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    This is my understanding

    Ping is the round trip time from your device, to whatever you are pinging.
    Once the signal leaves your house (and router), you have zero influence over how long it takes.

    With the exact same equipment...if I ping my neighbor (on the same ISP), it will be significantly faster than if I were to ping a server on the other side of the planet.

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    Not sure what that costs - can only assume it is grossly overpriced - but I have to agree with Slyguy.

    Maybe affective in Japan with their amazing speeds, but in SA will probably make no difference

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    Quote Originally Posted by yaa5een View Post
    Not sure what that costs - can only assume it is grossly overpriced - but I have to agree with Slyguy.

    Maybe affective in Japan with their amazing speeds, but in SA will probably make no difference
    $300 USD lol

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    I agree with the others. Until I see proof of this working locally, I will always have my doubts. Also this bit is key...

    "To accomplish that, Linksys teamed up with Rivet Networks and incorporated its Killer Prioritization Network (KPE) into this router. The claim is that KPE can reduce peak ping times by up to 77 percent. The caveat is that your PC or laptop will need a Killer network adapter."

    Not sure what network adapter is on the PS4 but I doubt its 'killer'

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    It looks like as if it could double as a drone as well

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    Yeah I reckon it's not much more than targeted marketing and even if measurable won't make any real world difference and result in placebo more than anything else.

    The Netduma (https://netduma.com/) has existed for an age and you don't see that having taken the gaming world by storm.

    If this is doing nothing more than fancy QOS it's simply a case of it's rules prioritizing gaming ports by default which could be done on any other device that supports QOS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SauRoN View Post
    If this is doing nothing more than fancy QOS it's simply a case of it's rules prioritizing gaming ports by default which could be done on any other device that supports QOS.
    So implementing the QOS functionality on one's router may help reduce the ping, if only slightly?

    Are there specific QOS settings you'd recommend for use with the PS4?

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    Quote Originally Posted by onelargeprawn View Post
    So implementing the QOS functionality on one's router may help reduce the ping, if only slightly?

    Are there specific QOS settings you'd recommend for use with the PS4?
    Only ever really when multiple people or devices are maxing out the line and it basically re-arranges the traffic so the PS4 gets it's data first.

    We are talking about mere milliseconds here and even as a network geek I don't bother with QOS for home use.
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