I started a new thread because I wasn’t sure if feeding off an old thread would get me the answer i’m looking for cuz I didn’t want to ressurrect old stuff ya know. Anyway I live in So. Cal and just moved to a new apartment a few months ago. At my last pad I had a killer connection with Time Warner doin one of those cable and internet combos for like $90.00 a month and NEVER had lag probs. while playing online. I mainly play Tekken DRO. I can’t remember the mbps or ping level i had at that time though. Moneys been kinda tight and I FINALLY got enough to get back on the net. My roommate unfortunately already set the pad up with Direct TV for television ONLY and has a 1 year contract with them and with what I’ve heard about they’re internet prices and service I said to hell with that.
So I saw a deal with Time Warner’s “Road Runner” Cable internet and went with them paying $29.99 a month for 6 MBPS on download. I guess that’s not 2 bad around here… So as it turns out I pretty much got HOSED and when I ran a test on speedtest I came up with a ping of 28ms, download @ 1.49 mbps & an upload speed of 0.36 mbps!!! SAD to say the least…
So to get to the real point of it all, WHAT IS A MUST when it comes down to the nitty- gritty of having a GREAT connection??? I talked to Time Warner and they assured me that they would fix the problem and roll over the past monthly bill due to they’re mess up so if anyone can tell me from they’re experience 's with ISP’s and knowledge about PING and upload/ download mbps I would GREATLY appreciate it so I know what sort of plan I should be paying for to get that QUALITY connection back! thanks a million everyone… Get as detailed as possible or PM me if you can with anything else you got for me.
Oh and to add to that I am running my PS3 wireless to my router. I was using a BELKIN wireless N- router http://www.circuitcity.com/IMAGE/pr...LK.F5D82334.JPG and had nothing but UNREAL problems with it. Called Belkin after numerous problems with getting kicked on and off and downloaded ports, updated firmware etc, you name it I prolly spent hours messin with it…I switched to a Linksys Wireless G router that my buddy recommended http://www.rcsnet.com/www_site/pix/products/WRT54G2.jpg that was way cheaper then the Belkin and surprisingly I have a constant 100% connection with it. I’ts less then 5 feet from my TV and Ps3… So, this is as technical as I can get without goin nuts if I haven’t already! Anyone got some wisdom + tech savvy stuff to throw at me??? Hopefully so. I’m missing playing good matches on my days off. Thanks again Everyone!