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Gaming firmware :)

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by BurnOmatic, Jan 12, 2009.

  1. BurnOmatic

    BurnOmatic LI Guru Member

    does anyone know if anything like this exists? i would love to see something like this, simply because im an avid gamer and a strictly gaming firmware would probably help out in the gaming scene giving us the edge , or if there is any tweaks that can be done to say tomato firmware etc... let me know :biggrin: anyhow if anyone knows something i dont please feel free to post, if im being stupid please also inform me thanks guys , by the way i love this forum its so awesome that people come together to have free soft thanks a million!
     
  2. BurnOmatic

    BurnOmatic LI Guru Member

    noone knows anything wow... there must be other gamers wondering this aswell...
     
  3. ifican

    ifican Network Guru Member

    What are you after specifically? The biggest issue most gamers have is their uplink speed from their isp. Now if you are downloading torrents, using your voip phone and trying to game at the same time there are things you can do to help. However if you are a hardcore gamer you will not be doing anything else during your online play. And you if you are serious HC you will have 2 ISP connections, one for gaming and one for everything else. You may think i am kidding but i know a few.
     
  4. manniongeo

    manniongeo LI Guru Member

    ifican,

    Would you mind sharing a few of those things? I'm running into some gaming performance issues that I haven't been able to solve.

    My situation is a little different than what you describe, in that 1) my ISP bandwidth is sufficient, and 2) I'm not competing with other LAN traffic (torrent, VOIP, etc.). When I traverse the router to play games, performance stinks; when I bypass the router and connect directly to the cable modem, performance is awesome.

    I'm just wondering if any of the suggestions you might make would coincidentally help out in my scenario, too. Thanks.

    -Michael

    P.S. I have another thread on this at http://www.linksysinfo.org/forums/showthread.php?t=60561, if you're interested. -M
     
  5. ifican

    ifican Network Guru Member

    Quite honestly its probably directly linked to the equipment you are using. For the most part i dont use these "base consumer" routers that are on the market other then for playing around with 3rd party firmware and testing. However that said, you need to do a couple things. Find a pingable site on the internet and test base pings times with and without the router in place. Also test large packets 500 bytes should do. Your 500 byte tests will go up. Now find a site you can download a large file from and then run the same tests across the router while downloading. My guess right now would be that you are taking a hit on the processing power of the router you are currently using. The other culprit most of the time is the connection table (which is based on system ram) is not sufficient enough which adds to the processing power dilema because of the continuous buildup and tear down to keep the table updated.
     
  6. manniongeo

    manniongeo LI Guru Member

    Ping results with/without router

    ifican,

    Sorry this has taken me so long to test; I haven't had a lot of time to spend on gaming lately.

    Anyway, I tried four combinations of 500-byte ping:

    Connected to router, with no download going on
    Connected to router, with big download in progress
    Connected to cable modem, with no download going on
    Connected to cable modem, with big download in progress

    I'll add an attachment with my test results. At a glance, however, all four scenarios appear to show relatively consistent ping times.

    Bypassing the router is a little faster, but only by a few ms. I don't really have any context for assessing whether the discrepancy I'm seeing is noteworthy or just a rounding error. Given the extreme difference in game play / audio chat performance with and without the router, though, my gut feeling is that these test results do not reveal the problem.

    What is your interpretation of the results in the attachment?

    Thank you.

    -Michael
     

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  7. manniongeo

    manniongeo LI Guru Member

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