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    Gaming Profile & Speed

    This is a discussion on Gaming Profile & Speed within the Gaming on Sky forums, part of the Sky Broadband help category; Hi All, Have had Sky Broadband for a few weeks now and play a fair bit of Xbox Live. Most ...

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      Gaming Profile & Speed

      Hi All,

      Have had Sky Broadband for a few weeks now and play a fair bit of Xbox Live. Most of the time my Ping time is around 32ms-45 ish.
      If I were to take the option of the 'Gaming Profile' would this have an affect on my connection speed at all?

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      Re: Gaming Profile & Speed

      If anything it may boost it by a few kbps
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      Re: Gaming Profile & Speed

      Quote Originally Posted by IWasNotTheEnemy View Post
      If anything it may boost it by a few kbps
      Hi. I've done alot of research on gamer profile for sky and can confirm your speed will decrease. I asked for the gamer profile last week and was made aware that my speed would have to be put down from 20mbs to 10mps. I get 18mbs so I didn't want to lose that much speed so declined. They used to have fastpath that wouldn't effect speed he said but they don't use this method anymore. Hope this helps.

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      Re: Gaming Profile & Speed

      That's a load of tosh!! Whoever you spoke to is talking out their rear end

      Sky have also NEVER had fastpath, so that's a load of rubbish too (some recently have managed to get on it though)

      The 'gaming profile' can be applied with a 20Mbps down/1Mbps up profile with no issues at all

      This is coming from an ex-CST agent for 3 years at Sky
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      Re: Gaming Profile & Speed

      I asked for the gamer profile last week and was made aware that my speed would have to be put down from 20mbs to 10mps.
      You have been fed bull's excrement. There are some circumstances where the speed will reduce, usually by a few kb, but never ever to that extent. You have been unlucky enough to get someone who was too lazy to do anything or just plain ignorant.

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      Re: Gaming Profile & Speed

      Quote Originally Posted by Isitme View Post
      You have been fed bull's excrement. There are some circumstances where the speed will reduce, usually by a few kb, but never ever to that extent. You have been unlucky enough to get someone who was too lazy to do anything or just plain ignorant.
      I must have fob off attached to my account when I ring sky. I'm no expert. Everything I've read on the topic including the pro's and con's alot have talked about speed drop's but you are right what you said, most never said that much of a drop. It's my own fault for believing a person who I thought may no what he was talking about. You live and learn.

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      Re: Gaming Profile & Speed

      Thanks for the info! I take it I'll have to give Sky a ring, or are they any good at sorting this out via email?

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      Re: Gaming Profile & Speed

      Personally I would recommend a friendly phone call. Results vary between different cases, but at least you can quickly hang up and redial if you aren't getting anywhere.

      Please post your router stats when it has been completed as some have found their upload speeds crippled in the past.

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      Speedtest: 17.15MB/s 0.97Mb/s Ping 31 ms

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      Re: Gaming Profile & Speed

      Hi, I have just been put on the gamer profile and my router sync speed has dropped from

      Connection Speed 14920 kbps 796 kbps
      Line Attenuation 19.0 dB 10.3 dB
      Noise Margin 6.8 dB 16.1 dB


      to

      Connection Speed 10235 kbps 796 kbps
      Line Attenuation 19.0 dB 10.3 dB
      Noise Margin 7.3 dB 15.8 dB



      Is this normal, the guy I spoke to said that my line would spend the next 24 hours optimising itself.

      It didn't sound right when he was saying it, but I'm not sure.

      Does anyone know if my line will get better over night, or should I call back and ask for them to fix it?

      Thanks

      Jambo862

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      Re: Gaming Profile & Speed

      you have been set to gamer profile of 10mb 2 choices 20mb or 10mb as long as line steady should get good performance although would not much difference at 14mb and delays set lower

     

     
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