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PostPosted: Tue Sep 11, 2007 11:06 pm
by [Aliens]Gaz
i need broadband but so far all i know is that for some reason my line can only support 512kb speed.

ive been running tests on my sisters laptop on a 56k connection and thats what i get everytime.

unsure where to get it from but id rather not have to sell a kidney to pay for it.

so... is 512kb connection good enough to play games? id like a ping of 30-40 on uk servers. is there anyway to speed up my line? (short of moving again that is)

my postcode is CH8 9BD, this is what ive used to query line speed... as you can see i like in the middle of nowhere. :rofl: :rofl:

thanks :)

PostPosted: Wed Sep 12, 2007 3:57 am
by [Aliens]solifer
should be ok for gaming :roll:

PostPosted: Wed Sep 12, 2007 5:56 am
by [Aliens]heCKLes
Are the lines really that bad? I say, talk to the company managing the lines..

512kbps could work though..

PostPosted: Wed Sep 12, 2007 9:48 am
by [UKSF]Ice
Yea Gaz buddy,On that postcode the most bt support is 512kb,they dont support broadband at all buddy,might be worth you ringing up bt and finding out if they intend on their speeds going up in your area,I used to have the same problem i just had to wait untill it come down my way.

You could still play with 512kb should be fine m8,but i doubt you will have a ping of 30-40 m8y,if you get back on line bud drop by UKSF server be good to catch up with ya again 8)

PostPosted: Wed Sep 12, 2007 1:07 pm
by [uf] Budball
BT always rates the line at a pretty low rating so I would expect you to get higher than that.

512kb is broadband and will be fine for gaming and most things (exept dvd quality porn). Never mind how fast your download speed your upload will only be 420kb. So everyone in uk is playing on a 420kb line ;)

As for ping ADSL does improve it but its the distance from the server that your playing on that matters most about ping. So never mind if your on dial up or adsl the difference is not going to be huge. As long as your under a ping of 80 you should be fine.

Last pick a good provider. This can be the most important thing. Don't go with pipex and check for reviews.

PostPosted: Wed Sep 12, 2007 6:02 pm
by Aliens Wrig
Good to see Budball and his hypnotic chic back in the forums :wink: