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Need help on buying a wireless gaming router

Last response: in Networking
January 17, 2012 3:10:33 AM

Hello, and thanks for stopping by to read my thread. I am seeking to buy a wireless gaming router. I have little to no knowledge of deciding which wireless router is good. I am aware that wireless-n is the latest and supposedly fastest router. Correct me if I am wrong. I been looking around and doing some research and found these wireless gaming router. Any input is appreciated. Thank you again for reading and taking your time to help.

Budget: $100 before rebate
Website Preferred: Amazon, Newegg

What I found out so far...

D-Link DGL-4500 Extreme-N Selectable Dual-Band Gaming Router
Amazon Price: $99.99 (as of 01/16/2012)

Netgear N600 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Router WNDR3700
Amazon Price: $97.94 (as of 01/16/2012)

D-Link DIR-655 Extreme-N Gigabit Wireless Router
Amazon Price: $79.00 (as of 01/16/2012)

Medialink - Wireless N Router - 802.11n - 150 Mbps - 2.4 Ghz - NEW Design w/ Internal Antenna
Amazon Price: $49.99 (as of 01/16/2012)

Linksys E1200 Wireless-N Router
Amazon Price: $49.97 (as of 01/16/2012)

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a b 4 Gaming
January 17, 2012 11:38:03 AM

I have an older dlink DGL-4100 gaming router. If the DGL-4500 is just as reliable as the DGL-4100, I'd recommend it.
January 18, 2012 3:30:33 AM

Right now I have a Cisco-Linksys WRT54GS Wireless-G Broadband Router with SpeedBooster with 2 PC, 2 Laptop, 2 Playbook, and 3 iPod Touch connected to it. Only one of the PC uses wired while the rest is wireless. I play FPS and RTS games online and its not the fastest but I do lag and stutter here and there. I did set my router to allow full potent for my PC whenever I game.
The D-Link DGL-4500 does have some good reviews to it. Is there any other ones that is good to this one?
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January 18, 2012 8:20:07 AM

Get a router which supports custom firmware.
Something like the Linksys WRT54GL.

I recently brought one and after flashing Tomato 1.28 and setting up QoS (takes about 10 minutes) I get far better gaming performance.
As the gaming packets are prioritized and a small section of the bandwidth is reserved for gaming packets I can have 3+ instances of youtube running and my ping/latency in game is completely unaffected.

With gaming is not about how large files you can send via the network, its about how quickly you can send/receive small packets via the network.
For that reason a 1Mbs optimized connection will game far better then a 20Mbs unoptimized connection.
January 19, 2012 1:01:16 AM

I did some more research on the D-Link DGL-4500 and it looks to be the right one for me. I will be ordering it this week then. Thanks for all the help.
January 19, 2012 1:01:28 AM

Best answer selected by Gn3s.
a b 4 Gaming
February 17, 2012 9:45:16 PM

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