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post #3631 of 4670
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Originally Posted by vedderpj13 View Post

Type 25 with quickdraw handle and fast mag
FHJ

Lightweight/Hardline
Fast Hands (or Scavenger)
Dexterity

Tac Insert

UAV/CounterUAV/VSAT - When all three are up and your on a team score whoring, your screen turns into a damn spinning slot machine with all the bonuses scrolling. We beat a team last night 100-13 on skatepark (new map), it was literally over in about 2 minutes.

guys were waiting in line to throw their VSats up!! It was hilarious!

I cycled through my scorestreaks 10 times I run uav, hunter killer counter uav.

that one cat on the opposite team was cool about it as well. And he stayed and played the next round.
post #3632 of 4670
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Originally Posted by General Kenobi View Post

No, just the router. I thought there was more of a potential bottleneck with the modem (previously I had a Moto surfboard which was awesome) but for a wired connection I wasn't sure how big of a role the router plaed or if it was essentially just passing through the data from modem to device.

The Router can make a huge difference. HUGE.
post #3633 of 4670
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Originally Posted by rudubb1n View Post

The Router can make a huge difference. HUGE.

Yup, the 66U made a huge difference over my WRT54G. The thing is, you probably won't see huge speed test increases but the router has to process/handle all the traffic and the faster processor/more memory in the newer Asus routers translates to better performance for anything that requires a lot of talking back and forth such as loading web pages/gaming, whatever. The modem shouldn't really be a bottleneck because the router is doing all the work, the modem is just passing that traffic through out to the internet.

Also if you run multiple devices simultaneously it helps significantly as well.
post #3634 of 4670
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Originally Posted by rudubb1n View Post

The Router can make a huge difference. HUGE.

Which is why I've only trusted/recommended two wireless routers the entire time I've had wifi in my home.

1) Linksys WRT-54GL
2) Apple Airport Extreme

That goes all the way back to Dlink wifi-B w/ "speedboost" I bought in 2001. Every other router I have ever tried, has given me issues. The two units above have been rock solid from day 1.. and never needed so much as a reboot that I can remember. I believe I've tried 9 different wireless routers since 2001.. by 8 different manufacters. I have not tried the Asus line, but I have heard good things about them. But I just have no reason to switch from Apple. The Asus routers aren't exactly cheap either.. but I dont mind spending more as you generally get what you pay for. I do look forward to getting a nextgen 802.11ac version.. as soon as it is released. Who knows.. I may try Asus when that time comes.
post #3635 of 4670
+1 the WRT-54G or WRT-54GL are probably the best all-round retail wireless-G routers made in the last decade+ Especially the GL you can flash with DD-WRT or Tomato open source firmware and then you have a $1000 commercial router for like $50.
post #3636 of 4670
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Originally Posted by Daekwan View Post

Which is why I've only trusted/recommended two wireless routers the entire time I've had wifi in my home.

1) Linksys WRT-54GL
2) Apple Airport Extreme

That goes all the way back to Dlink wifi-B w/ "speedboost" I bought in 2001. Every other router I have ever tried, has given me issues. The two units above have been rock solid from day 1.. and never needed so much as a reboot that I can remember. I believe I've tried 9 different wireless routers since 2001.. by 8 different manufacters. I have not tried the Asus line, but I have heard good things about them. But I just have no reason to switch from Apple. The Asus routers aren't exactly cheap either.. but I dont mind spending more as you generally get what you pay for. I do look forward to getting a nextgen 802.11ac version.. as soon as it is released. Who knows.. I may try Asus when that time comes.

The Asus routers are all cheaper than the airport extreme, except maybe the new RT-AC66U which is the new 802.11 AC spec.

The black diamond is much, much cheaper and IMO better. Just comparing Amazon prices,
RT-N56U - $107
RT-N66U - $164
RT-AC66U - $194
Airport Extreme - $170

And don't forget with the N66U at least, you can install custom firmware which can significantly boost the usefulness of the router. But the Asus firmware isn't too bad and it has most of the features most people would ever want.
post #3637 of 4670
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Originally Posted by ultracat View Post

+1 the WRT-54G or WRT-54GL are probably the best all-round retail wireless-G routers made in the last decade+ Especially the GL you can flash with DD-WRT or Tomato open source firmware and then you have a $1000 commercial router for like $50.

