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Re: My PS3 has between 90-100% signal strength but MW3 online only has 1 bar

Sep 1, 2013
just done it there download 1.7 and upload sucked at 0.04
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Re: My PS3 has between 90-100% signal strength but MW3 online only has 1 bar

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Here is your real issue. You just have a slow internet connection for online gaming. Your signal strength from your wifi is great but that has nothing to do with your speed. Its only a factor if you have a weak signal which you don't.  The problem with wifi and online gaming is that you lose a little speed VS a wired connection and overall this is not noticeable with faster speeds as far as it mattering or not. When it is a factor is when you have a slow speed to begin with like you have so any you lose off the top will be effected online. You really need at least 1mpbs for online gaming and at 1.4-1.7 you are right at that minimum requirement. There are all kinds of things you can try to improve your speed but you are not going to see a big jump overall b/c you are locked in at a specific speed already. Your only option is to get a faster connection other then that your going to have lag / ping and connections issues at times but you will still be able to play online it just wont be the best experience you can get.

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Re: My PS3 has between 90-100% signal strength but MW3 online only has 1 bar

Sep 1, 2013
but when i played on pc or xbox i got 3-4 bar connection on the same router. these speed are the average for my area as where i stay doesnt support fiber optics ( thats in the process of being brought into the area over the next year or so)
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The connection ( The bars ) that you see when you play online has nothing to do with your internet speed. That connection you see is how well you are connected to the host of the match. That can vary from full bars to one red bar but it does not change how fast your internet is. That is just you in game connection to whoever you are connected to. 

You don't need fiber optics for a faster internet speed. DSL and Cable can be quite fast. You can also try changing the DNS service that you connect to. Your ISP will automatically assign one and they are OK but not as good as an open source DNS.

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Re: My PS3 has between 90-100% signal strength but MW3 online only has 1 bar

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smithy3d wrote:
but when i played on pc or xbox i got 3-4 bar connection on the same router. these speed are the average for my area as where i stay doesnt support fiber optics ( thats in the process of being brought into the area over the next year or so)
Check your ping!
Ping is a very important part of the overall connection speed, especially when you don't have a lot of bandwidth.  I live in a rural area, and am also restricted to 1.5 mbs (no matter how much I pay), but my ISP has done a lot of upgrades to their equipment, and as a result, my ping has been reduced from over 600ms to under 10ms, to most servers.  A slow ping, even with enough bandwidth, is fine for browsing, but terrible for gaming.  My 1.5mbs actually "seems" faster than my 4-5 mbs 4g connection, and works fine for gaming.
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I had forgotten about the Ping. What was your ping rate when you did that speed test I linked you to? If you cant remember do it again. Generally you want under 100ms ping for online gaming. Anything under that is good, above that you will start to have lag issues.

 

You can also try changing your wireless router channel to try and squeeze out some more speed.

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thanks guys ok my ping is 95 when i put it to my closest server. do you know how can reduce this and gray fox whats the best channel to have it on right now its on 7
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thanks guys ok my ping is 95 when i put it to my closest server. do you know how can reduce this and gray fox whats the best channel to have it on right now its on 7

You don't mention anything about setting up your PS3 on a Static IP with different Primary and Secondary DNS Servers than the default ones(I use 8.8.8.8 and 8.8.4.4). Then put the new Static IP in DMZ on the router.

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smithy3d wrote:
thanks guys ok my ping is 95 when i put it to my closest server. do you know how can reduce this and gray fox whats the best channel to have it on right now its on 7

Do another test and post the link to your results so we can see the full picture.

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i will try that with the DNS Servers i just used the default when creating the static IP and heres the link to my the test i made an account to so it finds the closest one for me and now my ping is at 62 http://www.speedtest.net/my-result/2938209577
thanks for your help much appreciated any ideas on how to get the best connection helps
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