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Is 10Mb/1Mb good enough for gaming?

I will have a wired connection and my sister is going to have a wireless connection with her tablet. Right know everytime my sister connects wirelessly, she laggs my internet and ping in games becomes 500-1000ms. Right now I have 5Mb/0.3Mb connection, would the upgrade to 10Mb/1Mb solve this issue by alot? I need atleast 100ms ping when sharing bandwith while she is wirelessly connected with tablet and watching videos at the same time I'm gaming.
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    Honestly, your 5mb should be enough to do the trick, but if someone is downloading or always on skype, pandora, facebook, tumblr or whatever else is a bandwidth hog, then I would say the jump to 10MB would be nice.

    I'd say do it. I know from experience. I used to have 3.5mb DSL and then my ISP stopped providing that speed and we got dropped to 1mb/500kb....you cant even load google in under 5 seconds...that's why I use my phone and unlimited data to get a FiOS equivalent speed, except more unstable.

    Also, when you do this switch, and you don't want your sister to eat your bandwidth, PM me and I'll walk you through how to put a cap on her max download/upload speed that way you have some left to game :)
  2. AMDRadeonHD said:
    I will have a wired connection and my sister is going to have a wireless connection with her tablet. Right know everytime my sister connects wirelessly, she laggs my internet and ping in games becomes 500-1000ms. Right now I have 5Mb/0.3Mb connection, would the upgrade to 10Mb/1Mb solve this issue by alot? I need atleast 100ms ping when sharing bandwith while she is wirelessly connected with tablet and watching videos at the same time I'm gaming.


    If it is an apple device she uses this may be because they use both the 2.4 and 5GHz channels simultaneously, this can confuse some routers.
  3. 5ive said:
    AMDRadeonHD said:
    I will have a wired connection and my sister is going to have a wireless connection with her tablet. Right know everytime my sister connects wirelessly, she laggs my internet and ping in games becomes 500-1000ms. Right now I have 5Mb/0.3Mb connection, would the upgrade to 10Mb/1Mb solve this issue by alot? I need atleast 100ms ping when sharing bandwith while she is wirelessly connected with tablet and watching videos at the same time I'm gaming.


    If it is an apple device she uses this may be because they use both the 2.4 and 5GHz channels simultaneously, this can confuse some routers.

    No, she uses some kinf of Ainol 7' Tablet.
  4. It shouldn't confuse the routers. They are different bands. 2.4ghz and 5ghz. IF the product is using both at the same time, the only thing it should confuse is the device itself. Even-though you can connect to both, it just means it fluctuates on which one it uses based on signal.
  5. It could be you just need a better router, what kind of router do you have? a model number is preferred.
  6. I'm pretty sure hes using the ISP provided Modem/Router.
  7. nubbsauce said:
    I'm pretty sure hes using the ISP provided Modem/Router.


    right, he could still put a higher quality router inbetween them and his devices though. The ones provided by ISP are usually POS.
  8. James Mason said:
    nubbsauce said:
    I'm pretty sure hes using the ISP provided Modem/Router.


    right, he could still put a higher quality router inbetween them and his devices though. The ones provided by ISP are usually POS.


    I don't disagree with that haha. But from what he was saying, he was just getting high latency because of his sister using the internet to watch videos on her tablet, which I would assume be in HD, which can put a dent in your bandwidth.
  9. nubbsauce said:
    James Mason said:
    nubbsauce said:
    I'm pretty sure hes using the ISP provided Modem/Router.


    right, he could still put a higher quality router inbetween them and his devices though. The ones provided by ISP are usually POS.


    I don't disagree with that haha. But from what he was saying, he was just getting high latency because of his sister using the internet to watch videos on her tablet, which I would assume be in HD, which can put a dent in your bandwidth.


    Yeah, but that's mostly download, and he should ahve plenty a spare. A better router would probably be able to manage traffic better is all. He could even set it up to prioritize his gaming traffic.

    http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2398080,00.asp
  10. Well 5mbps isn't actually 5mbps. It's actually a lot less. With my 3.5mbps internet, my download cap was at 335KBPS. So his actual download speed should sit around 500-550kbps. Which is nothing to work with especially if someone is using that to watch an HD video. But I definitely agree on prioritizing his internet or limiting his sister haha.
  11. nubbsauce said:
    Well 5mbps isn't actually 5mbps. It's actually a lot less. With my 3.5mbps internet, my download cap was at 335KBPS. So his actual download speed should sit around 500-550kbps. Which is nothing to work with especially if someone is using that to watch an HD video. But I definitely agree on prioritizing his internet or limiting his sister haha.


    download speed is usually between 450 and 500 Mbps, upload 0.2-0.25 and yeah, she always watches video in 720p
    and the exact models is siemens gigaset sx 763 wlan
  12. Yeah 720P videos are brutal on 450-500kbps especially if someone else is trying to game haha. Well to eliminate this for the future, you could always limit her bandwidth to a certain amount that way you can get more for gaming.
  13. i will pm you about that when i upgrade, stupid t-com is almost 3 months late ^^
  14. 3 months late? I would have raged on my ISP it they were 3 months late haha
  15. nubbsauce said:
    3 months late? I would have raged on my ISP it they were 3 months late haha


    tomorrow ill contact them personally anf figure what thell did i wait for so long
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