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    Ok so here is another oddball question. I have heard that certain types of ethernet coords give better connections then others. As such i was wondering if this is true and if so what type of coords give the best connection.

    I ask because i still get like say 290 ms latency in games with a monster of a computer.. which is no change in latency from the older computer i have. I am trying to track down a solution to eliminate as much lag as i possibly can. As such, i was wondering if i could possibly have a lower grade of ethernet coord or if they are pretty much all the same.

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    im not sure, but when my dad was installing the Ethernet cords through the house he was telling me how a CAT 5 cable will give good performance but a CAT 6 cable is bigger so it can send and receive more information. so i think the bigger the CAT number the more information the cord can send and receive.

    But i may be wrong
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    yeah i heard about the new cats etc. I was wondering if it will really make a differnce on my computer.

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    guess i could call best buy

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    so anyways the bestbuy guy says i wont see much of a differnce if any. Granted the cat 6 ethers i have ran across are usually used with server setups.

    Just wondering what i can change. the linksys router im using is wirless G 2.4 ghz wrt54gs model. I am currently getting around 240 MS of lag which is sort of a big deal in some games where it comes down to the wire.

    Have the fastest internet connection offered by my provider. So if its not directly related to the ethernet cords or the router im at odds end with it. As the computer im running is a banging machine.

    If anyone else has any ideas please post them.

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    cat 6 is mainly for gigabit networks. for 100mbit network you only use 4 threads of 8 in the cable ( cat 5 ) anyway. so i don't think it would help.

    you can do traceroute to the server you're connecting to play and see on which node it lags out. then you call your isp if the node belongs to them, if not you're f'ed

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    the spped of your ethernet is limited by how fast you connector on the motherbaord is, so if that isnt capable of gigabit LAN (and also if the router is not) theres little point in upgrading the cabling.

    you could maybe go down the buying gold plated pin, oxygen free copper, multiple shileding route but all that realy does is cut down on noise and makes such little differance when it comes to data transfer that its not worth all the extra cash. its only worth doing for musical cabling (in my opinion anyway).
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