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Topic # 240465 9-Sep-2018 14:08
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Our area gets fibre soon. Would it make a difference over our existing decent VDSL for playing on overseas (i.e Asia & European) gaming servers?


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  Reply # 2086422 9-Sep-2018 14:17
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As I was always put on a high latency profile with VDSL because of crap copper, I have seen signifigant drops in ping with about 30ms shaved off most things.

 

Seems more consistant, dont have to worry about a device on the network updating and using the meager bandwidth.

 

Voice chat actually works properly now without sounding like a mobile phone in a tunnel.

 

I still suck at gaming.





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  Reply # 2086423 9-Sep-2018 14:23
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depends on your current VDSL profile is, if your on the lowest profile and ping then unlikely to see any difference in ping time


 
 
 
 




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  Reply # 2086425 9-Sep-2018 14:32
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Thanks for the replies. Not sure what profile I'm on - I know I get 38ms to EA servers in Sydney (according to the Xbox), and bandwidth-wise about 35-40mb downstream on our VDSL...?


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  Reply # 2086426 9-Sep-2018 14:35
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find the VDSL details page in your modem to confirm




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  Reply # 2086427 9-Sep-2018 14:37
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I'm logged into the VDSL control panel but see nothing about profile?

 

 


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  Reply # 2086488 9-Sep-2018 15:59
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Short answer, probably won't make any difference.

 

Cheers - N

 

 


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  Reply # 2086506 9-Sep-2018 16:33
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come have a chat with me on monday if you want an in-depth look into it..

 

 

 

but realistically you may see minor reduction in packetloss.

 

Your VDSL line won't be vectored, so in some games the packetloss and/or jitters is flagged a little more.

 

 

 

Realistically though, there is near little change, you may drop a few ms on latency which is going to do nothing.

 

Where you will see the gains is, multiple users using the connection. Fibre having better bandwidth rates, your less likely to get spikes.

 

Being that your using Xbox, It's likely to be even less obvious than anything else.





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  Reply # 2086514 9-Sep-2018 17:03
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Most likely no.

 

But would I upgrade to fibre? Heck yes!





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  Reply # 2086521 9-Sep-2018 17:27
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richms:

 

Seems more consistant, dont have to worry about a device on the network updating and using the meager bandwidth.

 

 

 

 

That will be a relief. Windows 10 insists on spending two hours downloading an update every time I boot, only for the update to fail to install.


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  Reply # 2086522 9-Sep-2018 17:28
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GeorgefromLightbox:

 

Thanks for the replies. Not sure what profile I'm on - I know I get 38ms to EA servers in Sydney (according to the Xbox), and bandwidth-wise about 35-40mb downstream on our VDSL...?

 

 

 

 

That's a pretty good VDSL connection already. :)




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  Reply # 2086543 9-Sep-2018 17:57
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Thanks fellow Sparkies @Talkiet @hio77 - yeah I'm around tomorrow at SC if you wanna lemme know where you're at for a chat :)

 

@cddt I know, right? When it gets going it'll hit 50mb if the server's good enough (e.g downloading games from XBLive)...hence I was wondering if I should bother upgrading!


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  Reply # 2086545 9-Sep-2018 17:59
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GeorgefromLightbox:

 

Thanks fellow Sparkies @Talkiet @hio77 - yeah I'm around tomorrow at SC if you wanna lemme know where you're at for a chat :)

 

@cddt I know, right? When it gets going it'll hit 50mb if the server's good enough (e.g downloading games from XBLive)...hence I was wondering if I should bother upgrading!

 

 

There's no question you should upgrade - but it's for reasons other than international gaming performance :-)

 

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  Reply # 2086551 9-Sep-2018 18:13
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Absolutely, 100% upgrade :)





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  Reply # 2086621 9-Sep-2018 21:06
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I'm on 2deg fiber in Wellington, currently getting average 36 - 38ms ping to Equinix Sydney, a major peering point. Ping to Auckland is about 9ms, so I would expect a ping from Auckland to Sydney to be around 28ms.





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  Reply # 2087204 11-Sep-2018 04:56
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when on ADSL i was playing World of tanks on the US servers and my ping was 260.

 

When i moved to fibre it dropped to about 220. 

 

I got used to playing with high ping and compensated. 

 

The biggest thing you will notice is how fast the game updates.


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