Networking Articles

Hardware help on networking components, to get the most out of Battlefield Multiplayer!

  • If, like me, you're an online gamer then gaining maximum performance from your network is critical. The following is a compilation of a number of articles I've written on the subject plus a number of new suggestions.

    How I Improved My Console Network Performance

    If, like me, you’re an online gamer then gaining maximum performance from your network is critical. The following is a compilation of a number of articles I’ve written on the subject plus a number of new suggestions.

  • There are many elements to an internet connection, all of which can affect your network speed. Today I'm going to look at the DNS look-up and how you can improve it.

    Improving your DNS look-up

    There are many elements to an internet connection, all of which can affect your network speed. Today I’m going to look at the DNS look-up and how you can improve it.

  • Battlefield Medic would love new people to write articles for the site - in particular, if you play Battlefield on any platform other than PS4 and/or are outside the UK.

    Would you like to write for Battlefield Medic?

    Battlefield Medic would love new people to write articles for the site – in particular, if you play Battlefield on any platform other than PS4 and/or are outside the UK.

  • BFMedic.com has now launched its own YouTube channel.

    Battlefield Medic is now on YouTube

    BFMedic.com has now launched its own YouTube channel.

  • For the 100th article, I thought it would be nice to re-cap some of the best so far.

    Battlefield Medic – The Best Articles So Far

    For the 100th article, I thought it would be nice to re-cap some of the best so far.

  • If you're a UK  console owner and you have a BT Home Hub then placing your console within the hub's DMZ (de-militarized zone) can give rewards.

    Adding a console to the DMZ on a BT Home Hub

    If you’re a UK console owner and you have a BT Home Hub then placing your console within the hub’s DMZ (de-militarized zone) can give rewards.

  • Homeplugs are an excellent way to extend the network around your house using just your mains supply. With a 600Mbps maximum speed and the latest AV2 standards, are these Homeplugs from Solwise a good bet?

    Solwise 600AV2 HomePlug Adapter

    Homeplugs are an excellent way to extend the network around your house using just your mains supply. With a 600Mbps maximum speed and the latest AV2 standards, are these Homeplugs from Solwise a good bet?

  • The BT Dual-band Wi-Fi Extender 600 promises to extend your existing WiFi signal. It provides simultaneous dual band coverage - something few competing products can. Does it work and how simply is it to use?

    BT Dual-band Wi-Fi Extender 600

    The BT Dual-band Wi-Fi Extender 600 promises to extend your existing WiFi signal. It provides simultaneous dual band coverage – something few competing products can. Does it work and how simply is it to use?

  • Just a few days after installation of BT Infinity I was constantly finding myself disconnected from the EA servers part way into a game. It turned out to be a problem with the BT network but their support left a lot to be desired.

    BT Infinity, EA and the missing packets

    Just a few days after installation of BT Infinity I was constantly finding myself disconnected from the EA servers part way into a game. It turned out to be a problem with the BT network but their support left a lot to be desired.

  • I've now had BT Infinity 2 installed, which provides fibre-optic "to the cabinet". Infinity 2 comes with less restrictions and double the speed compared to the standard Infinity package. How was the experience and what speeds am I now getting?

    BT Infinity 2

    I’ve now had BT Infinity 2 installed, which provides fibre-optic “to the cabinet”. Infinity 2 comes with less restrictions and double the speed compared to the standard Infinity package. How was the experience and what speeds am I now getting?