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    I'm curious, right now I have Comcast internet and I only get 3 bars which kind of sucks for online gaming like Diablo III and SWTOR. I have a router through T-Mobile and I was thinking of getting an internet extender first, and then buying a better router second.

    Any advice on what else I can do to improve my internet speed?
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    Latency (the amount of time it takes for your computer to talk to the server) seems to the issue from what I can tell. When using Wi-Fi, my internet speeds are drastically reduced compared to when I'm using a wired connection to my router. My download speeds are almost three times faster wired when testing via speedtest.net. If possible, I would try connecting via ethernet cable through your router. Ethernet cables aren't expensive at all so it's not a very risky thing to just try out and see if it improves anything.

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    • #3
      I use a pc cleaner to keep mine fast, but I don't play a ton of online games. Just some emulators. It's free and it's called ccleaner.
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      • #4
        Originally posted by Cahill View Post
        Latency (the amount of time it takes for your computer to talk to the server) seems to the issue from what I can tell. When using Wi-Fi, my internet speeds are drastically reduced compared to when I'm using a wired connection to my router. My download speeds are almost three times faster wired when testing via speedtest.net. If possible, I would try connecting via ethernet cable through your router. Ethernet cables aren't expensive at all so it's not a very risky thing to just try out and see if it improves anything.
        I already have some Ethernet Cables for my internet router and they aren't doing jack squat. What I think I need is a new modem. I'm thinking about getting one of the New Year Modem's that are the top of the line right now.
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        • #5
          Originally posted by THEdraftnik View Post
          I use a pc cleaner to keep mine fast, but I don't play a ton of online games. Just some emulators. It's free and it's called ccleaner.
          I'll have to check it out.
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          • #6
            You run the ethernet cables from your computer to the Router.........................


            You won't have bars if you're using a wired connection
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            • #7
              I'd pause the porn downloads while you're playing your games.
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              • #8
                Originally posted by BroncoFanNC View Post
                I'd pause the porn downloads while you're playing your games.
                Lol, I don't have any porn on my computer whatsoever. I don't want a virus-ed up computer.
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by JakeNbake View Post
                  You run the ethernet cables from your computer to the Router.........................


                  You won't have bars if you're using a wired connection
                  I think I am going to post a picture of what I have currently hold on one mo'.......
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                    This is what I have currently, and this is what I am working with.
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                    • #11
                      I have the same modem as you. is the gray Ethernet cable running to your computer's nic card?
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by JakeNbake View Post
                        I have the same modem as you. is the gray Ethernet cable running to your computer's nic card?
                        Yes I believe so.
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                        • #13
                          If your run the ethernet cable directly from your modem to your computer is it faster?
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by JakeNbake View Post
                            If your run the ethernet cable directly from your modem to your computer is it faster?
                            Nope. It's really weird it fluctuates from 3-4 and then to even 2 bars sometimes. It's like it tries to have 4 bars but it's not powerful enough or something.
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                            • #15
                              I'm not certain what you mean by bars.
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