45 months ago
I'm looking for a router around 100-250 for gaming like Dota. Plus a PCI adapter or USB adapter. Please give me some suggestion ! Thanks
The ASUS RT-AC68 series (RT-AC68R, RT-AC68RU, RT-AC68W) and the ASUS RT-AC87R/RT-AC87U paired with Asuswrt-Merlin firmware is popular.
For other brand/models: SmallNetBuilder
Thank you, I will look into the router! What about adapter? Are there any PCI one you suggest
For some ideas: CHART
Would there be a big different between AC 3200 and AC2400 affect the speed on gaming? I only have 1 PC and three laptop at my house. And most of the time only one PC will be playing game.
User can obviously use ASUS stock firmware
For those security conscious and/or tweaked, a third party firmware: Asuswrt-Merlin which retains full functions including hardware NAT, unlike dd-wrt.
Even the most expensive wireless setup will still be worse than wired. Honestly buying crazy routers for home use is pointless unless you get several hundred Mbit per second connection.
Yea I know that , but it just too messy to have all the wire going around across different room
Even if he did, games care much more about latency than bit rate. For example, I can manually lower the bit rate to my computer down to around 4 Mb/s in LoL and experience no ill effects. However, if I increase my latency from 25 ms to 100 ms or higher, there is a noticeable difference. God forbid it be 200+
Don't get caught up on the numbers my friend. Spend a good $100-130 max on the router. Keep the extra money because it will not give you more gains whatsoever. Here's what you need: 5GH router and a 5GH adapter. Something like Netgear AC1750 is reasonable.
The more and more expensive you get, you will gain more coverage and more features you and I won't ever use.
The speeds advertised on routers are ONLY for client to router/router to client. Which is for stuff like file transfer and movie sharing. Your internet speed will not be at 1900Mbps.