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Gaming w00ter, worth it?

Currently I use an ASUS RT-AC68U.

It's a great bit of kit and never drops a wireless connection. It is however under a considerable strain as at times there's x4 wired devices vying for a slice as well as ~ 10 to 12 wireless devices.

The QoS works to a decent degree but I'm thinking of upgrading.

Really want a quad core CPU to handle all the traffic. Was wondering though what the general consensus on gaming routers such as the Nighthawk XR 500 or the ASUS ROG GT AC2900.

 

I know the ASUS can handle better throughput on the WLAN but was wondering what of the two is better at game packet prioritisation.  

Is the NETDUMA OS better or the ASUS built in WTFAST routing?

 

There would x3 gaming rigs connected by wire and x3 Nintendo Switch and x2 PS4 not all on at the same time but at least three of the mix at one time.

 

Opinions welcome.

Thx.

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Re: Gaming w00ter, worth it?

Well, it sure is a hive of activity around here.

 

To think of the amazing gaming community of Blueyonder way back.

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Most people coming to the forums are people wanting to complain most of the time, so the number of people who are going to watch the gaming lounge isn't going to be high, plus the gaming lounge has been quiet for a long time.

Majide!
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Re: Gaming w00ter, worth it?

Better off asking on OCUk forums.

I've recently bought an Umbiquiti Edge Router and its great (wired only)
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Re: Gaming w00ter, worth it?

I have the ASUS RT-AC5300, got it nearly 2 years ago. Its Been ROCK SOLID.

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Running on 1Gbps VM service with SH4 in Modem Mode, with a ASUS RT-AC5300 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.
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Re: Gaming w00ter, worth it?

Shove AdvancedTomato (.com) on it - it's what I have.

No issues here with it although it's now a bit old/unsupported and 802.1x EAP TLS doesn't work (but it's not likely you'll be using that) 🙂

 

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Re: Gaming w00ter, worth it?

This is an old thread but an upgrade to that router would be the AX86U

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B08CBCR6BB

https://twitter.com/SeriousFamily

Vivid 350 | Hub 3 modem mode | Asus RT-AC86U (Stock-Firmware)
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Sorry, we're busy sticking 10p's in the Space Invaders machine.







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