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Old 02-16-2008, 06:52 PM   #1
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im thinking of putting a wireless card in my desktop
could someone
A: tell me how the download/upload speeds for torrents are vs hardwire
B: how badly does it affect gaming (wireless G btw)
c: if A and B turn out to be good recommend me a wireless card
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Old 02-16-2008, 07:38 PM   #2
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wired will always be better, but for torrents i always get the same speed as wired. you'd only really notice the difference if you had a blazing fast broadband connection. as for gaming thats naturally going to be worse on wireless, but i have little experience in that department so i cant help you. if you really need to go wireless id do it, its still very reliable from what i hear. if you can get a wireless N router that would be even better
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Old 02-16-2008, 07:52 PM   #3
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Obviously it will affect your speeds, but not by much.

It really just depends on your preexisting connection, if you buy decent hardware (sorry, not good with networking, so I won't recommend anything) you really shouldn't notice the difference.
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Old 02-16-2008, 08:07 PM   #4
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ive got a 4 m/b connection
and a wireless g router
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torrents will be perfectly finethen. not sure about gaming. i could give advice, but might be a bit inaccurate, and considering im a tiny bit drunk that might affect it a bit aswell
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Old 02-16-2008, 08:28 PM   #6
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lol
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My kid downloads torrents and plays games just fine using a wireless G connection.

He's played Battlefield 2142, COD4, WoW, just to name a few, all without a hitch.

I can't tell you what his torrent D/L speeds are like because we have him throttle them back so that the rest of us can have an enjoyable time online. Them things suck up the bandwidth.
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haha ya they do suck up a lot of friken bandwidth
i get 1.2 mb/s from my private sites for the most... thats going to be limited im guessing?
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if you are gonna do some gaming
i would recommend getting a wireless n router
g gets good speeds, but at longer distances, it
loses lots of packets
so...
if you are doing long distance internet = n
short distance (save money) = g
about anything from linksys is good
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Old 02-17-2008, 03:02 PM   #10
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the router is write bellow my room
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