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Solve lag spikes with CAT5-cable?

By world_of_make_b
Jan 2, 2008
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  1. I play the online multi player game Call of Duty 2. I have wireless internet, because of this I get lag spikes in the game. Someone told me I can fix this with a CAT5-cable. I'm interested in purchasing this, but I still have some questions.

    1. My modem is about ten meters from my computer, is this a problem?
    2. Other computers are also dependant from this modem for the wireless internet, if I plug in this cable, how will this effect the other computers?

    Thanks
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

    Sorry for being very brief, but I need to go soon
    (Back later though)
  3. world_of_make_b

    world_of_make_b TS Rookie Topic Starter

    How do you have to connect the cable then? Many websites tell me to just connect the modem to the pc with the cable, but the 'how to' is not clear to me...
  4. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

    Ethernet plug in back of computer to ethernet plug in router
    Using a 10Mtr patch cable
  5. world_of_make_b

    world_of_make_b TS Rookie Topic Starter

    and how is it possible that the other computers don't lose their connection to the Internet, because the modem sends a signal to
    1. the router (to all the computers)
    OR
    2. only one computer through the cable?
    Or am I incredibly wrong right now?
  6. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

    1

    and in the future

    sends wireless to all computers and also data to one hard wired device
  7. world_of_make_b

    world_of_make_b TS Rookie Topic Starter

    superb, thanks :D
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