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What's better for gaming, DSL or cable? I don't care about downloading large files from the internet. I just care about gaming. Which is more responsive?
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I'm not sure but I would say cable due to the higher speeds and lower pings.

But I may be wrong hopefully others will confirm my hunch
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Out of the two, I'd go cable. But I honestly wish I could get fiber in my area.
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Cable for sure.
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Cable usually. But often it depends on what kind of service you can get in your area. Ask around, but typically cable is much faster.
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Cable. Don't know how DSL fares ping wise, but I do know that it drastically slows down more than 5 miles away from the exchange.
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DSL is usually better for gaming actually, unless the provider in your area is poor.

The pings tend to be higher, but they are rock stable, unlike cable.

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Originally Posted by pbasil1 View Post
Cable usually. But often it depends on what kind of service you can get in your area. Ask around, but typically cable is much faster.
For just gaming performance, you don't care about faster.
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post #8 of 33
Quote:
Originally Posted by Crazy9000 View Post
DSL is usually better for gaming actually, unless the provider in your area is poor.

The pings tend to be higher, but they are rock stable, unlike cable.



For just gaming performance, you don't care about faster.


Yes having experienced both, I prefer my DSL anyday. Too many outages with cable. Some easily caused by just a termination being chewed by a squirrell lol
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DSL because you have to deal with your ping hitting 100+ms at some points in the day with cable. DSL just sits at 50ms all day long.

Unless you game at 3AM. Then get cable.
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It all depends on your area. I had DSL before and the ping was bad compared to cable.
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