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good internet router
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so i've had a lot of complaints about being laggy/jumpy so i decided to check my internet speed and it's 8.5MB down/.40Mb up, which i'm pretty sure is... not good to say the least. so i need some recommendations for some good internet routers. fire away

so i've had a lot of complaints about being laggy/jumpy so i decided to check my internet speed and it's 8.5MB down/.40Mb up, which i'm pretty sure is... not good to say the least. so i need some recommendations for some good internet routers. fire away
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ubiquiti and mikrotik routers are good from my experience

ubiquiti and mikrotik routers are good from my experience
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serveme.tf
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Explain why you think a different router will fix the described problem.

I could suggest some high speed OpenWRT router with proper SQM support, but if your internet line is shit, it won't help a bit.

Is your measured speed truly 8.5 megabytes down and 0.4 megabits up?

To get the best advice, please fully describe how you are connected to the internet. Starting at the wall, connection type, modem, router, switches, cables, powerline adapters, etc.

Explain why you think a different router will fix the described problem.

I could suggest some high speed OpenWRT router with proper SQM support, but if your internet line is shit, it won't help a bit.

Is your measured speed truly 8.5 mega[b]bytes[/b] down and 0.4 mega[b]bits[/b] up?

To get the best advice, please fully describe how you are connected to the internet. Starting at the wall, connection type, modem, router, switches, cables, powerline adapters, etc.
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Arie

1. i'm not the smartest when it comes to internet stuff but from what i understand bigger number = good and less ping = good too. i usually have medium-high ping in pubs and i want that to be more adjustable

2. here's the results from a retest:

https://i.imgur.com/5laCOib.png

i'm in the chicago area and my ISP is xfinity/comcast if that helps

3. i have a router box from comcast that's connected to my house. i use the wifi from that router box for internet.

that's all i can really give due to lack of knowledge on the subject

[quote=Arie] [/quote]
1. i'm not the smartest when it comes to internet stuff but from what i understand bigger number = good and less ping = good too. i usually have medium-high ping in pubs and i want that to be more adjustable

2. here's the results from a retest:
[img]https://i.imgur.com/5laCOib.png[/img]
i'm in the chicago area and my ISP is xfinity/comcast if that helps

3. i have a router box from comcast that's connected to my house. i use the wifi from that router box for internet.

that's all i can really give due to lack of knowledge on the subject
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serveme.tf
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If possible, retest with a wire, because those are some 90s speeds you're getting currently.

If possible, retest with a wire, because those are some 90s speeds you're getting currently.
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ArieI could suggest some high speed OpenWRT router with proper SQM support, but if your internet line is shit, it won't help a bit.

Out of personal interest which ones would that be? My current router has been acting up recently and I'm looking into replacing it...
EDIT: For anyone who cares I asked Arie personally and this is what he said:
For speeds below 200Mbit, Ubiquiti ER-X (no wifi, stock firmware)
For speeds 200-700Mbit, Linksys WRT32X flashed with OpenWRT
And the reason for the differentiation:

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Traffic shaping takes a lot of cpu power for a router, the ER-X CPU can't handle shaping above 200Mbit. You want shaping so you can share a connection, torrrent, stream, while gaming without lag.
[quote=Arie]I could suggest some high speed OpenWRT router with proper SQM support, but if your internet line is shit, it won't help a bit.[/quote]
Out of personal interest which ones would that be? My current router has been acting up recently and I'm looking into replacing it...
EDIT: For anyone who cares I asked Arie personally and this is what he said:
For speeds below 200Mbit, Ubiquiti ER-X (no wifi, stock firmware)
For speeds 200-700Mbit, Linksys WRT32X flashed with OpenWRT
And the reason for the differentiation:
[spoiler]Traffic shaping takes a lot of cpu power for a router, the ER-X CPU can't handle shaping above 200Mbit. You want shaping so you can share a connection, torrrent, stream, while gaming without lag.[/spoiler]
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