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Dan, you are a master of logic, you’ve written a masterful article. Though you don’t say it, I assume there is great significance between a capital ‘B’ and a lower case ‘b’ as in MBps vs Mbps. Where can I read more of your stuff.Reply
excellent artical could I pick your brains on the subject of routers I have 126 down and 13 upload speed I play online games on a playstation 4 which is connected to my router with a cat 5e cable but my connection rarely feels great would a better router give me a better connection to other players rather than the router provided by my isp thank youReply
What are you using to test the speed on the PS4 http://manuals.playstation.net/document/en/ps4/settings/nw_test.html
A network connection always negotiates to the speed of the slowest device. Using cabled Ethernet, many routers, switches, game consoles are limited by the speed of the network ports, typically 100 Mbps (Fast Ethernet). To exceed 100 Mbps would require all devices and cables to be Gigabit (1000 Mbps).
Remember that your Internet connection is shared, so all devices will share the limited bandwidth from the ISP. For gaming your speeds are more than adequate. You also need to know the latency (ping time) to the gaming server. Latency is the time in Milliseconds that it takes the signal to travel to the destination server and back. Shoot for something under 50 ms. Over 100 ms will cause lag.
Thanks for the fast response I tested by pluging laptop to cable then used speed test ping on speed test was 9msReply
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