Originally Posted by laytoncy
Uhm...Netflix HD steams are 5 Mbps each. Try having children and with Cox, I don't know how it is for the rest of you I don't get 15 Mbps all the time especially during the evening hours. Both my kids were watching Netflix, which should be say 10 Mbps (at most) and I was trying to play a game online. My ping was over 1000 to the server. That won't work. Preferred may be enough for a single person. With a family it should be enough if
you get all 15 Mbps and now 19 Mbps. I don't run dedicated servers that serve to the outside.
That's what i meant, single person.
I personally have 3 Gaming PCs, w/ a Forth Being Built, and a few laptops, and I've never had an Issue, My router is set to prioritize gaming ports.
I'd be dropping the Netflix to 750K-1.5MB, which is enough for 480p, none of the young ones in my house ever noticed a difference or cared about, between 480p and 1080p lol
as for bandwidth during peak hours, bandwidth for a given "area" (block, neighborhood, zip code, city, or whatever they divide it up as on the grid) is shared.
When we first got Cable internet in the 90s, we have 100-150K Upload, then it was capped at 30kb for a while, then it was moved to 250kb/sec upload around 2005 or so.. a year or two after i stopped being a IRC freak, after i stopped recording video replays of games and hosting them in SVCD/DVD Format on IRC. (as I was doing YT HD Beta test). Actually I think we got rid of the 30k cap when I upgraded from the SB3100 modem to the Docsis 2.0 Surfboard. Im pretty sure I'll get a nice boost when Im done re-wiring everything and go DOCSIS 3 w/ GigaBit LAN.
I havent "Uploaded" a large file on a P2P in a while, as YT and Facebook uploads are always notoriously slow now as YT has everyone uploading everything from their phone and stuff.
Last time i did send a large install file it was around 300k, and I think I got over a 1024kb/sec for a lil bit.Edited by SkateZilla - 12/11/12 at 2:22pm