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ZukoZuko Member Posts: 730 ✭✭✭✭✭ - Grand Achaean
Hi! I'v been recently thinking about changing from my current internet which is DSL High speed I believe, to Dish Satellie High speed. The download and upload speed stats are higher and a lot better for dish, but I have connected from hughesnet before and there is a good 1 second lag when you play achaea for each command, which is something I wouldn't be able to easily deal with as a player. Does anyone have dish that plays that can tell me if it is any good? Or should I stick with DSL?

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  • AradorArador Member Posts: 1,696 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Agreed. One of our sites use Satelite due to it being in the middle of nowhere. Speed is surprisingly fast but the latency is a nightmare. The signal path is just that much longer. Dsl is still king for Achaea.

    ZukoYenSherazad
  • ZukoZuko Member Posts: 730 ✭✭✭✭✭ - Grand Achaean
    Alright Achaea is my main game so i don't think I would be happy if I switched. Thanks! Thats what I needed to know
  • KatzchenKatzchen MhaldorMember Posts: 2,000 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    edited December 2012

    Wait, your internet is fine, and you've tried this one and it sucks? What's to ask then? Stay!



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  • ZukoZuko Member Posts: 730 ✭✭✭✭✭ - Grand Achaean
    http://www.attsavings.com/gualala-att-california-internet-deal.html

    Something like this would be okay though? Because it is DSL?
  • DaslinDaslin The place with the oxygenMember Posts: 2,492 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    if you're in Cali, U-Verse should be available to you. I worked for AT&T as tier 1 tech support, and the service is actually quite amazing.
  • EphramEphram Member Posts: 122 ✭✭✭ - Distinguished
    Tecton said:
    Having been "fortunate" enough to have tried to play through HughesNet, I would recommend sticking with a traditional broadband connection (DSL or Cable) - any satellite service will have much higher latency, and your quality of service is at the mercy of the weather.
    Australian satellite internet is scary. Especially when the bandwidth is up for the month...
  • NizarisNizaris The Holy City of MhaldorMember Posts: 537 ✭✭✭✭✭ - Grand Achaean
    edited June 2013
    HughesNet has improved lately on speed; but yes, still sucks for latency.

    Put it this way: the big problem in delivering high speed internet to homes these days is known as the Last Mile Problem. There are several aspects to this problem, including distance to be traveled, as well as the problem that occurs when you put several users into a single data pipe, causing a bottleneck.

    Satellite basically takes every thing that you could do wrong in solving the last mile problem, and does it wrong. There is a far greater distance to travel: all of the way up to space, and then all of the way back down; satellites, being expensive to deploy, must serve a very large geographical area of users, causing greater bottlenecks.

    Stick with a dedicated line.
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    AradorNim
  • AradorArador Member Posts: 1,696 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    I would not say wrong in ALL cases. It is a great solution for reaching areas with little to no infrastructure. And the massive cost of the satelite is better than me carrying the cost of 200km of cabling to a site out in the middle of nowhere. It really does make sense in some cases, but it is a last resort tech, worse than everything else but better than nothing or funding the infrastructure yourself.

    NizarisSherazad
  • NizarisNizaris The Holy City of MhaldorMember Posts: 537 ✭✭✭✭✭ - Grand Achaean
    edited June 2013
    Arador said:
    I would not say wrong in ALL cases. It is a great solution for reaching areas with little to no infrastructure. And the massive cost of the satelite is better than me carrying the cost of 200km of cabling to a site out in the middle of nowhere. It really does make sense in some cases, but it is a last resort tech, worse than everything else but better than nothing or funding the infrastructure yourself.
    Agreed. I work in retail electronics, and I recommend satellite only after all other options have been exhausted. My personal hierarchy of consumer-available services: fibre, cable, DSL, WAN (think that thing on top of a small country town's central grain elevator), 3G/4G/LTE (this low only because of the frequency of data caps), satellite, dial up.

    Caveats:
    • Symmetric speed DSL (where advertised upload and download speeds are the same, hence "symmetric") can be a better choice than cable for a select group of users who require fast upload speeds. This group is comprised of those who run personal web servers, game online, use file sharing protocols such as BitTorrent, etc.
    • If your data usage is high, and both cellular and satellite are available and nothing else, go with satellite if it happens to have a higher data cap and semi-respectable speed. I think that cellular service should in theory have better latency, however. That said, online gaming on either with a data cap still scares the jeebies out of me.
    • Regarding cellular data, I seem to have two groups of customers: (1) mobile professionals who view it as secondary means of internet access to meet their mobile broadband needs, and (2) for those living out in the country who have access to nothing else, save satellite. This second group views it as their primary means of accessing the internet.
    • If you game, don't get sucked into the arms race that is faster download speeds. Make sure that you also look into the advertised upload speeds.
    EDIT: Grammar and style.
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  • TrevizeTrevize Member Posts: 1,517 @ - Epic Achaean
    uverse is great. I'm using that at the moment, least latency I've ever had at home.
    Current scripts: GoldTracker 1.2, mData 1.1
    Site: https://github.com/trevize-achaea/scripts/releases
    Thread: http://forums.achaea.com/discussion/4064/trevizes-scripts
    Latest update: 9/26/2015 better character name handling in GoldTracker, separation of script and settings, addition of gold report and gold distribute aliases.
  • AmunetAmunet Spokane, Washington, USAMember Posts: 750 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    U-verse, if you can get it, is fabulous. When we went to visit the significant other's dad, I wanted to take it with me. I nearly cried when I had to come home.
    My avatar is an image created by this very talented gentleman, of whose work I am extremely jealous. It was not originally a picture of Amunet, but it certainly looks a great deal like how I envision her!
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