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News Killer gaming WiFi adaptor released

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by arcticstoat, 1 Mar 2011.

  1. arcticstoat

    arcticstoat New Member

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  2. mi1ez

    mi1ez Active Member

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    I can't see them fulfilling many, if any, of those promises...
     
  3. Picarro

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    Oh but come on. None of these "Killer" items have ever worked in any way. It's a massive ripoff.

    /rant.
     
  4. wuyanxu

    wuyanxu still wants Homeworld 3

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    why don't they bring out a router? that's usually the root of most client-side lags: cheap ISP routers that don't have QoS.
     
  5. r3loaded

    r3loaded Well-Known Member

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    What sort of gamer (who has the choice) plays on wifi anyway?
     
  6. Fanatic

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    If there is a choice no one plays on wifi - IF (and its a big IF) they can overcome/improve the inherent issuse with wireless in it current form they may sell a few, but I wouldnt be picking one up. Have no doubt it will probably cost the same as a small country's GDP too!
     
  7. Phalanx

    Phalanx Needs more dragons and stuff.

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    Fixed :D
     
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    Uh, I use wifi and it works fine for me playing games!

    It's all down to setting things up properly. I use a decent wireless-N usb dongle positioned clear of obstacles, choose a clear channel so no interference from neighbours and rarely have any trouble at all.

    In my experience the quality of connection is affected more by how good your ISP is, whether there is congestion anywhere along the route to the server and if anybody at home is downloading.

    I do agree that producing a killer wifi card is a waste of time without sorting the router as well as the connection is only as good as the weakest link.
     
  9. Tokukachi

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    Are these guys a sub-division of Monster Cables?
     
  10. Evildead666

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    Exactly what I was thinking. ;)
     
  11. Fizzban

    Fizzban Man of Many Typos

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    Prioritising gaming traffic is all well and good but how much of a difference does it really make? Little to none from what I've seen. If you really care that much about your ping then you should get with an ISP like BE who prioritise gaming traffic over their network. That will benefit you in a real sense, rather than in an imaginary sense.
     
  12. SMIFFYDUDE

    SMIFFYDUDE Supermodders on my D

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    Oh great timing, I just ran out of my last bottle of snake oil.

    I game wirelessly and have no difference in pings no extra lag from when I used ethernet cable.
     
  13. Claave

    Claave You Rebel scum

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    Article now with actual images of the WiFi unit!
     
  14. faugusztin

    faugusztin I *am* the guy with two left hands

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    Pocket-killer! No other use for it :).
     
  15. xaser04

    xaser04 Ba Ba Ba BANANA!

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    Were they comparing it to a 802.11g adaptor by chance?
     
  16. lamboman

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    Amazing...five times faster. So in other words, they'll be able to get my transfer speeds to be faster than my routers and cards are rated at...

    Once the wifi adaptor is working normally, it's ALL in the router. We know that...they're trying to fool the wrong crowd, methinks.
     
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    actually I have noticed the n cards are faster than the older b-g

    for example in chop tests against a wireless g.. we used a popular wireless card with high wattage- it ran a 40 second chop

    same distance we ran a card that was 4 times weaker in wattage but was the newer n type, using the same 9 dbi antennae- did it in 12.. same 2.4-2.5ghz range so it's not using the higher frequency either

    with 18 dbi directional of course even better

    so they may have a claim, but they aren't the only ones.. I ended up amping the sucker and probably have the best setup for wireless that would blow the socks off this card- for a lot cheaper too

    thing is I maybe plan to sell these as kits.. so I can't be giving up the exact details as I normally would (you guys know me- give up all the secrets and if someone is being a fanboi they get the pumpkin to the face :blush:)
     
  18. ch424

    ch424 Design Warrior

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    Of course they're faster. They use double the radio bandwidth, and use MIMO.
     
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    same freq
     
  20. tad2008

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    Review?
     
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