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Ozwaldo

Posted 01 April 2007 - 05:54 AM

I can play all the latest games without problems with my 10/100 Dlink router (35$). There are 4 computers connected to the router.

Find a smart way to waste your money.

Ally

Posted 06 March 2007 - 06:49 AM

I think you should by good managed switch with 1/2 gigabit ports. To this gigabit port connect server and to next gigabit port you in future can connect neighbours switch to improve switch to switch performance. Gigabit ports to PC is waste of money and time =) It's really need when connect server to it. And if you have file server it's better to use 2 gigabits network cards connected to gigabit switch. (merge 2 nextwork cards and enjoy 2 gb/s ;))
And you don't need to rewire your house. 100 mb connection uses 2 pairs of wair while there are 4 pairs. Only 1 gb connection need 4 pairs, so you easily can use 1 gb on old wires.

n00biespank

Posted 13 February 2007 - 10:21 PM

lol don't waste your money on the router - gigabit ethernet won't do anything for you

100 mbit = 12.5 MB/sec, which should be plenty. If you're hitting a consistent 50% of that in throughput that's when you need to look to upgrade

I assume since you're CS majors you know too that cat5 was designed for 10/100 mbit and although I believe you can use it in a gigabit setup the right way to do things would be to wire it with cat5e or cat6 - network speed is determined by the highest common denominator - so the gigabit will only apply to your connection to each other - since your ISP probably offers you a connection somewhere in the neighborhood of 3mbits, as soon as you play with someone outside of your LAN your gigabit means nothing.

Listen to the moderator, just get a 100 mbit router/switch and use switches instead of hubs if you need to run a lot of cable or splice a connection. I'm sure there is plenty of information out there on which routers/switches are low latency and suited for gaming, just go that route instead.

techocian

Posted 17 January 2006 - 10:05 PM

There is an 8-port Dlink gigabit switch available at newegg.com for around $50-60.


Well if the quality is good the price might be worth it considering some other hubs which don't have a gigabit switch and cost about $100. I seriously believe linksys is overrated. Their products are good i have to admit but the service you get from customer help is horrible from the last time i actually tried to ask for some help. Although if the house has already been wired up with linksys wireless adapters a linksys router would do better than a Dlink one. And i got this from experience, trust me...

qwijibow

Posted 17 January 2006 - 04:08 PM

keep in mind that there are about 8 people in the house. All have computers, all browse the web, all are on IM



Your internet connection is possably 3Megabit MAXIMUM.

Even a very old 10Mbit home network would easily handle 3Mbit internet (with a 7 Mbits to spare)

but i dont think you can even buy 10Mbit cards anymore.

and as for instant messageing.....
How fast are you planning on Typing !!!

You dont need a Gigabit LAN.

A Gigabit lan will offer zero improvements in gaming experiance.

It will not improve internet performance.

It will be a waste of money.

Unless ofcourse you are planning on gaming, whilst simultaniously transfereing files the size of DVD's across the network.

Use a 100Mbit network, and wherever possable, uses switches instead of hubs.

Logan Deathbringer

Posted 17 January 2006 - 02:09 AM

I'm telling you check into the D-Link Gamers Lounge if your really worried about gaming latancy, it really does lower the latency issue to almost nothing.

snutz411

Posted 16 January 2006 - 10:20 PM

After doing some more research on gigabit routers/switches, it seems that I have been sorely misquoted on the price of the gigabit switch I had in mind.

There is an 8-port Dlink gigabit switch available at newegg.com for around $50-60.

And even if there would be minimal improvements for LAN gaming alone, keep in mind that there are about 8 people in the house. All have computers, all browse the web, all are on IM. Between the 8 of us, we do enough computing for a small IT office.

Not everyone is a computer science major, we got some business majors as well...

qwijibow

Posted 16 January 2006 - 02:24 PM

The four computers in the house that game the most will be using the gigabit ports for obvious reasons


Sorry to be a wet blanket..... BUT.

take the game "Counter Strike: Source"

this game uses 10kbps of bandwidth.

So the lag factor here is due to latency, NOT bandwidth.

in gigabit network, provided that the bandwidth useage is below 100% the latency is no greater than a 10Mbit network.

As far as gaming is concerned, the 1gig network is a waste of money.

Unless you are planning streaming several DVD video's simultaniusly, anything faster that 100Mbit is wasted.

If you go ahead with this, just for arguemnt sake, try replacing the 1Gig router with a 100Mbit router.. if there is any differance to gaming, i will eat y hat, with a large helping of tobasco source :D

yordan

Posted 16 January 2006 - 01:25 PM

I assume you're going to divide that sum by 5, right?

You have to divide the sum by 4, and not by 5.
As a matter of fact, only 4 people will have access to the 1giga throughput, the 5th one will use a wifi device, so he has to pay 1/5 of a cheap 100 megs/sec device.

Logan Deathbringer

Posted 16 January 2006 - 04:51 AM

for the new router...I would suggest a different one then the lynxsys one. I'm an avid gamer myself and I would suggest one by DLink called the Gamers Lounge, it is also Gigabit capable and runs a protocol called "gamers Fuel" that gives priority to games. Just a suggestion here is a link to the DLink Gamers Lounge.

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