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    Optimize XBox 360 connection

    This is a discussion on Optimize XBox 360 connection within the Speed tests and how to get better results forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; Hi guys, I already have quite a good connection most of the time, but I was wondering if there are ...

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      Optimize XBox 360 connection

      Hi guys,


      I already have quite a good connection most of the time, but I was wondering if there are any tips and tricks to optimize my 360 experience? I have removed the bell ring wire from my socket, and also I rang Sky a while back after reading something on here I think. It was something like 'fast trellis' which when I rung Sky tier 3 support (took a while to get through!) they adjusted this for me which apparently brings down your ping response for gaming. Not quite sure what I set it to now off the top of my head. What should this be?


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      Re: Optimize XBox 360 connection

      Run CMD and type in "ping bbc.co.uk" - What's your average ping time?

      Also; is your Xbox connected via an ethernet cable or wireless?

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      Re: Optimize XBox 360 connection

      Quote Originally Posted by LiamMc03 View Post
      Run CMD and type in "ping bbc.co.uk" - What's your average ping time?

      Also; is your Xbox connected via an ethernet cable or wireless?

      I'll do this when I get home. I pinged google and it was around 35ms response rate which I guess is good. I used to have around 16-20ms when playing counter strike back on my Virgin connection (non fibre optic)

      I'm playing via wireless using the official MS wireless adapter

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      Re: Optimize XBox 360 connection

      Quote Originally Posted by mr2nut123 View Post
      I'll do this when I get home. I pinged google and it was around 35ms response rate which I guess is good. I used to have around 16-20ms when playing counter strike back on my Virgin connection (non fibre optic)

      I'm playing via wireless using the official MS wireless adapter
      Yeah; I had the adapter, until it broke.

      30ms when pinging Google.co.uk I take it?

      Well apart from telling you to get a wired connection, or upgrade upload speed (if possible), I don't think there's a lot else you can do. Also if it's hard to get a wired connection, why not invest in some HomePlugs? Fellow users on here got me intrigued by them, they're grand.

      Wait for Isitme or any other experienced user to come on, they'll soon correct me.
      Last edited by LiamMc03; 09-10-09 at 01:05 PM.

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      Re: Optimize XBox 360 connection

      A must for gamers is a wired connection, homeplugs work great if you cannot run a cable.

      As for pings, well anything under 35ms will be fine, it is more important to have a stable ping than a very low one.

      Other than that there is little else to do.

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      Re: Optimize XBox 360 connection

      Cheers for the tips guys. I thought going wired would be the only/best way but you never know what else other users/engineers know I'm an IT engineer so looks like i'll just have to get the ol' cat5 reel out and get drilling. Will probably go through my windows and outside the house

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      Re: Optimize XBox 360 connection

      I've also noticed that if you change your Xbox DNS to those of Open DNS:

      208.67.222.222
      208.67.220.220

      Then you should see faster sign-in times, messages and profiles loading times. I'm not sure if that gives any speed increase in the actual gaming though.

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      Re: Optimize XBox 360 connection

      I personally setup a DMZ in my router and made it the static IP I assigned to the Xbox.

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      Re: Optimize XBox 360 connection

      yh same, im also running DMZ, its supposed to be faster and my ping times are around 27ms to uk servers, im having problems with my speed at the moment tho

     

     

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