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Wireless LAN pc gaming

Last response: in Video Games
March 1, 2013 9:36:06 AM

Hi there,

my neighbour and i live +-50metres apart from each other, i purchased two 300mbps wireless usb wi fi network cards to help connect to each other, i have recieved these adapters as yet therefore i would like to know will it be possible for us to LAN a pc game such as UT3 without any hassles and on estimate what network speed will we experience?


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March 1, 2013 11:03:38 AM

Everything depends on the strength of the signal and all of the obstacles and interference (walls/floors/other barriers) between the two PCs and the router. If you can both connect and have decent signals, it should work fine, but there's no real way to even estimate without knowing what's between the PCs.

If you run into issues with signal strength, though, you can always buy a wireless access point and put it between the PCs. There are even models specifically designed for outdoor use.
March 1, 2013 11:11:34 AM

The connection is possible but not guaranteed. Speed is totally unpredictable, if you do get a connection. The make up of your building is the biggest factor on whether you will even connect.

My parents have a wireless router in the their livingroom, just to go upstairs and into the back bedroom, a distance of less than 10m, all signal is lost.
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