Sitecom Gaming Router II

Hey again Crossies,

I went to the Dreamland today and saw that "Gaming" Router and I was wondering if it could be of any help to me. I prefer asking to you, as I'm not really known into these computer stuff.

QuoteSitecom presents the WL-309 Gaming Router, which has been specially developed for gamers and hardcore users. It has advanced StreamEngine and Concurrent Dual-band technology, which make uninterrupted performance possible for demanding applications such as gaming, streaming audio and video and VoIP.
Rotterdam (the Netherlands), May 2010 - Following the success of the WL-308 Wireless Gigabit Gaming Router 300N XR, Sitecom presents a new evolution in networks with the launch of the WL-309 Wireless Simultaneous Dual-band 300N XR Gigabit Gaming Router, which offers uncompromising performance for the user who wants lag free gaming and expects optimal performance for demanding applications. The Gaming Router 2nd Generation has Simultaneous Dual-band technology, which means that wireless signals can be simultaneously transmitted via the standard 2.4 GHz band and the less congested 5 GHz band to provide uninterrupted performance for demanding applications such as gaming, streaming audio and video and VoIP. Besides Simultaneous Dual-band technology, the WL-309 has, just like its predecessor, advanced StreamEngine technology, which automatically gives priority to time-sensitive traffic within the network, such as gaming, to make optimal performance without audio or video interference possible. Furthermore, the WL-309 has a USB port, so that an external USB device, such as a hard disk or a flash drive, can be directly connected to the router to give all the users in the network access to the files on disk.

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QuoteWireless 802.11n & cabled Gigabit Network
With the 802.11n router, the user can count on optimal wireless performance with speeds of up to 300 Mbps on both wireless frequencies (the 2.4 GHz band and the 5 GHz band). For gamers who prefer a cabled network, the Gaming Router has an integrated 5 Port Full-Duplex 10/100/1000 switch for cabled speeds of up to 1000 Mbps. Furthermore, the WAN port is a Gigabit port, so that the router supports high-speed Internet connections with speeds greater than 400 Mbps. The Gaming Router 2nd Generation has two internal Dual-band antennas and two external Dual-band antennas, which reduce dead spots and guarantee an optimal range throughout the house, including in the garden or on the balcony, as well as in an office.
Pre-configured Application Level Gateways & Advanced Scheduled Access Control
The Gaming Router 2nd Generation has Pre-configured Application Level Gateways and the Advanced Scheduled Access Control function. With Pre-configured Application Level Gateways, the user has pre-configured settings for the most recent and most popular online games. This list can be easily updated by the user, so that he always has access to his favourite online games. The Advanced Scheduled Access Control function makes it possible to manage the Internet traffic: the user can indicate at which times each computer in the network can access the Internet and which Internet sites can be accessed. The router can process up to 30,000 open connections simultaneously, so that streams or downloads are performed seamlessly for a number of users in the network.

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QuoteOut of the box security and installation at the push of just one button
The WL-309 has full out of the box security as standard using the latest WPA2 security standard and thanks to the OPS (One-Push Setup) button, the user can create a wireless network with the push of just one button without the need to install complicated software.
Design
Not only have the performance and the functionality of the 2nd Generation Gaming Router undergone an evolution, so has the design: the router has a modern, black housing with characteristic metal-look and leather-look accents and blue LEDs for a tough, yet stylish, appearance.
The revolutionary WL-309 Wireless Simultaneous Dual-band 300N XR Gigabit Gaming Router will be available from May and has an extensive 10-year Sitecom warranty.
New functions for the 2nd Generation Gaming Router:
New generation StreamEngine chipset which gives priority to time-sensitive traffic and, therefore, makes low latency online and lag free local network gaming possible.
Simultaneous Dual-band: the user can simultaneously transmit wireless signals via the 2.4 GHz band and the less congested 5 GHz band to make uninterrupted performance possible for heavy applications such as gaming, streaming audio and video and VoIP.
Two internal antennas and two external antennas, which reduce dead spots and guarantee an optimal range throughout a house, including in the garden or on a balcony, as well as in an office.
Full out of the box security using the latest WPA2 security standard.
A USB port, so that an external USB device, such as a hard disk or flash drive, can be directly connected to the router to give all the users in the network access to the files on disk.
On/Off button to save energy.


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I'd appreciate all the help!

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Quotespecially developed for gamers and hardcore users


sounds weird. why dont they just say " nerds"
"Nerd" is usually used as an insult. :P
Parent
haha made me lul
Parent
no router will help you if you have shit Internet
i guess the only way you can decide if it'll "help" you is comparing it to the router you have at the moment

basically if youre using a wired 10/100/1000 router at the moment and you have a gigabit network card - no it wont

if youre using wireless you just need to get an ethernet cable
right are you using a wired connection through it? :D

bespoke units from isp's can sometimes be pretty crap for gaming but you don't need to go for a GAMING branded router if you have problems with it, in fact you can pay less and get equal/better performance from a normal home router by a decent manufacturer
Parent
Didn't understand shit but you must be right. :D
Yes, I got an internet cable, if it's that what you mean.. :P

Could you try to repeat this in simple English, please? :P
Parent
well i can't see much info about that router but is it really bad for gaming?

what problems do you have with your connection?

you would be wasting money if you went for a 'gamers' router imo cause you can get a normal one which will do the same job
Parent
Well I don't know about this router, it's the classic one you get for free @ Belgacom.

And well, lately I have huge latency problems and I'm not really sure if it's ping or FPS related, but my lag-o-meter is really fucked up. :s
Parent
well investigate this before you spend any money:D
Parent
How? :(((

I have a laptop, but I updated my video card like a week ago, and it got really worse since I did that. :/
Parent
test your connection using tracert's, ping's, look for fragmentation
check your fps using time demo's or whatever they're call can't remember

ETC
Parent
you can get one for half the price of that and the same quality

depends if u got good internet or not, what they've set/capped ur max download + upload at .. if ur not achieving those etc
ahaha gaming router xD? thats going to far imo
yeah soon there will be gaming mice, gaming mats, gaming drinks, gaming sweets, gaming chairs, gaming monitors, gaming stores, gaming girls... oh wait.... what harm is a router gonna do? apart from what every other wireless router does... give u lag spikes...
Parent
tl;dr

but from what i know, there are also gaming network cards. What they basically do (and i guess that router too), is to prioritize the packets related to a game, over other packets (packet shaping)... so it "should" improve your network traffic related to a certain game

tbh i think it is bullshit and not needed :D
Certainly not bullshit when you're using multiple PCs on the router. For example, if one PC (or you) is taking up the whole connection with torrent downloading and you want to play ET, the router will prioritize the gaming packets and you'll be able to play without any lag.

Most modern routers can do the same with QoS already, although it's usually not enabled by default.

But this router is a waste of money as you can get a cheaper gigabit router, with QoS.
Parent
yeah ok, if you look at it that way... if you share your connection with other ppl.

I was just thinking about myself, and therefor QoS is kinda senseless :D
Parent
Stupid sitecom is shit.:S
Keeps failing

If this one is not shit. I will be amazed.
Bbox2 is the best ! :DDD
No, 'cause Belgacom is shit.
Parent
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