|If you're gaming, you definitely want a wired solution for your gaming rig. No matter how good your ping time, you'll still have latency issues which ping doesn't show with a wireless connection. Keep in mind, ping is simply a tool that tells you if you have a live connection at the other end. It doesn't tell you much of anything about latency.|
I'm an avid gamer and have been since before video games were even invented. I've been in computing for close to 20 years now and I can tell you from experience, always, always, always go with a wired solution for gaming. Even if your wireless shows a less than 1 ms ping, wired will still kick it's butt performance wise.
I used to belong to a group who bought our own gaming server which we had hosted at a colocation site. One of our group who lived much closer (physically as well as logically) to the server who consistenly had a better ping time to the server than me could never figure out why I was always kicking his butt. Then one day he mentioned he was connecting wirelessly. The router was on top of his desk less than 3' from the computer. I told him to disable the wireless NIC, enable the wired and connect that way. His gaming improved 100% immediately. FWIW, I averaged a 100 ms ping to the server but had little latency so could do better than people with half my ping time.
It matters not how straight the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.