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# 41125 10-Sep-2009 13:01
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Currently I'm with Actrix, and on xbox live (mainly playing cod4) I usually only register 2 yellow bars or even 1 orange...which i think is pretty pathetic. means I'm running half a second to a second behind everybody else.


I'm really think of switching, anybody else have a good ISP that they can recommend for gaming?

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  # 254752 10-Sep-2009 14:10
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Firstly do you have interleaving turned off for your line? 

You can normally tell from your router/modem's status page.  Look for  DSL Mode: FAST or DSL Mode: INTERLEAVED.  Interleaving is error correction used improve stability on bad quality connections.  It has a big effect on latency, for gaming ideally you want it off.   

If it's on give your current ISP a ring and ask if they can get this turned off for you.

You might also want to do a couple of tracert's to the address of the servers you play on to get an idea of where in the route the problem is.  If you don't know how to do a tracert have a look at this guide


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  # 254763 10-Sep-2009 14:30
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As for what ISP's are the best for gamers currently, it varies over time but right now I would say that if you are in Christchurch or the South Island go for Snap, if you're in the North Island then Maxnet. Telecom or Telstra are good options too but less flexible.

Snap will have slightly higher latency for North Islanders vs Maxnet.  This is because their network operations are based in Christchurch. They peer at APE/WIX for good local connectivity. With Vocus peering at APE/WIX there is a very good route to many Australian gaming servers now.



 
 
 
 


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  # 254766 10-Sep-2009 14:40
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Go for Vodafone. I get 12ms pings to Counter Strike Source servers.




Do whatever you want to do man.

  

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  # 259226 29-Sep-2009 01:02
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im with slingshot and have asdl2+
on COD4 i consistantly get 4-5 bars
and when hosting zombie games on W@W, other players have 3-4 bars

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  # 259298 29-Sep-2009 10:25
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Hate to point out the obvious but of course your ping is good when you are hosting, you're the host!

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  # 259447 29-Sep-2009 18:01
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twophat, are you sure you are joining local servers (NZ/AU)?

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  # 261323 5-Oct-2009 16:42
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For what its worth i thought i would share my experiences.

I am currently on Maxnet with an mx mx plan.

I used to play a lot of Halo 3 and with that I almost always had full green bars with very minimal to no lag.

My mate said he found my connection to be much better than his home connection even though I live rurally i.e I dont have a fiber optic cable going down my road.

Strangley this didnt convert to computer as I usually get booted from CS games for high ping yet this could be my computer/router set up.

 
 
 
 


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  # 263853 14-Oct-2009 11:30
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using xnet in west auckland, ping 90-140 cod4 Melbourne server, ping 60-90 Auckland server - not too bad..

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  # 264463 17-Oct-2009 06:34
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try playing servers that are close to NZ




gz ftw




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  # 266898 26-Oct-2009 15:39
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So how do I play using servers that are close to NZ? Can you do this while on an xbox 360?

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  # 266931 26-Oct-2009 17:10
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twophat: So how do I play using servers that are close to NZ? Can you do this while on an xbox 360?


This is for PC games. Xbox live sorts out your servers for you.



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  # 266949 26-Oct-2009 17:52
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yeah thats what I thought....not much I can do then I guess is there? (other than switch isps)

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  # 267219 27-Oct-2009 12:55
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you can open ports on your router and see how you can change your xbox settings to maximise connection to your router.

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  # 268701 30-Oct-2009 22:44
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from my friends gaming speeds telstra is excellent for us here in htown no idea any where else...

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