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April 15, 2013 8:07:07 PM

Ok so I'm in the process of building a gaming pc and my room is about 100 or so feet away from the router and it works great for playing Xbox but I want it to be perfect once I'm done building my pc and I don't know what to go with. Here's what I've narrowed it down to. Your help and opinion would be much appreciated

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://m.outletpc.com/c8312.html?gclid=CK6vvOCQzrYCFQvn...


Thanks
Paul
a b F Wireless
a b 4 Gaming
April 15, 2013 8:14:32 PM

Ethernet will always be better - lower latency, less interference, higher speeds.

If you do go for WiFi I'd pick one that's a/b/g/n capable, so that you can move to 5GHz at a later date. They're only a couple of dollars more.
April 15, 2013 8:26:40 PM

Someone Somewhere said:
Ethernet will always be better - lower latency, less interference, higher speeds.

If you do go for WiFi I'd pick one that's a/b/g/n capable, so that you can move to 5GHz at a later date. They're only a couple of dollars more.


Even if its built right into it? Ok great thanks for the help and as for the wireless network adapter could you post a link? Thanks
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April 15, 2013 9:20:42 PM

Someone Somewhere said:
One of these would be an option. I'd still go for gigabit ethernet though.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Now the Ethernet is just better because it is a direct connect and their is no room for possible interference. Now does one notice the difference between direct connect and wireless?
April 15, 2013 10:23:39 PM

It is difficult to give you an answer when you only show us one half of your equation. You haven't told us what kind of access point you have, what modes it uses, what kind of power it puts out, or what antennas it has.

All that said, a wired connection will give you superior performance. Wireless is hampered by distance, signal loss, attenuation, etc. The wire will be better. The above posts about "no room for interference" is wrong because the cable you listed is UNSHIELDED. It will incur loss if you run the cable next to power lines in your house.

It really comes down to one thing: can you run a Cat 5e cable in your house? If yes, do it. It will have lower latency and higher bandwidth (up to what your internet connection is capable of). If your parents wont let you drill holes in the wall or run a cable down the hallway, you can do wireless, but be aware it will not be so great for gaming.
a b F Wireless
a b 4 Gaming
April 15, 2013 11:10:29 PM

Yes, but the interference is very little - WiFi can die simply because you turn on the microwave or cordless phone, depending on channel.

Can't say I've ever had trouble with ethernet and interference, and my place is honeycombed with cabling.
April 15, 2013 11:52:05 PM

tigerg said:
It is difficult to give you an answer when you only show us one half of your equation. You haven't told us what kind of access point you have, what modes it uses, what kind of power it puts out, or what antennas it has.

All that said, a wired connection will give you superior performance. Wireless is hampered by distance, signal loss, attenuation, etc. The wire will be better. The above posts about "no room for interference" is wrong because the cable you listed is UNSHIELDED. It will incur loss if you run the cable next to power lines in your house.

It really comes down to one thing: can you run a Cat 5e cable in your house? If yes, do it. It will have lower latency and higher bandwidth (up to what your internet connection is capable of). If your parents wont let you drill holes in the wall or run a cable down the hallway, you can do wireless, but be aware it will not be so great for gaming.


Ok then what kind of Ethernet Cable should I be using. Is their a recommended cable? Cause I know for a fact their will be no wall drilling
a b F Wireless
a b 4 Gaming
April 15, 2013 11:55:32 PM

Any - shielding basically doesn't matter. The one you linked will be fine.
April 16, 2013 12:42:01 AM

Ok thank you
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