networking

Can Your Network Handle The 'Optimal' Xbox One Experience?

Along with today’s clarification of the online requirements of the Xbox One, Microsoft also gave us an internet speed target: “For an optimal experience, we recommend a broadband connection of 1.5Mbps.” That doesn’t seem unreasonable. Let’s see how we do?


This Magic Box Transforms Your Electrical Outlets Into Internet Connections

Over the course of several years I’ve painstakingly migrated all of my gaming and electronics equipment into a single area, an impassable tangle of wires and blinking lights, all in the name of making sure I had a stable, wired connection at all times. Once I got everything just right, Diamond Multimedia sent me the Powerline Internet AV Kit, a pair of devices that turn any power outlet into a wired network connection.


Indie Fighting Game Skullgirls Beats Lag With GGPO

The all-girl fighter Skullgirls will fight for lag-free online battles thanks to the implementation of latency-hiding networking code GGPO, which enables the play of classic, old-school fighting games over the internet. Developer Reverge Labs officially announced the inclusion of GGPO today on their blog.


How To Ditch Slow Wireless Speeds Go Completely Wired

Wi-Fi provides a convenient way to connect the computers in your home without the hassle of wires, but Wi-Fi is also slow and unreliable compared to a wired connection. Here’s how to go wired where it counts. [Lifehacker]