[quotemsg=16440627,0,1972246][quotemsg=16439999,0,1908545][quotemsg=16386722,0,1972246][quotemsg=16385151,0,1940566]Alright, basically i just want to find out more about this and if you have it how you can use it/ how it's used.
its just marketing, if you have a modem and a router in front of it you get no benefit.
only way to use it properly is when your machine is directly connected to the internet, as in modem in bridge mode and your PC directly connected to it, PC establishing the PPPoE connection in case of DSL, i don't even know whats the cable equivalent.
This is simply not true lol. I could see getting better results from bypassing the router. But the software prioritize the packets and lowers the ping. Not by much and some games get no benefit, but it does work.
do you believe that your router, modem, and multiple ISP routers on the way to the game server don't rearrange the packets?
update: definition of packet switching
"a mode of data transmission in which a message is broken into a number of parts that are sent independently, over whatever route is optimum for each packet, and reassembled at the destination."[/quotemsg]
Rearanging packets makes things slower and costs more money, it's generally not done on enterprise connections or backbones. Many high speed backbone connections don't support QoS of any sort. Their speeds are so fast that you can't rearange packets.
Also, in order to rearange packets, they need to be buffered at the same time. Unless a network link is over 80%, they generally don't have more than 10 packets in their buffers at a time. I have a 100Mb connection and even when downloading from 100 peers with BitTorrent, my standing queue typically swings between 5 and 15 packets according to my firewall.