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Sadsfan
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Can I upgrade my router to improve online gaming?

I've got 2 kids who play games online with an xbox one and a PS4 and they keep complaining that their connection is laggy. I have bought a wifi range extender but it is still not good unless all the doors between the router and the games room are left open!

A speed test gave my download speed at 37.41mb/s and an upload speed of 6.30 mb/s.

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Re: Can I upgrade my router to improve online gaming?

Sure take your pick
https://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=sr_nr_n_1?fst=as%3Aoff&rh=n%3A430579031%2Ck%3Arouter&keywords=router&...
Your looking for one with a WAN ports not for VDSL2/ADSL2+ best to get one with 1Gb ports then put your super hub in modem mode for it.

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Re: Can I upgrade my router to improve online gaming?

Thanks. Does the powerline system Virgin Media offer make any difference?

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Re: Can I upgrade my router to improve online gaming?


Sadsfan wrote:

Thanks. Does the powerline system Virgin Media offer make any difference?


imo powerlines are only worth trying if you know you can send them back - great and easy if they work but too many stories that they do not 

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Re: Can I upgrade my router to improve online gaming?

As a simple test, buy a long ethernet cable and check game lag over a wired link. If no improvement, then stronger wifi is not going to help.

If wired is better, then try power line or just run cable from room to room. Not hard to do, go along skirting boards or under edge of carpets.

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Re: Can I upgrade my router to improve online gaming?

cybmole has it right

 

For best gaming performance you really, really need a direct ethernet connection. Only consider other methods if running a cable is absolutely impossible.

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Re: Can I upgrade my router to improve online gaming?

Yes its called Modem Mode.

 

I use this and have not had a problem for over 4 years. I use the ASUS RT-N66U.

 

Its now 3 years old, but works the same as day 1, could not be Happier.

 

Red

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Running on 200Mb VM service with SH2 AC in Modem Mode, with a ASUS RT-N66U router. With this setup I get Fantastic WIRED and WIRELESS Signals in my home. I dont work for VM. But I work in IT, and I know my tech.
My advice is at your own risk.
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Re: Can I upgrade my router to improve online gaming?

Thanks everyone for you help a advice, I went to pcworld and bought the! BT powerline set and it has worked a treat. Would highl recommend it to everyone, although I'm not keen on buying BT stuff!

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Re: Can I upgrade my router to improve online gaming?

Glad to hear it. Well done.

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