[sldev] Client bandwidth and server lag

Colin Kern colin.kern at gmail.com
Tue Jun 23 10:18:47 PDT 2009


On Tue, Jun 23, 2009 at 1:08 PM, Joel Foner<joel.foner at gmail.com> wrote:
>> That said, an awful lot of people crank the bandwidth up to 1.5mbps
>> because they figure they have a 1.5mbit connection or better. That's
>> often a mistake. Most ISPs overstate the capacity their networks by a
>> good margin, and it's very unlikely that even a 3 mbit DSL connection
>> provides highly reliable 1.5mbit downstream.
>
> But for most on cable or fiber it's only a part of what's available :)  Is
> there a reason it's capped at 1.5Mbps?
> For what it's worth, an easy place to check your actual bandwidth is here
> http://www.speedtest.net/.
> Joel

I noticed in Snowglobe the cap is much higher (6 mbps, IIRC).

I have heard some people saying that lowering your bandwidth helps
with "rubber-banding", which I think makes more sense.  If your
bandwidth is too high, it might overload your own internet connection,
causing latency problems.

Colin


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