The Total Gaming Solution
How you game is up to you. But one thing is clear – you need fast and ultra-reliable internet. Learn how Wave empowers gamers just like you to get the best experience.
A Reliable Live Streaming Experience
Dropping frames is the last thing you need, whether you're growing your audience or watching your favorite streamer.
With Wave, you get peace of mind knowing you have reliable internet that works as hard as you do 24/7.
Find Your Community
Watch or join gaming communities online. There’s something for everyone whether you want to improve your game, support your favorite charity, or hang out with like-minded people.Join Now
Traffic Controller gives you the power to block any application, port or device on your schedule. Block traffic to your kid’s devices at no-screen time, close access to unused ports for security and more.
Optimize Your Speed
Learn how you can boost and optimize your wireless internet speeds to peak performance in 5 easy steps.
What is the best internet for gaming?+
Gig speed internet is the best internet for gaming because it enables higher internet speeds that drastically reduce bandwidth. If you’re a competitive gamer or an avid Twitch viewer, you’ll want a Gigabit connection to keep up with bandwidth requirements.
How much data does gaming online use?+
Depending on the game you play, online gaming uses anywhere from 40MB to 300MB per hour. The bigger consideration is how many other devices are using your internet at the same time. If you also have household members streaming shows, working from home, or smart devices keeping your home running, that takes up a good chunk of your broadband. With Gig internet, you can continue gaming while other devices are connected.
Why are upload and download speeds important for gaming?+
Upload and download speed are important in gaming because they determine the speed at which data is transferred. The upload speeds are the rate at which your device sends data to a server hosting the game while the download speeds tracks the speed at which your computer receives data from the server. Higher upload and download speeds help keep your game running smoothly.
How do I reduce latency and lag for gaming?+
If you are gaming online the best way to experience lower latencies is by directly connecting an Ethernet cable (Cat 5 or 6 is recommended) from your modem to your device. This is because a wired connection is faster and more reliable than a wireless connection.
However, if you are playing on a wireless connection you can reduce latency and lag is by optimizing your WiFi. Start by preventing WiFi interference by placing your router in an open space towards the center of the house, reducing the number of devices on your WiFi, and cleaning your devices of viruses or malware. Your modems may also need to be updated.
You may consider a whole home WiFi solution — like eero — to help extend your internet’s reach to every corner of your home. If you’ve taken steps to increase your WiFi speeds and it isn’t working, re-evaluate what internet is best for your household. With more WiFi use, it may be time to upgrade your internet.
What modem should I use for gaming and streaming?+
The recommended modem for gaming and streaming is DOCSIS 3.0 / 3.1. These modems are best for high-speed internet, such as Gig services. With the modem, you’ll have an increased transmission range and sensitivity for quality gaming performance.
Level Up Your Game With Wave
*Internet download speeds may vary and are not guaranteed. Observed speeds may vary based on device, connection, and other factors outside of Wave’s control. Serviceable areas only. Gig Internet offers speeds up to 940 Mbps. Certain equipment may be required to receive Gigabit speeds up to 940 Mbps. Internet speeds of up to a Gig may vary due to conditions outside of network control, including customer location and equipment. Minimum computer system requirements apply. Speed is not guaranteed and is affected by user’s computer, sites accessed and number of devices connected. Internet modem required.
Price does not include Internet Infrastructure Fee of $5.57/month, which is subject to change. Internet Infrastructure Fee helps defray costs associated with building and maintaining Wave’s fiber rich broadband network, as well as the costs of expanding network capacity to support the continued increase in customers’ average broadband consumption. This fee is neither government-mandated nor a tax, fee or surcharge imposed by the government; it is a fee that Wave assesses and retains.