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    Internet Connections and Gaming

    Hi all used to have virgin internet which was very fast and had a ping of about 22 all the time!!

    Moved house and gone for sky because of all the phone calls i had to make to virgin about bill amounts! Not once could they invoice the right amount lol

    Any way signed up for sky hd package and bt unlimited which says between 10-20mbps and unlimited use,

    For the first ten days they change the speed and settings to allow you to recieve the fastest and most reliable connection, the lowest i tested in that time was about 2mbps and the highest was about 16mbps but the ping was too high for my liking,

    Currently my stats are:






    Is this good enough for gaming, because it seems to me as if its dropping out sometimes and lagging a bit, or is that due to Black Ops games server not running correctly yet?

    Sky Router settings are:

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    Connection Speed 12284 kbps 1113 kbps
    Line Attenuation 35.0 db 20.3 db
    Noise Margin 5.0 db 8.7 db

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    Thats a good connection, I managed with a 64ms ping. Do lag every now and again due to everyones tesco value internet
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    I was with sky for 2 years while playing Lineage II online and with PVP castle sieges of up to hundreds of players, a 4 Mb connection was suffice, and that was with a ping of 92 so you're doing alright.

    I got them to set my max packets size to 32, and if you pop over to Skyuser forums and search max packets you'll find out why, I totally forget why lol
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    I've got VM 20MB.
    When i do the test i normally get around 20mb, morning noon or night.
    Im a PS3er and never notice slowdown tbh
    not sure on ping...ill post the results after work

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    Its black ops mate
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    We found Sky was cheaper for broadband and phone line/calls than BT so we went with Sky for the whole package...just a thought. Ping seems good to me for broadband, upload speed is about right too.

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    for online gaming upload speed is actually more important than download speed i think, and the down load speed can only go as fast as the server your playing on where as the upload is the speed you send the information back
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    im on virgin and im havign trouble with black ops loosing connection, never have bother with other games

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    mines with bt and dont usually get problems and thats fairly poor comparing


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    I am also with sky broadband, ps3 etc etc....here is my results from manchester also, but up in Scotland. I have the £10 top whack unlimited use also




    That seems no bad really
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