The thing that most plagues multiplayer gamers isn't
our video cards, our processors, or even our RAM. Yes, it's our
old arch-nemesis, bandwidth. While half of the people on any multiplayer
server will yammer on about getting a cable modem or DSL, for
many of us $40 a month, plus hardware costs just isn't feasible.
Alternately, we are stuck on a normal modem, on often questionable
phone line connections, and ISPs that are sporadic at best, while
those on the servers outrun you, and taunt you beyond sanity.
Enter the 3Com/USRobotics Internet Gaming Modem.
A modem that claims to speed up your gaming speeds and ping times.
But how can a normal modem actually "lower your ping times". After
all, it's going through the same phone lines, and the same ISPs
that you got your bad pings on, and it's still limited to a maximum
of 53k. So how on earth could it really do anything special?