Gaming Tips: Best MBPS for Internet

Gamers one up each other as they explore to know the right MBPS and find the fastest connection possible. After all, a second delay could lead to a loss, a chance at joining an esports team, or a bet so big it could ruin your day. 

Of course, many people assume that their ONLY fix here is to upgrade to a higher internet plan. But it isn’t a solution everyone can afford and sometimes, upgrading doesn’t guarantee you the best internet speed you’re looking for. Here’s how to diagnose your MBPS dilemma: 

  • Use Ethernet Cable to Connect Your Device to the Router

Sometimes, the wi-fi simply cannot go as fast as you’d want. If you’re unable to diagnose the problem and your computer is near the router, use an ethernet cable to connect directly instead of relying on Wi-Fi. 

While wi-fi is more popular because of the portability and the accessibility it offers, wired internet is still more stable and faster than wireless connections. 

And if you live in a household with several other people using the same wi-fi connection, you bet everyone will be sharing the same signals. But if you go “straight to the source” and connect your device to the router via ethernet cable, your internet needs would be prioritized first. 

Of course, this idea will only work if the router is in good working condition. 

  • Move Closer to Your Router

If connecting to the router via ethernet cable isn’t a possibility, then try to move closer to the router instead. 

If your gaming spot is blocked by bulky furniture, thick walls and other physical objects, this will affect how slowly (or how you lack) internet. Improve your internet for gaming by moving closely to the router. 

When you moved near the router, but this solution didn’t do anything, check near the router and look for mobile chargers, the smart home hub, wireless speakers, and other devices that could be causing interference. If possible, turn them off and see if it helped speed up your connection. 

  • Restart Your Router:

Most people know this by now. If you restart your router that has been on for days or weeks, it could refresh the connection and improve latency (or the time it takes for data to be transferred from its original source to its destination). 

Restarting the router would vary depending on the brand you’re using, but it is often just a one-button process (off, then on after a minute or two). 

  • Replace Your Router

If you have the funds and you know that it’s about time to replace your router, then buy one that is designed specifically for gaming. 

Haven’t heard of gaming routers before? Buckle up, because you’re in for a treat. Gaming routers specialize in improved latency, ping rates, internet speed and a feature called Quality of Service that prioritizes traffic so your gaming could be top priority before any other activities of your household. 

  • Know the difference between your Internet Speed and Bandwidth.

To be able to diagnose your internet issues properly, you need to understand the difference between internet speed and bandwidth. 

  • Internet speed: how fast data can be uploaded or downloaded to your device.
  • Bandwidth: how much data can be uploaded or downloaded from your device

Gaming requires a minimum of 15 or 20 Mbps. Of course, this number wouldn’t matter if you live in a household with 10 other people who use the same connection as you use for your games. 

  • Aim for a better latency

Latency, which is measured in milliseconds, describes the quality of your connection within your network. The goal is for your latency to be low (about 20 to 40 milliseconds) for your connection to be optimal for gaming since it reduces the chance for a connection loss or delay. 

High latency is what causes lag in gaming. Of course, if you have low latency, your gaming experience would feel more smooth and lag-free.

Just like your bandwidth, internet latency doesn’t just rely on your connection. In fact, latency will vary between hardware brands, router, your remote server location, etc. 

  • Play on a Local Server

Playing on a local server can possibly improve your internet speed and decrease the ping. Generally, the closer a server is to your physical location,

Sometimes, the solution is staring right in front of you. If you’re still suffering from slow internet while playing your games, make sure to check if no other program or background websites are being used while you play. 

Can the people in your home sacrifice some time while playing games and NOT go online for an hour? If this isn’t possible, check the devices that could be eating up your bandwidth and turn off anything that’s possible to turn off for a while or permanently.

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