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Broadband options. Whats the differance between them for gamers to worry about?

Merrick
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Registered: 31-08-2007

Broadband options. Whats the differance between them for gamers to worry about?

I'm on option 3 at the moment, whats the differance other than usage allowance between options 2 and 3?
Is the traffic for option 3 a high priority?
What things from a gaming point of view are in option 3 thats not in option 2?
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Re: Broadband options. Whats the differance between them for gamers to worry about?

There isn't any difference for gaming, see here: http://www.plus.net/support/broadband/quality_broadband/traffic_prioritisation.shtml
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James
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Re: Broadband options. Whats the differance between them for gamers to worry about?

Other than the obvious differences in usage and price, it's mainly a difference in peak time rate limits on advanced protocols.
This is a pretty useful link for comparing our Products, old and new.
http://kitz.co.uk/isp/plusnet_shaping.htm
Merrick
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Re: Broadband options. Whats the differance between them for gamers to worry about?

Ah thanks for the info Smiley
How do i go about downgrading from option 3 to option 2?
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Registered: 08-06-2007

Re: Broadband options. Whats the differance between them for gamers to worry about?

Also probably worthwhile bearing in mind that all protocols on Pro are prioritised in either Gold or Titanium at all times
That means straightforward game patch downloads and P2P distribution (like WoW patches) are all considered very high priority - even in offpeak hours.
On all other products, things like patch distribution can be throttled.
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James
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Re: Broadband options. Whats the differance between them for gamers to worry about?

Hiya,
Youi can change your product type by using this link:
https://portal.plus.net/upgrade_process.html?memberheader=upgrade
(It's the upgrade button in the Member Centre.)