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    Gaming help

    This is a discussion on Gaming help within the Gaming on Sky forums, part of the Sky Broadband help category; Hi guys I just bought myself a ps3 and have been having trouble playing online with gt5. I get online ...

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      Gaming help

      Hi guys I just bought myself a ps3 and have been having trouble playing online with gt5.

      I get online but usually get disconnected or the game play is terrible.

      What can I do to resolve the issue?

      Im very new to this so dont know anything really.

      This is my result from speedtest.net





      Im in Glasgow and my recommended one is dublin.


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      Re: Gaming help

      look at the ping times try using london server to see the difference.

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      Re: Gaming help

      Quote Originally Posted by joeboy View Post
      What can I do to resolve the issue?
      are you wireless ?

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      Re: Gaming help

      Quote Originally Posted by richone54 View Post
      are you wireless ?
      Im wired on both my comps and wireless on the ps3.


      This is my results with london

      Also got my router stats aswell if it helps and im 980meters from my local exchange as the crow flys.

      ADSL Link Downstream Upstream
      Connection Speed 8096 kbps 416 kbps
      Line Attenuation 25.0 db 17.5 db
      Noise Margin 14.9 db 13.0 db
      Last edited by joeboy; 06-04-08 at 12:16 PM.

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      Re: Gaming help

      first thing to do would be a wired test, there is nothing that jumps out in your stats that would lead me to think its a problem with the internet connection.

      most common cause for wirelss problems will be interference from things like dect phones (cordless phones) or the wireless channel on the router (if there are lots of people on the same channel (neighbours), you could try changing your channel and/or try moving the position of your router.

      also have a look in the wireless forum for more indepth tips

      (wired will always be better IMO )

      let us know how you get on

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      Re: Gaming help

      speed test ping times are not that good an indication of your ping.
      the best way is to ping something like the BBC or Google and see what you get

      to do this:

      Click start,progs,accessories,command prompt.
      When the black box appears type ping bbc.co.uk and hit enter.


      results will come up in the box and you can paste them here if you think they are high

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      Re: Gaming help

      Thanks for the help.

      Ive just changed the channel there the now and moved the router out of the corner it was in. Not seen if its made a difference yet.

      Would you say my ping rate was too high for online gaming?
      Also do you know what I would say to as them to lower my ping rate?
      Last edited by joeboy; 06-04-08 at 01:59 PM.

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      Re: Gaming help

      do the above ping test and let us know what time you get (the speedtest ping time will not be correct)

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      Re: Gaming help



      This is my result from a wired connection.

      got roughly the same using a friends wireless laptop aswell.

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      Re: Gaming help

      pings are not that bad (some on here ping at around 80 and have no problems but other prefer it lower),
      you can send a request via the kana form (on the sky website) and ask fo rthe delays to be reduced (have a look at this thread)

      before you do that, could you just confirm where you plug your router in ? (extention socket / master socket),

     

     
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