PC Gaming over the UNH Wireless Network

Gaming on PCs is subject to a very different set of criteria than most other use cases. Whereas most use cases focus on high throughput (Mbs/sec transfer speed), gaming is less about quantity of data and more about consistency and speed of data. Because of this, it is much more reliant on having a good wireless card in the PC.

For the best possible wireless performance, UNH strongly recommends all wireless gaming devices (PC, consoles, etc.) use the 802.11ac or newer wireless protocols and connects to the 5GHz band.

Some devices, even with optimal settings and on good equipment still experience issues. Also, your gaming experience at home could differ from your experience on the UNH Secure network. UNH IT is continuing to work with our vendor to solve this issue.

Because of the case by case nature of PC gaming, UNH IT will work with students to optimize their connections and gaming experiences. If you are having connectivity or performance issues, you may contact the UNH IT Service Desk at 603- 862-4242 or submit a ticket on the "Report An Issue" web form. Please include the following: MAC address of device; your physical location (i.e. dorm building); contact information; desktop/laptop information (is it home built?); symptoms observed; game playing; is device performing normally when web surfing, streaming or emailing.

If you are trying to set up a game console on the UNH wireless network, instructions can be found here: https://td.unh.edu/TDClient/KB/ArticleDet?ID=788


Article ID: 1455
Fri 7/19/19 6:06 PM
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