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mwc0914

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#1 14 years ago

Being new to the online gaming world, I currently am using AOL as my ISP & have 56K dial-up. Well, obviously my ping is averaging about 250. I need to get it down to < 100 to be competitive. I have read that AOL is not the way to go. If not AOL for my ISP, what ISP is good to help with low ping with dial-up? Also, I have read that going broadband will do it also. But there are a variety of broadban options. Is there a minimum speed needed to work effectively? And if I go broadband, looks like Bell South is only supported in my community. Being so large, would they have the capability to handle it effectively? AOL is large and appear to not be able to handle ping well for dial-up. Thanks Mike




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#2 14 years ago

hi this is [COLOR=Green]^2ELVIS[/COLOR]

i have DSL (100mb/s) thats the old one my ping always is about 150 - 190. it doesnt depend on the ISP, it depends on your internet connection. you wont get a very good ping with a 56k modem. the best way to fix the problem is getting a faster connection.

good luck then

c ya

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antrieb

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#3 14 years ago

hey ya doin... i got verizon msn dsl (100/mb).. and my pings are 50-60 which is perfect becuase theres never any lag unless the server is buggy, and stays low enough for when you people (56kers) start to lag i can melee you the mellon for an easy kill... hehe yeah so unless you get a faster connection, your kill count isnt going to improve... that was one of my main reasons for going from 56k to dsl, becasue my codMP was lagging...lol i could care less how fast a webpage loads...




Lynyrds_Innyrds

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#4 14 years ago

the best thing i can think of is get a different kind of connection...i have cable and my ping averages about 50-60




nij28

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#5 14 years ago

Get anything BUT dial up if you want to play for real :naughty: . I have a 3Mbps cable connection :bows:




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#6 14 years ago

If you can get broadband get it.No way i'd go back to 56k not this life.:D But to make you connection better on dial-up keep the phone line you use free of all other things like phones and answering machines,and use a good cord. oh and don't bother using the tweak programs,it is not even the right protocol game uses UDP protocol, not TCP/IP.Having the right the MTU might help a bit. Some more info http://homepage.ntlworld.com/robin.d.h.walker/cmtips/games.html http://forums.speedguide.net/showthread.php?t=40129&highlight=online+game http://forums.speedguide.net/search.php?searchid=11684&pp=30&page=2 http://www.speedguide.net/