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Routing, network cards, OSI, etc. Anything is fair game.
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I'm not a router guru, happy E2000 owner. I've once set up a game server as I thought I'll make use of some of my bandwidth. When I reached 100 players I realised that the game is getting laggy but I haven't reached the bandwidth limits of my provider. I've checked the network usage and noticed that to get to the bandwidth section of the ddwrt interface takes a noticeable amount of time.
I reckon that the CPU usage was high and probably the router - having provided 100 users simultaneously - lost its power.
Are there any, say medium price routers, which I could buy and at the same time serve more people?
Thanks very much for expressing your ideas here in this thread and giving me helpful pieces of advice on how to brush up my home router (or alternatively what I could buy to get better performance).
I think I looked at an ASUS router. The claim was that it could run alternate OS. The claim on it also was one of the faster processors. Not sure I'd consider any software based router if you want pure speed. The faster devices are all made for businesses. Some of them might be as low as $150.
@suicidaleggroll - I reckon N16 will handle up to 140mbps (I read it here) although I haven't specified speed in my question.
They're talking about WAN, not LAN. What kind of bandwidth do you have from your provider? LAN speeds are pretty close to 1Gb with that router, but since I only have about 15Mb from my ISP, I have no idea what that router's upper limits are on WAN.