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    Online Gaming Lag [Problems]

    This is a discussion on Online Gaming Lag [Problems] within the Gaming on Sky forums, part of the Sky Broadband help category; Guys I want to try something with my sky broadband connection but, i feel that it will mess up my ...

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      Unhappy Online Gaming Lag [Problems]

      Guys I want to try something with my sky broadband connection but, i feel that it will mess up my connection..

      i moved from Virgin Atlantic ( Best Broadband Ever ) To Sky which i thought would be better, but its worst online gaming is almost impossible because of all the lag i recieve and the in-game freezes.

      I Am currently Using a D-Link Wireless Router, But i have a Belkin G+ MiMO Router and i was just wondering if i Used the belkin instead of the d-link would it be faster? and would everything be alright etc?

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      Re: Online Gaming Lag [Problems]

      Not sure if changing the router will help, but it might be worth calling Sky and asking them to put you on a gamer profile.

      Don't know what your stats are so you may be on the best speed already. I'd check with them first before you change routers.

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      Re: Online Gaming Lag [Problems]

      Hi couple of questions...
      Are you using the wireless connection to game on ?
      If so I strongly recommend you use Ethernet cable.

      What games are you playing ?

      Have you asked Sky CS to put you on a games profile?

      It would also be handy if you post up your router stats.

      Did not see above post before I posted, sorry
      Last edited by joss; 18-02-11 at 06:52 PM. Reason: bad timing

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      Re: Online Gaming Lag [Problems]

      Erm How do i Show you my router stats? lol..
      And when i use a long ethernet cable connecting to my laptop.. the speed is just the same..

      And When i call sky tomorrow, just ask them to place me on a gamer profile because i am experiencing technical difficulties at times?

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      Re: Online Gaming Lag [Problems]

      Reducing your max delay (gamer profile) is not suitable for everyone. I just asked sky to put me on it today and my pings gone up from 21 to 32ms.

      So be careful.

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      Re: Online Gaming Lag [Problems]

      How can i tell if its suitable for me or not.

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      Re: Online Gaming Lag [Problems]

      First post your ADSL Stats. Go here and download the tool: Mel's Notes: Sky D-Link DSL-2640S Router Password Extractor.

      Then get your ADSL stats and paste them here. Inorder for the tool to work you need Java installed.

      Also go to cmd (assuming you are on windows) and ping a few sites like bbc.co.uk and post your results.

      Go to start -> run -> type 'cmd' - type ping 'bbc.co.uk'

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      Re: Online Gaming Lag [Problems]

      here's my ping times:

      C:\Users\Ryan Booth>ping BBC - Homepage

      Pinging BBC - Homepage [212.58.244.70] with 32 bytes
      Reply from 212.58.244.70: bytes=32 time=16ms TTL=56
      Reply from 212.58.244.70: bytes=32 time=16ms TTL=56
      Reply from 212.58.244.70: bytes=32 time=16ms TTL=56
      Reply from 212.58.244.70: bytes=32 time=17ms TTL=56

      C:\Users\Ryan Booth>ping 90.207.238.97

      Pinging 90.207.238.97 with 32 bytes of data:
      Reply from 90.207.238.97: bytes=32 time=11ms TTL=125
      Reply from 90.207.238.97: bytes=32 time=11ms TTL=125
      Reply from 90.207.238.97: bytes=32 time=11ms TTL=125
      Reply from 90.207.238.97: bytes=32 time=10ms TTL=125









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      Re: Online Gaming Lag [Problems]

      forgot to say i am on a g.dmt profile so my latency is similar to virgin media's so my gaming is smooth without any errors my line is capped at 4608k down 864k up with a nice SNR at 17db for the down and 13db on the up i can get more speed but i chose this profile so i could have fastpath, it is the only way sky would get my latency down to this.

     

     

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