There is so overhead on speed and the connection is ASYMMETRIC so it's fine on the slower upload speed too.
I usually find that sheer speed is not what matters to games. PING times to the server seem to be the issue. If you want to improve what you have, don't share your internet with anyone or any thing in your house.
I currently have AT&T DSL at up to 3MBPS, it is all they offer so I am stuck unless I get cable.
I did some tests of my connection. These are the closest servers to me. I am in the Houston area
Test 1 Ping 37 Download 2.56 Upload .43
Test 2 Ping 40 Download 2.57 Upload .43
Test 3 Ping 37 Download 2.57 Upload .43
Test 4 Ping 41 Download 2.57 Upload .42
Test 5 Ping 40 Download 2.57 Upload .43
Test 6 Ping 34 Download 2.51 Upload .43
Test 7 Ping 35 Download 2.41 Upload .43
My DSL is rated at 3MBPS download speed so I am getting close to promised speed.
My question is Suddenlink in my area is offering 30Mbps internet and I don't know if switching is worth it. I know that ping and latency impacts gaming more than bandwidth so will switching to a faster cable internet improve the ping or should I keep what I have until AT&T can provide a higher speed.
There are some disadvantages with cable that I have read about like the internet slowing considerably during peak times since it is shared and this is a problem that I do not have with DSL, most of the time I am getting the speeds listed above.
Also, from what I have read my ping is not bad and I do not want to switch to cable and end up with a worse one. That would just make my situation worse.
I guess my overall question is, is switching to cable worth it and will really improve my gaming experience or should I just stick with DSL until AT&T offers a higher speed or even higher speed Uverse?
Thanks for any feedback.