Optimise your Internet Speeds for Online Gaming
Online Gaming is as popular as ever, gamers now have access to infinite amounts of games and interfaces online. Therefore internet speeds is essential for online gaming
If you are a serious gamer, you’ll know how important it is to have a good internet connection and that lag is your worst enemy.
Lagging is when there is a delay between your move and the action that is taking place on the screen. This is caused by insufficient internet speeds and congestion. Thankfully there are ways to stop lagging and improve your latency for online gaming.
First, let us look at some of the things that may be causing your latency.
Factors Affecting your Gaming
1. Connection Type
When playing online, using a wired connection will provide the best results. Use an Ethernet cable to link your computer or gaming console to your router. The best ping rate will be obtained as a result.
2. Distance from the Router
The further away you are from the router, the longer it takes for information to be processed from your network to your device. This distance will be significant for determining whether your device is suitable for online gaming if it is wirelessly connected to your network.
By connecting an ethernet cable between your device and router, you can ensure devices far away from your router will still receive a solid connection.
Network congestion is a result of low bandwidth. Which is the maximum amount of data that can be transferred simultaneously across a network connection. The information you want is rapidly delivered when your bandwidth is low, but if it can’t immediately reach you; the data must wait.
These are some of the issues that may be disrupting your Internet Speeds for online gaming.
How to get the best online gaming experience
For the best gaming experience, you need a reliable, fast broadband connection.
Whether you’re gaming on a Playstation, Xbox, PC or your phone, these factors are all important:
- 1. Getting the necessary Speed
To have a reliable gaming experience, a consistent internet connection is needed with speeds of at least 10Mbps. Obviously the faster the better, but 10Mbps is sufficient.
The faster your connection the lower your latency. This means that the motion shown in the game will be fast enough for you to respond and interact as needed.
- 2. Data Allowance
Online Gaming will use a fair amount of data, ensuring that you have an unlimited data package is key. The last thing you want is to be winning a Fifa match online and your internet goes. On average around 300MB of data is used per hour when online gaming, over time that will add up.
- 3. Choosing The Right Connection
A wired network connection such as Fibre broadband is the ideal choice if you want to guarantee the highest speeds and minimise the possibility of lag.
Fibre broadband is the fastest and most reliable type of broadband for gaming. Rural WiFi provides broadband plans with speeds of up to 2GB.
However, if Fibre is not available to you Wireless WiFi will also work. Our wireless broadband can provide speeds up to 100Mbps and our 5G with speeds up to 300Mbps. All of which are more than sufficient for online gaming.
The only thing to be aware of with wireless WiFi is to make sure your router isn’t near anything that could interfere with the signal, such as a baby monitor, or enclosed in a cabinet.
Rural WiFi’s extra Tips and Tricks
Improving your current internet speeds can make all the difference when it comes to gaming and thankfully we have 2 solutions for you. Sometimes the smallest changes make the biggest difference to improve your Internet Speeds for online gaming.
- 1. A Signal Booster
Do you currently have internet but the speeds are not the best? You may just need a signal booster. Our Panel Antenna signal booster can increase your current speeds by up to 300%. Read our Blog post on our Panel Antenna to learn more about how they work and how it could be your WiFi solution.
- 2. A Mesh Kit (Smart Home WiFi System)
Do you have good internet speeds when you’re near the router, but find it won’t stretch upstairs or to your home office? This can be the case if your house is big or there are thick walls. The router struggles to distribute the internet around the house.
This is where the Mesh kit smart home WiFi comes in. This is a wifi extender, meaning it distributes your existing broadband connection across a larger area. It uses smart mesh technology, whereby the system detects where your WiFi connection is needed and pushes the broadband speeds to that area. The mesh kit allows you to seamlessly swap between access points as you wander around your home or business, providing a lag-free experience and eliminating WiFi BlackSpots. You can shop our range of Mesh kits here.
Find out more about our services fill out our coverage check today and someone from our team will be in touch with your best available options. You can also email our team at [email protected], chat with Paddy on our website or call today on 01 211 86 53.