Articles tagged: Gaming

Satellite Internet – Is It Good For Gaming?

If you live in an area that doesn’t offer cable or fiber internet, satellite internet may be your only choice. There are several services in that you can choose from. Viasat and HughesNet have been market leaders for years. More recently, SpaceX’s Starlink internet was launched, and is expanding globally. While you might have several options for which satellite internet service to go with, do any of them actually work for gaming? There are many differences between wired connections and satellite connections when it comes to gaming. In this article, I will go over the factors that affect gaming performance. …

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Starlink Internet and Gaming – Does it Work?

Starlink for gaming

The biggest limitation of traditional satellite internet options for gaming is the high latency, more commonly called ping or lag, in online gaming. Latency is the time it takes for a data packet to go from one computer to another. For online gaming, latency is the most important part of the connection, even more so than download or upload speeds. This is because the data going between the server and your local game is not that large in size, but how long it takes for that data to travel back and forth has a major impact on your experience. In …

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