Yup. Tomato support is an absolute essential to me. I'm running a linksys E3000 as my router, and using my older netgear 3500L as an access point/switch. I get good wireless N coverage throughout the house this way, although I only have 5ghz for half of it.
post #3638 of 4670
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Originally Posted by bucwylde23 View Post

The Asus routers are all cheaper than the airport extreme, except maybe the new RT-AC66U which is the new 802.11 AC spec.

The black diamond is much, much cheaper and IMO better. Just comparing Amazon prices,
RT-N56U - $107
RT-N66U - $164
RT-AC66U - $194
Airport Extreme - $170

And don't forget with the N66U at least, you can install custom firmware which can significantly boost the usefulness of the router. But the Asus firmware isn't too bad and it has most of the features most people would ever want.

I'm considering the N66U but would it be a reasonable upgrade from my Medialink? Also how's the signal strength for the wife. Our home is just over 3000sq ft and the panel where the modem and router are housed is in the closet upstairs in the corner of the house and WiFi signal in the downstairs opposite corner where the family room is the signal stinks.
post #3639 of 4670
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Originally Posted by General Kenobi View Post

I'm considering the N66U but would it be a reasonable upgrade from my Medialink? Also how's the signal strength for the wife. Our home is just over 3000sq ft and the panel where the modem and router are housed is in the closet upstairs in the corner of the house and WiFi signal in the downstairs opposite corner where the family room is the signal stinks.

Wifi strength has been really good for me. Can use wifi when i'm in my back yard no problems. If you do have issues though maybe you should consider setting up a router as a access point to boost signal in the other half of your house?
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I'm in agreement. I took Dubs advice on the 56U and put my old E3000 on my Amazon seller page. Sold it in 24 hours and used it to pay for the ASUS that I picked up last Saturday. Had a minor hiccup setting it up, but it seems to even me out when playing BLOPS 2. Initially I just set it up and tried it out for a while on XBL. Then I did all the port forwarding and chose the "gaming" QoS option. I was only on for an hour last night (9:30-10:30 CST), but I had even connections and could string some kills together for MUCH better enjoyment! For me to be able to go 39-9 and be one kill off my 2nd Warthog of the match is unheard of! eek.gif
So thanks to Dubs for the advice, hopefully it is a lasting difference.
post #3641 of 4670
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Originally Posted by CrowSS View Post

I'm in agreement. I took Dubs advice on the 56U and put my old E3000 on my Amazon seller page. Sold it in 24 hours and used it to pay for the ASUS that I picked up last Saturday. Had a minor hiccup setting it up, but it seems to even me out when playing BLOPS 2. Initially I just set it up and tried it out for a while on XBL. Then I did all the port forwarding and chose the "gaming" QoS option. I was only on for an hour last night (9:30-10:30 CST), but I had even connections and could string some kills together for MUCH better enjoyment! For me to be able to go 39-9 and be one kill off my 2nd Warthog of the match is unheard of! eek.gif
So thanks to Dubs for the advice, hopefully it is a lasting difference.

Dubs is my hero too!!!
post #3642 of 4670
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Originally Posted by General Kenobi View Post

I'm considering the N66U but would it be a reasonable upgrade from my Medialink? Also how's the signal strength for the wife. Our home is just over 3000sq ft and the panel where the modem and router are housed is in the closet upstairs in the corner of the house and WiFi signal in the downstairs opposite corner where the family room is the signal stinks.

If your house is pre-wired with cat 5, def just get another access point and place it to widen your coverage. You may be able to reconfigure your old router to do this but it can be a real PITA with some firmware.

Then you want both to use the same SSID, but non-overlapping channels. It should seamlessly hand off from one to the other as you move about the house.
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Originally Posted by Daekwan View Post

Which is why I've only trusted/recommended two wireless routers the entire time I've had wifi in my home.

