Recently I’ve noticed that I’ve been having a hell of a time getting good connections with Xbox Live. Here’s a little information on my internet.
I live in Clarksville TN. My ISP is Charter and I have 25mbps service.
Last week my DD-WRT router decided to revert to factory settings while I was asleep.
So I hooked up WRT54G V6 Router for my network.
Pinging Memphis (200 miles) for 57 ms, dl speeds of 16.mbps, upload at 3mbps. (Tested with Speedtest.net)
Take it to Xbox Live: I can play a friend in Nashville in SSFIV not even 60 miles away and have yellow bars. I can play friends in the same city as me and get yellow as well. The lag is so terrible on my Xbox that I can’t even play the game online.
Now before you tell me, “Don’t play online. Online doesn’t matter. etc” Try to understand that the majority of my scene lives 50-60 miles away from me.
Is there a way to consolidate the lag to a reasonable amount using specific settings in my WRT54G with factory firmware? I will ultimately flash my other router to DD-WRT but until then I would just like to make online gaming possible without the hiccups and lag. If I would put a value of lag into frame rates, I would have to say that there is a consistent 10 frames of lag at all times when I play online. Even with a friend within a reasonable geographic distance.
Everything else is fine, I can play games on my computer all day long with little issues. Once I get that Xbox going it’s like playing SSFIV on PSN.
Edit: I forgot to mention that I have two xbox 360s that could be connected to the live server at any one point in time. However the other is usually being used to play Puzzle Quest 2 offline, so there if very little (if any) data going back and forth.