Windows Hosting a LAN party: is a 10/100 switch fast enough?

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by eclipse, Nov 30, 2012.

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    eclipse

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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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    apunkrockmonk

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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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    eclipse

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    Thanks dude! I think the tech store guy lied to me!
     
  4. macrumors regular

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    Who is Ian?
     
  5. macrumors 65816

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    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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    peskaa

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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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    T'hain Esh Kelch

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