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7 Best Powerline Adapters for Gaming: Buyer’s Guide
Using a powerline adapter for gaming can provide better throughput and low latency compared with using Wi-Fi, which is susceptible to interference and varying performance.
7 Best Network Switches for Gaming: Buyer’s Guide
Ethernet generally provides better performance and less latency than Wi-Fi, but often the ports found on the back of your router are not enough. This is where a network switch can be used to expand the number of ports available.
MTU Size: What Is It and What Should It Be Set To?
Many people are used to simply plugging their router in and immediately connecting to the Internet. This can certainly work, but you may be missing out on optimizing your Internet connectivity and speeds.
7 Benefits of Having a Home Server
There is much debate as to whether setting up a home server is worth it for the cost, time, and effort it will take to get up and running. Here are 7 benefits of having a home server.
How Many Network Switches Can Be Connected to a Router?
Given there are several Ethernet ports found on the back of your router, it begs the questions as to whether you could have several network switches connected at the same time.
How to Setup Two Routers on the Same Network
If you have a large home or even just a large home network with lots of devices, adding a second router can not only better coverage both wired and wirelessly, but also improve overall performance.
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Can a Network Switch Assign IP Addresses?
An IP address is assigned to each device that joins the network, so is it the network switch itself that assigns the addresses, or does it serve a completely different purpose?
Does Ethernet Increase FPS?
We are all looking to get the highest FPS possible when gaming, so is using ethernet instead of a wireless alternative an easy win when it comes to improving your FPS?
Will Ethernet Cable Lower Ping?
As an avid gamer myself, I wanted to make sure I had the most optimal connection possible when gaming online, so did some research into whether using an ethernet cable instead of a wireless alternative really did lower ping response times.
Can Ethernet Cable Go Outside?
If you are looking to extend your network connection outside, perhaps to a wireless access point or an outbuilding, you may be wondering whether you can use your existing ethernet cable or if you need to purchase a specialist type of cable.
Should You Get a Wi-Fi Card for Your Gaming PC?
When I set up my own gaming PC I was in the fortunate position where I could use ethernet and didn’t have to rely on a wireless alternative, but there are several reasons as to why I bought one anyway.
How to Choose the Best Ethernet Cables for a Home Network
Although from the outside they all look the same, there is actually quite a variety to choose from when it comes to choosing an ethernet cable.