Router for Gaming?
Posted 15 January 2006 - 06:49 PM
Posted 18 January 2006 - 12:03 PM
I have found the best routers for any PC application to be Linksys. I prefer linksys for ease of use, installation, customer Service and Support, and warranties.
When considering the best router for you needs you want to focus on the most common wireless standards for the adapters or network cards involved in the network. currently most use the 802.11a, 802.11b, or 802.11g standard.
Pros of 802.11b - lowest cost; signal range is best and is not easily obstructed
Cons of 802.11b - slowest maximum speed; supports fewer simultaneous users; appliances may interfere on the unregulated frequency band
Pros of 802.11a - fastest maximum speed; supports more simulatenous users; regulated frequencies prevent signal interference from other devices - supports bandwidth up to 54 Mbps and signals in a regulated 5 GHz range.
Cons of 802.11a - highest cost; shorter range signal that is more easily obstructed. Is only compatible with other 802.11a devices and signals have more difficulty penetrating walls and other obstructions
Pros of 802.11g - fastest maximum speed; supports more simulatenous users; signal range is best and is not easily obstructed - supports bandwidth up to 54 Mbps, and it uses the 2.4 Ghz frequency for greater range.
Cons of 802.11g - costs more than 802.11b; appliances may interfere on the unregulated signal frequency
Another thing to consider in the gaming market is what type of device you are gaming with, as you didn't state this in your post. If it is a PC then of course I will tell you a Linksys router with the 802.11g standard like this one. If it is a XBOX or Play Station then you will have to check their respective Hradware Compatibility lists to determine what wireless routers or Wireless Access Points you can use.
Posted 18 January 2006 - 07:28 PM
PS: I didn't even know XBOX and Playstation could do anything wireless. This is for our 3 home PCs.
Edited by computerwiz12890, 18 January 2006 - 07:29 PM.
Posted 18 January 2006 - 08:35 PM
Posted 22 January 2006 - 06:32 PM
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