Milliseconds Matter: Why the Right Router is Crucial to a Great Gaming Experience

Gamers who invest heavily in the latest devices and games may still miss out on the intended gaming experience by neglecting one of the key components of a home gaming infrastructure – the router.

That’s what Charl Van Den Berg, ASUS Product Manager at Tarsus Distribution, and Jonathan Nelson (AKA Wootdini), streamer, caster and game critic say.

Nelson says even the youngest gamers in South Africa research diligently what games and devices they want, resulting in an ‘pull’ rather than ‘push’ focused sales environment. the consumer. However, routers are often overlooked, he says. Many gamers using WiFi connections still rely on consumer routers provided by an ISP, which don’t provide the ideal gaming experience.

“The choice of router has a huge and underestimated impact on the gaming experience. You need proper and stable connectivity or you might experience bad ping, packet loss or ‘rubber banding’. If you only have a few milliseconds behind you could be killed in a multiplayer game without even knowing it, ”he says.

“Currently, most of the games in the world cannot be played with an Internet connection. If you can’t sync with your client, you barely can access the game. In South Africa, so many players have choppy and poor connections that you’ll find professional league matches starting an hour or more after they start, because teams spend so much time looking for the best host with the best connection. Many gamers don’t even know what they’re missing and what these systems can actually do.

Nelson recommends that gamers intending to use WiFi rather than a physical LAN cable invest in a dedicated mesh gaming router that allows users to prioritize certain devices and traffic.

According to Van Der Walt: “ASUS Gaming Routers provide the best gaming experience, with an arsenal of features and tools designed to improve online gaming performance. Award-winning ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) Rapture GT-AX1100 Tri-Band Wi-Fi 6 Gaming Router is the world’s first 10 Gigabit Wi-Fi router with quad-core processor, PS5 compatible, 2.5G port, DFS band , wtfast, adaptive QoS, AiMesh for mesh WiFi system and free network security.

“It offers faster Wi-Fi speed, better range and longer battery life, along with rock-solid stability. Tri-band networking allows you to deduce other network users to use. a VPN. The GT-AX11000 also comes with a 2.5G WAN / LAN port for data transfers up to 2.5 times faster than conventional Ethernet. In addition, it features Aura RGB lighting , which can display hundreds of colors and multiple effects.

For more information on the ASUS GT-AX11000, contact Tarsus Distribution at [email protected]

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