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Old 02-27-2008, 11:35 AM   #1
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Question Best GAMING Router ?

Hello,

I am looking to get a good gaming router. I play multiplayer games a lot, so having a good ping and less lag is everything for me. I do NOT use wireless signal, my computer is connected via Ethernet cable. However my father does use wireless, but he doesn’t need anything special. I also do lots of web browsing/downloading.


I was looking at:

D-Link DGL-4500 Xtreme N Gaming Router - 300Mbps 802.11n 4-Port Gigabit

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16833127243

What ya guys think?
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Old 02-27-2008, 11:38 AM   #2
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Any decent router will do... you dont need to buy any of those special "gaming" routers because the bottleneck to the internet is the soft limits set by your ISP. Hell, I don't think there is any game that transfers enough information to even take advantage of gigabit router. hell, if you have a spare computer laying around and an extra ethernet adapter, you can set up a smoothwall box and it will probably run better than most consumer routers. thats why i did and i dont think ive had to reboot the thing once since i finally got it set up.

also note, you selected a wireless n router and said you dont use wireless and you father doesn't need anything special.
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Old 02-27-2008, 11:45 AM   #3
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Any decent router will do... you dont need to buy any of those special "gaming" routers because the bottleneck to the internet is the soft limits set by your ISP. Hell, I don't think there is any game that transfers enough information to even take advantage of gigabit router. hell, if you have a spare computer laying around and an extra ethernet adapter, you can set up a smoothwall box and it will probably run better than most consumer routers. thats why i did and i dont think ive had to reboot the thing once since i finally got it set up.

also note, you selected a wireless n router and said you dont use wireless and you father doesn't need anything special.
The main reason I like this router is because; "GAMEFUEL PRIORITY -
Nothing ruins a frag-fest faster than lag. GameFuel allows you to customize your network settings to prioritize game traffic so your roommate doesn't hog all the bandwidth while downloading tracks from his favorite 80's hair band." This refers to my brother

Yes, I do NOT use wireless, but now days all good routers come with wireless signal...It still has 4 Ethernet ports in the back.
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Just get something that runs DD-WRT like a La Fonera or a Linksys WRT54 series. That works great for me.
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Just get something that runs DD-WRT like a La Fonera or a Linksys WRT54 series. That works great for me.
dude you should write a script that automatically puts this replay in every topic with "router" in it
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The main reason I like this router is because; "GAMEFUEL PRIORITY -
Nothing ruins a frag-fest faster than lag. GameFuel allows you to customize your network settings to prioritize game traffic so your roommate doesn't hog all the bandwidth while downloading tracks from his favorite 80's hair band." This refers to my brother

Yes, I do NOT use wireless, but now days all good routers come with wireless signal...It still has 4 Ethernet ports in the back.
So get a descent router and use QoS, that's all the "Gamefuel Priority" crap is. My biggest thing on routers is they have to have a lot of RAM. If you have a brother/room mate or someone that likes to torrent, have them adjust their settings for lower connections as higher connections tend to kill routers that don't have enough RAM (even with DD-WRT Mr.Obvious).
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So get a descent router and use QoS, that's all the "Gamefuel Priority" crap is. My biggest thing on routers is they have to have a lot of RAM. If you have a brother/room mate or someone that likes to torrent, have them adjust their settings for lower connections as higher connections tend to kill routers that don't have enough RAM (even with DD-WRT Mr.Obvious).
Indeed... saturation is a huge issue with routers as they try to make them cheaper. This is part of the reason I suggested a smoothwall box, simply because you get everything a normal router gives you and the virtual inability to saturate it because its way more processor and ram than pretty much any consumer router you can purchase(and thats assuming you use a ****box machine like i did).
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I was thinking this morning - is your brother computer savy? If no, go in and change Windows TCP/IP max connection limit to 5. It'll kill his computer for browsing and slow down his torrenting
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I was thinking this morning - is your brother computer savy? If no, go in and change Windows TCP/IP max connection limit to 5. It'll kill his computer for browsing and slow down his torrenting
lol thanks for advice, I don’t think I want to kill his browsing. Eventually he will come running to me asking me to fix it, and he wouldn’t stop until its fixed, he plays wow a lot, lol u know how wow players feel about there connection. For some reason I thought that there were such a thing like Gaming router, but after reading more of ur posts, I guess no.

So in the end guys, what would u suggest I do? Should I just stick with my current Linksys old router? Isn’t there a router that can boost my net performance at all?
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Just curious, but what linksys router do you have currently?

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lol thanks for advice, I don’t think I want to kill his browsing. Eventually he will come running to me asking me to fix it, and he wouldn’t stop until its fixed, he plays wow a lot, lol u know how wow players feel about there connection. For some reason I thought that there were such a thing like Gaming router, but after reading more of ur posts, I guess no. ...
Oh it wont kill it completely. Just so that when he torrents, he wont be able to browse all that well. Then you can say don't torrent so much .
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so which router has a good amount of ram? My WRT54GL w/ DD-WRT seems to slow to a crawl with ~500 connections, and it has 16mb. I've even overclocked the CPU to 225MHz...
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Just curious, but what linksys router do you have currently?

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Oh it wont kill it completely. Just so that when he torrents, he wont be able to browse all that well. Then you can say don't torrent so much .
Thanks for the tip, Im at work now, when I get home il give u model number, I think its one of the WRT models.
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My last Microsoft router added about 40ms to my latency which was really bad. I suppose the processor speed is important.
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Lol, and not using a layer 7 router would help too (MS has to go through all 7 layers before it routes the packets... stupid microsoft).
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use QOS to give priority to your games and your all set
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Old 03-08-2008, 02:34 AM   #17
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My wrt54g died... Stupid wireless. At least the 4pots work! I'll use it when I move out. Till then, little useless lan in my room!
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wired routers are best for gaming

If you can't use a wired one than the one your looking at is the best IMO.
For a wired router the D-Link DGL 4100 is best. I wouldn't use a wireless conn. for gaming.
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