4mpbs enough for online games?

ganeshran

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Is Airtel 4mbps connection fast enough to play online games at Xbox live without lags?Have any of you tried it?
 

mukul

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4Mbps is more than enough. I play games on PS3 comfortably... BTW its not the speed that matter in online gaming, its the ping and consistencry of service your ISP provides. If you want stable and moderate pings go for Airtel. If you want low ping go for ACT broadband if its available in your region.
 

sarcastic

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Nice ping/latency ( up to 60) is the prerequisite for online gaming.....games like CS 1.6 can run well on 256 kbps too.
 


ganeshran

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I get around 39-41 ms pings on the Chennai server. Near to 60 on the new Bangalore speedtest server.Does Airtel throttle online gaming traffic like it does with torrents during the day time
 

vebk

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As others have said - bandwidth is not that important after say 512kbps. What becomes really important is the ping - and not the ping you get to Indian servers (unless you are playing on an Indian server with other Indian players, which is really only feasible on PC, not consoles (less flexibility to choose servers). So in consoles like xbox 360, it's the latency that will be the single biggest factor. In this aspect, Airtel sucks majorly. I am not sure which ISP is better, but w.r.t. latency Reliance, MTNL are supposed to be better.
 

0nly0ne

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To which servers do you plan to play in ? If in Sg and India only, then you're good to go :)
 


KashishGupta

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I play Call of Duty 4 Multiplayer and the server is in france and I get ping of about 200-230ms and I played it with 256kbps, 512kbps, 2mbps plans.. speed doesnt matter.. I always score max and ranks number 1 :D
 
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