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Author Topic: In May of 2015 is this a good router for an avid video gamer?  (Read 1487 times)

Grizzmeister

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I currently have a D-Link DIR-655 that I'm thinking about replacing. Is the DIR-880L a good alternative?

I'll be using the new router with a PlayStation 4 and Wii U. I've assigned both consoles a static IP and put that IP in my current router's DMZ. My desire is to do the same with my next router. Thoughts and/or suggestions are welcome and greatly appreciated. 
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Re: In May of 2015 is this a good router for an avid video gamer?
« Reply #1 on: May 26, 2015, 11:12:23 AM »

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  • What region are you located?

Do you game wired or wirelessly? I recommend gaming via wired connections only if your a real avid gamer. Wireless has improved over the years however can still be problematic for those in wireless congested areas.

I don't recommend using DMZ for gaming as it can bypass the routers QoS features that help in gaming and maintaining good connections from your router to the ISP service.

Static IP addresses should be used outside of the routers default IP address pool and usually for devices that don't need much router management, like pritners, phones, controllers, sensors, cameras and NAS. I use IP reservations on my game consoles for gaming.

Yes this is a good router for gaming. I also enjoy the DIR-868L Rev A as well. However that case style is different and wireless antenna are internal. The UI on the 880L differs from the 655 and 868L. There is a Rev B DIR-868L now with the same UI as teh 880L. Rev A has the older UI. Also the DIR-866L has the old UI. So be aware of UI differences.

You can get the DIR-868L on the cheap refurb direct from D-Link:
http://store.digitalriver.com/store/dlink/en_US/pd/ThemeID.684500&productID=319058000

Article on SmartBeam: http://blog.dlink.com/smartbeam-wi-fi/
Router Buying Guide: http://blog.dlink.com/wireless-router-buying-guide/
Let us know if you have any more questions and what you decide to go with.
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Re: In May of 2015 is this a good router for an avid video gamer?
« Reply #2 on: May 26, 2015, 02:06:37 PM »

Thank you for the information, FurryNutz.

Since you asked, I'm located in the United States. My Internet provider is Time Warner Cable which offers me this service.




Oh and yes, both my PlayStation 4 and Wii U are wired via Cat5e to my current router. I wouldn't have it any other way . ;)
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Re: In May of 2015 is this a good router for an avid video gamer?
« Reply #3 on: May 26, 2015, 02:09:06 PM »

Awesome. About the same ISP speeds I have.

Check out the 868L or 880L.

Let us know what you decide to get.
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