Best modem for Gaming/Ping? Please help.
Posted on 2003-03-22
I would very much like broadband, but it simply isn't available, nor are digital lines for ISDN, so I'm stuck with 56k. Anyway, enough of the ranting, I was wondering what would be the best possible modem for gaming online? I've been told the Diamond SupraExpress is the best, and when I asked my ISP what they would suggest they told me a 3com or Lucent modem. My current modem is a horrible USR Winmodem, and my ping fluctuates like you wouldn't believe. I also have a USR Performance Pro modem which performs well, but it disconnects on me all the time, so I'm in the market for a new one.
Here's a quote from my ISP regarding their equipment:
"We use only the most reliable equipment from the best manufacturers. Products from SUN, Cisco, 3COM and Lucent are used exclusively throughout our network."
They also told me that they run v.90 equipment.
I've heard it's best to buy a modem that compliments your ISP's equipment, so would that mean I -should- in fact get a 3com or Lucent modem? Would a Diamond modem perform worse? Should I get an internal or external?
Any help is greatly appreciated thanks,