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Wireless gaming

PostPosted: Wed Apr 17, 2013 8:15 am
Author: Albion
I am currently with Virgin media and i am having one of the new fancy TVio boxes fitted. Part of the new package is a broadband upgrade no problem there we all want a faster connection.

But the new broadband package will be wireless. I have always had a wired connection before with a network cable fitted to a modem. NWN runs fine with this. I dont really need a wireless connection. And i am one of the school if its not broken dont fix it.

My question for those who play online games with a wireless connection, do online games like NWN play better or worse with a wireless connection?

Re: Wireless gaming

PostPosted: Wed Apr 17, 2013 10:20 am
Author: Talwin Hawkins
They're fine. No real difference nowadays. You do occasionally get flakey connections, just reset the box.

Re: Wireless gaming

PostPosted: Wed Apr 17, 2013 12:13 pm
Author: Gairus
Do remember to password it, though. ;)

Re: Wireless gaming

PostPosted: Wed Apr 17, 2013 1:12 pm
Author: S_N
Since when is wireless an upgrade to wire? And is it WLAN, cellphone kind of wireless? >_>
(I'd much rather have 10Mbit wire than 500Mbit wireless myself. :)

I don't think latency(delay) will pose much problem in NWN. But Wireless transmission will have some order of magnitude higher dropped and out-of-(sequential)order compared to wire, and that varies depending on your router, signal strength, EM-environment (maybe more?)

I don't know how well nwn handles those, but as stated above it should be fine unless it turns out to be exceptionally bad.

Re: Wireless gaming

PostPosted: Thu Apr 18, 2013 3:16 pm
Author: Darkfire
Under normal conditions wireless will be fine. Some of the issues S_N pointed out could be an issue, but those are unlikely in normal household circumstances. Obviously there will be exceptions.

What I am curious about is what sort of "broadband package" forces only wireless connections to be used? That doesn't really make any sense to me.

Over here it usually goes:

1.) DSL/Cable Line --wired--> ISP Modem --1 port, wired--> Computer
2.) DSL/Cable Line --wired--> ISP Modem --1 port, wired--> Router --wired/wireless--> Computer(s)
3.) DSL/Cable Line --wired--> ISP Modem/Router wired/wireless combo--> Computer(s)

Does it not fall into one of those 3 categories? Some ISPs put out modem/router combos that typically provide 4 ports wired as well as wireless connection. I don't recommend these, I like having Modem from ISP and use your own Router but to each their own.