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Tips To Maximising Your Online Game And Music Downloading

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There are endless exciting opportunities out there to maximise your usage and experience. This article focuses on the key area’s to be aware of.

Maximise Download Speed

When you perform a search for a file to download you will normally have the choice of a number of different ones. They may all be links to download the same file however be careful to look at the quality rating first. Selecting the file with the highest quality or health rating will ensure a much faster download time without interruptions. The higher the rating the larger the number of users that are sharing / have access to the file you are after and thus different parts of the file will download from different users all at the same time.

Maximise Downloads Available

The speed of downloading a file will depend on a number of things. You have already ensured that you pick the file with the highest quality rating however the download speed will also vary depending on the speed of your computer, the type of internet connection you have and also the number of other programs you have running at the same time.

Downloading files takes up a large amount of your computer’s memory. So to eliminate your computer freezing due to too many programs running at once and to maximise how many files you can download I recommend that you select all the files (place them in a queue) you want to download before you go to bed or when you have finished using your computer for the day and let them run during the night. Don’t forget to turn off your screen saver or standby mode to ensure that all files download.

Maximise Quality

As a general rule the higher the file size the better the quality and the closer it will be to the original. Smaller file sizes may download quicker however they are usually fragmented, and blurry.

When looking at quality you should look for the file with the highest quality / health rating as well as the largest file size.

Maximise the Extra Downloads Available

As well as movies and games most programs also allow you to download ROMS, TV shows, pictures, art, CD cover images and sleeves as well.

Maximise your Experience

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Flash Games and Their Popularity

A video game is an electronic game which is played with an electronic device better known as a console. With the help of this device, users can generate visual feedback and the purpose of this device is for recreational activities. When we talk about video games a vast number of them exist. These range from different platforms to different genres. Examples of platforms are personal computer and other video game consoles such as a PlayStation or an XBox. Video Games are also categorized into several genres based on their game-play such as action, adventure, role-playing, strategy, driving, life simulation, construction simulation and many more.

Out of the many consoles available for video games, one of the most popular one is the personal computer. The computer, with it’s standard keyboard and the mouse as the controller (input), the monitor for the display and it’s upgradable GPU (Graphic Processing Unit) and CPU (Central Processing Unit) as the core for playing games, is the favorite gaming device for many. So games of different genres are built for the personal computer. In addition to this when a computer is connected to the internet it simply opens the door to several online games. Ranging from MMORPGs (Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Games) and other multiplayer games to simple single player games, the internet has got it all.

It is no surprise that for gamers, one of the favorite type of game available on the internet are flash games. They are very popular on the internet and their popularity is rising as we speak. The reason behind their popularity are their widespread availability, support for almost all the computers without any high requirements, small sizes/loading time. But the main reason behind their popularity is because most of them are playable online for free. Thus there are thousands and thousands of internet flash games and new ones are coming out all the time. It is noted that only a few hundred flash games were developed in one year in the early 2000 and in 2009 there were more than ten thousand flash games released. This shows how huge the flash games industry has become and how much growth it has achieved in less than a decade.

Keeping the growth of flash games in mind, the internet websites where these games are playable are also available in plenty. During the early days, only a few websites like MiniClips.com, AddictingGames.com were known for developing and hosting such games. Right now there are hundreds of thousands of such web portals with new ones coming out everyday. It is said that on average a hundred new websites come out every day featuring flash games. This makes the availability of these games very high in number which is good for the gamers but it creates a tough competition between the gaming websites. But still the most popular ones are the oldest ones like AddictingGames.com, Miniclips.com and NewGrounds.com. These famouse websites attract millions of gamers monthly showing how high the demand for flash games are.

So, with the innovation in the internet, flash games were introduced and became very popular after sometime. There are other types of such mini games as well such as java games, shockwave games but none of them are as popular as flash games. Milions of people from all over the globe search for and play specifically such games. Whether it is kids from schools, or other people from work, they all enjoy the these for recreation. The popularity of these will continue to grow even though other most advanced games are released. Hence, the flash games are very popular and will remain to be so for years to come.

