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I'm looking to host an emulator server for World of Warcraft. I found a tutorial to find out how many players my server can hold, using this formula;

your upload speed in Mbps / 0.04

I went to speedtest.net and got this:



So it turns out, my server can hold up to 25-30 people before people start lagging/disconnecting. I need a way to boost my upload speed, if it's possible. I need to be able to hold about 100-150 players at least. I'll do just about anything short of finding a new ISP, so any help is much appreciated.
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Pay for a having a plan that has more Mbps such as a 30Mbps plan...if they have it. And of course the upload speed will increase as well.
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I'm looking to host an emulator server for World of Warcraft. I found a tutorial to find out how many players my server can hold, using this formula;

your upload speed in Mbps / 0.04

I went to speedtest.net and got this:



So it turns out, my server can hold up to 25-30 people before people start lagging/disconnecting. I need a way to boost my upload speed, if it's possible. I need to be able to hold about 100-150 players at least. I'll do just about anything short of finding a new ISP, so any help is much appreciated.
Your bandwidth cap is governed on the ISP side - based on which internet package you have with them. You won't be able to get beyond the package-specified maximums.
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Alright thanks for the replies, guys. I'll have to give them a call and see if I can get something better
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You probably wont be able to get better upload with that ISP.

Cable won't really cut it, even if you get decent upload on speedtest.net. Usually they let you "burst" the upload for around a minute and then start throttling it or traffic shape.

I recommend either a ISP that supplies fiber or a dedicated line (T1-T2-T3) or something else. As long as you get dedicated speeds you should be good.
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