Having the gears is one of the equations in having no lag gaming environment. Although default settings is generally good since they work, they are often not optimal and best for online gaming purposes. In this guide, we will go over the advanced wifi router settings that people do not really talk about. We will not mention things here that really make no difference in your performance and speed.
This means that we will not be talking about port forward, DMZ, or mac address here. You still need to set them up correctly, but more often than not they do not affect the speed. Instead, we will go everything that makes your router and online games go faster and lag free.
Before we go into the settings,
1. Make sure you do not have all the devices around your home connected to one router. Consider buying a separate dedicated router for your elite gaming devices.
2. Ethernet cable will always be faster than wifi connections for the foreseeable future. No matter how you tweak your wifi settings, there was always be things like noise and interference.
3. You will need pretty strong signals to take advantage of some of these settings. We assume that you are running with a 5 bar connection instead of a 1.
4. Some of these setting changes break compatibility in some other areas such as VoIP. So double check with your family before changing this. Or read more about these settings before you make the tweaks.
5. Your router may not have all of these options available or they could be called different. Make sure to read the tooltip and apply them as necessary.
Best Wifi Router Speed Performance Setting for Optimal Gaming
For more details about these settings, please check Generic Optimization Tips.
802.11 n Support – On for N devices.
WMM Settings – On, with priority settings for your specific game if possible.
Frequency: 5 Ghz
Bandwidth: 40 Mhz
Best Channel: Varies (Not Auto, manually pick one with least competing wifi network in your area)
AP Isolate: Off
IP Flood Detection: Off
Multicast Rate: Disable, or Low number
Preamble Type: Short
Beacon Interval: As high value as possible.
DTIM Interval (Period) As high value as possible.
Tx Burst (Frame Burst / Pack Burst): Enable
WMM APSD: Enable
No Ack / Ack Suppression: Enable
Optimize AMPDU Aggregation: Disable
Airtime Fairness: Disable (Enable if you have other devices connected, and you KNOW that your gaming hardware is the faster one in terms of transmission speed)
Beamforming: Varies. See the guide for more details.
IGMP Snooping: Disable