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Topic # 151394 23-Aug-2014 23:56
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so i was looking at vodafone and see they have a unlimited connection on there cable, i have there 130mbit connecttion, and a number of flatmates. Wondering how gaming would be on this.




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  Reply # 1114337 23-Aug-2014 23:59
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Considering your other thread, inwhich you infer your already having issues with congestion possibly...


This adds context, flatmates = more likely that the connection is going to be hammered.


In saying that, short of heavy downloading or uploading, it shouldnt be too much of an issue.



TimA seems to Game reasonably ok on VFs Unlimited connection (be it vdsl).




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  Reply # 1114545 24-Aug-2014 13:48
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Bandwidth will be fine for you and your flatmates but I find that the ping is not as good on cable as it is on ADSL or UFB. This has been noted on MMOs like World of Warcraft and games like World of Tanks. My ping to WoW on UFB is about 150ms compared to over 200 on Cable. This is in Wellington.

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  Reply # 1114589 24-Aug-2014 15:21
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Brumfondl: Bandwidth will be fine for you and your flatmates but I find that the ping is not as good on cable as it is on ADSL or UFB. This has been noted on MMOs like World of Warcraft and games like World of Tanks. My ping to WoW on UFB is about 150ms compared to over 200 on Cable. This is in Wellington.

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since you cant get ufb where there is cable, i suspect you moved isps to go to ufb?


in which case the isp you went with could have different routes to make the difference - although 50ms is pretty big... if it was WOT i wouldn't be surprised, as some isps go via the US while others go through AUS but wow...


Looking at traceroutes that people on cable have posted though, it does seem to have an extra little bit on it though, not too bad..






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  Reply # 1114632 24-Aug-2014 16:17
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hio77:
Brumfondl: Bandwidth will be fine for you and your flatmates but I find that the ping is not as good on cable as it is on ADSL or UFB. This has been noted on MMOs like World of Warcraft and games like World of Tanks. My ping to WoW on UFB is about 150ms compared to over 200 on Cable. This is in Wellington.

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since you cant get ufb where there is cable, i suspect you moved isps to go to ufb?


in which case the isp you went with could have different routes to make the difference - although 50ms is pretty big... if it was WOT i wouldn't be surprised, as some isps go via the US while others go through AUS but wow...


Looking at traceroutes that people on cable have posted though, it does seem to have an extra little bit on it though, not too bad..




I have UFB through Slingshot and of course Vodafone are providing the cable. I think that most on Cable would agree that there are some legacy routing issues that it would be realy nice if Vodafone cleaned up.

I know that WoT on Vodafone ADSL has a better ping than on Cable (my flatmate played on both and was complaining about it. He was quite happy when I moved most machines in the flat on to UFB).

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  Reply # 1114645 24-Aug-2014 16:54
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Still getting under 100 on cable atm for a 130 plan. Known issue..

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  Reply # 1114653 24-Aug-2014 17:12
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mattbush: Still getting under 100 on cable atm for a 130 plan. Known issue..


this is only in select areas however, and work is being done to resolve it.




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  Reply # 1114973 25-Aug-2014 10:53
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hio77:
mattbush: Still getting under 100 on cable atm for a 130 plan. Known issue..


this is only in select areas however, and work is being done to resolve it.


Still.....its been weeks now....

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  Reply # 1114977 25-Aug-2014 10:56
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mattbush: Still getting under 100 on cable atm for a 130 plan. Known issue..


How far under 100 are you getting?

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  Reply # 1114981 25-Aug-2014 11:06

Cable has historically had a good rep for gaming. I loved it back in Christchurch on my 360, absolutely pantsed my American friends' connections. Since you've got a few flatmates all getting in on it, you'll want to invest in a decent router - preferably with 5GHz N (or even 802.11ac).




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  Reply # 1114993 25-Aug-2014 11:13
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mattbush: Still getting under 100 on cable atm for a 130 plan. Known issue..


How far under 100 are you getting?


Getting about 97 as normal...previously it was always 130ish. Not that I can really tell the difference....its just the point of it all....and kapiti 

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  Reply # 1115024 25-Aug-2014 11:41
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NikT: Cable has historically had a good rep for gaming. I loved it back in Christchurch on my 360, absolutely pantsed my American friends' connections. Since you've got a few flatmates all getting in on it, you'll want to invest in a decent router - preferably with 5GHz N (or even 802.11ac).


Eh? But most americans are on cable. And most servers are in america... perhaps you shouldn't trick ignorant foreigners into playing on servers with 300 ping, eh? :)

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  Reply # 1115051 25-Aug-2014 12:10
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NikT: Cable has historically had a good rep for gaming. I loved it back in Christchurch on my 360, absolutely pantsed my American friends' connections. Since you've got a few flatmates all getting in on it, you'll want to invest in a decent router - preferably with 5GHz N (or even 802.11ac).


Wouldnt mind a better ping to US gaming servers....seems UFB routing is much better

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  Reply # 1115695 26-Aug-2014 09:58

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NikT: Cable has historically had a good rep for gaming. I loved it back in Christchurch on my 360, absolutely pantsed my American friends' connections. Since you've got a few flatmates all getting in on it, you'll want to invest in a decent router - preferably with 5GHz N (or even 802.11ac).


Eh? But most americans are on cable. And most servers are in america... perhaps you shouldn't trick ignorant foreigners into playing on servers with 300 ping, eh? :)


To be fair, they were on Verizon DSL - I'm very glad NZ's xDSL space isn't as bad as it is in the US.




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  Reply # 1115718 26-Aug-2014 10:38
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Brumfondl: Bandwidth will be fine for you and your flatmates but I find that the ping is not as good on cable as it is on ADSL or UFB. This has been noted on MMOs like World of Warcraft and games like World of Tanks. My ping to WoW on UFB is about 150ms compared to over 200 on Cable. This is in Wellington.

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200ms is awfully slow so it would help to know which server IP addresses you are talking about. I just tried a number of North American WoW servers and the worst I got was 165ms.

We've been on cable for years and we've consistently been 150ms or faster to the US. It's been great for gaming as we haven't had as much inconsistency as the ADSL (and probably VDSL) users that my kids play with. My kids are regularly waiting on laggy ADSL users when in a game. We've also found that the bigger issue is often in-house i.e the computer, the router, and the LAN. That's why it is hard to know whether the lag for other users is due to ADSL, wireless or whatever. If we have to run Wi-Fi then we run it on 5GHz and not 2.4GHz.

We can definitely tell the difference between different cable speeds so we're sticking to the highest speed we can get.



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