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reluctanttheist #1 Posted 11 January 2018 - 07:44 PM

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My Alienware laptop shipped with a 2.4Ghz Intel wifi/Bluetooth card, and I recently spent a mere $15 and got a 5 Ghz Intel 3160 wifi/Bluethooth card off Amazon.  So why didn't I do this years ago?!

 

2.4 Ghz is a TERRIBLE wifi band because there's so much tech in our world that also operates in this frequency range.  So when someone runs the microwave or uses a cordless phone, there goes my wifi.  5 Ghz wifi is where AC wifi is at, with far better technologies for keeping your signal clean and clear.  If you're gaming with 2.4 GHz wifi, RIP! ...you're going to have lag and all sorts of grief.

 

Most laptops use PCIe wifi cards and upgrading your devices to use 5 GHz is the best thing you can do.


Edited by reluctanttheist, 11 January 2018 - 07:51 PM.

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VikkoTheTusken #2 Posted 11 January 2018 - 07:46 PM

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No WONDER. I run on the 2.4 in the living room. Everything else in the house is on the 5. Thanks for the heads up. 

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WMd76 #3 Posted 11 January 2018 - 07:49 PM

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I game on Ethernet :P Ethernet Master Race

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reluctanttheist #4 Posted 11 January 2018 - 07:49 PM

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Yeah - put the fam on the 2.4 and leave the pixel warriors to have the 5...

Tanks:  _X: T110E5, T110E3, FV215b(183), IS-7, Obj.140  _IX: M103, T-54  _VIII: IS-6, T34, Lowe, T-44, IS-6, IS-3D  _VII: T-43, Comet, E25, AT-15A, SU-122-44
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reluctanttheist #5 Posted 11 January 2018 - 07:51 PM

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View PostWMd76, on 11 January 2018 - 11:49 AM, said:

I game on Ethernet :P Ethernet Master Race

 

Heh.  That shaves 2ms off my ping on average... happy to lose the ping to be wireless  ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Tanks:  _X: T110E5, T110E3, FV215b(183), IS-7, Obj.140  _IX: M103, T-54  _VIII: IS-6, T34, Lowe, T-44, IS-6, IS-3D  _VII: T-43, Comet, E25, AT-15A, SU-122-44
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WMd76 #6 Posted 11 January 2018 - 07:56 PM

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View Postreluctanttheist, on 11 January 2018 - 02:51 PM, said:

 

Heh.  That shaves 2ms off my ping on average... happy to lose the ping to be wireless  ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

dont have a laptop, so my desktop doesn't go anywhere anyways :) 


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SoccerDragon10 #7 Posted 11 January 2018 - 07:59 PM

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Yeah, discovered this one too. My bitten fruit device tends to switch to our 2.4 occasionally. The first time it happened I was going crazy thinking the WG feed was just crap, shoot but miss or bounce cause tank was in new position etc., until I found that my bitten fruit had switched feeds. Now it's the first thing I look at if things are acting funny.

NateDawg2k16 #8 Posted 11 January 2018 - 08:59 PM

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So THAT's why my game lags whenever someone is warming up Mac and Cheese...

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theFANTASTICfox #9 Posted 11 January 2018 - 09:39 PM

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V1n2002 #10 Posted 11 January 2018 - 09:40 PM

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I have a 4GLTE router...yes I play over c9mplete wireless. Is there a device that plugs into the Ethernet that makes 5ghz?

 

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MarBearCat #11 Posted 09 February 2018 - 05:16 AM

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I have the lame router that came from the cable co. It works fine and I'm sure it's 2.4

 

I don't blitz on computer though.


Edited by MarBearCat, 09 February 2018 - 05:18 AM.





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