Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


199 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 52

Trusted
Lightbox

Topic # 240465 9-Sep-2018 14:08
Send private message quote this post

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?


Create new topic
21397 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 4339

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 2086422 9-Sep-2018 14:17
Send private message quote this post

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.





Richard rich.ms

7717 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2544

Subscriber

  Reply # 2086423 9-Sep-2018 14:23
Send private message quote this post

depends on your current VDSL profile is, if your on the lowest profile and ping then unlikely to see any difference in ping time




199 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 52

Trusted
Lightbox

  Reply # 2086425 9-Sep-2018 14:32
Send private message quote this post

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...?


7717 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2544

Subscriber

  Reply # 2086426 9-Sep-2018 14:35
Send private message quote this post

find the VDSL details page in your modem to confirm




199 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 52

Trusted
Lightbox

  Reply # 2086427 9-Sep-2018 14:37
Send private message quote this post

I'm logged into the VDSL control panel but see nothing about profile?

 

 


3668 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2191

Trusted
Spark NZ

  Reply # 2086488 9-Sep-2018 15:59
Send private message quote this post

Short answer, probably won't make any difference.

 

Cheers - N

 

 


'That VDSL Cat'
8474 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1825

Trusted
Spark
Subscriber

  Reply # 2086506 9-Sep-2018 16:33
Send private message quote this post

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.





#include <std_disclaimer>

 

Any comments made are personal opinion and do not reflect directly on the position my current or past employers may have.


Mad Scientist
18927 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2460

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 2086514 9-Sep-2018 17:03
One person supports this post
Send private message quote this post

Most likely no.

 

But would I upgrade to fibre? Heck yes!


56 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 18


  Reply # 2086521 9-Sep-2018 17:27
Send private message quote this post

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.


56 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 18


  Reply # 2086522 9-Sep-2018 17:28
One person supports this post
Send private message quote this post

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. :)




199 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 52

Trusted
Lightbox

  Reply # 2086543 9-Sep-2018 17:57
Send private message quote this post

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!


3668 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2191

Trusted
Spark NZ

  Reply # 2086545 9-Sep-2018 17:59
3 people support this post
Send private message quote this post

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 :-)

 

Cheers- N


'That VDSL Cat'
8474 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1825

Trusted
Spark
Subscriber

  Reply # 2086551 9-Sep-2018 18:13
One person supports this post
Send private message quote this post

Absolutely, 100% upgrade :)





#include <std_disclaimer>

 

Any comments made are personal opinion and do not reflect directly on the position my current or past employers may have.


14116 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2529

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 2086621 9-Sep-2018 21:06
Send private message quote this post

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.





AWS Certified Solution Architect Professional, Sysop Administrator Associate, and Developer Associate
TOGAF certified enterprise architect
Professional photographer


270 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 13


  Reply # 2087204 11-Sep-2018 04:56
Send private message quote this post

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.


Create new topic

Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.