Online gaming is huge and is on track to get even more popular. Not only is it fun, but gamers also get to play with other players from all over the world and make new friends. On top of that, playing games online can also reduce depression and stress, improve one’s vision as well as agility and speed. Are you one of the millions of online gamers out there? DOTA 2. CS: GO. Tekken 7. PUBG. Which is the most exciting online game for you?

To support this growing demand for online gaming, there are many gaming laptops in the market – Asus ROG, Acer Predator, MSI, HP Omen – that have risen to the challenge to keep hardcore gamers happy. However, what is other factors that affect online gaming and can keep you on top of your game? Are there ways to boost your internet speed to take you through uninterrupted gameplay, without lagging and buffering?

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Whether you’re a professional gamer with your eye on the DOTA 2 prize, or whether you are just playing for fun, here are some of the things you need to know about the internet that works for online gaming.

How Fast Is Fast, Gamers?

Let’s take a look at which internet speed works best for online gaming.

For fun and uninterrupted gaming experience, here are the minimum internet speed requirements:
Minimum download speeds: 3-6 Mbps
Minimum upload speeds: 1 Mbps
Maximum ping rate: 100 ms

These download and upload speeds and ping rate should suffice if you are the only online gamer in the house. However, all your housemates also play games online, you need a higher speed to keep playing smoothly.

Here’s an example: If your game uses 3 Mbps to play for one player when 4 people are playing under the same roof, you need 12 Mbps. So, a higher internet speed can let your game run smoothly even when the whole house is connected to the Internet – whether your housemates are using the internet to stream shows, connect to  their mobile phones, or going online from their computers – you can still keep your game going smoothly without getting booted out from the game.

Is Speed The Only Thing That Matters?

While it is important to have fast internet when gaming, it is not the only factor to consider when choosing an Internet Service Provider if you are a gamer. The number one point to consider when choosing your broadband package for online gaming is to make sure your internet connection is virtually lag-free. More playtime, less buffering. That’s what gamers want. Yes, stability is more important than speed when it comes to online gaming. You want internet that is able to avoid lag and buffering, one that can allow you to enjoy multiplayer online games seamlessly.

Also, do make sure the internet package you choose has enough bandwidth to support not just gaming, but all your other devices without interruption.

In Malaysia, most Internet Service Providers like TIME, MaxisUnifi and Celcom offer impressive broadband speeds of 100 Mbps, 300 Mbps, 500 Mbps, 800 Mbps and even a gargantuan 1 Gbps for you to stay on top of your game.

 

5 Quick Tips To Help You Beat The Competition

Here are 5 ideas for you to boost your internet connection and speed so you have the competitive edge to stay ahead of the competition.

  1. Do a speed test to check connection speeds.
  2. Use a router designed for gaming.
  3. Switch off all other applications in the background.
  4. Make sure the wi-fi router is placed in maximum range.
  5. Check that your wireless network is secure.

Call 017-433-8888, we will help you install high-speed internet that lets you keep your game on.