I am switching my connection to wireless (antenna) not satillite. I have read and heard that satillite is terrible for gaming due to constant high pings and bad latency. I play online games which ping is evrerything. I have no experience with wireless connection so i have a few q's. Is wireless any good for gaming, does it have low ping? I live within half a mile of the radio tower and no trees blocking from what i can see so a good line of sight.
Also does wireless need a good comp to run on? Im on a POS 566 celeron. If anyone does have wireless does it have bad lag? I have read that wireless is always constant in speed with no lag but like i said no experience in it.
I have a good friend that switched to wireless and his pings are pretty good. His speeds are 250k/250k and he plays MoH and his pings are just as good as mine and I have 3mb/128k cable. Ive pinged him to about 40ms. I think you will like wireless personally.
your gaming pings will be excellent. better than cable in many cases do to the fact your uploads are not crippled and you get same speed up or down. so the only factor with your gaming pings is the routing your area takes to the servers you play on, which you obviously have no control over. i used wireless for a year. the access point was a mile away with no trees in the way and i had a measly 12db antenna(you will probably get better, like say 16db at least, you can always complain if they give you some little pos 8db or something=P) and got 30-60 pings and 80 to the other side of the US, and 120 overseas. pings were very stable, and the packetloss was almost always 0 or 1.
i do not use wireless anymore as for some reason this area of town started getting radio wave interference and i know this because my antenna often picked up radio stations(rofl?). i experienced downages very often each day and gaming online was very annoying it was just almost impossible. i know it's just this area because i tried it at the manager of the isp's house and his pings were still perfectly normal as he is just outside of this area. but to this day i still cant pinpoint what make it suddly turn sour after a year of excellence. also it did hurt my bandwidth as it was 1mbit up/down then it changed to about 400/400 when it was working normally in this bad state. i use cable now. it still uses the same routing as my wireless but cable here is 400/128kbps, because of the bad upload cap my pings jump around from about 40-100 compared to about 5ms jump on wireless. but i can play online games again. so go for it, if you dont get under 10ms solidly to the access point(5ms is more like it actually), go play a first person shooter game online(not an rpg like everquest), and check it out.