How to get better ping results for wifi? Would a wifi extender help with this?

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My ping results aren't good enough and are causing severe latency issues on eforce streaming game service. My friend has no issue with hers and she has the same router as me yet she's on the same floor as her router and I'm on the opposite floor as that's where the wiring is. I'm wondering if an

My ping results aren't good enough and are causing severe latency issues on eforce streaming game service. My friend has no issue with hers and she has the same router as me yet she's on the same floor as her router and I'm on the opposite floor as that's where the wiring is. I'm wondering if an extender will resolve this slow connection and severe choppiness.

Thanks in advance.

Other answer:

Tacos:
Your question suggests this is a gaming problem. WiFi is often bad news for gaming. If you must use WiFi, avoid WiFi extenders. They add delays to pings and typically reduce the speed by around 50%. Also, if you must game over WiFi, make sure there are no other devices using the WiFi network (or even connected to it). WiFi networks can suffer from interference from neighbouring networks, which is why different people with the same hardware can experience differing problems.

Assuming the device has an Ethernet port, I suggest you go for an Ethernet connection either directly by Ethernet cable or using Powerline adapters such as:

http://www.tp-link.us/products/details/c…

I hope this helps.

?:
Hi, there are a few things I would try. Have you tried running a broadband speed test? There are lots of sites that do it, Google it, but speedtest is popular. check this result to your broadband providers stated figure. Also have you checked the channel your router is using? Perhaps locally your neighbours are on the same channel. If you have an Android device you can get an app to analyse your local wifi networks. This will help if you are all on the same channel. You can also run tests after plugging in your pc directly into the router. Is there a difference? All the best.
David E:
Ping your router both wired and wireless. If there is a difference, adjust the Wireless. Set it for an unused channel (the automatic stuff is idiotic, it always picks channels 1, 6, or 11) On my android device, I loaded an app called WiEye. It told me all about how channel 8 is unused by my neighbors.

Make sure any antenna attached is tight.

Dig into the settings. Most routers can be set to prioritize certain traffic. Make use of that. You might also want to port forward the game system.

Dave:
The further away from the access point you are, the worse the connection will be. You have a couple of options to fix this, and I listed them in order of Best to worse.
1. Run a wire from the router to your area and install a new Access point (not a router, and actual AP). Of course, if you can run a cable to your room, I'd just plug it in to your computer.
2. Use a set of powerlines to get the signal into your area. They work by using the existing power lines in your walls to transmit internet to a new location (instead of running a wire). The one I have plugs into the router (and in the power jack in the wall). The second one is next to my TV a couple rooms away, and it has a built in AP, so my TV has it's own WiFI connection within a few feet of the TV. Works great for streaming.
3. The dreaded extender. They work. Sorta. I never recommend them unless it's the ONLY option.

Good luck!

Andy T:
Not likely, Wi-Fi extender is not for this purpose so it can go both ways, you may find some help in this situation, but "some" it is a question of physics and radio waves, so there is still some random hope.

Shifting your computer, specifically the antenna around to get better reception.

Undisclosed:
If you use an extender or a second router in repeater mode, put it in the stairwell so that it has line of sight to both floors. This will make a big difference.
Laurence I:
definitely not. it may have more to do with a Proxy or a VPN(this tells your inet link to go via these places which may or may not speed things up greatly and may be affected by what AntiVirus you each have installed). check and compare your settings. in fact why not PING each other and see what happens. and also choose a SpeedTest web site and let that tell whats happening. remember any gaming site will want to alter the settings for things like NAT to work well. the gaming site will explain how.
Pro:
sounds like ur in a dorm yea? ur out of luck really. you could make SMALL improvements, but nothing drastic without moving closer to it.
eyecue_two:
yes

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