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Standard User john1287
(newbie) Sat 19-Mar-11 09:06:08
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Wireless Broadband and online gaming


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HI
My community council is trying to get people to sign up for AB Internets wireless broadband service as at present we can only reciee a maximun 512kb broadband speed.

Does anyone know if you can use a wireless broadband service for gaming (PS3) or is the laytency too high?

John
Standard User wirelesspacman
(fountain of knowledge) Sat 19-Mar-11 09:23:51
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It really depends on the wireless network provided. If the backhaul is a satellite link, then latency will be huge. If the wireless network itself gets congested then again you will see large latency issues at peak times (or when a few users have decided to try to download the whole internet in 24 hours!).

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Standard User 5km
(knowledge is power) Sat 19-Mar-11 10:05:45
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Where are you?

Generally if the backhaul is a fibre leased line then latency could be as low as ~8ms, but generally more like 10~20ms depending where you are on the network.

See the performance Vfast are getting! http://forums.thinkbroadband.com/wirelessbb/f/398172...

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Standard User john1287
(newbie) Mon 21-Mar-11 11:06:05
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thanks for reply

I am in North Wales

The council are talking with AB Internet.

As far as i know, it is standard fixed wireless broadband, not satellite, but will ask the question at the meeting on \Wednesday
Standard User 5km
(knowledge is power) Mon 21-Mar-11 11:12:15
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See if you can find out which manufacture they plan to use for the wireless network.

Make sure they are not suggesting a mesh network i.e. make sure it will be point to multipoint.

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Standard User 5km
(knowledge is power) Mon 21-Mar-11 11:20:33
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Forget that on checking their web site it says they use point to multipoint ... so no mesh rubbish.

Try and find out what capacity the fibre or/and wireless point-to-point into the area will be. I.e. are they going to try and run a whole village off 10Mbps backhaul and then sell it as a upto 10Mbps service. If so in the evenings you'll never see the full speed because contention will kick in. Would be better if they provided 20Mbps+ into the village and then sold it as 10Mbps, thus no single user would max out the backhaul.

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Standard User wirelesspacman
(fountain of knowledge) Mon 21-Mar-11 16:53:07
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I agree with 5km on what he says.

Our own general rule of thumb is to never offer the customer a speed of more than 25% of the backhaul speeds. Thus for 20Mbps backhauls we would not offer more than 5Mbps (though we might let it drift higher if it can).

Peter

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Standard User john1287
(newbie) Tue 22-Mar-11 14:38:27
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Hi

They are only offering on their website up to 10mb with most packages being 6mb or so.

Thanks for your replies

J
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