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Playing PS4 online with 4G dongle?

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2y, 3w agoPosted 2 years, 3 weeks ago
Hi,

I'm just wondering if anyone has any experience of playing PS4 online using a 4G dongle? Or even better, specifically the ZTE MF823 from Three?

From what I've read, EE pretty much forces you into using NAT Type 3, which isn't good, that's why I'm looking at Three.

It'd only be to play the likes of FIFA online, which only uses about 30mb every hour according to a report I've seen on Reddit.

Any advice or shared experiences would be much appreciated.

Thanks.
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2y, 3w agoPosted 2 years, 3 weeks ago
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#1
I used my phone tethered on 4g (three network) to my pS4. Which shoould be similar in operation, it worked well but did get laggy after a while (maybe due to ping).

I don't know where you saw it only uses 30mb per hour but I can guarentee that is not the case. I used to play a few games and it would use at least a GB of data. SO if you don't have unlimted data or a large package I wouldn't suggest using it for online gaming, it will become very costly!
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Thanks for the response.

Perhaps it's my ignorance on the subject, as I only started looking into it late last night, but I think it depends on the game? In the link below, a guy carried out rather detailed tests and what was surprising to me was that Killzone used a lot more data than Battlefield. And that FIFA seemingly used rather little.

Here's the http://www.reddit.com/r/PS4/comments/1spnoj/aggregate_data_on_ps4_internet_usage/

I thought online gaming would use a lot more than that. It's what got me thinking that perhaps a 4G dongle would be a good, short-term fix until I move into my new house in Feb.
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Thanks for the response.

Perhaps it's my ignorance on the subject, as I only started looking into it late last night, but I think it depends on the game? In the link below, a guy carried out rather detailed tests and what was surprising to me was that Killzone used a lot more data than Battlefield. And that FIFA seemingly used rather little.

Here's the http://www.reddit.com/r/PS4/comments/1spnoj/aggregate_data_on_ps4_internet_usage/

I thought online gaming would use a lot more than that. It's what got me thinking that perhaps a 4G dongle would be a good, short-term fix until I move into my new house in Feb.

Have you considered just getting a normal wired internet with a provider who do free swaps to new addresses? I know plusnet do this so you take out any package as normal. Use it till you are about to move, notify them of the move and new address and they will then move the service to your new address.

When I signed up to PlusNet 2 years ago this service was free (I presume it still is). All you had to pay was if you needed a brand new BT line to the address ie. when no line has been provided before.
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It's a little complicated though, as I'm moving into a new build and it doesn't really show up any postcode checkers for broadband. I'd go with Virgin Media ideally, just the broadband on its own with no phone line, but then I don't know whether I'll be moving into a Virgin Media area...
#5
Oh and something else I should add, which will help to make my previous post make more sense, is that I'm currently in an area that doesn't have fibre broadband. It won't be ready until March 2015, which is why Virgin Media would have been ideal, but I don't want to start a twelve month contract if I can only use it for four or five months...

Any other suggestions? Ha!
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Anyone...? :)
#7
I used to use a three- 3g dongle to play modern warfare 2 and fifa mainly on 360 and some times it would be fine though sometimes it would lag, the ping was quite unstable. It used to use between 30-60 mb an hour roughly, fifa did use more but no where near a gig. Whether this has changed with newer games and console I don't know but i doubt it would change significantly.

As you said the only other thing to consider would be what nat each provider puts you on as that will limit who you can connect to and can not be changed as far as I know.

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