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    broadband speeds for gaming

    This is a discussion on broadband speeds for gaming within the Gaming on Sky forums, part of the Sky Broadband help category; The ideal situation would be to have the console next to the router, and then wired, if you can do ...

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      Re: broadband speeds for gaming

      The ideal situation would be to have the console next to the router, and then wired, if you can do that....
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      Re: broadband speeds for gaming

      but speedtest.net vary quite a bit is this because of the wireless pc connection
      That plus speedtest.net is not a good tester, even if it is very popular.

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      Re: broadband speeds for gaming

      I ve got the xbox connectected to the router with an ethernet cable which seems to sort out any disconnecting issues but i still feel like the connection could be quicker i dont want to get sky max if it really wouldn't make much difference. Anyone got any suggestions for upload speeds for gaming on xbox live?

      as far as speedtest.net goes why is it so popular when the results can vary so much, well mine do anyway! i expect a lot might argue and say how great it is seen as there's so many speedtest results displaying they're results by using it!

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      Re: broadband speeds for gaming

      People like it as it often gives a high reading which boosts their ego. Have a look at some of the posts in this thread, if you need convincing.
      **run a speedtest and post your results here**
      489/490 in particular.
      Sky User - Broadband Speed Tester does not tell lies, only your speed at that particular time.

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      Re: broadband speeds for gaming

      Im gonna take speedtest.nets results with a pinch of salt i think!
      I've been reading on some forum that you should leave your router on at all times unless you need to reboot it,Is this correct how do you know if you need to rebot it and does it matter that i've turned it off every time i've used it? its been on all day today plugged into the test socket showing pretty simular stats from the sky test page so wont be using speedtest.net no more, just cant wait to get that faceplate now and tidy things up!
      any ideas wether upgrading to sky max to improve upload speeds would be benificial to xbox live gaming?

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      Re: broadband speeds for gaming

      Going onto sky max gives you a higher upstream speed of 768kbps which helps the smoothness of the game, but mas has another advantage because you do gaming max gives you unlimited downloading day and night as much as you want.

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      Re: broadband speeds for gaming

      where you state "because you do gaming max gives you unlimited downloading"
      is this necessary i've never gone over my download, I dont think, but getting that extra upload and smoothing out the game sounds interesting. Should i wait until I connect a filtered faceplate before upgrading, do they do that test to stabilize the line when you upgrade just like when i first joined sky bb and would my maximum delay stay at 8 if i upgrade?

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      Re: broadband speeds for gaming

      Quote Originally Posted by james. View Post
      where you state "because you do gaming max gives you unlimited downloading"
      is this necessary i've never gone over my download, I dont think, but getting that extra upload and smoothing out the game sounds interesting. Should i wait until I connect a filtered faceplate before upgrading, do they do that test to stabilize the line when you upgrade just like when i first joined sky bb and would my maximum delay stay at 8 if i upgrade?
      I would wait until you get the filtered faceplate connected to get the best from the line, then i would upgrade to max if you wanted too, and yes sky should keep your max delays at 8 unless you ask them otherwise.

      Could you also post your line stats just to have a look.

      Hope this helps.

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      Re: broadband speeds for gaming

      ^^^^^^
      Post # 6 above

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      Re: broadband speeds for gaming

      Are these my line stats? If so the routers been left on for 48 hours now in the test socket, should I just keep leaving it switched on or is it ok to turn off at night?

      Router StatisticsSystem Up Time: 48:31:20

      Port Status TxPkts RxPkts Collisions Tx B/s Rx B/s Up Time
      WAN PPPoA 2354562 3934577 0 0 0 11:11:13
      LAN 3739733 2211931 0 0 0 48:31:20
      WLAN 218565 160807 0 0 0 48:30:58
      ADSL Link Downstream Upstream
      Connection Speed 5110 kbps 412 kbps
      Line Attenuation 52.0 db 27.6 db
      Noise Margin 6.3 db 21.0 db
      Poll Interval: (secs)
      18 April, 2009 10:17:37 3912 Kbps 269 Kbps
      17 April, 2009 20:12:33 3896 Kbps 292 Kbps
      17 April, 2009 17:47:02 3904 Kbps 269 Kbps
      17 April, 2009 15:33:38 3864 Kbps 262 Kbps
      17 April, 2009 11:25:36 3816 Kbps 288 Kbps http://www.speedtest.net/result/454823333.png
      16 April, 2009 20:00:29 3840 Kbps 300 Kbps
      16 April, 2009 19:57:53 3832 Kbps 296 Kbps
      16 April, 2009 19:50:05 3832 Kbps 304 Kbps
      16 April, 2009 19:47:32 3888 Kbps 243 Kbps
      Isitme what do you mean by "post # 6 above

     

     
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