A good router also needs good internet. Just one won't do it if you're really lookin' to minimize the amount'a lag you cause... although a quality router and only decent internet would likely do, yeah. Sound advice Mike.
It also helps when you pay for your own internet and router, and don't try to mooch off the neighbors' internet ;-) LOL
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Well, the USB hardwire device arrived yesterday and I was able to try it out some last night and this morning. It seems like everything is responding better with it...fewer mutuals, kill more quickly, haven't had to melee anyone more than twice, no delayed response when pressing buttons. My speed tests were just a bit lower with the wired connection and I don't seem to have any more of a connection advantage, as I will still get shot ducking for cover or before I can see a player. I'd say it was worth it, though, just for the more consistent gameplay.
I hooked up my hardwire yesterday and have been playing a good bit the last two days. According to my speedtest, there does seem to be a SMALL increase in my download per second, but the upload is the same. The ping is now consistently 45, instead of 45 about half the time and 95 or higher the other half. My wii was already next to the router so I didn't expect much of an improvement, but then again that seems like the only practical circumstance for a hardwired connection anyway.
As far as the play experience... I don't know. It's weird - some games it does seem genuinely better, but others feels like the same old hat. I will say that hosting has been more "manageable" since I've been using it than it was in the past. The freezes are a bit more frequent, maybe 3 on average per night instead of 1; not excessive, but noticeable.
I think if I really wanted to improve my connection in a significant way I would spend a chunk of money for a better router and/or a higher bandwidth from my internet provider. As a low cost option the USB hookup is about all there is, and it's not much to be honest. But it is something.
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The weird lag has finally worked to my advantage yesterday i survived a 2 melee attack and killed the guy (with melee) and also survived 2 proxies. I have never had that happen before. lol.
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