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February 23, 2014 7:09:22 PM

Is my internet good enough for online gaming? I took a test (several times) and the results usually looked something like this:
http://www.speedtest.net/result/3327523995.png

Note that this test was taken when nobody else was using the internet much - so that won't always be the case.

Also; this test wasn't taken from the computer I'll be playing on. I don't know if computers effect the tests at all but I thought you should know. Thanks for any help.

Update: I was typically testing with servers nearby. And the ping range was usually between 30-50, but it bounced into the 100s a few times.

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February 23, 2014 7:25:08 PM

To a point it depends on the game. Still most send very little bandwidth. There are people who play WoW on a dialup modem yet so they can get by with 56k. Most other games that I have monitored take around 300-500k. Now if you are going to use other features like voice chat you will have to take that into account but the games use very little.
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February 24, 2014 4:07:03 AM

bill001g said:
To a point it depends on the game. Still most send very little bandwidth. There are people who play WoW on a dialup modem yet so they can get by with 56k. Most other games that I have monitored take around 300-500k. Now if you are going to use other features like voice chat you will have to take that into account but the games use very little.


Arlight so it depends on the game. What if the game is a first person shooter?

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a b 4 Gaming
February 24, 2014 4:48:51 AM

You are best off looking in the support section for the game site if you need detailed information. The game company need to have as many possible customers as possible so they will design the game so people with very poor internet connections can play. Most will design it so even the people with older 768k dsl connections can play.
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