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Old Dec 1, 2012, 01:46 AM   #1
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Hosting a LAN party: is a 10/100 switch fast enough?

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my son loves to play FPS's like COD etc. Just wondering if a 10/100 is really fast enough, or very laggy, to host a LAN party? Or do I need to jump up to a Gigabit router & Switch?
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Old Dec 1, 2012, 01:50 AM   #2
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If they're using consoles they top out at 100Mbps.

Even with computers I don't see 100Mbps being a limitation unless you have quite the event planned.
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If they're using consoles they top out at 100Mbps.

Even with computers I don't see 100Mbps being a limitation unless you have quite the event planned.
Thanks dude! I think the tech store guy lied to me!
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Hi all,
my son loves to play FPS's like COD etc. Just wondering if a 10/100 is really fast enough, or very laggy, to host a LAN party? Or do I need to jump up to a Gigabit router & Switch?
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Thanks dude! I think the tech store guy lied to me!
probably...

100Mbps is probably fine... I've had "LAN" parties that were Wireless using 802.11g (54Mbps max) with like 6 or 7 people and never had network issues.
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100Mbps is perfectly fine - you can play games on a 1mbit or slower internet connection (in fact, I remember online gaming over a 33.6kbps modem).
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