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June 11, 2014 11:58:43 AM

Hi, i have a doubt and hope somebody here can help me, i have a 1.5 mb internet connection wich my wife and i share, i play online multiple games and she likes to watch videos and surf the web and even play with me sometimes, i know this bandwich isnt enough for both, because when im playing she can do nothing without me lagging, so i have to options:

1. upgrade my internet speed to 3 mb

or.

2. get a second internet contract with 1.5 mb

money is the same, however my doubt is, with only 1 internet connection (the 3mb) is there a chance of my online game lagging?

wich one would better overall?

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June 11, 2014 12:08:45 PM

Manuel Portillo said:
Hi, i have a doubt and hope somebody here can help me, i have a 1.5 mb internet connection wich my wife and i share, i play online multiple games and she likes to watch videos and surf the web and even play with me sometimes, i know this bandwich isnt enough for both, because when im playing she can do nothing without me lagging, so i have to options:

1. upgrade my internet speed to 3 mb

or.

2. get a second internet contract with 1.5 mb

money is the same, however my doubt is, with only 1 internet connection (the 3mb) is there a chance of my online game lagging?

wich one would better overall?


'Lag' in game is generally caused due to high ping. This means your computer can't reach the servers fast enough to update so you lag. A second network would be a better option from a gaming perspective as two seperate networks won't interfere with each other, a 3mb connection may still have your lag issues just to a less of an extent.
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June 11, 2014 12:09:45 PM

It would make no sense to pay for 2 separate connections just get 3mb and on the router set limitations so lets say your wife can only use 1mb total of speed so you get 2mb for yourself.
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June 11, 2014 12:16:48 PM

esco_sid said:
It would make no sense to pay for 2 separate connections just get 3mb and on the router set limitations so lets say your wife can only use 1mb total of speed so you get 2mb for yourself.


Is that not assuming he is bandwidth limited. For example at home I have a connection that lags no matter what the network usage is just that someone else is accessing the internet for things such as streaming video.
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June 11, 2014 12:22:58 PM

randomhkkid said:
esco_sid said:
It would make no sense to pay for 2 separate connections just get 3mb and on the router set limitations so lets say your wife can only use 1mb total of speed so you get 2mb for yourself.


Is that not assuming he is bandwidth limited. For example at home I have a connection that lags no matter what the network usage is just that someone else is accessing the internet for things such as streaming video.


1.5Mb bandwidth is limited enough to lagg in a lot of games as it is and bandwidth allocation on a router would essentially do the same thing as 2 separate connections(even provide benefits such as full 3mbps speed while only 1 person using it) i am a network administrator trust me :) 

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June 11, 2014 12:26:56 PM

esco_sid said:
randomhkkid said:
esco_sid said:
It would make no sense to pay for 2 separate connections just get 3mb and on the router set limitations so lets say your wife can only use 1mb total of speed so you get 2mb for yourself.


Is that not assuming he is bandwidth limited. For example at home I have a connection that lags no matter what the network usage is just that someone else is accessing the internet for things such as streaming video.


1.5Mb bandwidth is limited enough to lagg in a lot of games as it is and bandwidth allocation on a router would essentially do the same thing as 2 separate connections(even provide benefits such as full 3mbps speed while only 1 person using it) i am a network administrator trust me :) 



Fair enough, OP i'd take this posters advice. My knowledge is more speculative than concrete.
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June 11, 2014 12:34:53 PM

Can i do it with my router? TP-Link TL-WR741ND 150mbps wireless lite-N router
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June 11, 2014 12:39:55 PM

esco_sid said:
randomhkkid said:
esco_sid said:
It would make no sense to pay for 2 separate connections just get 3mb and on the router set limitations so lets say your wife can only use 1mb total of speed so you get 2mb for yourself.


Is that not assuming he is bandwidth limited. For example at home I have a connection that lags no matter what the network usage is just that someone else is accessing the internet for things such as streaming video.


1.5Mb bandwidth is limited enough to lagg in a lot of games as it is and bandwidth allocation on a router would essentially do the same thing as 2 separate connections(even provide benefits such as full 3mbps speed while only 1 person using it) i am a network administrator trust me :) 



Can i do it with my router? TP-Link TL-WR741ND 150mbps wireless lite-N router
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June 11, 2014 12:55:27 PM

Manuel Portillo said:
Can i do it with my router? TP-Link TL-WR741ND 150mbps wireless lite-N router


I checked it seems to have quality of service but i am not sure how advanced it is so your mileage may vary if anything you can always buy a new one that has what you need would still be cheaper in the long run than to pay for 2 separate connections.

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