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.


361 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 1


Topic # 60007 16-Apr-2010 08:49
Send private message

I'm pretty close to making the jump from TelstraClear cable to Slingshot ADSL2+ as my street was recently cabinetised.

I figure I can cut my monthly spend from $150 on cable to $80+ on Slingshot with some scheduling of downloads and get a much higher (theoretical) download speed as well.

But...  What are peoples experiences like playing games via Slingshot?  The last time I was on ADSL was the 256k down, 128k up days with interleaving on, and it was horrid compared to Cable.

Thanks :)

Create new topic
8025 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 387

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 319265 16-Apr-2010 10:44
Send private message

You should get <20ms ping to local NZ servers with interleaving off on a Slingshot connection provided over Telecom wholesale gear.

Slingshot peer with APE/WIX so there are good routes to NZ hosts.

I have not heard of any problems recently with gaming on popular AU FPS servers nor US servers, usually if there is a problem with an ISP you'll see tons of wow players coming out of the woodwork posting about problems.

The only concerns you might have with going with them is slow peak time download speeds for non cached content but they run pretty extensive caching for downloads, video and p2p.  Also offpeak download speeds are going to be very variable because everyone has their download managers/torrent programs set to fire up off peak.

I think they are a good compromise between speed/price/performance, they've had problems in the past of course but recently I think their track record for managing speed adequately is much better than say Xnet or Orcon's.



6 posts

Wannabe Geek


Reply # 329542 12-May-2010 22:04
Send private message

Im on their naked dsl FS/FS plan and i havent had problems gaming. ping is usually ~40-80 on aus/nz servers wen i play TF2/CS:S

the only problem is wen it's during the free off peak times which are around 1am wen people usually start their downloads. this is when i sometimes lose connection and the most of the time the games become very laggy Yell

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:





News »

N4L helping TAKA Trust bridge the digital divide for Lower Hutt students
Posted 18-Jun-2018 13:08


Winners Announced for 2018 CIO Awards
Posted 18-Jun-2018 13:03


Logitech Rally sets new standard for USB-connected video conference cameras
Posted 18-Jun-2018 09:27


Russell Stanners steps down as Vodafone NZ CEO
Posted 12-Jun-2018 09:13


Intergen recognised as 2018 Microsoft Country Partner of the Year for New Zealand
Posted 12-Jun-2018 08:00


Finalists Announced For Microsoft NZ Partner Awards
Posted 6-Jun-2018 15:12


Vocus Group and Vodafone announce joint venture to accelerate fibre innovation
Posted 5-Jun-2018 10:52


Kogan.com to launch Kogan Mobile in New Zealand
Posted 4-Jun-2018 14:34


Enable doubles fibre broadband speeds for its most popular wholesale service in Christchurch
Posted 2-Jun-2018 20:07


All or Nothing: New Zealand All Blacks arrives on Amazon Prime Video
Posted 2-Jun-2018 16:21


Innovation Grant, High Tech Awards and new USA office for Kiwi tech company SwipedOn
Posted 1-Jun-2018 20:54


Commerce Commission warns Apple for misleading consumers about their rights
Posted 30-May-2018 13:15


IBM leads Call for Code to use cloud, data, AI, blockchain for natural disaster relief
Posted 25-May-2018 14:12


New FUJIFILM X-T100 aims to do better job than smartphones
Posted 24-May-2018 20:17


Stuff takes 100% ownership of Stuff Fibre
Posted 24-May-2018 19:41



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.