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    Anyone use PS Now? I get huge input lag even though I'm above whats needed.

    As title says I tried PS now and told me my connection was fine but I get massive input lag especially with The Last Of Us. I have virgin fibre 50mbps (though it's usually at around 55mbps) and I'm using wired connection.

    My speed stats.

    Download speed: 55.39mbps

    Upload 3.23mbps

    Ping: 14ms

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    Ping is fine that's the first thing I was going to suggest.

    Your not using power line adapters are you ?

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    AStonedRaichu

    Ping is fine that's the first thing I was going to suggest.Your not using … Ping is fine that's the first thing I was going to suggest.Your not using power line adapters are you ?



    Nope I have my computer connected to router with ethernet cable.

    It's probably your upload speed, while it passes the minimum it is on the low side. Also is anyone else using the network while you are trying to stream?

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    RidleyDeckard

    It's probably your upload speed, while it passes the minimum it is on the … It's probably your upload speed, while it passes the minimum it is on the low side. Also is anyone else using the network while you are trying to stream?



    Nope just me. I live on my own.

    Set your telly to game mode.
    Ah read it wrong that the streaming service just realised.

    Yeah as mentioned the upload is slow.
    Virgin are bad at this, they give around 10% of what you get on download.
    I'm getting better now (20) with sky.
    Edited by: "geebeegooner" 19th Mar

    streaming games will always be dodgy no matter your speeds

    benjammin316

    streaming games will always be dodgy no matter your speeds



    Yeah it ruins, it my cousin was playing horizon the other day and wanted me to take over at my end cause he was struggling.
    It was unplayable for me.
    Was missing shots for fun.
    Edited by: "geebeegooner" 19th Mar

    For future reference you'd get a better response posting in the Ask section not misc.

    Is that ping a generic ping from a test server, or the actual ping to the game server??

    I get 14ms to a test server, but the ping to my favourite game servers is more like 110ms, and sometimes hits 200ms, when lag really does start to cause issues (hit 300 once - the game was totally unplayable).

    There is a small script on the WOW forums under the name of Leatrix that alters how uploaded data is sent by your PC, and that can improve the ping times to a game server. It only makes about a 5-10% difference to my best pings, but does tend to keep ping times at the lower end; since using it I rarely see the pings over 100ms.

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    Gentle_Giant

    Is that ping a generic ping from a test server, or the actual ping to the … Is that ping a generic ping from a test server, or the actual ping to the game server??I get 14ms to a test server, but the ping to my favourite game servers is more like 110ms, and sometimes hits 200ms, when lag really does start to cause issues (hit 300 once - the game was totally unplayable).There is a small script on the WOW forums under the name of Leatrix that alters how uploaded data is sent by your PC, and that can improve the ping times to a game server. It only makes about a 5-10% difference to my best pings, but does tend to keep ping times at the lower end; since using it I rarely see the pings over 100ms.



    That's results of speed test...test on speedtest. Net

    I really cant see these game steaming services picking up steam until the internet in the uk is better,
    we have **** abysmal internet compared to other eu countries, tories need to do something about it, put some pressure on bt or something but they wont do ****

    geebeegooner

    Yeah it ruins, it my cousin was playing horizon the other day and wanted … Yeah it ruins, it my cousin was playing horizon the other day and wanted me to take over at my end cause he was struggling. It was unplayable for me. Was missing shots for fun.



    Struggling with horizon? :0

    Cantona007

    That's results of speed test...test on speedtest. Net



    SO that is not the ping to the game server, you need to find out what THAT ping is, and if there is any way to make it faster.

    Speedtest automatically picks the nearest FAST server; so will always give you the best ping you can get, you can force it to use servers from further away, but there is a limit. this can give you a rough idea of the probably ping to your game server.

    If the server you are playing on is in the US, and you are in the UK, ping is going to be about 90 at best, and probably in the 100-120ms range.

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    Gentle_Giant

    SO that is not the ping to the game server, you need to find out what … SO that is not the ping to the game server, you need to find out what THAT ping is, and if there is any way to make it faster. Speedtest automatically picks the nearest FAST server; so will always give you the best ping you can get, you can force it to use servers from further away, but there is a limit. this can give you a rough idea of the probably ping to your game server.If the server you are playing on is in the US, and you are in the UK, ping is going to be about 90 at best, and probably in the 100-120ms range.



    How do I find that out?

    Also virgin have just upgraded my package to 70mb so now actually get 75mbps down and upload is now 5.25mbps.
    Edited by: "Cantona007" 24th Mar

    Research the game, find out the server IP and use a free "ping" program to test the connection time.

    Using an online ping tool is no good, as it will give the ping from the tool's server location; you need to know the ping from YOUR location.
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