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    What I don't get about Sky and their connect pakage

    This is a discussion on What I don't get about Sky and their connect pakage within the Sky Broadband help forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; Originally Posted by User05 I can 'lag-free' game and I'm only at 1472kbps downstream and 768kbps upstream. It has little ...

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      Re: What I don't get about Sky and their connect pakage

      Quote Originally Posted by User05 View Post
      I can 'lag-free' game and I'm only at 1472kbps downstream and 768kbps upstream. It has little to do with speeds. I'm pinging bbc at around 35ms average from a crap wireless connection.

      Shouldn't be illegal downloading, then?
      Speed makes a difference. Wanna know what my bro does to get less lag in his gaming? He sits his playstation upstairs so he can connect to our neighbours unsecure tiscali connection and he gets quite a bit of lag free gaming. But it's still **** though.

      And BT is much better than tiscali.

      Edit: And that's how I know Sky block connections (ports whatever). They do on the connect package anyway.
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      Re: What I don't get about Sky and their connect pakage

      Quote Originally Posted by poorbroadband View Post
      Speed makes a difference.
      No, it really doesn't.

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      Re: What I don't get about Sky and their connect pakage

      I feel like I'm in a parallel universe every time I visit this thread.

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      Re: What I don't get about Sky and their connect pakage

      Quote Originally Posted by User05 View Post
      No, it really doesn't.
      the transfer rate, speed and distance

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      Re: What I don't get about Sky and their connect pakage

      For hosting, then (upload) speed would matter a bit more. However, gaming in general is all to do with pings whether that be over LAN and WAN, not sync speed, and of course the location of the server is important.

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      Re: What I don't get about Sky and their connect pakage

      ISPs are to blame for a lot of the lag we get in online gaming. How much data do you think is shifting back and forth? I'm telling you, it's less than 20kbs and yet you still experience a lot of lag. But don't forget, playing online takes up a lot of time (in short, we keep playing for hours) and that mounts up to a lot of bandwidth....

      20kbs every millisecond for 10 hours....

      Playing a game online for hours is the equivalent to watching hours of videos on youtube.

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      Re: What I don't get about Sky and their connect pakage

      ISPs aren't to blame. Unless you're specifically on a gaming package, then most ISPs aim to provide a stable service at the speed estimate you're given at the POS - they're not going to worry about latency/ping issues in most cases as it's not what they support. If you're getting lag during gaming, then there could be numerous issues. The fact you're on connect (most likely), connecting wirelessly whilst gaming (bad idea), noise/error issues with bad internal set-up/internal wiring or being on interleaving and having sky request btw to put you on fastpath.

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      Re: What I don't get about Sky and their connect pakage

      Quote Originally Posted by poorbroadband View Post

      20kbs every millisecond for 10 hours....

      Playing a game online for hours is the equivalent to watching hours of videos on youtube.
      where the hell did you get this number from? 20kb per millisecond would mean gaming uses 20mb per second which is absolutety crazy. can somebody not just ban this guy, everytime i log on and see his latest post i feel like ditching this forum

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      Re: What I don't get about Sky and their connect pakage

      I think you should just leave because.
      Your asking for our help.
      Then you complain.
      Now your telling us we're wrong?

      Either leave the forum, shut up or switch ISP.

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      Re: What I don't get about Sky and their connect pakage

      Quote Originally Posted by misfit96 View Post
      where the hell did you get this number from? 20kb per millisecond would mean gaming uses 20mb per second which is absolutety crazy. can somebody not just ban this guy, everytime i log on and see his latest post i feel like ditching this forum

      Sniff your packets, a lot of the packets vary in size and some are round about the 20kbs mark. And it takes about 10 seconds for it to send out about 50 packets.

      I think I've got my connection better, I messed around with the firewall rules.

     

     
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