Choffy's forum posts

#1 Posted by Choffy (444 posts) -

Godspeed, Geoff Keighley. Apparently he's going to keep tinkering and rebooting this formula until he gets it right.

#2 Posted by Choffy (444 posts) -

As a Titanfall bundle owner, I'm a little jealous of the Advanced Warfare 1TB hard drive inside. They're all really good deals though.

Sunset Overdrive isn't doing anything for me, so honestly if I were to buy a console right now, I'd go for the Madden 15 bundle. That's probably the sports fan in me talking, though.

#3 Edited by Choffy (444 posts) -

:D!

#4 Edited by Choffy (444 posts) -

Doubt it in regards to 2014. Wasn't it shown off during the second half of the conference, a.k.a. the games that are coming out next year?

Regardless, I'm excited!

#5 Posted by Choffy (444 posts) -

@keyvin: Do the conduits work? (I'm guessing those are the things that essentially work as ethernet ports via power outlets in your house) I've read about them but they almost seemed too good to be true.

@cornbredx: I'm trying to get my friend to bring his Macbook over since no computer in my house has an ethernet port.I'm guessing all of my questions will be answered if/when I can convince him to come over.

#6 Edited by Choffy (444 posts) -

@kidavenger: I'm on OS X, but I'm assuming I've found essentially the same thing. Here are my results:

Should I look into changing the channel? 144 Mbps is definitely faster than what I'm paying for.

#8 Posted by Choffy (444 posts) -

I'm not sure why, but lately it seems like my internet is slowing down a little bit, and the range has weakened. This was confirmed (albeit by a very un-scientific method) by my PS4 and Xbox One both showing my Wifi signal strength at about 75% (when they were both at 100% when they were set up in November), and speed tests giving me results between 10-15 Mbps when I'm paying for 45 Mbps. I called my ISP (Century Link), and they said that they were sending speeds of 45114/5120 Kbps to my router/modem combo (yes, I have DSL). Unfortunately, my laptop is my only computer, and there's no ethernet port on my Macbook to test whether a wired connection will give me better results, but I'm trying to get my friend to bring his laptop to test things out that way.

Basically, my question is simple. My router/modem combo is five years old (Actiontec Q1000), and I'm wondering if an old router/modem could be slowing my speeds. I consider myself fairly tech savvy, except for on networking so I'm hopeful someone could help me out with this. And if that could be affecting my speeds, would turning my Q1000 in to a bridge and purchasing a separate brand new router work?

Basically, how can I get the speeds I'm paying for. I understand you never get quite what you're paying for, and with Wifi you'll also see some loss of speed. But paying for 45 Mbps and getting 12-15 Mbps doesn't seem quite right.

#9 Posted by Choffy (444 posts) -

@sterling: BGR is a very reliable tech news site with a strong track record, so take that for what it's worth. Though I've never heard of DualShockers.

#10 Posted by Choffy (444 posts) -

Threw my hat in the ring. After all, this site is the reason I ended up going to journalism school. I just wish I had kept more of my samples from college.