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When I Host A Game, My Teammembers Have Lag


Dunkelheit
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I use DSL 16.000, I never ever had problems with a game and when speedtesting my connection everything comes up with "perfect". I even use the "fastpath" setting (as I already told, I have no problems in other games whatsoever).

 

So please tell me, what can I do to improve my hosting capabilities?

 

 

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DSL connections are very bad, this is not about your download speed but upload at the moment. To improve your hosting you should first tell us your real download/upload (speedtest.com), after that is done You may take a look here: http://www.speedguide.net/downloads.php

and with your data we can help you optimize your connection to its best. But don't expect miracles - best solution is to change your ISP that gives you good upload speeds those usually are Cable or Fiber Optics.

@edit for KingKeif, That is his opinion and You should learn to respect it - he might be just about right its 50/50.

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Overall DSL isn't that great when it comes to bandwith. What matters for hosting is your actual upload speed, it should be over 1Mbit/s, preferably 2Mbit/s and above.

 

If your game runs slow then your computer might also be the reason, but if you have over 30 fps hosting then you shouldn't have any problems.

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DSL is terrible. It's dialup.

 

NEVER. EVER. HOST. if you have DSL.

 

There is your reason right there. It might be fine for you to play as a client, but DSL's upload speed is so piss poor that it would be impossible for you to host a peer-to-peer game at a decent speed.

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Ok, so you guys are saying that 14.000 kBit/sec download and 768 kBit/sec upload is not enough to host a game?

 

I have played Quake with an ISDN connection and it went fine and lag free. And this was 64kbit up and download.

This was ages ago, but I never ever had problems hosting any game up till now.

 

 

DSL is far from being terrible... no game should really max this out. If it does, the netcode is S#&$ty.

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Ok, so you guys are saying that 14.000 kBit/sec download and 768 kBit/sec upload is not enough to host a game?

 

Yes. Your upload speed is less than 100 KB/s.

 

Also there might be the possibility that your ISP is sub-par, your computer is sub-par, or you have your region set incorrectly and thus are playing with people from the other side of the world.

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