Connection issues/ router/ 360...

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  1. StuDLei

    StuDLei Death before Dishonor

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    Okay I have a Belkin wireless G router that I bought at wal mart(i know) about 2 years ago. Just hooked it up a couple weeks ago. I have an xbox 360 wired to the router and then a laptop that connects wirelessly. I'm not for sure on this but Im pretty damn sure that my xbox 360 connection is slower when hardwired to the router than when it is just wired to the modem itself. Even if I turn the wireless button on my computer off and play 360 online its slower than if I were to just have my 360 wired directly to the modem. Is this because I have a shitty router or wtf? I could understand if I was on the internet with the laptop at the same time as gaming but even when Im not its not as fast.

    The way Im judging this is by playing COD 4 BTW. All the green bars are maxed out when connected to the modem and I only get 2-4 when going through the router. Any answers? Thanks.
     
  2. StuDLei

    StuDLei Death before Dishonor

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    can somebody help me out here or what? damn ;)
     
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    do you have any sort of password on your wireless?
     
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    have you updated to the latest firmware? i know some routers had/have issues with gaming, so maybe there is an issue with your particular firmware revision since it is 2 years old.
     
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    Remember that your Xbox Live experience is not only dependent on your speeds, but also the connection speeds of those you're playing with...particularly the host of the game you're currently in.
     
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    StuDLei Death before Dishonor

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    Yeah I understand this but when I'm only getting a couple bars vs. most everyone else getting 4-5 it doesnt seem right.

    I guess maybe what I should ask can a router choke the connection between my modem and the xbox even if there is nothing else connected to it?

    And even though I turn off the wireless button on my computer the router itself is "connected" or still has essentialy two things going at once (xbox and then the other channel thats set up for my computer even though its turned off)

    thanks
     
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    yes, it can.
     
  8. StuDLei

    StuDLei Death before Dishonor

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    Okay I realize my prior post was fucking dumb... Ill blame it on beer or something...

    So what do you guys suggest would be a good solution? Any good routers out there someone can steer me towards?
     

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