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Re: What's your internet Speed, (who is the best host for games)

Post by Terrorsidic on Sat Oct 23, 2010 10:12 am

Testing different locations is only good for the Ping part of the test

Ping = seeing how quick information can get from you, to the server and back to you.


Your Upload and Download speeds are your Peak results over the small file test.

Upload and Download speeds can be affected by Congestion. Either at the server, in your house and rarely some bottleneck between you and the server.


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Post by Toydrift on Wed Oct 27, 2010 6:23 pm

I now have telstra cable with the 30mfps but still having issues being disconected.All this computer/internet jargin is doing my head in...I just want a fast connection with no lagg or problems..I thought thats what i paid for.HELP!!

Do i now need to ajust some settings or something??AARGG Evil or Very Mad



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Post by stikman on Wed Oct 27, 2010 6:27 pm

That's pretty f'n good man, especially the ping, don't think many people would get that fast.
Would be kickass without the dropouts.

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Post by Toydrift on Wed Oct 27, 2010 6:30 pm

Yeah i know its $%&# off fast but there is something not quite right.

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Post by Reaps on Wed Oct 27, 2010 6:41 pm

Toydrift wrote:I now have telstra cable with the 30mfps but still having issues being disconected.All this computer/internet jargin is doing my head in...I just want a fast connection with no lagg or problems..I thought thats what i paid for.HELP!!

Do i now need to ajust some settings or something??AARGG Evil or Very Mad


Unlike ADSL, Cable is a shared resource (I.E you share your cable connection to your ISP with everyone else in your area that is also connected to the same cable through the same ISP) so whilst it offers Mega Speeds & low ping times, if there are alot of people using it it may become clogged, leading to erratic ping times & fluctuating download & upload speeds.

Of course this may not be the issue, but it is a possibility if you are only having the problems in "peak" times, such as 6pm-midnight

Maybe stick a sign out the front asking your neighbours to stop downloading so much porn lol!



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Post by ausfez on Wed Oct 27, 2010 8:46 pm



i got that?... dunno what it all means but is there a way to make it so i dont keep dropping out?
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Re: What's your internet Speed, (who is the best host for games)

Post by Terrorsidic on Thu Oct 28, 2010 10:30 am

Drop out can be caused by MANY MANY things.

Here are a few off the top of my head...


1.) Modem overheating, so it locks up/turns itself off.

2.) The copper between your house and the exchange in your area is REALLY old.

3.) Water filling the pits where the copper runs between your house and the exchange (usually only a problem when its rains)

4.) The exchange servers overheating from inadequate cooling during summer.

5.) Your ISP doing emergency maintenance
(I can't speak for all ISP's, but the ones I have been with did their maintenance between midnight and 6am)

6.) Your connection settings at your ISP's control panel are set to harsh
(iiNet have an option called 'Thrillseeker' which pushes the max speed, but can cause dropouts. I use their 'Safe' setting which is slower, but very little drop outs)

7.) The phone line filter between your wall plug and the modem is dying or was always rubbish
(you can test this by removing it, so the modem is directly connected to the wall)

8.) The telephone cable that connects from the wall to the modem is too long
(I had this problem myself, and took me AGES to figure out!. My folks didn't want the gadgets with the telephone, so i ran a cable all way to the other end of the house were my room was. Anyway after many Support tech calls, one guy asked "how long is the cable from the wall to your modem", and after switching back to the supplied (roughly 1m) cable, all the dropouts stopped)
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Re: What's your internet Speed, (who is the best host for games)

Post by Reaps on Thu Oct 28, 2010 2:31 pm

Terrorsidic wrote:Drop out can be caused by MANY MANY things.

Here are a few off the top of my head...


1.) Modem overheating, so it locks up/turns itself off.

2.) The copper between your house and the exchange in your area is REALLY old.

3.) Water filling the pits where the copper runs between your house and the exchange (usually only a problem when its rains)

4.) The exchange servers overheating from inadequate cooling during summer.

5.) Your ISP doing emergency maintenance
(I can't speak for all ISP's, but the ones I have been with did their maintenance between midnight and 6am)

6.) Your connection settings at your ISP's control panel are set to harsh
(iiNet have an option called 'Thrillseeker' which pushes the max speed, but can cause dropouts. I use their 'Safe' setting which is slower, but very little drop outs)

7.) The phone line filter between your wall plug and the modem is dying or was always rubbish
(you can test this by removing it, so the modem is directly connected to the wall)

8.) The telephone cable that connects from the wall to the modem is too long
(I had this problem myself, and took me AGES to figure out!. My folks didn't want the gadgets with the telephone, so i ran a cable all way to the other end of the house were my room was. Anyway after many Support tech calls, one guy asked "how long is the cable from the wall to your modem", and after switching back to the supplied (roughly 1m) cable, all the dropouts stopped)

Thats some very good tips for ADSL users, unfortunately it will be a different issue again for Fez & Toydrift as they are using fibre optic cable connections.

Fez, all you can do is check your ISP setup settings carefully to make sure everything is set in a way that maximises the stability of your connection rather than the outright speed (some even have specific options for this as Terrorsidic mentioned above), & if this doesn't work, ring your ISP & ask them to run a check on your connection & while they are on the phone see if there is high congestion in your area that may be causing issues.


