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Which is the best ISP for gamers



 
 
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Old July 25th 03, 07:42 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
Ian
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Default Which is the best ISP for gamers

I am wanting to change my broadband ISP from pipex to one that has fast ping
times for online games, games played are mainly novalogic BHD,,I have not
got cable only bt lines,,
TIA


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Old July 25th 03, 07:45 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
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Default Which is the best ISP for gamers


"Ian" wrote in message
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I am wanting to change my broadband ISP from pipex to one that has fast

ping
times for online games, games played are mainly novalogic BHD,,I have not
got cable only bt lines,,
TIA



Nildram apparently for jolt servers...


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Old July 25th 03, 07:57 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
HamMan
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Default Which is the best ISP for gamers


"Ian" wrote in message
...
I am wanting to change my broadband ISP from pipex to one that has fast

ping
times for online games, games played are mainly novalogic BHD,,I have not
got cable only bt lines,,
TIA



Eclipse are supposed to have very low pings


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Old July 25th 03, 08:46 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
Graham in Melton
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Default Which is the best ISP for gamers

Makes very little difference in UK to be honest. 4 or 5ms difference between
most DSL providers as many use the BT backbone and most end up in Telehouse
in London anyway, before following a pretty much common path to the sink
location.


On 25/7/03 7:42 pm, in article
, "Ian"
wrote:

I am wanting to change my broadband ISP from pipex to one that has fast ping
times for online games, games played are mainly novalogic BHD,,I have not
got cable only bt lines,,
TIA



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Old July 25th 03, 09:38 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
NPG Plymouth UK
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Default Which is the best ISP for gamers

I am wanting to change my broadband ISP from pipex to one that has fast ping
times for online games, games played are mainly novalogic BHD,


dont think changing from pipex will make any difference. you may get a slightly
better ping to UK servers, but US servers (like nova) will still be just as
slow.
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Old July 25th 03, 09:59 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
[email protected] writeme.com
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Default Which is the best ISP for gamers

On Fri, 25 Jul 2003 19:42:31 +0100, "Ian"
wrote:

I am wanting to change my broadband ISP from pipex to one that has fast ping
times for online games, games played are mainly novalogic BHD,,I have not
got cable only bt lines,,
TIA

Nildram or Jolt (closely related) are the choice for a lot of gamers,
including me :-)

Andrew.
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Old July 25th 03, 11:58 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
Andy Furniss
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Default Which is the best ISP for gamers


[email protected] writeme.com wrote in message
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On Fri, 25 Jul 2003 19:42:31 +0100, "Ian"
wrote:

I am wanting to change my broadband ISP from pipex to one that has fast

ping
times for online games, games played are mainly novalogic BHD,,I have

not
got cable only bt lines,,
TIA

Nildram or Jolt (closely related) are the choice for a lot of gamers,
including me :-)


Out of interest what sort of latency do you get - in game & if you ping
www.bbc.co.uk?

I've only just got dsl so haven't had much time to test in game yet. What
little I have seems good on pipex to demon HL & various DoD - ie stable &
as low if not lower than other players.

I guess modems/routers will add different amounts before you get anywhere.

Andy.


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Old July 26th 03, 01:49 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
Andy Furniss
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Default Which is the best ISP for gamers


[email protected] writeme.com wrote in message
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On Fri, 25 Jul 2003 23:58:52 +0100, "Andy Furniss"
wrote:

Nildram or Jolt (closely related) are the choice for a lot of gamers,
including me :-)


Out of interest what sort of latency do you get - in game & if you ping
www.bbc.co.uk?

I would happily ping a game server for you if you provide an IP, but I
don't see any point in pinging the Beeb's webserver.


The BBC are pretty consistant for me - but then I can rarely get on my PC
at peak times.

As for a game server - my fav HL DM servers live at
bravo.games.uk.demon.net .

Andy.


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Old July 26th 03, 03:12 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
Martin Cooper
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Default Which is the best ISP for gamers

"Andy Furniss" wrote:


[email protected] writeme.com wrote in message
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On Fri, 25 Jul 2003 23:58:52 +0100, "Andy Furniss"
wrote:

Nildram or Jolt (closely related) are the choice for a lot of gamers,
including me :-)

Out of interest what sort of latency do you get - in game & if you ping
www.bbc.co.uk?

I would happily ping a game server for you if you provide an IP, but I
don't see any point in pinging the Beeb's webserver.


