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Need oppinions on Best Router/Pc card setup for Online gaming * PC * please

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  1. anonymousx

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    Hi there, I am currently looking at Wireless routers for online gaming, right now im using a 54mpbs Buffalo modem, and airstation card to go with it.

    I want to upgrade to atleast a 100mpbs modem or faster, and would like a network pci card to go with it. I am not to familiar with routers, and what kind i need, Like for instance, The difference between wireless G and wireless N routers Nifiniti.

    My main concern is to have a good signal and Good packet transfer for gaming. My router is on the complete opposite side of the house, has to punch through many walls, and a kitchen, yet i get a very good signal, so i would like to stick with buffalo if thats possible.

    Here are some routers i have been looking at, and please give me feedback on the Wireless N router because im not to familiar with those. And it will be connecting by an Ethernet cable through the back. I have cable internet.

    So heres my main goal, Need the best fitting router for Online gaming. Thanks, Jordan

    Here are some routers i have been looking at, dont forget to throw in a pci network card to go with it.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833162134

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833162015

    and heres the N nifiniti if someone could explain to me what the difference is compared to the G routers, its Also 300MPBS, im interested in this one as well since it is fast.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833162018


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  2. EveOfNemesis

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    hi, dont know much about buffalo but i can help with the N question...

    the newer technologies uses something called MIMO (Multiple-In Multiple-Out), here is a link for info, http://www.webopedia.com/TERM/M/MIMO.html

    N technology utilizes this MIMO with a stronger signal as well as a longer range. If you are looking for quality and speed, i would recommend going with an N router and N adapter to match.

    Billy
     
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    thanks for the replies, I will either go with that Link or Buffalo N router, Could you please recommend me a N card to go with the Buffalo and Link Routers, and the card will be going in the PCI Slot, so im not sure about this N adapter.

    I would really appreciate it if you could put together a bundle for me and link the items on here from Newegg.com

    Bundle 1 would be
    The buffalo N Router
    A Good N card to go with it
    and a N adapter

    ( The card will be going into a standard PCI Slot )

    Bundle 2
    The Link Router N
    N card
    Adapter

    im leaning towards the buffalo so please hit that bundle first, just because im familiar with that brand.

    Just link it all in 2 separate groups

    thanks so much again, and i would really appreciate it, i just dont want to make any ordering mistakes, Thanks ! Jordan
     
  5. EveOfNemesis

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    question: howcome you want to geta wireless for a desktop? not in the same room as the router?
     
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    sorry to post again, also you want a N card, as well as the PCI card?

    you mean you will be putting it in a laptop AND a desktop?
     
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    i apologize, i did not read everything... i saw where you put your router is on the otherside of the house now...

    here is the Linksys N
    Router:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833124085
    PCI adapter:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833124069

    i would suggest this however, for a desktop pc:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833124093


    and here the equivalent USB N adapter for Buffalo:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833162020
     
  9. anonymousx

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    The router is in the living room, and then it goes to my Desktop gaming Pc tower in my room.

    This is a desktop to desktop connection, on opposite sides of the house, with my current router i can get a very good signal, all the bars are filled up but one, so im assuming with most N routers or even G routers i shouldnt have a signal problem?


    The http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833162012
    you posted is sold out unfortunately so i need more help on that.


    another big question i have , Can i connect to this router with a Standard Ethernet Cable, because thats what i use to connect, i dont see any ethernet ports on it. ???

    Buffalo N
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833162018



    This router may be the answer to my need as well. It was specifially made for gaming, It has Automatic Prioritization of packets, and breaks largers packets into smaller packets which is great.
    Please check this one out and give some feedback on the range because im not sure on it. But it is only 104Mbps though, would that matter?

    D-Link DGL-4300 IEEE 802.3/3u, IEEE 802.11b/g Wireless Gaming Router
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833127158
     
  10. EveOfNemesis

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    he buffalo is now in tock acording to newegg.com

    yes the buffalo router can have 4 ethernet wires.

    the D-link seems ok, i personally dont like d-link but they do make some good products. you will have do some more research on that to look at reviews and stuff.
     
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