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Thread: I have an interesting setup and I need advice on optimizing for gaming.

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    I have an interesting setup and I need advice on optimizing for gaming.

    I live "out of the way" of any big time Internet Service Providers which sucks because I am an avid gamer. I've dealt with a bad connection for years. I use a "fixed wireless" connection through this company. I currently subscribe to the 1.0mbps speed and this is, on average, what I get:


    This is the fastest speed offered in my area and I'm forced to deal with it. The problem is, however, that my ping spikes a lot. It didn't always spike a lot, it just does it a lot more now. I used TCP/IP Optimizer and set the dial for 1mbps and clicked the Optimize bubble. That's the only real "optimization" I've done and I haven't really noticed a difference. I don't care about how fast I download something or how much I have to buffer a youtube video, all I care about is being able to play a game without ping spikes ruining my fun. Is there anything I can do to optimize my connection for low ping with game servers? A game I play a lot would be Team Fortress 2. I usually look for Chicago hosted servers because I live in Missouri and they tend to be the most stable.

    I ran a Netalyzr test and the results can be found here: http://n1.netalyzr.icsi.berkeley.edu...a-42db-b24f/rd

    Are are my SpeedGuide Analyzer results:
    « SpeedGuide.net TCP Analyzer Results »
    Tested on: 2012.05.14 22:08
    IP address: 208.223.xx.xxx
    Client OS/browser: Windows 7 (Chrome 18.0.1025.168)

    TCP options string: 020405b401010402
    MSS: 1460
    MTU: 1500
    TCP Window: 64240 (multiple of MSS)
    RWIN Scaling: 0 bits
    Unscaled RWIN : 64240
    Recommended RWINs: 64240, 128480, 256960, 513920, 1027840
    BDP limit (200ms): 2570kbps (321KBytes/s)
    BDP limit (500ms): 1028kbps (128KBytes/s)
    MTU Discovery: ON
    TTL: 51
    Timestamps: OFF
    SACKs: ON
    IP ToS: 00000000 (0)
    Last edited by JakeLunn; 05-14-12 at 09:09 PM.

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