The BBC are pretty consistant for me - but then I can rarely get on my PC
at peak times.

As for a game server - my fav HL DM servers live at
bravo.games.uk.demon.net .

Andy.

Hi,
these are the pings from an A&A connection if your interested :-

charon conf % ping bravo.games.uk.demon.net
PING bravo.games.uk.demon.net (194.159.164.172) 56(84) bytes of data.
64 bytes from bravo.games.uk.demon.net (194.159.164.172): icmp_seq=1 ttl=244
time=22.3 ms
64 bytes from bravo.games.uk.demon.net (194.159.164.172): icmp_seq=2 ttl=244
time=22.1 ms
64 bytes from bravo.games.uk.demon.net (194.159.164.172): icmp_seq=3 ttl=244
time=22.6 ms
64 bytes from bravo.games.uk.demon.net (194.159.164.172): icmp_seq=4 ttl=244
time=22.8 ms
64 bytes from bravo.games.uk.demon.net (194.159.164.172): icmp_seq=5 ttl=244
time=22.3 ms
64 bytes from bravo.games.uk.demon.net (194.159.164.172): icmp_seq=6 ttl=244
time=22.6 ms
64 bytes from bravo.games.uk.demon.net (194.159.164.172): icmp_seq=7 ttl=244
time=22.3 ms
64 bytes from bravo.games.uk.demon.net (194.159.164.172): icmp_seq=8 ttl=244
time=23.3 ms
64 bytes from bravo.games.uk.demon.net (194.159.164.172): icmp_seq=9 ttl=244
time=21.6 ms
64 bytes from bravo.games.uk.demon.net (194.159.164.172): icmp_seq=10
ttl=244 time=22.6 ms
64 bytes from bravo.games.uk.demon.net (194.159.164.172): icmp_seq=11
ttl=244 time=23.1 ms

--- bravo.games.uk.demon.net ping statistics ---
11 packets transmitted, 11 received, 0% packet loss, time 10007ms
rtt min/avg/max/mdev = 21.633/22.549/23.366/0.450 ms
charon conf % ping www.bbc.co.uk
PING www.bbc.net.uk (212.58.224.124) 56(84) bytes of data.
64 bytes from www24.thdo.bbc.co.uk (212.58.224.124): icmp_seq=1 ttl=247
time=22.8 ms
64 bytes from www24.thdo.bbc.co.uk (212.58.224.124): icmp_seq=2 ttl=247
time=21.8 ms
64 bytes from www24.thdo.bbc.co.uk (212.58.224.124): icmp_seq=3 ttl=247
time=25.2 ms
64 bytes from www24.thdo.bbc.co.uk (212.58.224.124): icmp_seq=4 ttl=247
time=23.0 ms
64 bytes from www24.thdo.bbc.co.uk (212.58.224.124): icmp_seq=5 ttl=247
time=21.3 ms
64 bytes from www24.thdo.bbc.co.uk (212.58.224.124): icmp_seq=6 ttl=247
time=23.8 ms
64 bytes from www24.thdo.bbc.co.uk (212.58.224.124): icmp_seq=7 ttl=247
time=22.8 ms
64 bytes from www24.thdo.bbc.co.uk (212.58.224.124): icmp_seq=8 ttl=247
time=22.3 ms
64 bytes from www24.thdo.bbc.co.uk (212.58.224.124): icmp_seq=9 ttl=247
time=22.8 ms
64 bytes from www24.thdo.bbc.co.uk (212.58.224.124): icmp_seq=10 ttl=247
time=22.3 ms
64 bytes from www24.thdo.bbc.co.uk (212.58.224.124): icmp_seq=11 ttl=247
time=21.8 ms
64 bytes from www24.thdo.bbc.co.uk (212.58.224.124): icmp_seq=12 ttl=247
time=22.8 ms

--- www.bbc.net.uk ping statistics ---
12 packets transmitted, 12 received, 0% packet loss, time 11009ms
rtt min/avg/max/mdev = 21.331/22.757/25.283/1.001 ms

--

Martin
  #10  
Old July 26th 03, 05:45 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
[email protected] writeme.com
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Default Which is the best ISP for gamers

On Sat, 26 Jul 2003 13:49:18 +0100, "Andy Furniss"
wrote:

As for a game server - my fav HL DM servers live at
bravo.games.uk.demon.net .

16ms on Nildram.

Andrew.
 




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