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March 4, 2014 10:03:20 AM

Hello all, I need a little help here.

I am almost done building my first computer ever. Here is the link: http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/id-2043250/day-tradin...

As you can see I installed a Intel EXPI9301CT network adapter, card, NIC, whatever it's called. Which was recommended by HiTechObessed (Thank you for all your help!), as the best for my budget. Here is the link to the specifications: http://www.intel.com/content/dam/doc/product-brief/giga...

So what do I need help with? Well, I'm trying to not create any "bottlenecks" on my end. I want get whatever cables (Cat 5e or Cat 6?), modem, and/or router to minimize my ping/latency (therefore lowering my ping/latency).

A little information:
1. Comcast is the current ISP, not sure which plan I'm running. (Speedtest results and tracert to google.com results are on #4 and #5 below)

2. The modem i currently have is a Arris TM502G. Here is the link to the specs: http://www.themodemshop.com/arris-tm502g-telephone-and-... and user manual just in case: http://www.arrisi.com/support/documentation/user_guides...

3. The router I currently have is a Linksys WRT54G2. Here is the link to the specs: http://reviews.cnet.com/routers/linksys-wireless-g-broa... and the user guide just incase: http://support.linksys.com/en-us/support/routers/WRT54G...

4. Speedtest.net results in Ping 14ms Download 12.24 Upload 11.53 This is pretty consistent although ping goes up to 40-50 sometimes. I think it also depends on what server as well not sure.

5. I saw a lot of people asking for tracert results so here they are:

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7601]
Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

C:\Users\Mitch>traceroute
'traceroute' is not recognized as an internal or external command,
operable program or batch file.

C:\Users\Mitch>ping google.com

Pinging google.com [74.125.229.164] with 32 bytes of data:
Reply from 74.125.229.164: bytes=32 time=13ms TTL=55
Reply from 74.125.229.164: bytes=32 time=11ms TTL=55
Reply from 74.125.229.164: bytes=32 time=10ms TTL=55
Reply from 74.125.229.164: bytes=32 time=17ms TTL=55

Ping statistics for 74.125.229.164:
Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss),
Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
Minimum = 10ms, Maximum = 17ms, Average = 12ms

C:\Users\Mitch>tracert google.com

Tracing route to google.com [74.125.229.160]
over a maximum of 30 hops:

1 2 ms 1 ms 1 ms 192.168.1.1
2 38 ms 38 ms 28 ms 73.49.106.1
3 66 ms 11 ms 10 ms xe-11-1-0-32767-sur01.plantwest.fl.pompano.comca
st.net [68.86.163.165]
4 15 ms 14 ms 11 ms te-0-5-0-11-ar03.northdade.fl.pompano.comcast.ne
t [69.139.181.137]
5 14 ms 15 ms 15 ms he-2-9-0-0-cr01.miami.fl.ibone.comcast.net [68.8
6.94.253]
6 14 ms 11 ms 10 ms be-11-pe02.nota.fl.ibone.comcast.net [68.86.82.1
17]
7 12 ms 13 ms 12 ms as15169-1-c.nota.fl.ibone.comcast.net [23.30.206
.118]
8 16 ms 10 ms 15 ms 209.85.253.74
9 12 ms 11 ms 13 ms 209.85.248.8
10 10 ms 13 ms 12 ms mia04s04-in-f0.1e100.net [74.125.229.160]

Trace complete.

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If you have read this far already I want to thank you for attempting to help me!

So yes, all I'm looking for is to not create any bottlenecks on my end and be able to take full advantage of

My ISP, Comcast says they offer "Extreme 105" which offers like 150 download and 50 upload, or something along those lines. But all I care about is the minimizing my ping. Since I am now currently not receiving this, do I need to:

1. Upgrage my service to "Extreme 105"
2. Upgrade my router?
3. Upgrade my modem?
4. Upgrade to latest cables? Cat 6 or 5e?
5. Or all ?

Remember this is just to minimize my ping with my current computer and ISP! Not trying to create any bottlenecks on my end! I can't control the ISP Comcast... or can I?

Thank you all in advanced, and sorry for any typos. If you have any questions or don't understand the wording on something please ask me so you guys could help me! Thank again!

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March 4, 2014 10:15:00 AM

Changing none of that stuff is really going to help. Going to an extreme is only going to make it faster in terms of the speed you get, not latency.

The signal has to go from your home to all the stops along the way to make it comcast and then for them to get it out to the world. The only thing to make that faster is probably get your own fibre optic trunk direct to your door and that costs big.
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March 4, 2014 11:21:32 AM

Oh.

So did I just put that network card on my computer for no reason?

Dam... Not even 1-2ms lower ping? Lol
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March 5, 2014 8:09:00 AM

So what if I just want to speed it up as much as possible, what do I have to do to make sure I'm not creating any bottlenecks on my side?
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