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# 29638 13-Jan-2009 23:55
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ok wasent sure if this should go in here or the internet part of the forums.

i have a question i am on telecom broadband but i have gone over my quota and am at dial up speeds. as a joke i thought i would try play Halo 3 online not expecting it to work and expecting very bad lag or to get kicked off.

but it worked fine i had very little lag no more then at my mates place who only has 512kb broadband.

are the xbox live servers hosted by telecom or was i just lucky? does anyone have an explanation as to why its working.

dont get my wrong im not complaining, i hope it lasts as my live runs out on the 19th and i get my fullspeed broadband back on the 20th, it just puzzled me that it was even possible. the market place does not work for me, nothing loads.

 i used to play forza 2 online when i was on xnet with capped upload and it was almost unplayable at times. i understand the different type of game will play a part.

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  # 189428 14-Jan-2009 08:18
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You'll find most games will run on 64k quite happily as the data they have to send is minimal - the reason its so good is that youre getitng the full 64k, not the "56K" from a dialup modem (which in reality was only connecting from 9.6-50k)

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  # 189994 16-Jan-2009 13:14
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yep ... it all depends on the game .

played CoD3 fine (even up to 16 players) on XBOX live (dial-up) ... it was sweet .

Bomberman(!), Project Gotham, et al had serious lag issues .

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