Best wi-fi settings for gaming?  

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       #11

    itsme1 said:
    Does your router support beamforming or did you mark solved because you learned about the functionality of this option?
    Yes, i checked my routers manual, and it seems like it does support beamforming, so i have enabled it on my router as well as on my wireless network card.
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       #12

    Cerawy said:
    Yes, i checked my routers manual, and it seems like it does support beamforming, so i have enabled it on my router as well as on my wireless network card.
    Hi there
    Not to do with "gaming per se" - it should be enabled wherever possible -- especially if using things like USB->LAN adapters or some wifi adapters is to set the mode to FULL DUPLEX,. Typically HALF DUPLEX is set by default. This is an adapter property rather than the router.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  3. Posts : 896
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       #13

    Look at the options with their description of my intel ac 2x2 wifi card, maybe you will have the same options:
    Advanced Intel(R) Wireless Adapter Settings

    I remember two interesting options:
    MIMO power save mode:


    MIMO power save mode, also known as spatial multiplexing power save (SMPS) mode, allows the client to save power by keeping one antenna in a receive idle state.

    Auto SMPS (default): The client decides automatically what SMPS mode to apply depends on different conditions.

    Dynamic SMPS: The client keeps only one antenna active. The access point (AP) must send request to send (RTS) packet to trigger the client to wake the sleeping radios / antenna before sending MIMO packets.

    Static SMPS: The client keeps only one antenna active and the AP cannot send MIMO packets to the client.

    No SMPS: The client always keeps all antennas active and the AP can send MIMO packets to the client.




    Throughput Booster or Throughput Enhancement:

    Enhance the transmit throughput by enabling packet bursting.

    When this setting is enabled and the client (Wi-Fi adapter) has buffered enough data, the client is able to hold longer

    possession of the air medium than it normally does to send the data to the Access Point (AP).

    This only improves the upload throughput (from client to the AP) and is mostly effective for uses like uploading large files or upstream benchmarks.


    Enabled
    Disabled (default)
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       #14

    It seems like bluetooth collaboration improves the stability of the wi-fi signal, if you are using bluetooth on your computer. I have a bluetooth 2.0 usb adapter, a 2.4 ghz wireless mouse, a playstation 4 controller and my wifi is using 5 ghz. I'm not sure if enabling this setting is going to improve the signal?
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  5. Posts : 1,746
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       #15

    from my XP, bluetooth is known to disconnect or degrade WI-FI, but I guess it depends on driver or hardware.
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       #16

    Is there no way you can connect to your router with ethernet. That really is better than wifi.
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    zebal said:
    from my XP, bluetooth is known to disconnect or degrade WI-FI, but I guess it depends on driver or hardware.
    I looked it up, and it should improve the signal by reducing the interference between bluetooth and wifi. As far as i know though, bluetooth is only 2.4 ghz and my wifi is 5 ghz, so im not sure if it should be enabled.
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  8. Posts : 1,746
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       #18

    good point about possibility of interference:
    2.4 GHz radio use - Wikipedia

    You should be fine with WI-FI on 5ghz, even if you set wi-fi to 2,4 ghz you can adjust wi-fi channel as well as bluetooth channel so that there is no interference.

    wi-fi has some 14 channels and bluetooth 79
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  9. Posts : 1,031
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       #19

    Is there one of these settings that disables the 2.4ghz wifi from my wireless network card? I only use the 5ghz wifi on my desktop, so i don't really need to have it enabled.
    Last edited by Cerawy; 29 Jul 2021 at 14:48.
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  10. Posts : 896
    windows 10
       #20

    In the wifi adapter options I only see "Disable Bands". See if you can choose 2.5ghz there.
    Otherwise there is Band Preference, choose 5ghz.
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