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    This is a discussion on sky broadband - gaming problem within the Gaming on Sky forums, part of the Sky Broadband help category; ive seen it all over the net, but i am a hardcore gamer who plays allot of cod2, sof2, cod1, ...

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      sky broadband - gaming problem

      ive seen it all over the net, but i am a hardcore gamer who plays allot of cod2, sof2, cod1, css and bf2. so a good ping is quite vital to me.


      Reply from 212.58.224.131: bytes=32 time=61ms TTL=119
      Reply from 212.58.224.131: bytes=32 time=61ms TTL=119
      Reply from 212.58.224.131: bytes=32 time=60ms TTL=119
      Reply from 212.58.224.131: bytes=32 time=61ms TTL=119

      Ping statistics for 212.58.224.131:
      Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss),
      Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
      Minimum = 60ms, Maximum = 61ms, Average = 60ms

      now, i want to connect to any good uk server in game, and i get a average of 60-70 ping, for 8mb sky broadband i feel this shouldnt be. but.. i called sky and was told they could do nothing, as sky isnt for online gaming, and its the first complaint he has had for it. never the less, a friend who lives in leeds has the same problem called sky and they changed something so he could have a better ping for online gaming, i suggested this and sky was hopeless.

      anyways, any suggestions or am i stuck with this ping?


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      Re: sky broadband - gaming problem

      Hi
      I suspect that your friend was switched from interleave to fastpath, which is surprising as reading thro here sky seem very reluctant to do this. I am also in this position which is very frustrating for me as I was on fastpath for 6 months before being taken off.
      Search for mognuts utility on this forum and post your results and someone will offer their opinion as to whether you could improve your connection
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      Re: sky broadband - gaming problem

      i called again to sorta have a moan, and they now tell me that by end of weekend as ive only just connected to sky it should settle down and the ping should come down. so fingers crossed, but maybe he lied and just wanted me off the phone coz he was incompetant.. who knows!

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      Re: sky broadband - gaming problem

      Hopefully that'll be the case for me as well then but somehow I doubt it

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      Re: sky broadband - gaming problem

      you have similar problem? i just said to the guy put me onto fastpath and he was like errr ok hold on, then came back and told me to wait over weekend. so its prolly bs

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      Re: sky broadband - gaming problem

      Yep - I got my BB installed on Tues and my ping times are between 90-100 (going up to 200 at some points last night).

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      Re: sky broadband - gaming problem

      have u got all the microfilters on the telephone lines in your house? that made mine go down to about 60. ive been told on another forum the following:

      I had the same problem when I went from virgin to talktalk.

      I was on 2mb and switched to 8mb (UP to 8mb), where I was getting 6mb.
      Now the download speeds are fine but pings are really bad on games.

      The way to fix it is to phone ur ISP. And ask for 'interleaving/interleaved' to be turned off.

      This is because up to 8mb doesn't have a constant speed, it changed every time u sign in. And they use interleaving as it keeps the line stable.

      So ask for it to be turned off, they should let you because ntl are a good company, but talktalk are ****e and they had to downgrade me back to 2mb cos their up to 8mb line without interleaving is dire.
      so ima try that 2moz see what they say

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      Re: sky broadband - gaming problem

      Got microfilters plugged into the right places, tried swapping them out, plugging them into the test socket. Didn't make any difference. I'll try to get Sky to take me off Interleaving but my Attenutation figures are poor so I doubt I'll get onto fastpath (even if I can persuade Sky to make the changes)

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      Re: sky broadband - gaming problem

      im reading on other posts its now sky policy not to change people. let me know if it sorts out for you..

      heres my speed test for 8mb broadband

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