1) Linksys WRT-54GL
2) Apple Airport Extreme

That goes all the way back to Dlink wifi-B w/ "speedboost" I bought in 2001. Every other router I have ever tried, has given me issues. The two units above have been rock solid from day 1.. and never needed so much as a reboot that I can remember. I believe I've tried 9 different wireless routers since 2001.. by 8 different manufacters. I have not tried the Asus line, but I have heard good things about them. But I just have no reason to switch from Apple. The Asus routers aren't exactly cheap either.. but I dont mind spending more as you generally get what you pay for. I do look forward to getting a nextgen 802.11ac version.. as soon as it is released. Who knows.. I may try Asus when that time comes.

Here ya go Daekwon - http://www.amazon.com/RT-AC66U-Dual-Band-Wireless-AC1750-Gigabit-Router/dp/B008ABOJKS/ref=dp_ob_title_ce

(This is the model Buc mentioned above)
Edited by vedderpj13 - 2/6/13 at 11:36am
post #3644 of 4670
I'll say this, the one thing I don't like about FIOS is that you must keep/use the actiontec they provide. This will probably dissuade me from going out and buying one of these newer options.

Does anyone know if this is possible? Our house is not ethernet enabled, all co-ax. We've got phone jacks in some rooms that are going unused, is it possible to yank those out and replace with Ethernet (and run it down to a lower floor)? And plug an ethernet into the back of the router and into the jack for use downstairs?

Does that make sense?
post #3645 of 4670
Thread Starter 
I tried the grip attachment for SMGs and LMGs and it's didn't do jack sh*t! I know Von said it works on burst fire where the crosshair resets to zero quicker but why the hell would you have that kind of limitation? I mean who the hell is going to use and LMG in burst mode???
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Originally Posted by vedderpj13 View Post

I'll say this, the one thing I don't like about FIOS is that you must keep/use the actiontec they provide. This will probably dissuade me from going out and buying one of these newer options.

Does anyone know if this is possible? Our house is not ethernet enabled, all co-ax. We've got phone jacks in some rooms that are going unused, is it possible to yank those out and replace with Ethernet (and run it down to a lower floor)? And plug an ethernet into the back of the router and into the jack for use downstairs?

Does that make sense?

As a person who is about to make the switch to FIOS.. (whenever I go to closing.. new construction go figure) I've done some research and it appears you can use your own router. You need two things. 1) A very friendly technician 2) Decent networking skills. Essentially you should be able to run Ethernet straight from the FIOS box on the outside of your house into the router of your choice. From there it will be on you to configure your router for Verizon's network. This is where the friendly technician part comes in. Only the tech can get into the Verizon box. And only the tech can run straight ethernet from your box to the router. Any other way.. and you are probably going to end up with a Co-ax internet connection coming out of the Verizon FIOS box.. which means you need the Verizon router to convert it. You will need to configure the router on your own and get the connection up and running (with authentication) in a decent amount of time. If you dont, the tech is probably going to connect it the old fashion way as they probably would not want to leave an installation halfway done.

As far as your second question.. its very easy to replace cabling, as you can simply tape the new cabling (ethernet) to the old cabling (RG6) and pull it back to the source. Be advised that the RG6 is probably secured down along the path it was ran, but thats the way we run/replace cable at work. You can also run your own cabling thru any locations you find in your home. Some people you use the HVAC ducts as an easy way to route the cabling from room to room.
post #3647 of 4670
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Originally Posted by vedderpj13 View Post

Here ya go Daekwon - http://www.amazon.com/RT-AC66U-Dual-Band-Wireless-AC1750-Gigabit-Router/dp/B008ABOJKS/ref=dp_ob_title_ce

(This is the model Buc mentioned above)

Thanks Lizard. You guys kinda called my bluff.
What I should have more correctly said.. is that I would buy the Apple 802.11ac version the very day it is released. The Apple one is a no brainer for me because it will be A) Using the Broadcom chipset (which I prefer) and B) Would be caveman simple to bridge along with my two other Airport Extreme's.. to create one big network.

