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Need help with games over wireless internet

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posted on Dec, 2 2007 @ 12:12 PM
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Does anyone know any quick fixes to make online pc games run smoother over wireless internet? I've seen gaming routers that prioritize gaming packets first causing less lag, but thats about it. Are there any tweaks that I can do to my internet settings to speed these packets up and stop lag?




posted on Dec, 9 2007 @ 11:01 AM
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Other than a hardware solution like the D-Link DGL-4300 Wireless 108G Gaming Router or fiber optics I haven't come across any tweaks but I would suggest you check out the many forums on the internet. Your fellow gaming brethren will certainly be up to speed ( pun intended).

filefront forum



posted on Dec, 9 2007 @ 11:39 AM
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Thanks for the reply. Yeah thats pretty much the conclusion I had come up with. It's funny, all the "gamers" that I talked to basically laughed in my face when I told them I was using wireless internet for online gaming.


Well I guess it's time to go out and buy a 50 ft. ethernet cable!:bnghd:



posted on Dec, 9 2007 @ 12:16 PM
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On one of my computers I have a linksys wireless g with speed boost, but it doesn't compare with my 5 meg cable connection.

Wireless blows for online gaming, IMHO.



posted on Dec, 9 2007 @ 06:24 PM
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You can try and boost your connection with a parabolic antenna. They're really easy to make, and work if you build it right.
www.freeantennas.com...



posted on Dec, 11 2007 @ 12:23 PM
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There is a method that will help you online gaming-if indirectly.

What you doing is when running whatever game, minimize it to the desktop.

Press:Control-ALT-Del and windows task manager box will appear.

choose the 2nd tab on the top of the box (Processes)

rightclick on the name of your game, and choose "set priority".

a new menus appears to the right, choose "realtime" as the priority and of course you will have to say yes to the warning box.

Basicly, what you have done is told your computer is that your game is the most important thing it has to do.
It must put most of it's resources to doing that, even if it slows responce to other programs.

Hope this helps your gaming.




posted on Dec, 11 2007 @ 03:06 PM
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rightclick on the name of your game, and choose "set priority".



That won't help with the wireless bottleneck but if you use the same method and set the priority for your wireless card ( utility?) it might help.



posted on Dec, 11 2007 @ 03:33 PM
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Thanks for the tips everybody, I'll have to try these when I get home later tonight. I'll let you know if any of these help!



posted on Dec, 12 2007 @ 10:10 AM
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Where as what you say in a direct sence is correct, it is not fully correct.

When you set the priority level on a program, it sets that priority level for all actions of that program.

In simple, it will give all wants-internet included- at a higher level.

Now, that said, what is the speed of your wireless network?

Are you seeing the full possible speed???

How is your signal "Quality" as well as quanity??

Have you tried all 12 channels on your wireless band-some may be busier
and slower than others-only trying will tell you.

If your issue is signal strength/quality...there ARE some ways to help.
You can place your access point right up against the ceiling of the room it is in-really, this helps.

You can try adding "higher" gain attena's on your access point.

For more questions or help, you can u2u me more specific questions.





posted on Dec, 12 2007 @ 11:11 AM
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I have full signal strength, and my speed is good too, tested it at speedtest.net. I tried the priority idea, and it just slowed everything on my computer down (including the game lol).:bnghd: I think the easiest solution is to hardwire my internet, or learn to live with a little lag.

[edit on 12/12/07 by AcesInTheHole]



posted on Dec, 13 2007 @ 10:39 AM
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Hardwire it! I did my wiring under the house so its all hidden. I still have wifi for the ps3 and wii, but dont play them online. If FPS's are your thing, its all about your ping! Wifi is a no no!



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