I have no access to a hard line highspeed internet, I have to use a WIFI connection. Is there a way to play Halo 3 (and Halo 4 soon) via WIFI without a terrible lag? This really depresses me. I could get a wireless internet card through AT&T if that would work better, but I'm not too tech savvy. Thanks for any suggestions.
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Try it and see, this question is pretty dependent on your own setup so giving a yes no answer isn't practical. Many games can compensate for higher latency/slower internet pretty well. Also, if you have a strong WiFi signal on your xbox, I doubt you'll see too much difference over a wired connection unless your wifi router is super old. Wireless like wired is just a medium for moving data.
I could go on and on about how wireless gets a bad rep vs wired. Most wireless routers are able to support up to 50-100Mbps, most likely more than your ISP provides you. Just do your best to get a strong signal on your xbox :)
Either way, would you really skip over Halo if I said you couldn't play on wifi?
Short answer: probably not without lag.
Games have lots of information that needs to move really fast, and only the very high-end wifi services will actually move that data that fast.
To mitigate these issues, you could try lowering all of the graphics settings, but I imagine that would not be a satisfactory solution. Less bad than massive lag, perhaps, but unfortunate.
Ultimately, your best bet is to get ethernet installed.
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