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Best ISP and Modem for Gaming

Discussion in 'Wireless' started by Zeeman, Mar 19, 2008.

  1. Zeeman

    Zeeman Bit Poster

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    Sup Folks,

    Was wondering, Which is the best ISP for gaming? My ISP (BeBox) currently disconnects frequesntly and is terrible for online gaming. It put me of playing RTS and I haven;t played any online games for a good year now LOL. (something good can come out of something bad, coz some of those games can take your life over! lol :D)

    Although my ISP says nothing is wrong at there end so It is most likely the modem/router? So which is the best Modem to get? :eek:
     
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  2. S0l5

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    Netgear or Lynksis
     
  3. wagnerk
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    A question for you, are you running wireless or plugged straight into the switch/router?

    I can't say for modem's as I'm a Virgin customer (Cable) and they provide the modem for me, but for the router/switch, I have to say Linksys. Didn't like Buffalo, Netgear and edimax as they died on me within a year - but that's just personal preference.

    -ken
     
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  4. Zeeman

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    I am wireless whilst my bro is plugged straight on to it. Sometimes I feel liking smashing the BeBox in sometimes while I am browsing the net as it goes off.. I felt worse while I was gaming online :p

    I heard Netgear is good for it, but didn't know Linksys was that good, hmmm... Guess I shall have to go for the cheaper one :p
     
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  5. wagnerk
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    Also be aware of the different models around, plus the version of firmware on them, for me I've had a couple of rubbish linksys boxes, but I've had more great boxes from them. Linksys is a sub from Cisco.

    -Ken
     
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  6. OceanPacific

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    Linksys Linksys Linksys. Ive used several wirelss routers and Linksys beat them all in stability and performance. Its been running solid for two years now. Ive gone through a D-Link and an AirLink and blew them both to pieces. My Linksys, however, has been trucking with no problems.

    I blew my D-Link in a matter of hours. D-Link is complete garbage.
     
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  7. ThomasMc

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    i use a cisco 877 on Be*(extremely stable), even when i used the BeBox it was fine for online gaming. Do you have fastpath enabled on your line?

    Dont foget you will need a modem that will support:
    ADSL2+
    Annex M(if using upload+)

    have you tryed everything in the "Getting the best from your connection" post on the Be* members forum?
     
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  8. Zeeman

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    I prob check this out when I get home, although I'm pretty sure my Bro has seen it, thanks dude :D

    I have had the same wireless modem from Bebox for the last 3 years now, I completely fortgot the spec... all I know is it has to be changed... and fast...
     
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  9. BosonMichael
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    This has been my experience as well. I wouldn't use a D-Link if you gave me one for free.

    I typically purchase Netgear, but I have absolutely no problems with Linksys - they work fine as well.
     
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