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For awhile I'll be getting a 1.5Mbps / 540kbps connection, all thats just the max speeds in a perfect world. Will that be fast enough for BFBC2, BF3, BF4, Dirt3 ? Thats all I play online for now.
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The speed itself doesn't matter much, though I don't know how much data they actually transfer. Your latency is the biggest hurdle, which you don't have much control over. Look for servers that are at least sub 75ms ping, ideally sub 50 or even 30 if you can find them. Even back in the 56k dialup days, you could get lucky and find servers with sub 100ms latency.
 
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Well, the way I see it is, as long as your ping is under 200, you should be good.
I live on the east coast of the US and play on UK servers of BF3 all the time. My ping stays below 115.
Just play in regions relatively close to you. I avoid Japanese, Australian, Russian servers and things like that.
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well at least it will be just me on the connection
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I play on a 1.5/0.5 line as well and have no problem gaming online, like the others mention all in the latency
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Well for some reason BFBC2 only comes up with 2-3 servers and the ping was like 400ms, and sadly only 4 people in there

At least this little SB celeron G540 could handle it tho
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