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UGH! Words cannot describe my terrible feelings toward my rut in life. I go to college online, and for the next year I am living with my parents until I am done. Then the Army gets to give me a home.

You see, I am a hardcore gamer with all three of the best online gaming systems- 360, PS3, PC. I have upgraded to the fastest possible router, gold plated ethernet cables, and super short cords where applicable. I am using a 27" 1ms response monitor. I run my 360 on VGA @ 1366x768, and I use my Turtle Beach for sound. I am doing everything in my power to have a connection advantage.

Problem: My folks have AT&T for their ISP. Great, but there is not access to their "U-verse" 24Mbps connection here. The maximum speed they provide is 6Mbps!!! ****!!! All of the guys I play Gears 3 with have a connection of around 50-75Mbps. I am getting the shaft here. What can I honestly do? Is paying for seperate internet the only way?
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Hey,just be glad they don't have"dial-up" like my in-laws do.If you want faster intenet gaming speeds,get a separate isp.
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Hey,just be glad they don't have"dial-up" like my in-laws do.If you want faster intenet gaming speeds,get a separate isp.
Well, damn. Any ideas on a good provider for Joplin, MO?
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That speed is probably not going to limit you, no? I had the same thing before I moved, and I was mostly satisfied with it. Your friends likely have cable, which is faster, but those speeds are redundant for gaming. Ping and other stuff will matter more. I never had many issues with those things when I had it, but I didn't play all too competitively or anything.
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You are complaining about 6mbps? Contact me when you run at less than 3.... But anyway, bandwidth isn't everything... Hell 6mbps is more than enough as long as your ping is good. I played at 768k for a while with no issues, just hoped I never got host lol. I can't wait until my local telephone company finally installs the FTTH...
Edited by SacredChaos - 10/11/11 at 11:01pm
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It doesn't really matter that much about your connection speed it's about how far ur away from the server and the quality of line.
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Down here in NZ, 13MB/S is crazy fast. Usually it is only around 2-3. I have about 10MB/S though, because we live in a popular area near an exchange. STOP CRYING!

EDIT: Didnt mean this^^ to be harsh or anything. just joking.
    
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:/ You guys are pooping in my cocoa puffs. My ping is not bad at all, but I can't host games with my current bandwidth.
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Well, damn. Any ideas on a good provider for Joplin, MO?

Hey, I live in Joplin too! xD

But the 50Mg connection from CableOne is only $45.

So, if you can fork out the $45 for that, it's totally worth it my friend. Even their 10Mg (Which I have) is very nice.
 
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:/ You guys are pooping in my cocoa puffs. My ping is not bad at all, but I can't host games with my current bandwidth.
That is a load of crap. Sorry, don't mean to be a douche, but If I can host a game of 12 in Black Ops with a 3mbps/1mbps connection, you shouldn't have a problem hosting anything.
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