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    High ping rate

    This is a discussion on High ping rate within the Gaming on Sky forums, part of the Sky Broadband help category; Hi all, Have been a subscriber to Sky for several months now and for the money I find it OK. ...

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      High ping rate

      Hi all,
      Have been a subscriber to Sky for several months now and for the money I find it OK.
      The downside is the high ping rates, not a problem for me but my 2 boys are avid online gamers and it really screws up their games.
      Just done a quick check: NTL 40ms - SKY 90ms
      For this reason I have retained my 4mb NTL cable connection which I was hoping to cancel, if I downgraded to the 2mb connection would it have a great affect on their gaming when they are online together, I switch to sky when they are gaming.

      Thermo


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      Re: High ping rate

      it depends m8 what server did you test to get that ping and what are the main games your boys play. As i play on my xbox 360 over xbox live i can host matches on several different games without a problem and other people in my house can be on the pc's etc at the same time

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      I used speedtest.net for those ping tests but have also used Visualroute. My boys have the most problems with CS other games they play are livable with but CS is the one they play the most.
      I dont mind keeping the cable connection but it would be nice to downgrade to 2mb if they could both play OK on their games, would cover the cost of sky bb

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      Re: High ping rate

      2mb broadband is fine if you are just going to play games. Most games only use about 10-20k\sec at the most. It's more about ping times then total bandwitdh. The only games which might want abit more are epic 3 hour Supreme Commander games with 700 units on each side...

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      Re: High ping rate

      if you have a few mins just read through this thread Low Pings WITHOUT Fastpath!!! as thats what you want to know, also what are your pings to other servers like bbc google

      here are my pings:

      bbc.co.uk - Average 31ms
      google.co.uk - Average 41ms
      google.com - Average 133ms
      skyuser.co.uk - Average 48ms
      jolt.co.uk - Average 39ms

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      Re: High ping rate

      Mirroring your pings mine are:
      bbc.co.uk - average 62ms
      google.co.uk - average 78ms
      google.com - average 145ms
      skyuser.co.uk - average 76ms
      jolt.co.uk - average 69ms
      Maybe it is my line, speed tests show an average of about 6mb down - 350kb up- router info is 7mb down - 416 up.
      I have read about the pings without fastpath thread, is it worth trying to get through to tier 3 to change it and what is the downside

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      Re: High ping rate

      My PINGS:

      (I haven't had to call TS once, touch wood).

      BBC.co.uk = 34ms
      Google.co.uk = 34ms
      Google.com = 117ms
      SkyUser.co.uk = 49ms
      Jolt.co.uk = 49ms.

      If I got on the phone to Tier 3 and asked for a change in Max delays I'd hope for Pings between 15-30ms.

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      Re: High ping rate

      thermoman - what are your line statistics (on the router page) mine are:

      ADSL Link Downstream Upstream
      Connection Speed 13376 kbps 766 kbps
      Line Attenuation 30.0 db 14.3 db
      Noise Margin 6.8 db 13.0 db

      And when you did thoes ping tests was anyone else using the sky line other that you to do anything i.e surf the web, play games

      Oh and gill07 - i have not ask for max delays to be changed either
      Last edited by preetkk; 20-08-07 at 02:00 PM.

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      Re: High ping rate

      Looks like we're the lucky ones then Preet.

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      Re: High ping rate

      Line stats
      ADSL Link Downstream Upstream
      Connection Speed 6976 kbps 416 kbps
      Line Attenuation 43 db 28 db
      Noise Margin 7.6 db 13.0 db
      Took these at 14:00, just myself on line


     

     
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