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Talk Talk broadband for ps3 (which one 8mb or 24mb ?)

Juice Avatar
7y, 1w agoPosted 7 years, 1 week ago
I want to get real broadband to conect 2 laptops, wii and ps3 to the internet.
I still have vodafone broadband dongle on conctract for next 9 months so 1 laptop can use it.

Anyway talktalk does:
*(up to) 8mb broadband for £18
*(up to) 24mb broadband for £18


Is 8mb fast enought? I used to connect my to live on my old x360 throught my laptopl with vodfone donle in it. And thats only (up to) 3.6MB, was lagging in some games.
I think 8gb should be ok, but i need to know for sure.


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If i sign up for 8mb for 18 months contract, and it turns out too slow can I upgrade for 24mb ?

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8mb comes with G router, 24mb comes with N router.
I know that N gives better range, does it give higher speed as well?
If I'd conect a router with a laptop with a cable, would it be faster than wirelles (throught G or N router) ?
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7y, 1w agoPosted 7 years, 1 week ago
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suspended#1
Upgrading shouldnt be a problem.

Remeber reliability of broadband is key also.

Upto 8MBPS should be more than enough, but it depends what you will actually get i.e what your line can hold, also is anyone else gonna be online at the same time?

At home ive got 7MBPS, i play xbox as does my brother then at least 1 other computer will be used up to 3 at some points. Both xbox dont lag.... just to give you anidea of what you can get :thumbsup:
#2
I edited the 1st post with the following:

8mb comes with G router, 24mb comes with N router.
I know that N gives better range, does it give higher speed as well?
If I'd conect a router with a laptop with a cable, would it be faster than wirelles (throught G or N router) ?
#3
I have the 8mb braodband from talktalk and it works fine with the XBOX and PS3. Obviously the speed you get will depend on the distance to the excahnge.

Are you going to pay £18 for the broadband on it's own ? if so that sound like a lot. I guess I was quite lucky when I joined talktalk under their free broadband forever.
#4
Juice
I edited the 1st post with the following:

8mb comes with G router, 24mb comes with N router.
I know that N gives better range, does it give higher speed as well?
If I'd conect a router with a laptop with a cable, would it be faster than wirelles (throught G or N router) ?


Their routers are rubbish, the G is really bad, I am using a Netgear G cable router that plugs to their ADSL router and it's fine.

But I have my PS3, XBOX 360 and PC all connected directly to the ADSL router.
suspended#5
Juice
I edited the 1st post with the following:

8mb comes with G router, 24mb comes with N router.
I know that N gives better range, does it give higher speed as well?
If I'd conect a router with a laptop with a cable, would it be faster than wirelles (throught G or N router) ?


N Router is better wireless. depending on wireless receiver.
Connecting with Ethernet will always be faster over wireless

Get a G router and use it with ethernet
#6
asandino
I have the 8mb braodband from talktalk and it works fine with the XBOX and PS3. Obviously the speed you get will depend on the distance to the excahnge.

Are you going to pay £18 for the broadband on it's own ? if so that sound like a lot. I guess I was quite lucky when I joined talktalk under their free broadband forever.


:thumbsup: you got a great deal. Tell me more about it?

There are the deals they are doing now.
http://www.talktalk.co.uk/products/broadband
#7
Starr
N Router is better wireless. depending on wireless receiver.
Connecting with Ethernet will always be faster over wireless

Get a G router and use it with ethernet


Unless you have an N adapter the N is useless.

Your best bet is to plug them directly if you can, if not then a Powerline might be your second option and if that not possible then wireless :thumbsup:
#8
You can use the dongle you already have for everything.

