Shopping for wired router with gaming in mind

Discussion in 'Games' started by srobert, Oct 17, 2006.

  1. srobert macrumors 68020

    srobert

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    Hello.

    I'm currently shopping for a new router. Just found out that my 5-years old one slowed me down to a third of my actual connection speed. (Silly me)

    I know that there are routers out there that prioritize gaming. Have you guys tried any of these? Do they slow non-gaming traffic significantly? (internet, emails, etc)

    I'm looking for:

    - A Wired router
    - 4 ports is more than enough
    - Gigabit would be nice for transferring big files from puter to puter
    - Router must play nice with Xbox 360 and upcoming Wii and PS3
    - Router must play nice with Airport Extreme Base station connected to it
    - No need for printer port, I will plug it in the Airport base station
    - Simplicity and reliability a must

    Any insight is appreciated.

    Thanks

    P.S.: I plan on doing a lot of online Phantasy Star Universe as soon as it's released ^_^
     
  2. bobber205 macrumors 68020

    bobber205

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    I absolutely love our 2WIRE912 wireless router. Kicks @!#. :D
     
  3. srobert thread starter macrumors 68020

    srobert

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    Thanks for the suggestion but I can't seem to find anything about your router by googling its name. Can you tell me who makes it? Also, I was preferably looking for a wired router since I get sub-standard wireless reception in my apartment.

    Anyone have experience with these gaming routers?:

    D-Link
    Linksys

    Netgear doesn't seem to have a gaming tasked router.

    Thanks ;)
     
  4. SMM macrumors 65816

    SMM

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    Is there a reason you do not want to use a Switch?
     
  5. srobert thread starter macrumors 68020

    srobert

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    You're talking to the guy who has been running his internet connection at 1/3 speed for more than a year. Can you explain to me the difference between a router and a switch? Which is best for me? ^_^
     
  6. bobber205 macrumors 68020

    bobber205

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    The router gets the connection wiredly (is that a word ;)). You can use ethernet, usb, or wireless to access the wire. I'll look up info on the router later. :D
     
  7. SpankyPenzaanz macrumors 6502a

    SpankyPenzaanz

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    just because netgear doesnt say 'gaming' don't eliminate it from your choices. linksys is pure sh*t and dlink a step above. people may have had better experiences but from doing plenty of netowrk installs over the years 3com, netgear, 2wire are some of the more reliable ones
     

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