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Buying an ADSL modem/router

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Buying an ADSL modem/router

Technically speaking, should i see improved pings over a PCI internal modem?

Thanks
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I'm not sure to be honest, if you did, it probably wouldn't make a massive difference.
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Registered: 30-07-2007

Buying an ADSL modem/router

What are your ping times?

You can often see improvements changing from a USB modem to router but you probably won't see much of a difference from a PCI card unless it was really bad.
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I used to use the green usb thingie stingray thing that ive had for years, then i swapped over recently to a PCI card and saw a ping drop to a nice constant 22 in spec and in gameplay a nice static 27, now compared to the USB thing pings would be spec 29 and gameplay 35+

Due to some trouble with losing sync every so often i decided to go and buy the NetGear 834 v2 and its pinging around the same as the pci card. Ive only had this a day or 2 and no complaints at all with it, at this stage i would highly recommed one of these,

NetGear NG834 Version 2 Modem/Firewall/Router
Price £71 inc VAT and Delivery