Tip 1: Pay attention to your routerYour router functions as the control center of your home network and is in permanent exchange with every device connected to it. At the same time, it forwards the data to the internet and retrieves fresh data from there.
Millions of pieces of information are sent per second to synchronize your location in the game and that of the other players. A good router is therefore essential for an optimal gaming experience.
FRITZ!Box offers top performance in both directions. Tip 2: Wherever possible, use a LAN connection
Many gamers swear by a cable connection between their console/PC and their router. The advantage is clear: Neither thick walls nor the your neighbors' Wi-Fi will get in the way and reduce transmission speeds.
All FRITZ!Box models have multiple Ethernet ports, many of them with gigabit speeds.
Tip 3: Clear the way for your Wi-Fi
If you cannot or are not allowed to lay any cables, there are two good alternatives with FRITZ!Repeater and FRITZ!Powerline. While powerline transmits data over the wiring in your home, Wi-Fi does so via radio signals.
Thanks to intelligent features such as Mesh Wi-Fi steering, FRITZ! devices deliver speedy and stable Wi-Fi. With a few simple tricks you can further improve the signal:
Position the FRITZ!Box somewhere where it is unobstructed and clear any obstacles, such as large metal objects or pieces of furniture, out of the way.
Did you know? You can check the signal strength and other important information with the FRITZ!App WLAN.
Tip 4: Use the features of FRITZ!OS
FRITZ!OS is the operating system for FRITZ!Box & co, allowing you to make and adjust a range of settings to increase performance. You should take a look at the ports to be shared and prioritize the connections between the router and console/PC. You can also adjust the settings for your guest Wi-Fi access to reduce the bandwidth provided to your friends and family – leaving you enough speed to play games to your heart's content.
The good news: FRITZ!OS is continuously being developed and new features are added on a regular basis. Best of all, there are no additional costs involved.
How to connect your PC or console
Many professional gamers swear by a PC because of its performance and convenient operation. As a general rule of thumb, they're integrated into the home network using LAN cable.