as mentioned, ping is mostly based on location. i doubt you'll see much, if any, improvement for that.Originally posted by: blamb425
Comcast is actually fine, but I'm looking to see if FiOS can provide me with lower ping for gaming--I have a cousin who says his FiOS service is great
Close...Originally posted by: pontifex
as mentioned, ping is mostly based on location. i doubt you'll see much, if any, improvement for that.
find game servers that are physically closer to you.
Actually, a difference like that would be very significant in many fast paced games.I don't think having a 50 ms ping instead of an 80 is really going to help.
WoW and MMOs in general are terrible games to gauge ping off of.Originally posted by: rh71
I just got FIOS today and my ping in WoW is low 100s... whereas it was just about 150ms on crap DSL. So no, it's not worth it if you were just doing it for ping's sake.
I'm currently on Verizon DSL in central NY state and it seem like a dog at times. If I can get a deal on FIOS that costs similar, I'll jump. Right now I'm paying about $29/mo but I really don't want to pay more than that for internet.Originally posted by: imnot
I have FiOS and absolutely love it. Granted, I'm on the East Coast and .... I Hate Verizon in general, love FiOS.
I'd want to get FIOS more for reliability reasons. Comcast has been absolutely horrible lately as I'm guessing more people in my area have signed up and are sucking up the shared bandwidth while making it harder to send signals upstream. Cable just sucks like that. I've noticed my upstream power level has been sitting anywhere from 50-53 dBmV so there's not much margin for error. Any higher than ~54 dBmV falls out of range and tells my modem to reset itself. My modem is off a home run off a single split after the drop, so its not like I can do anything else to clean up the signal.Originally posted by: SonicIce
Like others have said; it would upgrade your bandwidth, not your latency. And 5MB is plenty for almost any game.