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Bandwidth Speed for Gamer

by Shantanu_28 / August 17, 2014 6:47 PM PDT

Have been with Tikona for three years now. Used to be with a local cable net provider before, coz didn't had any other options in my area then. Tikona has been a constant and awesome in its services. Tikona always go the extra mile, so if you're a heavy internet user and want acceptable FUP, Tikona is the one for you. If you want to pay peanuts and get a service that's worth peanuts go elsewhere! Wink Now, i am planning to change my speed for which I would like to know what is a good bandwidth speed for multiple gamers?

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After all these years.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 18, 2014 1:49 AM PDT

Gamers are one finicky lot and putting more than one gamer per internet connection has always had one of them screaming lag.

It's not about speed but packet ordering when sharing a connection. Also the game has to not monopolize the connection.

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by Shantanu_28 / September 2, 2014 5:32 PM PDT
In reply to: After all these years.

Thanks bro...

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Recommended speed for multiplayer games
by alexmartin11 / September 3, 2014 11:42 AM PDT

Typically online games don't require much bandwidth - a 256 kbps speed is far more than enough. But having 2Mbps / 256Mbps if fine but more speed is good. What you need to look at is the latency which is the time from your end and the server to communicate.

Have you heard about the netcode? For instance Battlefield 2, it doesn't have high-latency corrections so first to server gets the kill. Newer games compensate each player to improve the fairness in latency.

Your mileage may vary depending on if you're playing overseas.

1. You should have sufficient throughput.
2. Choose a server that is close to you.
3. Check your provider if they provides low-latency or low-ping internet access.

If you are on a remote area then ping might be 200-300ms. For instance in AU and New Zealand you might need to search for oceanic server. HappyGrin

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