Solved Wireless adapter is bad when gaming??

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May 28, 2016 at 18:47:59
Specs: Windows , Intel I core 3
Wireless adapter is bad when gaming (200+ ping) but when I'm just look at YouTube or Facebook it fine (50-60 ping). I already have changed router to 5ghz didn't wirk

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May 31, 2016 at 09:33:29
Here's the thing......when you're gaming, you're connecting to a specific server. When you're streaming youtube videos, you're connecting to an entirely different server from the one you connect to when you're gaming. Now, if you're pinging a different server, then you're not getting an accurate reading of your ping time to the gaming or youtube server.

The difference in ping times could be as simple as the lower ping time indicating a server that's closer (ie: less hops away from you) than the gaming server is. The further a server is away from you (again, the more hops) the more likely you are to have a larger ping time.

Don't forget too, if the gaming server you're connecting to is saturated, it's going to make a huge difference in response time.

As was stated above, wireless is less preferable for gaming due to it's inherent susceptibility to lag and latency. I would recommend you connect your gaming rig to your router with a network cable. But, if the issue you're having is related to distance or server saturation, it won't make a difference. But it's worth doing in order to rule that out as a potential cause and also, to improve network performance for your future gaming.

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.

***William Henley***



#1
May 28, 2016 at 20:08:26
Well, wireless is usually worse than wired. Anyways, what are you pinging to get these measurements?

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May 28, 2016 at 23:38:44
What do you mean pinging ??

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May 28, 2016 at 23:59:19
Ping is generally a measure of time between two points, with one of those points being your PC. So since you have ping measurements, I'm asking for the second point.

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May 29, 2016 at 05:33:24
"What do you mean pinging ??"

You posted ping numbers. Where did you get them from & how?


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May 31, 2016 at 09:33:29
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Here's the thing......when you're gaming, you're connecting to a specific server. When you're streaming youtube videos, you're connecting to an entirely different server from the one you connect to when you're gaming. Now, if you're pinging a different server, then you're not getting an accurate reading of your ping time to the gaming or youtube server.

The difference in ping times could be as simple as the lower ping time indicating a server that's closer (ie: less hops away from you) than the gaming server is. The further a server is away from you (again, the more hops) the more likely you are to have a larger ping time.

Don't forget too, if the gaming server you're connecting to is saturated, it's going to make a huge difference in response time.

As was stated above, wireless is less preferable for gaming due to it's inherent susceptibility to lag and latency. I would recommend you connect your gaming rig to your router with a network cable. But, if the issue you're having is related to distance or server saturation, it won't make a difference. But it's worth doing in order to rule that out as a potential cause and also, to improve network performance for your future gaming.

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.

***William Henley***


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