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Confirmation on Gaming

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Confirmation on Gaming

Hi all,

After moving into new accomodation at university I decided to have a broadband connection installed, and as I've been with plusnet at home I decided to stay with them. As a cheap student I thought i'd go for the cheap option, the £14.99 BB+ package, so thats what I did. Now , back at home, I have the old 512kpbs £17.99 connection which I must say, has been flawless. Connections to games has always been perfect, and downloads have been a solid 50-60 for the 2 years I've had it.

With this new connection however, the pings to games have been appaling non stop, normally at 60 but spiking to 600+ almost constantly between 5-9. Even when the ping is acting stable at 60ish, the game still feels laggy and its not enjoyable at all.

I'm writing this post just to ask a few questions: Is this normal for all BB+ users? If so, and I DID decide to stay with Plusnet, would upgrading to premier make my connection perfect as I was used to? And, if not, how can I leave plusnet, as this is really all I use my connection for.

Thanks in advance

Dave
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andy020
Grafter
Posts: 72
Registered: 31-07-2007

Confirmation on Gaming

yes the premier is better for gaming my ping can get as low as 10 on some servers so mate i would upgrade if i was you m8. Generally all times
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Sometimes its alright, but check out the numerous other threads about extreme lag in gaming with plusnet, using both BB+ and premier accounts.
willhome
Grafter
Posts: 272
Registered: 06-08-2007

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to be honest gaming should be in as one main things to keep good connections. with the VOIP, email etc. and something like email doesnt matter if u ahve 489ping but gaming high ping is hell
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Thanks for the replies, can anyone else help out with the questions? : )
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Hi David,

Can you post a tracert to the server you are experiencing the problem with.
Also it would be worth running a BT Speed Test to eliminate or identify a possible exchange contention issue.
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Re: Confirmation on Gaming

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I'm writing this post just to ask a few questions: Is this normal for all BB+ users? If so, and I DID decide to stay with Plusnet, would upgrading to premier make my connection perfect as I was used to? And, if not, how can I leave plusnet, as this is really all I use my connection for.


Can't reallly speak for BB+ users about the stability of their gaming connections. I will say this though as a Premier Customer.

Ping rates online are generally good, this does not mean they are stable. Recent months lag has been a common thing whilst playing online. See this thread:
https://portal.plus.net/central/forums/viewtopic.php?t=35615&highlight=

I am not sure if as a student you should switch to Premier. If you play online perhaps the Pay as You Go may be a better option for your money.