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Posted 06 April 2019 - 10:58 AM

Hello all,

 

Ive been having alot of problems with my ping being really high. From all the testing that i have done it must be a problem with my router as i take all my hardware ( PC also ) to my mates place just down the road and everything runs fine! same connection but he has a EdgeRouter 4.

 

I have been told to have a look at getting a nice gaming router just want to know what you guys think?

 

These are some i have been told would be good for my fibre connecting and gaming.

 

- Ubiquiti Networks EdgeRouter 4

- Ubiquiti Networks UniFi Security Gateway

- Grandstream routers ( was told any one would be good. )

- Ubiquiti Networks AmpliFi HD Mesh Router

- Netgear Nighthawk Pro Gaming XR500

- Asus ROG Rapture GT-AC5300

 

The biggest problem i have been told is people have got new routers and they don't support the high end fibre plans like 950 down and 500 up.

 

Can someone please help me to pick a good one for my connection and for gaming.



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Posted 06 April 2019 - 04:23 PM

What router do you currently have? And just how bad is your ping?

 

Any router should manage a reasonable ping, so "really high" sounds like it might be more than just the router. It's unlikely, but it is still possible that it could be your internet connection, even when someone else's connection just down the road works fine. If possible, try someone else's router at your place.


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Posted 06 April 2019 - 04:49 PM

I have the spark one they give u its a huawei hg659 The wifi on it is like dieing aswel lol.

 

So in NZ i get pings around 100+ we just testing my mates router and that fixed the problem so what do u guys think would be a good pick from the ones above? :D



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Posted 06 April 2019 - 05:07 PM

OK, definitely the router. And that sounds really bad (for reference, on our ADSL connection which only gets about 3.4 Mb/s, I get pings of around 50 – 60 ms in NZ).

 

How important is WiFi in the router, and what sort of speed does it need to support? And how much do you want to spend?


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Posted 06 April 2019 - 09:32 PM

Wifi is not important at all pretty much everything is by cable and i do have a Unifi AP so yeah.

 

I would spend $600



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Posted 07 April 2019 - 03:03 PM

I just bought a TP-Link Archer C2300 as my old Nighthawk router was failing, it was $250 at PB Tech. Things have change since I bought the Nighthawk - our place that we are in now has wired network cable everywhere, so Wi-Fi isn't a big priority for us either, except for phones. So far it is going flawlessly.


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Posted 08 April 2019 - 08:55 AM

Wifi is not important at all pretty much everything is by cable and i do have a Unifi AP so yeah.

 

I would spend $600

 

In that case, if you want to limit your choices to ones on that list, I'd just buy whichever is cheapest. In fact, I'd probably go even cheaper and buy something like https://classic.pric...t.php?p=3393772


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Posted 08 April 2019 - 01:33 PM

As per LinuxUser I'd also recommend staying in brand with Ubuquiti. Although if you get one with USG then you can do some QoS and other cool things  :D






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