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Windows 7: Network speed and ethernet cable questions with wifi card question


10 Mar 2012   #1

WIN 7 x64
 
 
Network speed and ethernet cable questions with wifi card question

Debating on going wireless or not: Have an Asus M4A87TD EVO that has RTL8111E PCIe Gigabit LAN controller featuring AI NET2. So Gigabit, Im thinking at least 100/1000. I am wire into my router which puts out high speed and low ping to wireless. Standard Ethernet cables supply the data pipeline, not sure what the transfer speed is on them, If anyone can let me know that would be great.
I have been eyeballing the super speed ethernet cables, but not sure if it would solve the ping issues I have with desktop, (being too high), and the cost for a 15' line.
Tried finding a wireless card that handles N+network and 5.0Ghz for my dual band.

1. What is the standard ethernet cable speed?
2. Can the standard ethernet cable from router to computer be causing high ping? (have second computer with 3' cable, same issue)
3. Would it be better to go wireless and forego the wired ethernet cable?
4. What wireless card would you recommend?

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10 Mar 2012   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

UGH

1- what kind of cable? cat 5, cat5 E, cat 6?

2-Yes if cheap, old, or not shielded.

3-Not if you are transfering large amounts of data on your internal LAN

4-An 802.11 "N" card
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10 Mar 2012   #3

WIN 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post
UGH

1- what kind of cable? cat 5, cat5 E, cat 6?
Standard----Cat 5

2-Yes if cheap, old, or not shielded.
Probably cheap - But then why does my wireless get fast ping when same type of cable goes from modem to router?

3-Not if you are transfering large amounts of data on your internal LAN
Given that HD streaming and Gaming I would say lots of data going back and forth

4-An 802.11 "N" card
As noted in the post I know I need a card that handles N network. My question was in reference to manufacturer, dual band card, 300, 600, etc
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10 Mar 2012   #4

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Your budget and needs?
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10 Mar 2012   #5

WIN 7 x64
 
 

No real budget, its flexible, dont want to overpay though. Usage is mainly going to be gaming, will probably buy two so HTPC can have good streaming netflix and other shows.

Note - must be 5.0 Ghz
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10 Mar 2012   #6

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by realism51 View Post
No real budget, its flexible, dont want to overpay though. Usage is mainly going to be gaming, will probably buy two so HTPC can have good streaming netflix and other shows.
Ethernet would be better for gaming but

Linksys dual band (up to 350 MB) tons of range, port forwarding for games, and secure.
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10 Mar 2012   #7

WIN 7 x64
 
 

Okay, I will look into that one then, thank You. The Ping Im getting is killing me on MW3
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11 Mar 2012   #8

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by realism51 View Post
Okay, I will look into that one then, thank You. The Ping Im getting is killing me on MW3
How high?
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11 Mar 2012   #9

WIN 7 x64
 
 

Ping between 520-580. even swapped for a cat5e with no change
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11 Mar 2012   #10

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by realism51 View Post
Ping between 520-580. even swapped for a cat5e with no change
Might be a driver please use this free utility to find out. http://www.thesycon.de/eng/latency_check.shtml
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