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Quintupled my internet speeds For $100

14 May 2017 - 10:13 PM

I know this is usually a place for help, so if this is in violation please remove.




I recently was going through my parents internet stuff, and realized that for $1 more per month, we could get triple the potential speed, as long as we provided our own modem. So I did that, and the increase was pretty good (went from an avg of 30 to an avg of 70 ish.) Then, our router died, so we replaced it with an AC1200 router. Well, after installing it, I'm getting upwards of 165! So, for $100 in equipment, and $1/month, we basically increased our speed 5 fold. Just thought I'd share my small victory :D

Ideas to improve my connection?

05 September 2016 - 09:00 PM

So I just asked for help with adapter suggestions, but after buying a PCI adapter, I realized that my PC is in a terrible spot to receive wifi with a built in card. My wireless was working so well because I have it on a USB extension up high, free from obstructions. I used to have a powerline adapter, and loved that, as I would get great speeds and ping, but it died. SO my question is, what is going to be my best option for improving my speed and stability? I'd love to figure out a way to go wired if I could.


(Just for reference)

USB Adapter: 30-40 down, 2 up. Steam Downloads at 4 megs/s

PCI adapter: 10 down, 8 up. Steam Downloads 1 meg/s

Powerline: 60 down, 6 up.


EDIT: I just fixed my powerline, but the speed is only getting 18 down.... Frustrating.

Looking for a USB WiFi adapter

04 September 2016 - 06:00 PM

I currently have an ASUS adapter that only has a 300Mbps limit, and I'm getting about half the speed through it that I get on my brand new lappy (30 vs 60 down.) I keep getting connection issues while gaming and streaming, so I'm looking for a new adapter. USB preferred, but I'll go PCI if it makes sense. I saw this on amazon, and  it seems pretty good, but I don't know that I trust the brand. Any suggestions are welcome, and appreciated!

Looking for a notebook

17 July 2016 - 06:43 PM

I'm getting quite a lot back from grants this school year, so I want to get me a laptop. I won't be doing anything too heavy on it, maybe some light audio recording. I would like an ultrabook for the weight, as I'd be hauling it around at school. However, they are pricey. I don't want to spend more than $1k. I'm leaning toward an XPS13, or a Blade Stealth, but I'm definitely open to suggestions. Any advice is welcomed!

OCC Overwatch Player Handles

09 June 2016 - 01:19 PM

Hey Y'all,

I figure since this hadn't really been made yet, I would do it! If you're currently playing Overwatch, go ahead and post your Blizzard name so we can play together!


Mine is F13Bubba#11951