What lowers your ping? Modem or router or cables or ISP? or all above?

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    What lowers your ping? Modem or router or cables or ISP? or all above?


    I have a ac2600 at the moment.

    should i buy a
    Nighthawk Pro Gaming XR300

    or

    XR500 Gaming Router


    does it really lower ping and make a difference? what exactly lowers your ping? sometimes i see peoples speedtest speeds showing "1 ping"
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    You need to look at Router Charts - WAN to LAN Throughput - TCP as for the short answer. Anything between you and the endpoint can cause longer ping times due to traffic. Gaming servers tend to be ran by private individuals and overloaded.
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    If your worried about gaming latency, don't use WiFI, try and connect with ethernet instead. You will always get better pings.
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    The main thing is the cable that connects to the router and source often rubbish cable get a low loss sheilded cable it can even speed up the internet
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    Samuria said: View Post
    The main thing is the cable that connects to the router and source often rubbish cable get a low loss sheilded cable it can even speed up the internet
    hi im planning to get a cm1000 modem and i have a ac2600 (r7450) router and i have my PCs cable plugging into my router https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01FRGNYXQ
    this is the exact cable i have. would getting a different / better one make a difference?
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    nah im going to be gaming wired, ethernet. wireless devices are mainly going to be watching shows like the tablet / chrome cast

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    i think i might get the CM1000 and keep my R7450 ac2600
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    The CM1000 and Arris SB8200 have the same chipset, which is the Broadcom series. Go with what you can afford, what you expect for cost return (You expect to spend and not planning on replacing immediately), along with how well is the WIFI signal coverage for 2.4/5ghz, especially 5ghz range, without having to place just a WIFI AP somewhere or start using MESH adapters. The Engenius AP’’s are worth it if you need to extend coverage for WIFI.
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    Its the router to the access which norammly has a bad wired connection unless its coax cable
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    McSweg said: View Post
    what exactly lowers your ping? sometimes i see peoples speedtest speeds showing "1 ping"
    Coax vs. fiber determines the latency the first few miles. Coax is not yet ready to go that low.
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