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dantiberian
15-12-2005, 07:55 PM
I have just started playing BF2 online and have discovered that maxnet severely lags with 300+ ping and was wondering if upgrading the download speed from 256kb/s to 2Mb/s would improve my ping by much or if i need a faster upload speed than 128kb/s.

Also i was wondering if it is even possible to get cheapish internet with uploads of more than 128 as i have been unable to find any.

Thanks

dwnz
15-12-2005, 08:52 PM
If your in Wellington, Kapiti Coast, or Christchurch get Telstra Cable...2mbps down, 2mbps up.... way better than ANYthing telescum offers

stu161204
15-12-2005, 10:18 PM
Also i was wondering if it is even possible to get cheapish internet with uploads of more than 128 as i have been unable to find any.

Unless you get Telstra Cable or get Wired Country (etc…), you’re stuck with 128kb/s :(

(I am unsure what wireless intranet is like in the way of playing games on)

Greven
16-12-2005, 12:06 AM
I have heard that there are some wireless ISPs that are really good for gaming, but Woosh is NOT one of them. Make sure you get a decent cap or free national traffic - bf2 will chew through 10 gig in no time.

jamesyboi
16-12-2005, 10:49 AM
LOL MAXNET SHAME... Try Quicksilver. its got free local downloads and gaming so you dont have to worry about busting you cap as bf2 sucks it big time.

stu161204
16-12-2005, 10:50 AM
dantiberian where in NZ are you?

Blort
16-12-2005, 02:28 PM
I have heard that there are some wireless ISPs that are really good for gaming, but Woosh is NOT one of them. Make sure you get a decent cap or free national traffic - bf2 will chew through 10 gig in no time.
Well that really depepends. I play about two hours a day and only use 5 Gb per month.