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# 108260 28-Aug-2012 09:57
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I'm thinking about signing up a Snap VDSL2 connection in Auckland.  I just wanted to find out what Snap are like for gaming.  Do they prioritize gaming traffic at all and do they have enough international bandwidth to support good overseas gaming?

I mostly play GuildWars2 and Dota2 on US West servers.


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Ultimate Geek


  # 678032 28-Aug-2012 10:23
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To the best of my knowledge, snap don't do any shaping. Everything has equal priority.

I don't know any US-West Dota2 or GW2 servers for testing, but from our Snap VDSL connection in Auckland to our Chicago-based web server is 188ms.

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Master Geek

  # 678047 28-Aug-2012 10:32
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I haven't had any issues with Snap for gaming. I've gone to them with a few weird routing issues such as traffic to some Australian servers going via Hong Kong or whatever which they've resolved within hours which is freaken awesome :)

+1 to their support.


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Master Geek

  # 678050 28-Aug-2012 10:34
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Also i get 175 ms to my VPS which is in Oregon so pretty good latency really.

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Uber Geek


  # 678074 28-Aug-2012 11:29
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Like everyone else, gaming on my ADSL2+ connection is fine, 9ms pings to Auckland servers, 35ms to east coast aussies servers and 280ms pings to the UK... It's all good here!

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Master Geek

  # 678078 28-Aug-2012 11:34
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Use caution if you're getting VDSL and your primarily a gamer. 

VDSL will turn interleaving on and off as it's tuning and this will cause 30ms changes. 

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  # 678081 28-Aug-2012 11:44
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McGee: Use caution if you're getting VDSL and your primarily a gamer. 

VDSL will turn interleaving on and off as it's tuning and this will cause 30ms changes. 

Oh ok, is there no way to disable interleaving totally?

Thanks for all the feedback everyone.

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Ultimate Geek

  # 678123 28-Aug-2012 12:33
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I can't see any interleaving on our VDSL2 line. I can ping servers at Snap at about 6ms


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Uber Geek


  # 678277 28-Aug-2012 17:16
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Noodles: I can't see any interleaving on our VDSL2 line. I can ping servers at Snap at about 6ms

Depends on what profile the DLM (Dynamic Line Management) system assigns to your line.

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