I currently have ATT DSL in Michigan and using an old DSL modem. I am wondering if upgrading the modem would decrease my ping times. My speeds for the most part are ok but playing COD: Black Ops on my XBOX 360 sometimes gets some funky lag effects.
I currently have a Siemens SpeedStream 4100 ADSL modem connected to a D-Link 2310 router. Off the router, I have an Xbox 360, 2 PCs, and the last port connected to a TrendNet TPL-304E2K EOPL (Ethernet over Power Line). The EOPL was only added last weekend to give a network drop in my daughter’s room and the lag issue has been happening for sometime now.
The ADSL modem is only ADSL and not ADSL2/2+. I have had this modem for over 5 years.
During the week it is only my PC and my XBOX 360 uses the network. Like I said, speeds are not an issue, but I am getting 58-70ms ping times on pingtest.net.
So to boil it down:
- Would upgrading my modem improve ping times?
- What ADSL modem would you recommend?
I am looking for something under $40 like www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=5536524&CatId=160 or www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=4970955&CatId=160
I have thought about getting a gateway (modem+router) but have not seen any that specifically mentions gaming other than QoS. I have seen routers out there that allow you to give bandwidth priority to a specific device (D-Link calls their version GameFuel).
I am posting this in IMHO because I am looking for recommendations on if and what ADSL modem I should get. If appropriate, please move this to General Questions.
Thank you for your time.