Connection Issues

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  1. majesty95

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    We have run into a few connection related problems along the way so I just wanted to share some info with you guys that will hopefully help everyone get the best experience from playing their games. I have included a link to test the speed of your internet connection and would appreciate everyone taking the test and posting the results.

    First and foremost is your connection speed. 6 Mbps is considered the minimum for online gaming, with 10 Mbps+ being ideal. Obviously, the faster connection you have, the better your (and your opponent's) experience will be. If it is a possibility, check with your ISP (internet service provider) and see if you can upgrade. Sometimes they will do this for free or very inexpensively (maybe $5 per month).

    Here is the link to test your connection speed: Speed Test

    To paste the results of your speed test, click share this result > click forum > click copy > and then paste into the reply on this thread.

    Here are some other steps that you can take to ensure you are getting the best connection possible:
    • If it all possible, have your PS3 hardwired into your modem (using CAT5 cable). Having the PS3 on wifi or even connected through the router can decrease the connection speeds you get. However, if you have to have a router, having the PS3 hard wired to it certainly beats wifi.
    • Turn off all items (or disable wifi from items) using the internet connection when paying your games (PC's, laptops, smartphones, Blu Rays, etc.). Anything that is sharing your internet connection will take away speed from the PS3.
    • Reset your modem/router periodically. Usually this step simply consists of unplugging your modem/router for 30 seconds and plugging it back in. If you are experiencing issues, this step can often times resolve the issue.
    We will be playing the majority of our games versus human opponents so it is to everyone's benefit to try and get the most out of each experience. Hopefully these steps will help you guys get the most out of each and every game :)

    Here is the list of user speeds in order. Lookup you and your opponent when we advance. The higher ranked connection should send the invite. Obviously if it is 19 and 21 then it probably doesn't matter. ;)

    J-Hawk 48.73 - 4.94 - 134
    MarkyMark67 47.51 - 2.36 - 27
    shiftee 46.26 - 3.73 - 10
    CJTHA1 38.66 - 35.96 - 16
    YungLew15 28.38 - 0.98 - 25
    woodsmall 25.84 - 1.86 - 13
    bigtubb_ 22.69 - 4.40 - 12
    MiaFLSurf 21.96 - 10.43 - 20
    Crunk_Ness 20.94 - 12.17 - 31
    AveryB 20.79 - 14.34 - 21
    majesty95 19.24 - 1.47 - 36
    klhart49 18.26 - 2.16 - 11
    mikeb539 16.04 - 1.65 - 39
    Glen Cieske 11.55 - 1.34 - 34
    Cj king 10.77 - 0.99 - 33
    Ninersfan80 9.54 - 8.81 - 20
    danwin 3.44 - 0.49 - 45
     
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    Here's mine lol

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    I've noticed my connection has been atrocious this past week. Taking 5-10 mins to load 1 min videos, pages loading extremely slow, PS3 online games lagging or disconnecting 95% of the time, and Netflix videos not loading at all.

    It's not usually like this, so luckily I'm on Bye this week, and hopefully by the next advance things will be back to normal
     
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    Could someone explain to me what it means?
     
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    Just means the speed that you can upload and download from your internet connection. Mostly the game servers rely on download speeds but uploads play a role. For the most part 10/1 or better are acceptable...
     
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    I just played wayers50 and had lag in my game and my internet connection is better than 68% of the US ... so riddle me this, why did I have lag?
     
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    Lots of reasons and most were notated in the first post ;) Turning off all internet using devices (or disabling wifi for them) and resetting your router/modem periodically do the most good. Both players need to do the same things though. However, there can be server issues or an ISP can be having some issues that day too. You can't prevent everything. You just try to minimize it as much as possible.
     
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    I had lag as well. Just a question. Can one person have lag and the other person can't or do they both have lag together
     
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    This is at my mom's house in town, freaky good for me playing online, I will post a test from my dad's house in the country when I'm there again :p
     
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    From what I remember from some reading I did, I think you both experience it. It takes nearly identical amount of time to transmit to each other, so if one person's connection is in the pooper, both players will experience lag
     
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    Retested. Slightly better but still garbage :(
     
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    My internet sucks
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    Just put in an order to upgrade to 12mbs (install date is 10/18)
     
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    For the most part everyone is really good. Once we get Futuriistiics issues resolved and jeb4056 upgraded we will be in business. Richard hunter have you had any issues?I'm guessing you have 10 Mbps just don't get it consistently?
     
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    I am in a dorm so I can't help this. But I haven't had much lag at all so far
     

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