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  # 2323204 23-Sep-2019 10:17
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The length of cable wont affect performance

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  # 2323209 23-Sep-2019 10:21
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Ethernet is designed to run across cat5e or cat6 cables upto 100m with no change in performance, as say a 1m cable.




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  # 2323261 23-Sep-2019 11:23
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Generally speaking, gaming routers are a waste of money.


1) Don't game on wifi. It retransmits often. For many reasons. Retransmission will affect your latency in quite a detremental way. Use an ethernet cable.


2) Quite often they have all this marketing Mumbo Jumbo saying packets travel 20% faster. Its a load of codswallop. If you have fibre, you should have ~1ms ping to your router if your on a cable. Then from your router to the ISP should be fairly low dependant on where its backhauled to. You should get about 25-30ms to sydney (where many game servers are hosted) if your on fibre.


3) Some all in one products are just not that good.

I generally tend to find that a router, that just does routing is the best. When you start getting routers that have USB storage hubs and wifi and a whole bunch of features built into them, they tend to do some things well, and other things not-so-well.

I run separate access points, a cabled only - router, and have a media server all separately. This used to include a seperate VDSL 'modem' in bridge mode until i went from DSL -> Fibre, and i was able to drop the DSL modem for the ONT.

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