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Re: What's your internet Speed, (who is the best host for games)

Post by ausfez on Thu Oct 28, 2010 11:12 pm

i have no idea about isp and all that stuff... all i know the modem in my room is plugged into phone line then my xbox is plugged straight into the modem...
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Re: What's your internet Speed, (who is the best host for games)

Post by Toydrift on Fri Oct 29, 2010 11:07 am

Yeah,mine is cable,no phone line.Soo,these settings you speak of,where might i find them and what should they be changed to ((Altering settings from standard makes me nervous as i dont want to #$%& shit up))??Keeping in mind the modem is a brand new standard telstra issue (Netgear i think)4 port wireless compatible one.

You guys were talking about xbox compatible modems a couple of pages back,but that is for ADSL2 right??Does this also apply to cable connections as I was under the impression that i can not buy a different modem with cable and i must use the one that the ISP provides..Is that correct?

Sorry to be a pain about this but it seems that some of you guys do this as a profession..

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Re: What's your internet Speed, (who is the best host for games)

Post by Terrorsidic on Fri Oct 29, 2010 11:36 am

Toydrift wrote:You guys were talking about xbox compatible modems a couple of pages back
They just make it easier by just getting 'Open NAT' status out of the box.
(And allowing for multiply xbox's to be online at the same time with open NAT)


Any modem can get you to open nat status, but they will require you put in manual settings to get your 'Open NAT' status.
(Which obviously makes it harder if you not comfortable playing with those settings)
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Re: What's your internet Speed, (who is the best host for games)

Post by Toydrift on Fri Oct 29, 2010 3:49 pm

Only not comfortable coz i have no idea what to do and dont want to set myself on fire lol

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Re: What's your internet Speed, (who is the best host for games)

Post by Sleuth 101 on Fri Aug 26, 2011 10:17 pm



Hmmm an improvement, but spose got keep in mind its bouncing of brisbanes server, which is 1500+ kms away.
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Re: What's your internet Speed, (who is the best host for games)

Post by stikman on Sat Aug 27, 2011 12:10 am



This is wireless from about 12meters from the modem. Xbox is hardwired, should be a bit quicker..

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Re: What's your internet Speed, (who is the best host for games)

Post by Dazza4610 on Sat Aug 27, 2011 6:56 am

My normal connection


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Re: What's your internet Speed, (who is the best host for games)

Post by Arckon on Sat Aug 27, 2011 10:37 am

Being in WA I did a test to both the Brisbane server and NZ (Aukland) server, since these would theoretically be the furtherest distances. I believe a ping below 100ms at most is desirable, can anyone with more knowledge on such confirm what maximum ping should be?








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Post by surferofthemind on Sat Aug 27, 2011 10:59 am


To Sydney

To the US

Here is mine. I am with Telstra BigBong.

I was host last night for the Carrera Cup with little to no issues. I think we had some lag on one car (and to my knowledge it was not our UK entry) that didn't really affect racing.






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Re: What's your internet Speed, (who is the best host for games)

Post by mcrow5 on Sat Aug 27, 2011 11:09 am

first attempt



second attempt




im a bit shocked, was not expecting it be that fast.
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Re: What's your internet Speed, (who is the best host for games)

Post by Terrorsidic on Sat Aug 27, 2011 3:28 pm

mcrow5 wrote:first attempt......second attempt



im a bit shocked, was not expecting it be that fast.
That looks like a Cable connection.

You really need to do the tests during times of the day when your actually racing for a more accurate test.

This is because Cable internet is a shared with everyone else who using cable from your telephone exchange.
The Cable internet at the telephone exchange has a fixed amount of speed available, so you'll usually see awesome speeds like that during off-peak times.

We usually see a LARGE drop in Cable internet speed (sometimes down to dial-up speeds) during school holidays and after school.
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Re: What's your internet Speed, (who is the best host for games)

Post by Terrorsidic on Sat Aug 27, 2011 3:28 pm

stikman wrote:

This is wireless from about 12meters from the modem. Xbox is hardwired, should be a bit quicker..
This is actually testing your modem to the server in Adelaide.

Your wireless connection from your computer to modem should be anywhere around 54Mb/s to 300Mb/s both ways (in theory) depending on if its 802.11g or 802.11n and the amount of wireless interference *.

Your xbox, connected to the network via a wired connection, should be around 100Mb/s

* Other wireless devices and those that emit wireless interference (microwave oven) can effect your speed or even connection.

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Post by Terrorsidic on Sat Aug 27, 2011 3:29 pm

Arckon wrote:I believe a ping below 100ms at most is desirable, can anyone with more knowledge on such confirm what maximum ping should be?

Yes under 100ms ping is the most desirable.

Depending on the game (eg. racing vs shooting), whether everyone is connecting to a dedicated server or there is a single host and everyone connects to him/her (Peer-to-peer), and the amount of data that needs to be sent to other players to update your position/bullets/etc (Usually called 'net code'), will depend on how much over 100ms you can go before it becomes unplayable.
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Post by mcrow5 on Sat Aug 27, 2011 3:35 pm

yeah ive got telstra cable, will test it tonight at about 8.30.
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Post by Guest on Fri Oct 14, 2011 12:26 am


Not too bad i guess, Netspace also have a Connection manager which is set to gaming which decreases my download speed but increases connection speed and stability, so it could be sitting at about 14Mbps

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Post by Terrorsidic on Fri Oct 14, 2011 1:03 am

Can't wait till we have people hosting from an NBN connection.
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Post by Guest on Fri Oct 14, 2011 11:20 am

Terrorsidic wrote:Can't wait till we have people hosting from an NBN connection.
Have the opportunity to get the NBN of all places they set it up in the northern suburbs of hobart first??? Had a bit of a read and although its super-fast, because its goverment monitored (for now) theres alot of blocks in place to stop people using programs like uTorrent and other P2P clients.

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