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    will lowering the max delay to 8s improve gaming o xbox live

    This is a discussion on will lowering the max delay to 8s improve gaming o xbox live within the Gaming on Sky forums, part of the Sky Broadband help category; hi i was wondering if lowering the max delay to 8s will improve gaming on xbox live?...

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      will lowering the max delay to 8s improve gaming o xbox live

      hi i was wondering if lowering the max delay to 8s will improve gaming on xbox live?


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      Re: will lowering the max delay to 8s improve gaming o xbox live

      What it will do is lower your ping times, what sort of figures do you get at the moment if you ping bbc.co.uk from your pc?

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      Re: will lowering the max delay to 8s improve gaming o xbox live

      what does lowering the ping do. will it improve the gaming on xbox live

      by the way when i pinged bbc.co.uk i got 40 ms

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      Re: will lowering the max delay to 8s improve gaming o xbox live

      Ping is just a measurement of your latency, which basically means that if you are playing an online game and you fire your weapon at player b, the time it takes for that information to be received. So a high ping time may allow player b to move out of your bullets way before the game realises he should have been shot.
      Obviously then, the lower your ping time is, the quicker your bullet will get to player b.

      As a guide, I have had my Max Delays reduced to 8, and I can ping bbc.co.uk in only 24ms, so yes lowering should make a bit of a difference.
      But it won't make you Superman unfortunately.

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      Re: will lowering the max delay to 8s improve gaming o xbox live

      Connecting the xbox via ethernet, if not already, rather than wireless should also give an improvement. As the lout says lowering your max delays will also improve things


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      Re: will lowering the max delay to 8s improve gaming o xbox live

      Hi,

      I'm currently in the same boat; sky BB is solid and reliable, but laggy as hell.

      I've pinged bbc.co.uk...

      1 1 ms 1 ms <1 ms 192.168.0.1
      2 103 ms 80 ms 80 ms cr0.mrirl.uk.easynet.net [87.87.248.160]
      3 75 ms 74 ms 75 ms ip-87-87-136-65.easynet.co.uk [87.87.136.65]
      4 82 ms 82 ms 88 ms 212.58.238.190
      5 82 ms 82 ms 81 ms 212.58.238.189
      6 83 ms 81 ms 81 ms 212.58.238.129
      7 82 ms 81 ms 82 ms 212.58.239.58
      8 82 ms 82 ms 82 ms www-vip.telhc.bbc.co.uk [212.58.251.195]

      Which is a LOT better than what I was getting playing Halo last night. 2 second delay between firing rockets and explosions happening.

      So, if I contact Sky and ask them to switch me to "gaming mode" so speak, how'd you think it'd affect the gaming?

      Currently I'm mulling over a swap to Plusnet.

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      Re: will lowering the max delay to 8s improve gaming o xbox live

      Hi Lutzie, if you fill this online form out and submit it to Sky they should reduce your Max Delay which will improve your online gaming experience.

      In section 1 select "I am having technical difficulties"
      In the description box just ask if your Max Delays can be reduced to 8.

      It may take a few days but Sky will either ring you or email you to let you know that it has been carried out.

      Hope this helps.

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      Re: will lowering the max delay to 8s improve gaming o xbox live

      Cheers Mr Lout! A virtual pint of stella to you sir!
      If it doesn't work, I'll swap to Be or Plusnet.

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      Re: will lowering the max delay to 8s improve gaming o xbox live

      I asked Sky to lower my Max_delays Sunday afternoon for the same reason; laggy 360 gaming.

      I received an email this morning confirming they had lowered them as requested.

      My ping readings have halved, from 90-129 to 50-70 (used to average 30-40 with BT). Unfortunately though it seems they have capped my connection to stabilize it. I am now getting download speeds of 2600 tops, whereas before I was averaging 5500-6000.

      Seems I can't have the best of both worlds.

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      Re: will lowering the max delay to 8s improve gaming o xbox live

      Unfortunately this is a possible consequence of lowering your Max Delays, it can leave a line unstable so capping it is the only option. Those speeds are still perfectly fine for online gaming though, so if that is your main reason for your connection then it shouldn't be an issue.

     

     
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