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10 db = good Internet speed?

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December 15, 2013 6:47:41 PM

My question is simple, if i need my wireless connection to thru 3 floors will 10db be good enough when trying to game online?

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December 15, 2013 6:52:58 PM

what do you mean 10db? is that your signal strength?

if you meant 10mbps, yes that is good enough for online gaming.
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December 15, 2013 6:56:10 PM

Gaming via WiFi, even when everything is in the same room, is non-optimal.
Through 3 floors? Good luck. You'll just have to try it and see.

Hope no one turn on the microwave.
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December 15, 2013 6:59:17 PM

USAFRet said:
Gaming via WiFi, even when everything is in the same room, is non-optimal.
Through 3 floors? Good luck. You'll just have to try it and see.

Hope no one turn on the microwave.

Due you think there will be lots of lag, and booted out of game with a wifi setup?
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December 15, 2013 7:02:14 PM

TryHaRdR3TaRd said:
USAFRet said:
Gaming via WiFi, even when everything is in the same room, is non-optimal.
Through 3 floors? Good luck. You'll just have to try it and see.

Hope no one turn on the microwave.

Due you think there will be lots of lag, and booted out of game with a wifi setup?


All depends on environmental conditions and equipment. You'll just have to try it. It may be great (doubtful) or it may suck.
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December 15, 2013 8:00:54 PM

You'll probably have insane packet loss, so depending on the game you might see yourself teleporting all over the place. Not sure about numbers, but even 1 floor/wall can have a large impact on connection quality. Plus, you'd probably get dropped a lot.
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December 16, 2013 6:42:17 PM

Don Julio Anejo said:
You'll probably have insane packet loss, so depending on the game you might see yourself teleporting all over the place. Not sure about numbers, but even 1 floor/wall can have a large impact on connection quality. Plus, you'd probably get dropped a lot.

Do you think their will be any way to limit that as much as possible without a ethernet cable? I can't wire that trough three floors
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December 16, 2013 7:01:00 PM

TryHaRdR3TaRd said:
Don Julio Anejo said:
You'll probably have insane packet loss, so depending on the game you might see yourself teleporting all over the place. Not sure about numbers, but even 1 floor/wall can have a large impact on connection quality. Plus, you'd probably get dropped a lot.

Do you think their will be any way to limit that as much as possible without a ethernet cable? I can't wire that trough three floors


You basically have 3 options:
-WiFi, which will probably suck
-Powerline ethernet, which will also probably suck
-Cat5e, which will not suck.

For the first two, you'd just have to try it. Every building/residence is different.
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December 16, 2013 7:05:41 PM

USAFRet said:
TryHaRdR3TaRd said:
Don Julio Anejo said:
You'll probably have insane packet loss, so depending on the game you might see yourself teleporting all over the place. Not sure about numbers, but even 1 floor/wall can have a large impact on connection quality. Plus, you'd probably get dropped a lot.

Do you think their will be any way to limit that as much as possible without a ethernet cable? I can't wire that trough three floors


You basically have 3 options:
-WiFi, which will probably suck
-Powerline ethernet, which will also probably suck
-Cat5e, which will not suck.

For the first two, you'd just have to try it. Every building/residence is different.


This might be some important info i foot to add the motherboard is a asus maximus v gene and I'm using the MPCIE combo card that came with the motherboard, therefor i will be using a micro PCI express. not sure if that matters.
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December 17, 2013 12:35:16 PM

USAFRet said:
TryHaRdR3TaRd said:
Don Julio Anejo said:
You'll probably have insane packet loss, so depending on the game you might see yourself teleporting all over the place. Not sure about numbers, but even 1 floor/wall can have a large impact on connection quality. Plus, you'd probably get dropped a lot.

Do you think their will be any way to limit that as much as possible without a ethernet cable? I can't wire that trough three floors


You basically have 3 options:
-WiFi, which will probably suck
-Powerline ethernet, which will also probably suck
-Cat5e, which will not suck.

For the first two, you'd just have to try it. Every building/residence is different.


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December 19, 2013 4:32:40 PM

TryHaRdR3TaRd said:

This might be some important info i foot to add the motherboard is a asus maximus v gene and I'm using the MPCIE combo card that came with the motherboard, therefor i will be using a micro PCI express. not sure if that matters.

If it doesn't have a big external antenna, it might be even worse than you think and you will likely have to reorient your case to get better reception.

The more walls a wifi signal has to pass through, the worse it usually gets, and distance doesn't help much either. If you're on the same power network (i.e. all 3 floors are controlled from the same breaker panel), powerline adapters should work. If not (all houses are different), you can get a set with a built-in wireless extender and put it, say, 1 floor below and see if that helps. I.e. powerline covers 2 floors, and the wifi only needs to travel 1 floor.

Buy them from a place with a good return policy if that doesn't work, but it's probably better than wifi.
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