Dir-665 Xtreme N450 – A High Performance Router for Smooth Gaming and Video Streaming

DIR-665 D-Link Xtreme N450 is the first D-Link router with N450 label which means the router delivers the speeds of up to 450Mbps (in ideal conditions) by adopting the 3×3 MIMO technology which uses three distinct data streams to enable very fast data transfer rates. Computers which are embedded with 450Mbps wireless adapter enabled, such as the laptops which are embedded with Intel Centrino 2 processor, can experience faster wireless speed and greater network mobility.

The DIR-665 is powered by the latest wireless technology 802.11n. The router includes 4-port Gigabit Switch you can use for connecting the computers with Gigabit NIC adapter enabled using UTP Cat5e standards. High speed wired connection is ideal for high-intensive bandwidth applications such as multiplayer gaming, large file transfer and video streaming applications.

However, if you just need to build a wireless network for Internet sharing and other simple networking tasks such as print-sharing and document sharing, you don’t need this Dir-665 router. You can consider Belkin-Share router that enable you to share broadband Internet sharing and with the built-in USB port – you can enable a USB printer to be accessible by other users on the network easily. Belkin with Print-Gennie app allows you to configure the printer (connected to the router USB port) to share to the network easily.

Selectable Dual-Band and HD Fuel Technology

Unlike its competitor TEW691 wireless 450Mbps gigabit router which uses single 2.4 GHz frequency band, DIR-665 D-Link Xtreme N450 is powered by dual-band (2.4 GHz and 5 GHz) you can select. The drawback with the selectable dual-band over simultaneous dual-band is that you cannot work with multiple wireless devices which operate in mixed frequency bands (both 2.4 and 5 GHz) in a time. But with single 5 GHz band in a time, the router provides much clearer band and less interference which is ideal for high-intensive bandwidth applications.

For gaming experiences and HD video streaming, you can select the 5 GHz radio band for cleaner band and less interference (from other wireless devices which operated in 2.4 GHz band). And with the additions of superior HD Fuel and Intelligent QoS Prioritization technologies, make your gaming and HD media streaming more enjoyable. You can provide prioritization for time-sensitive online traffic, such as smooth video streaming, responsive gaming, and smooth VoIP calls with this Intelligent QoS technology.

Advanced Network Security

DIR-665 D-Link Xtreme N450 router supports the dual firewall feature (Network address translation and Stateful packet inspection) to help prevent any types of internet threats such as hackers. And to allow traveler users create secure tunneling to your network, the router supports VPN Pass-through / Multi-sessions PPTP / L2TP / IPSec. For wireless connection security, the DIR-665 supports the latest industrial wireless security WPA/WPA2 to helps protect the un-authorized access.

Green Technology

DIR-665 D-Link Xtreme N450 is an eco-friendly router which is designed to help conserve energy, reduce waste byusing recyclable packaging to help protect our environment from harmful substances, and other eco-friendly green technology features including:

  • The router is designed to detect the ports with no link and bring them down, no power consumed. This helps to save the power.
  • Each different Ethernet cable lengths consume different power output. Traditionally the system supply the same power to different cable length
  • Energy star compliant

Network Management

Each of the client computers connecting to the network must be configured with a unique private IP address to allow them communicate each other and to access the internet. Configuring manually each of the computers with a static IP address is prone to the mistyping that can cause the connection problem. However, the router supports the DHCP server feature that takes care of the complexity of providing the IP address automatically to all the client computers in the network. This reduces the administration overhead in providing the IP address configuration to all the computers in the network.

One of the advantages of having the wireless network in home is apparent, no wires needed. With your XBOX console, you can install a wireless XBOX adapter to allow you play games at the comfort of your living room without the clutter of the wires. With your laptop, you can surf the internet and read the email messages by your poolside. With DIR-665 Xtreme N450, you can build your high-performance network in homes easily.

Supporting mostly OS including Windows® 7, Windows Vista®, Windows® XP SP2, or Mac OS® X (v10.4), DIR-665 is an ideal solution for high-performance home networking or small business environments.

By Ki Grinsing