wow on a shared network external hd?

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  1. tkjazzer macrumors 6502

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  2. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

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    Yes. Loading times will be longer, but the game should work fine.
     
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    dangit Blue stop beating me!

    networking over wireless for programs would be ok i guess, fairly slow even on 802.11n. over ethernet would be ideal :)
     
  5. tkjazzer thread starter macrumors 6502

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    is it slower than usb 2.0?

    i can play fine over usb 2.0 on EHD
     
  6. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    802.11g = ~3mB/ps
    802.11n(2.4ghz) = ~20mB/ps
    802.11n(5ghz) = ~35mB/ps
    USB2.0 = 40mB/ps.

    clear enough lol?

    you musnt forget about latency either, that plays a BIG role in the speed of the wireless network.
     
  7. tkjazzer thread starter macrumors 6502

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    i have seen in game latency and all I know is that when the latency is high, the game is real slow.

    I don't really know what latency means other than that though.

    Is it a term to describe wireless Lag time?
     
  8. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

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    Latency, or "ping", refers to the speed of your internet connection rather than your computer.
     
  9. tkjazzer thread starter macrumors 6502

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    right, so if I was on DSL, the internet would be the limit, not the wireless transfer of 802.11 b
     
  10. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

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    Yes, a residential internet connection is slower than 802.11b. However, you wouldn't want to play over 802.11b, and no new Mac has shipped with 802.11b in years. The MacBook Pro comes with either 802.11g or 802.11n, depending which revision we're talking about here. They would be able to handle playing over wireless.
     
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    i think i have to pay 1.99 to unlock the "n" on my macbook pro.

    the limit is the router - need to get a newer router. my GF's is B, i'm sure - so ancient.

    mine is G
     
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    his numbers are in bytes (B) rather than bits (b), also DoFoT9 shouldve used an uppercase "M". and we mustnt forgot real world speeds should we?
     
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    Yes, you will need a router that supports 802.11g or preferably n.
     
  15. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    no my numbers are actual world output in megaBytes, not megaBits as the rest of the whole world likes to say. its the same way as how hard drive companies say you have a 200Gb HD, even though it will only really be around 186.3GB...

    i didnt put the uppercase M in to show emphasis on the big "B", just trying to be as helpful as possible :)
     

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