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any suggestions for gaming WIFI network

Posted: Tue Sep 10, 2019 8:09 am
by daxgo
hello friends i have a Metal2 "https://mikrotik.com/product/RBMetal2SHPn" as AP, with a few firewall rules, to work as a gaming network on my small town, but some times all the stations drop to 1mbps in RX signal, the TX outoling from the AP is fine, but the clients transmision some times DROP, i tried to do some things but nothing works, i move to other channel, go to 20 MGhz, go to 40 Mghz change the "DISTANCE VALUE" in advanced tab on the wireless adapter, but always do this problem.
Please some body can tell me what i can do, i was thinking to change the MTU value to another more SMALLER than 1500, or maybe change the 6 dbi ANT thas comes with the METAL2

Re: any suggestions for gaming WIFI network

Posted: Tue Sep 17, 2019 1:17 pm
by Miracle
Look like cpu throtting when it lack power.
Check cable and power adaptor, POE require good cable (should be pure copper).

Re: any suggestions for gaming WIFI network

Posted: Tue Sep 24, 2019 10:03 pm
by szalkerous
I know this isn't directly helpful for your problem, but a strong recommendation to avoid wireless for gaming at all costs.

Wireless, even perfect conditions with a professional setup, cannot ever compete with the reliability of direct ethernet copper or fiber.

I know this as I compete in PC gaming on my network. I've run many tests to try and compare wifi with properly cabled gigabit cat6 and nothing could beat the reliability, ping, jitter, etc. of true copper wired in best practice. As a result all gaming PCs, gaming laptops, consoles, etc. that can support ethernet are hardwired.

If you cannot avoid wireless for whatever reason, be it a LAN gaming setup between distant buildings, etc. then I strongly recommend you force 5Ghz and set it up properly. Watch Ron Touw's presentations on YouTube, such as this one.

Good Luck!