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Wireless on 360 S vs Ethernet

#1DarkTyrantXPosted 8/1/2011 10:36:43 AM
Is the new wireless on the 360 S just as good as Ethernet or am i better off with Ethernet?
#2MachineZedPosted 8/1/2011 11:01:13 AM
You are always better with a wired connection.
#3darkshadowmasterPosted 8/1/2011 11:02:45 AM
While wired is always more stable it honestly doesn't really matter unless you have a bunch of interferrence in your home.
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#4CapwnDPosted 8/1/2011 11:55:21 AM

From: darkshadowmaster | #003
While wired is always more stable it honestly doesn't really matter unless you have a bunch of interferrence in your home.


I disagree. You're always going to have a bunch of packet loss and latency with wireless. Speeds are ok but it affects gaming.
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#5darkshadowmasterPosted 8/1/2011 11:57:10 AM
CaPwnD posted...
From: darkshadowmaster | #003
While wired is always more stable it honestly doesn't really matter unless you have a bunch of interferrence in your home.
I disagree. You're always going to have a bunch of packet loss and latency with wireless. Speeds are ok but it affects gaming.


Not as much as everyone makes it out to be. I've been wireless gaming since Xbox and have never had any issues. Like I said, it is always more stable for wired, but unless you are trying to steal your neighbors internet you will be fine.
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#6CapwnDPosted 8/1/2011 11:57:43 AM
You can check out the difference yourself with a simple test:
http://s1.zetaboards.com/FewGoodMen/topic/1619252/


I did this little experiment, you can do this by bringing up a command prompt and typing

ping -t router's IP address

SCREENSHOTS:
The wired results using two 100 foot cables, one going to the router, one going to the switch. The PC was connected to the switch, which was then connected to the router:
http://img11.imageshack.us/img11/761/wired200feet.jpg

WIFI from 1 room away, 5 full bars of connection:
http://img11.imageshack.us/img11/7971/wifi1room.jpg

WIFI from 2 rooms away, 4 full bars:
http://img11.imageshack.us/img11/1016/wifi2rooms.jpg




RESULTS:
The wired setup tested at less than 1ms of ping every time in that pic. After enough time, there was an occasional ping that was = to 1ms.

On the Wireless, even only one room away (the results from the same room as the router were about the same) is equal to 1ms in most cases, a couple at 2ms, and one at 6ms.

From two rooms away (4 bars out of 5) it's mostly 3ms with some 4ms, 5ms and a 10ms.



PICS OF THE SETUP:

2 x 100 feet of ethernet... Along with my brand new Dreamcast VGA box and my sexy PS3
http://img15.imageshack.us/img15/7306/1000364h.jpg

The router + switch for the 200 foot example wired
http://img26.imageshack.us/img26/4510/1000365s.jpg

The wireless setup is connected to that WRT54GL in the pic, with DD WRT installed. It has a great signal and great range.

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#7homestylesPosted 8/1/2011 11:59:27 AM
I have one of the new 360 models with the built-in wireless, and I can honestly say that I don't notice any difference from when I had my console wired with an ethernet cable, and this is with several other things (laptop, other consoles, etc.) taxing the router all at once. Perhaps I am just lucky.
#8TidusDaniel54Posted 8/1/2011 12:01:39 PM
wired is always better, but with a good enough wireless setup you probably won't notice much of a difference.
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#9CapwnDPosted 8/1/2011 12:02:01 PM

From: darkshadowmaster | #005
Not as much as everyone makes it out to be. I've been wireless gaming since Xbox and have never had any issues. Like I said, it is always more stable for wired, but unless you are trying to steal your neighbors internet you will be fine.


That's fair and I'm sure you're ok but I like to have it as fast and clean as possible. I know my test doesn't prove anything about the 360 or gaming itself, I'd like to do a more direct test with the 360 or PC gaming but I'm not sure how i'd do that.
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#10IceBawlsPosted 8/1/2011 12:58:48 PM
As long as the signal is good, you should be fine.

My ISP is a WISP. Once the packets leave my router and radio it hits the sector about 1.3 miles away then it gets routed and sent out the access point to the ISPs office. After that 100mb fiber backbone. Xbox live runs great and I have absolutely no problems. So, if my wireless ISP handles it fine, I think you'll do just fine being wireless.
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