what effects game lag more, dl speed or upload spd

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  1. modshroom128
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    modshroom128 GBAtemp Maniac

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    im going to upgrade either my upload speed or download speed by 5 mbps

    i dont want halo 3 lag.
    wich one should i upgrade???
     
  2. arctic_flame

    arctic_flame GBAtemp ATMEGA8 Fan

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    What's your current speed?
     
  3. modshroom128
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    dl: 15730 STRONG [​IMG]
    upload: 3574 WEAK [​IMG]


    i think i should upgrade upload speed... that should end lag...
     
  4. modshroom128
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    omg.

    CAN SOME1 PLS TELL ME WETHER I SHOULD UPGRADE UPLOAD OR DOWNLOAD SPEED.
     
  5. Jaejae

    Jaejae Superfly Don't Used

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    Dude, I dont lag on 7Mbit/128Kbit.
    Your upload is fine, upgrade your download, makes it easier to download legal things, like freeware and betas.
     
  6. modshroom128
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    modshroom128 GBAtemp Maniac

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    but i upgraded my download speed like 2 days ago... and im still lagging.

    so i think i should upload my upload speed.
    would that be a good idea?
    or will it not effect lag at all
     
  7. Jaejae

    Jaejae Superfly Don't Used

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    You shouldn't be lagging in the first place, like I said, I don't lag on my piss poor connection.
     
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    If you can encrypt it and route it out of a different port (an VPN would be perfect for this and they are popping up like proxies it seems): some ISPs anti torrent provisions are heavy handed which can kill game speed.
     
  9. modshroom128
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    modshroom128 GBAtemp Maniac

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    i dunno, i got too much shit connected to my router.
    and i think upgrading the upload speed will help.
     
  10. modshroom128
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    modshroom128 GBAtemp Maniac

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    could it be that i have a shitty router.
    my router is like 4 years old.


    does any1 no a good gaming router i can buy for less than 100?
     
  11. MaHe

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    Lag is more ping than bandwidth dependant. Upgrading [the bandwidth] won't do any good.
    Perform some ping test on various (especially Microsofts) servers, try upgrading your routers firmware or connecting directly to the modem (without the router). A speedier connection won't help at all.
     
  12. Jaejae

    Jaejae Superfly Don't Used

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    Yep, if you have shit latency, no bandwidth upgrade will make any noticeable difference.
     
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