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    Little Question About DSL

    Well i dont really know if this is the right spot to post this but will give it a shot. I am going to be moving and can only get my hands on DSL. If there is anyone that plays on DSL would just like to know how it is. how is the latency, conection, so on... the main thing is can u still be competitive to cable at all.

    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by anosh View Post
    Well i dont really know if this is the right spot to post this but will give it a shot. I am going to be moving and can only get my hands on DSL. If there is anyone that plays on DSL would just like to know how it is. how is the latency, conection, so on... the main thing is can u still be competitive to cable at all.

    Thanks
    I used Verizon DSL for a long while. While you may not get the high download speeds of Cable (I was getting 3 Mbps), you can EASILY play games with no problems. I was always around 175ms latency, always green. On other games, I found myself usually a lot lower, Left 4 Dead 2 for example, I was getting a ping of 30. You should have no problems with DSL.

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    thanks ya would just suck to go from fast cable to something i cant play on

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    Quote Originally Posted by anosh View Post
    thanks ya would just suck to go from fast cable to something i cant play on
    Yeah, you easily can play on it. Just like I said, downloading porn will take 3 times longer.

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    Playing games is not bad,just downloading stuff is bad,but it does depend on your isp.
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    IT DEPENDS!

    In my case, I had Verizon DSL. It ran okay for a while, then issues came up with their network. I kept on DCing every night during peak hours, which is weird because I've always thought DSL was ME to the CO, and not like cable where its ME and a BUNCH of people connected to one HUB and that HUB connects to the CO. I called to have them look at it, but first thing they tell me is I'll be charged $50 if its not their fault. I told them okay, then I scheduled a tech. The tech NEVER showed. I called up again asking them WTF? And they scheduled another tech the next day. The guy comes in, tests the phone line doesn't find anything wrong with my home wiring and he tells me, he will need to get the CO to change the card or whatever. Anyways, after that tech, the problem continues. And finally I just couldn't stand the constant DCing during raids and I mean it was making me give up my raid spot because I can't even log on for intervals of time. All in all, Verizon didn't seem like they cared about me, so instead of paying for their crappy services I went with cable and while cable had a few hiccups, the company tried their best to fix it and never charged me for anything even with equipment changes. I'm rolling with a DOCSIS 3 and its great.

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    Latency of ADSL2+/SDSL/VDSL2 and DOCSIS3.0 is pretty much the same and depends on the internet, not your connection. Only the download speed of cable is usually much higher.
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    In theory, DSL is more reliable than Cable. With a DSL connection your speed and bandwidth is set in stone. In Europe, most ISPs offer DSL connections rather than Cable.

    Cable often offers a lot more bandwidth, but you also have to "share" it in a certain sense. So your speed isn't garantueed. Anyway I think that's how it was in theory.

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    Early cable was shared within city block or per house radius, current DOCSIS3.0 cable is just as much dedicated line as ADSL. Sharing happens at ISP's end who will do varying amount of overselling their capacity, and sharing might happen if there's plenty of of p2p traffic nearby.
    Never going to log into this garbage forum again as long as calling obvious troll obvious troll is the easiest way to get banned.
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    Dude.. you can still play on a 64k-bit modem so DSL is no problem at all

    I'm been on DSL since the damn thing was "born" in my country starting with 512/512 to 20M/2M now and I have no problem what so ever playing any game.

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