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Gaming experience on Fibre

Grff
Grafter
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Registered: 02-08-2007

Gaming experience on Fibre

Are there any gamers using the fibre connection from PlusNet?
I've ordered 80/20 Fibre which gets installed in 10 days, and have been doing a bit of reading. Some articles seem to point to latency being higher than it can be on copper. I wondered if anyone has got any real world experience of what it's like gaming on fibre.
I'm hoping its better than my average 100+ms response times on my Xbox.
While I'm hard wired to my netgear router, the various threads on wireless performance on the Thompson routers is interesting reading too. Although that's a little off-topic here I guess.
Cheers
Griff
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Re: Gaming experience on Fibre

Unless you're a long way from your cabinet (>>500m) you are likely to be very pleased with FTTC for gaming (and all other internet activities).
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Re: Gaming experience on Fibre

It's been great on my PS3 Smiley
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Re: Gaming experience on Fibre

Fibre is great for gaming PC  Wink , mind you i dont have the thompson router .
my average ping is 25  Cool
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Re: Gaming experience on Fibre

Not seen any latency issues but i only play bf3 on pc at the moment.
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Re: Gaming experience on Fibre

I wonder if staying with adsl if your line is good could some how benefit online-gaming.
Maybe due to the data being handled differently on FTTC, the server ratio on the dsl side of things could improve.
Could a FTTC exchange benefit adsl users? and how?