About the only real reason I can think of to not give the Asus 66 a try right now.. is that I have no .11ac devices yet. The $192 price is right.. the reviews arent stellar but seem good enough.. and Asus is about the only other name I hear good things about in the consumer router business these days. Just to drill home how much names mean these days.. Belkin has purchased Cisco's SOHO router business (which already includes Linksys). So make sure you know who you are buying from. Cant believe Cisco would sell out to Belkin of all people. Their name is about to be dragged thru the mud.

http://blogs.cisco.com/news/belkin-announces-intent-to-acquire-linksys/
post #3648 of 4670
When it comes to gaming. It's either hard wired or nothing.
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Originally Posted by bd2003 View Post

If your house is pre-wired with cat 5, def just get another access point and place it to widen your coverage. You may be able to reconfigure your old router to do this but it can be a real PITA with some firmware.

Then you want both to use the same SSID, but non-overlapping channels. It should seamlessly hand off from one to the other as you move about the house.
I'm not too savvy when it comes to networking, my Medialink was a total PITA to get the correct prots forwarded for an open NAT. I had a much easier time using my old dlink 655. Basic setup is always pretty simple but I usually need help from google and youtube for anything beyond that.

We don't use the laptop much but it would be nice to have a solid signal for it downstairs in the family room.
post #3650 of 4670
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Originally Posted by Daekwan View Post

As a person who is about to make the switch to FIOS.. (whenever I go to closing.. new construction go figure) I've done some research and it appears you can use your own router. You need two things. 1) A very friendly technician 2) Decent networking skills. Essentially you should be able to run Ethernet straight from the FIOS box on the outside of your house into the router of your choice. From there it will be on you to configure your router for Verizon's network. This is where the friendly technician part comes in. Only the tech can get into the Verizon box. And only the tech can run straight ethernet from your box to the router. Any other way.. and you are probably going to end up with a Co-ax internet connection coming out of the Verizon FIOS box.. which means you need the Verizon router to convert it. You will need to configure the router on your own and get the connection up and running (with authentication) in a decent amount of time. If you dont, the tech is probably going to connect it the old fashion way as they probably would not want to leave an installation halfway done.

As far as your second question.. its very easy to replace cabling, as you can simply tape the new cabling (ethernet) to the old cabling (RG6) and pull it back to the source. Be advised that the RG6 is probably secured down along the path it was ran, but thats the way we run/replace cable at work. You can also run your own cabling thru any locations you find in your home. Some people you use the HVAC ducts as an easy way to route the cabling from room to room.

My problem is that I honestly don't know much when it comes to this networking stuff. I did find a link earlier that might help someone like you down the road if you're getting FIOS...

http://www.dslreports.com/faq/verizonfios/3.0_Networking#12506 - Shows around 10 different methods of setting up FIOS with another device.

Thanks for the insight though, perhaps the next time I can get a FIOS guy out to me I'll try and get him to put the Ethernet into the 1st story from the box outside (I actually just had this box exchanged for a new one a month or so ago when they came out.)
post #3651 of 4670
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Originally Posted by General Kenobi View Post

I'm not too savvy when it comes to networking, my Medialink was a total PITA to get the correct prots forwarded for an open NAT. I had a much easier time using my old dlink 655. Basic setup is always pretty simple but I usually need help from google and youtube for anything beyond that.

We don't use the laptop much but it would be nice to have a solid signal for it downstairs in the family room.

Haha you and me both biggrin.gif
post #3652 of 4670
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Originally Posted by Daekwan View Post

As a person who is about to make the switch to FIOS.. (whenever I go to closing.. new construction go figure) I've done some research and it appears you can use your own router. You need two things. 1) A very friendly technician 2) Decent networking skills. Essentially you should be able to run Ethernet straight from the FIOS box on the outside of your house into the router of your choice. From there it will be on you to configure your router for Verizon's network. This is where the friendly technician part comes in. Only the tech can get into the Verizon box. And only the tech can run straight ethernet from your box to the router. Any other way.. and you are probably going to end up with a Co-ax internet connection coming out of the Verizon FIOS box.. which means you need the Verizon router to convert it. You will need to configure the router on your own and get the connection up and running (with authentication) in a decent amount of time. If you dont, the tech is probably going to connect it the old fashion way as they probably would not want to leave an installation halfway done.

