Dell Adds Gamer-Friendly Killer Wireless-N 1202 Wi-Fi Card To Alienware Notebooks

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anthemmobil1

Bought one of these network cards hoping to lower my ping. Did nothing and also when recovering from standby the network will not re-connect. Go to their site and you will see people complaining about the same issues for a couple years.

I wished and hoped the card would work for lowering pings and maybe offloading some overhead from my CPU but it didn't.

Back it went.

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someuid

Anything this nic can do will be quickly undone by my ISP, other internet traffic, server overload, or my inabiity to not move my hands from the keyboard and mouse when I sneeze.

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noobstix

I seem to remember that there were some bad reviews about these Killer NICs. I dunno if this particular model is any better but I remember people saying that these things are pretty much overpriced POS.

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someuid

I remember them as well. The reviews measured a 1-2% increase in data throughput and a 1-2% reduction in ping times.

In other words, useless.

There's a reason most online games use UDP. They expect not all of the packets to arrive, just enough so the user doesn't notice the missing packets.

Getthing them from your NIC to your switch 2 ms faster won't amount to much in the larger scheme of things.

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Rcapps

Alienware is just overpriced, you are paying for the name and not much else.

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SilverSurferNHS

a name that was once the SHIIAAT, and has since turned to just regular old shit...

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Rcapps

Pretty much. The Asus gaming laptops are at a fair price for what you get. Would much rather go with one of those

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tekknyne

Alienware plus Killer NIC? Sounds like a recipe for getting rolled to me.

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kevaskous

Too true

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