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Topic # 30537 11-Feb-2009 21:32
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I like to play online games. You need a consistent and low ping to do this. When anybody else uses the internet connection the ping goes south and play is impossible. We have been given more bandwidth over the years but no technologies have addressed the load balancing issues. This really urks me.

Do you think we will ever really achieve a state of network connections where gaming and surfing is possible on the same connection?



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  Reply # 195409 11-Feb-2009 21:40
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Do you mean on a shared connection at home? if you do then the answer is yes - you just need a router capable of QoS which will allow you to prioritise traffic.




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  Reply # 195411 11-Feb-2009 21:43
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And flatmates that aren't using Bittorrent at the time

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  Reply # 195638 12-Feb-2009 22:15
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Are you 128k UP by any chance?



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  Reply # 195766 13-Feb-2009 21:58
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Has anybody used QoS and found it to give a good ping?


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  Reply # 195784 14-Feb-2009 01:12
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You can't really do anything about inbound traffic but you can shape out bound traffic and connections in order to significantly reduce the impact of other people using the internet and adversely affecting gaming which of course helps control the rate of in bound traffic.

Here's how I had mine setup when I used to play world of warcraft

Classification of connections:



Classification settings:



Classification rules:



This is a WRT54GL running Tomato firmware but any new decent router (eg: the Belkin range) will have somewhat similar options for out bound QoS.

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