Can I play multiplayer games through a wireless network?

johny September 8, 2011

I am trying to setup a wireless gaming network in my area and I want to know if that is possible and how to do it. Please give me just a couple of small hints about how to do it. Thanks!

  1. Anonymous
    September 9, 2011 at 3:31 pm

    How To Set Up A Wi-Fi Network To Play LAN Games With Your Neighbors

    Combat Flight Simulator 3: Network Ports That Are Required for Multiplayer Game;en-us;829475

    DirectX: Ports required to play on a network;en-us;240429

  2. Mike
    September 8, 2011 at 11:39 pm

    You setup a Wireless network following your Routers or Access Points manual, connect your computer(s) to it and start your favorite game. That's pretty much it...
    Of course like with any Internet connection some games may require you to forward specific ports. For multiple clients this is best done using Port Triggering (see manual)You may face connection problems if two computers try to play the same game at the same time using the same client ports. How and if it's possible to change the client port is best looked up via the official game support or Google.Does gaming work over Wireless Network? Yes.Does it work as good as wired connection? It may, that depends on signal quality, signal strength and the resulting bandwidth and delay. Other factors are the amount of computers connected to the WiFi and what they are doing (as in utilizing bandwidth).How much people can play at the same time? Impossible to say. That depends on the WiFi standard (a,b,g,n) and connection speed and the usage of each client. Advertised WiFi speeds are total shared bandwidth within perfect (lab) conditions. That means:
    (1) You will never really reach that speed e.g. for Wireless-G with 54Mbit the maximum one client will probably reach is around 36Mbit
    (2) All computers share that bandwidth e.g. if you have 5 computers on this Wireless-G they have a total of 54Mbit. If each computer tries to use 100% speed the result will be each of them having (54/5=) ~10Mbit