Networking questions

Amiteriver

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Trying to get DSL service in my shop.
Was wondering what the maximum distance from a router (in my house) you can run cable without loosing signal. Also if I was to go wireless how that might effect gaming on a desktop for multi player shooter type games vs direct DSL ?
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k1pp3r

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Cat 5 will run 300 feet without a repeater, wireless is well, it ranges.
 

gjvrieze

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Generally Ethernet can do 328ft +/- a few %..... 1Gb is a little more picky about length then say 100Mb...... So if you are running doing 100Mb, should not have any issues up to 300+ft....
 

Amiteriver

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Hay thanks thats good news, have about 150 ft to go.

Can you tell the difference in Ping / respose time when gaming between a wireless desktop vs the same desktop hooked to a router directly?

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k1pp3r

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Hardwire will always be best as wireless can be prone to interference, performance isn't bad on wireless, I play online games with wireless with no problems.
 
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