Actually it depends on the router and several other factors jackass. Linksys for example has notorious problems with latency, qos and throughput. Signal strength is also a big factor. Also encryption such as wep or wpa adds yet another performance hit. Another factor is how many people are using the same wireless access point. The biggest problem is packet loss and retransmission due to interference which is mostly unavoidable since there are many products having nothing to do with wifi which use the same spectrum, cordless phones. 802.11 is fairly robust and is designed to work around interference but to do so it basically holds its packet until the signal clears, a microwave for instance depending on the signals duty cycle can reduce effective throughput significantly. Even multimode using 5ghz spectrum isnt immune since many consumer products are now using that as well. Even in the best of situations wifi is never going to be as fast as a wired connection.
Originally Posted by FearEvil
Based on your attitude and general fucktardness I would guess you dont have that problem since your likely gaming alone but for those of us who are social, have families and have to deal with other people in the house it can be a real problem.
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