As far as your second question.. its very easy to replace cabling, as you can simply tape the new cabling (ethernet) to the old cabling (RG6) and pull it back to the source. Be advised that the RG6 is probably secured down along the path it was ran, but thats the way we run/replace cable at work. You can also run your own cabling thru any locations you find in your home. Some people you use the HVAC ducts as an easy way to route the cabling from room to room.

In a house the cable is almost always secured to the studs in various places, and many times it runs at crazy angles. So, you can try the tape 'n pull method but you may not get very far. Just wanted to warn you before you start yanking at cords in your wall. biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by cubdenno View Post

Dubs is my hero too!!!

Dubs 4 President!
post #3654 of 4670
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Originally Posted by vedderpj13 View Post

My problem is that I honestly don't know much when it comes to this networking stuff. I did find a link earlier that might help someone like you down the road if you're getting FIOS...

http://www.dslreports.com/faq/verizonfios/3.0_Networking#12506 - Shows around 10 different methods of setting up FIOS with another device.

Thanks for the insight though, perhaps the next time I can get a FIOS guy out to me I'll try and get him to put the Ethernet into the 1st story from the box outside (I actually just had this box exchanged for a new one a month or so ago when they came out.)

Looks like you are in luck. You live in the Northern, VA area and Im probably right down the block. I'd have no problem coming over to assist and have been doing this shyt for years. Got my Microsoft certs working for Gateway fulltime like 15 years ago while still in college also fulltime.. been working in IT ever since. If you want to run the cabling, I have all the crimp tools, jet line and fishtape here at work.. and can definitely "borrow" those things. You will have to buy your own cable, RJ45 connectors, wall plates, drill & saw. But trust me you will see how easy it is.

I technically live in Silver, Spring MD. But generally stay over my girlfriends house in Alexandria during the week. You can pay me with a 12pack of beer. I'll read up on the FIOS stuff in the meantime. Needs to start researching it heavily anyways, as I will be doing it to my own home in the near future.
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Originally Posted by PimpJuice View Post

Dubs 4 President!

Heck yeah! Make Congress settle their problems in TDM when you get there. biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by CrowSS View Post

Heck yeah! Make Congress settle their problems in TDM when you get there. biggrin.gif

LOL - watching House of Cards?
post #3657 of 4670
Thread Starter 
Daekwan, do you even play this game? I swear I have been off and on all hours in a day but haven't seen you online. Miss all the trash talking and pwning noobs with the old crew
post #3658 of 4670
ok I don't know wtf has happened to this game recently, but the SMG's are now useless and it seems like everyone is sniping. I have NEVER seen sniper rifles being used as much as in the past week and a half.
post #3659 of 4670
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Originally Posted by kev0ut View Post

ok I don't know wtf has happened to this game recently, but the SMG's are now useless and it seems like everyone is sniping. I have NEVER seen sniper rifles being used as much as in the past week and a half.

I feel like the patch did nothing but bad things. Push people to use more ARs. Swarms are weaker. I hate it.
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Originally Posted by jitu View Post

Daekwan, do you even play this game? I swear I have been off and on all hours in a day but haven't seen you online. Miss all the trash talking and pwning noobs with the old crew

I play about 1 hour a week. I'm honestly not a big fan of the game, but it has become more fun since its was originally released. It is the newest COD game, which means i'll support it. I'll take new COD over old-anything else. As much as I like the older titles.. they do feel old now and after nostalgia wears off they really feel 'been there, done that'.

It also doesnt help the guys I generally play with almost always have a full team of 6.. and generally dont want to play groundwar. Thats understandable, as alot of people dont like GW. And if I'm going to play the game more.. I'm going to have to find more people to play with. Im scheduled for alot of biz travel this year.. and generally bring the Xbox & COD along. Which means plenty of nights where I'll have nothing better to do than to work on decreasing my Kill:Death ratio & increasing my Jameson:Ice ratio smile.gif
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