Wireless routers for online gamers

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  1. CJsDad

    CJsDad Registered Member

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    My kids are finally in that world of online gaming so what do I need to look for when deciding on a wireless router for playing online games, one has PS3 and the other uses XBOX360.
    I've done some research, not much, but a lot of complaints from online gamers are the dropped connections which I have no idea about.
    So any help would be appreciated and as far as money goes, its not really an option but has anyone seen the price of these games for PS3 and XBOX360 o_O and no I'm not spending a gazillion dollars for a wireless router, $100 or slightly more is my max.
     
  2. trjam

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    Netgear WNDR-3400 or 3700.
     
  3. CJsDad

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    Thanks trjam but now my next question is...WHY? What is about those 2 routers?
    The Netgear WNDR3400 is on sale right now at a store up the street from where I live, I think its $60, so now you've got me really curious.
    Im new this online gaming so its like a lot of things going through my head right now so just want to be sure before making the purchase.
     
  4. funkydude

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    No matter how much you try sell it to yourself, wireless will always be inferior for gaming.

    My suggestion is investing in Powerline Ethernet and using whatever router you please.
     
  5. Sully

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    I used an old linksys wr-54 for a long time - was a rock.

    I like Dlink myself, primarily because of the firmware. I had a gamers lounge model (not wireless) that was really really good. I have been using a DIR-655 for 2 years now. I am wireless to the boob-toob for streaming, no issues.

    My pals who have ps3/xbox360/boob-tube usages also have this router. They know what dropped packets/connections are, they know what increased latency is/does. They like this model for those uses.

    I have one at work, and the signal goes a goodly way with decent strength considering what it is penetrating.

    My experience in shopping for and picking routers is that you are never really going to know until you get one. I have had a few that I thought would be good that really sucked. Unless you know someone with a particular model, it is hard to tell.

    Sul.
     
  6. TheKid7

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    This is probably obvious: Do not pick a "Business" grade router since it is my understanding that many of them do not support such things as gaming, wii, etc. out of the box. They have to be manually configured for gaming, wii, etc. which takes some time and effort.
     
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