Internet Issues

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  1. bcduggan

    bcduggan Walk On

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    I know when playing online there will be some lag. Any suggestions on how to limit extreme amounts of lag. NCAA Football 11 has had a lot of lag during most of my games and it makes most of the user games unplayable.

    I use a wireless connection. I have to use it though. There is no other internet provider out here. The wireless connection is thru a hotspot box that is located in the laundry room of the apartment building

    Taken from computer:

    My normal speeds are 2-2.5 download, .5-1.25 upload.

    ping is usually .45-.75 ms, jitter is between .14-.30 ms

    I know the numbers will be different(most likely lower) on PS3.

    Have 2 ps3s and a computer online but can only have 2 online at a time due to only being 2 channels, not sure if channel is right word.

    Last game I played online both ps3s were online but when wife shut down hers around halftime, I did not notice any difference in lag.

    Any help would be appreciated.

    Thanks
     
  2. Keller

    Keller The enemy of my enemy is my friend.

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    Your problem is likely that you're using wireless, bottom line.
     
  3. SuperBowlNachos

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    The wireless. Horrible for sports games. I don't even like to use the wireless from my router which is only like 30 feet away.
     
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  4. Randiesel75

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    If there is absolutely no way you can avoid wireless, I suggest a new Cisco E1200 router + WET610N bridge. This should bridge the gap and provide a better solution to your current issues.
     
  5. Shaun Mason

    Shaun Mason Somebody you used to know.

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    Listen to Randy, he is likely the most knowledgeable networking person on the site...including myself.
     
  6. Keller

    Keller The enemy of my enemy is my friend.

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    I'll settle for top 10
     
  7. Steamer43

    Steamer43 Cleveland Steamer

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    Just a heads up for those using AT&T. My internet got knocked off a few times so I called customer service. They said there was a large amount of usage in my area making the connection occasionally bad. Said it would be fixed in 1-2 months but gave me a 10$ monthly discount for a year. If you have a similar problem with them call in and get your $$$
     
  8. BlyGilmore

    BlyGilmore It's All In The Hips!

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    i agree about wired. if you plan on being in a league you really need to make sure you're wired up.

    IMO people also don't consider geographic location enough - especially when picking a time for the game. being in Boston (almost as far east as you can go in the US unless you're in Maine) I noticed a huge difference in lag when playing guys out on the west coast. trying to play a game before 9 p.m. Eastern against somebody at the other end of the country is a big no-no.
     

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