Wireless help gaming in specific I moved from a urban place with dsl and cable to a rural place where the best choice for me was WISP. I recently got it and the speeds are slow. Not so good for gaming. It's ok for strategy games, but for games like counterstrike or any battlefield series it sucks... here is my performance from speedtest.net
down - 1.23mb/s
up - 0.40mb/s
I tried to get the best package (residential Premier) for internet service from my service provider razzolink. I'm not really getting close to the speeds I'm supposed to get right? Here are the speeds shown here.
Back then when I lived in an urban area I was getting about 50 ping in servers close to me. Now since I moved not really so far away I'm getting pings over 200+ which is unplayable.
What are some things that I can do to improve my internet so I can get atleast 100 ping in servers.
Better equipment? Razzolink sent me a wireless broadband router (Ripwave wireless Broadband modem) Is that keeping me from getting the performance I'm susposed to be getting from razzolink service? If I bought a better wireless broadband modem will that make my internet faster?
I'm not really sure which model I have because its kinda hard to find it on that box they gave me. I can tell you that its a Navini networks Ripwave MX modem. 2.5-2.6ghz. Is this part holding me back from gaining the speeds I'm susposed to get?
heres a picture of it »www.svideo.com/wirelessmodem.html
I was told by the razzolink worker I was lucky to get service from them because I was barley in their range. Am I not getting the performance from the razzolink package because I'm right on the edge of their wireless range?
I really hate to give up my hobby. I enjoy playing multiplayer.
They have an external antenna option on their website. You might inquire about that.
Beyond that, work with them or find another provider. Although limited, those are your options.
Thank you for posting. The external antenna is $89.95. How much difference will that make? Will I be able to game online with a constant ping? Currently when I game online my ping jumps around 200-500.
the only way to know that is to try it.
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Re: Wireless help gaming in specific
I was surfing the web and found this article about wisp while gaming here.
»Wisp While gaming
maggzz posted pictures of the antenna here »i205.photobucket.com/albums/bb31···1603.jpg is this the kind of antenna that razzolink offers($90)? How much more performance will I get when I game online like on counter-strike?
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said by grego831:Well, it does say up to 2000kbit/sec. 1.2mbit/sec is within that range i.e. 0 to 2000kbit/sec.
I'm not really getting close to the speeds I'm supposed to get right?
Being on the edge of their coverage means your signal may not be as strong as it could be.
Try moving the modem to different places in the room and the house, and twist it on the spot. Place it in a window, and keep it away from metal objects.
If you cant get a better result from that then you may need to look at the external antenna option.
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The other thing you could do is figure out where the tower is. Put the modem and laptop in the car and ride out to where you are closer to the tower and have much better signal and check the speed/latency from that point.
You want to establish that better signal will equal better speeds and lower latency. Thats the cheapest way I can think of to do that.
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as far as the external antenna goes it will help
i had a normal external antennea and i was getting alot of lost packets and such
ended up going to a high gain antenna and it fixed my problem
i am 7 miles from my tower and i am fine as far as gaming goes
here is a link for my tower and such
first pic is a radio mobile plot one of the guys over at the wireless providers did for me
the second is my 40 foot tower in my front yard
and the third pic is the 150 foot water tower i connect to
no matter what you read on here it is possible to game online with wireless it all depends on your wisp
hope some of this helped some
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said by grego831:OK -- you got the best residential package but the business service has priority (which should translate to lower latency) over residential. The cheaper business plan is actually cheaper than the plan you currently have (slightly slower but with less latency) and should be better for gaming. You may want to try that. The modem which you have is the ONLY modem which will work with your WISP. You can't buy anything else -- all you can do is add an external antenna. Do you have the modem in a window which faces their tower? If you have a two story house, is the modem located on the second floor? If it is in a window on the second floor try hanging it so it is at the top of the window. Anything so the modem sees the WISP tower better.
I tried to get the best package (residential Premier) for internet service from my service provider razzolink...
Better equipment? Razzolink sent me a wireless broadband router (Ripwave wireless Broadband modem) Is that keeping me from getting the performance I'm susposed to be getting from razzolink service? If I bought a better wireless broadband modem will that make my internet faster?... I can tell you that its a Navini networks Ripwave MX modem. 2.5-2.6ghz...
I was told by the razzolink worker I was lucky to get service from them because I was barley in their range.
I am surprised that a Razzolink rep told you that you were barely in range and yet did not install an antenna. Barely within range for indoor modem and barely within range for external antenna are two totally different distances from their tower. While I can't tell you an antenna will help, it is starting to sound like that may be the case. The pingplotter tests I asked for in your other thread will hopefully support this conclusion as that is really the only thing which you have control over in improving your latency.
From looking at the Razzolink website, your best chance for low latency service is an external antenna and the Business Gold plan.
 Just to add a few words regarding your speeds. They are not that bad. Your plan allow speeds of UP TO 2000 kbps down and 512 kbps up. Your test results show you receiving 1230 kbps down and 400 kpbs up. That is a little less than your max but it is faster than the next lower level of service.
[edit again] I notice that your speed test was made at 12:33 GMT which would be about 4:30pm California time. Do another speed test at say 2 or 3 in the morning. That should show you your best speeds with the current setup.
I had that service for years. I found that latency just sucks. However the speeds are higher than the speedtest.net yields for some reason. ANyhow, happy razzolinking. The external will improve your signal and speed a bit maybe but not your latency. They're rolling to wimax and may want to request it, what tower are you on?