Korben has had the X-Box gaming system for a few years, however it was only recently that we allowed him to activate Xbox Live and play in a private community with his friends over the summer. He was thrilled! Though that excitement quickly turned into frustration as our Wi-Fi connection was not the best where we set-up his X-Box (all the way in the basement) which is the furthest from our home office where our internet router is located. Luckily Verizon Fios has a solution with their Fios Network Extender. As their website says, “range is everything when it comes to Wi-Fi, and the Fios Network Extender is the best way to get it. It receives the signal from your current router and throws it farther, so you get Wi-Fi almost everywhere you need it and around your home or office.”
Last week, I ordered the Fios Network Extender online and Korben and I picked it up the same day at a local Verizon store. When we got home, Korben (with a little help from me) was able to easily set-up the Network Extender device in less than 10-minutes. We re-booted our system and when Korben signed in to X-Box, his entire face lit up when he saw five bars.
Additional Gaming Tips from Verizon Fios…
Wi-Fi vs. Ethernet: Which is better for online gaming? “If you’re looking for the best online gaming experience, then Ethernet cables are the safer bet. Sure, Wi-Fi might be more convenient but being hard-wired offers advantages such as faster speeds, lower latency (less lag) and no wireless interference problems. With Fios Internet, you know you have our fastest and most reliable internet service, which means virtually no lag, no packet loss and faster ping rates. Get a fast and reliable internet service, such as Fios Internet, which means less lag and packet loss. Faster ping rates, faster refresh rates and a low number of server hops can also provide serious gamers an advantage where timing is a factor. Don’t let lag kill your kill ratio. Speed is a critical factor in game play, and if your internet connection slows you down, you’re at a huge disadvantage.”