Why sign up to a 24 month contract?
#9
I see my 1st laptop comes with

Wireless: Integrated wireless support for 802.11 b/g, configurable 802.11 a/b/g,
Wireless LAN and Bluetooth


2nd has
Networking
* High speed 56K modem
* Ethernet 10/100BT integrated network interface
* WLAN: 802.11 b/g
* Bluetooth® wireless networking




Does it mean I have to buy wireless cards for both laptops to recive signal from N router?
#10
Juice
I see my 1st laptop comes with

Wireless: Integrated wireless support for 802.11 b/g, configurable 802.11 a/b/g,
Wireless LAN and Bluetooth


2nd has
Networking
* High speed 56K modem
* Ethernet 10/100BT integrated network interface
* WLAN: 802.11 b/g
* Bluetooth® wireless networking




Does it mean I have to buy wireless cards for both laptops to recive signal from N router?


No, A wireless n router will allow wireless g machines to connect.

As to your original question, speed is largely irrelevant for gaming. The important things are ping and packet loss, which is probably why your mobile broadband connection was poor as they're apparently not very good at that. Speed-wise all you need is 1-2Mbps.

Faster connections do tend to have slightly lower pings, but I doubt you'll notice any difference in this case.
#11
Upload speeds are important too, do you know the maximum upload speeds of both packages?
#12
Paddy_o_furniture
Upload speeds are important too, do you know the maximum upload speeds of both packages?


Yeah, that's a good point. If you're hosting games then a 1.5 or 2.5 Mbps upload will be far better than the usual 448Kbps.

As for wireless vs. wired. Wired is better all-round. If you don't mind the wire then use ethernet.
#13
Cool, so you are all saying (up to) 8mbps is fast to play online on PS3 ?

It has 40gb limit. (24mbps is unlimited)
ATM having 1 laptop connected to the internet I use 4GB of internet I dont watch youtube or download anything, just websites and antivirus updates.
I estimate that with 2 laptops connected to real broadband I will use 15GB to 20GB a month.
Thats 20GB left for gaming.
Is that enought to play 4 hours, 3 times a week (2h on wii and 2h on ps3)
Is 20GB enought for ~50hours of online gaming
#14
No? I remember connecting my 360 to my laptop to play online. 50mb agone in about 15 minutes.
#15
Juice
No? I remembre connecting my 360 to my laptop to play online 50mb gone about 15 minutes


Which is 200mb and hour and 10GB in fifty hours. I don't know what PS3 usage is, but it should be fairly low.

Juice
Cool, so you are all saying (up to) 8mbps is fast to play online on PS3 ?


What sort of speed do the various speed checkers estimate you're getting? As long as you get 2Mbps or above you should be fine. Remember this is for a console where everything is mass market and lowest common denominator so all games will be limited to a speed that allows something like 90% of the people in the slowest country it's sold in to play it, and the UK has fairly good broadband speeds.

I don't know how TalkTalk work, are both the up to 8Mbps and 24Mbps packages LLU ADSL2+ with the 8Mbps just having an artificial cap or is the 8Mbps an ordinary ADSL connection? If it's the former then the 24Mbps will be identical unless you actually hitting the 8Mbps speed cap but if it's the latter it may improve your connection speed even if you're below 8Mbps.
#16
In talk talk do you get some account on thier website so you can log on any time to check your usage?
#17
Juice
In talk talk do you get some account on thier website so you can log on any time to check your usage?


I have dowloaded a lot in some months and never had any problems or charged for it. Even that it says 30gb or 40gb I think I have done like 60gb in a month and nothing, I believe the issue is if you constantly are going over but if is only the odd month here and there you should be fine.

Why don't you just go for the 8mb one and if you find is not right you can always upgrade. Is always easir to upgrade than to downgrade.

Just be aware that the 40gb I think it might be download and upload.
#18
So would it be possible to go for 24mb (just to get N router) and then change it to 8mb straight after (so they only charge me for 24mb in first month and for 8mb in 2nd-18th)


Do you think that will work?
#19
Called them to ask about it. They said thath 24mb is not avialable in my area anyway. So I made an order for 8gb. 10 minutes later i've found out that I;ll be getting about 4.6mb.
I will have new line instaled next week, I will be able to use it to make phone calls but broadband will be set up in 3 to 4 weeks after instalation of the line.

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