why is satellite internet so slow? i have a 600ms ping avg and during games (lol, WOW, Gw2) the ping is always above 1000 is there anyway to fix this? my download speed is 20mb and upload is 2mb/s
Hughesnet my provider says i should be able to play these games fine and with a 200ms ping
am i being fooled /g/?
nope, satellite internet is just shit with response time, once you get a stream is fine, such as TCP.
But for UDP, which games use, satellite is dog shit.
Here is more info on how it works:
I was told by tech support that i could play the games without the lag and i was wondering why i was having such high pings
is there a way to convert it to tcp?
also will making my satallite a cantenna work?
You have no idea what you're talking about.
>>52534542 is 100% right, it's not as easy as you would thing to bounce your signal into fucking space and back, it takes time in transmission. That's different from a bandwidth issue, and what >>52534557 is saying is that it takes a while for a signal to get sent, but if you are receiving a constant stream of information, it will go at a reasonable speed.
The problem is the medium, you are bouncing your media through the atmosphere, and that takes more time than sending it through nice, clean, straight fiber optic cables.
Regardless of how much data you are receiving per second, which can be completely reasonable, the fact is that that data was sent almost a half second ago.
Satellite internet is bad for gaming, and that's a sad fact.
If you live where you can't get a fiber or even copper connection, you'll just have to deal with that.
dude it just wont work with satellite internet. youre literally limited by the speed of light. it takes a certain amount of time for the packets to leave your pc, go to the dish, go through the atmosphere, get processed by the satellite, fetch packet requests from the satellite to the ground, fetch packets from the source to the ground station, packets go back up to the satellite, then back down to you.
every time you make a request. you wont be able to play any latency demanding game on satellite internet due to straight up physics.
Holy shit, is that even legal? Around here that would be like not having basic sanitation, health services, or something.
Think about it, you're one step away from not even pooing in the loo.
Radio signals, which is whats used to transmit info to and from the satellite is simply another frequency of the electromagnetic spectrum that forms light too, and it can only go so fast.
Your provider is lying.
Your Satalite is 3 seconds away...
Every request is 3+3 6 seconds. Did you know there is a proxy server up there with 44Mb of cache? Usless for gaming, but it will load a home page in 3 seconds... unless it does not fit in the proxy or someone else is using it...
Satellite internet is inherently slow. Realize that your signal goes from your dish to a satellite in geostationary orbit and back to earth. No matter the bandwidth, the latency will always be shit.
Communications satellites orbits at around 22,000 miles above the earth. That's a round trip of 44,000 miles. Let's assume that once the satellite receives your signal, it will instantaneously transmit a signal back to you (it won't irl, this takes hundreds of milliseconds). AT MINIMUM- you are looking at a delay of AT LEAST 223 milliseconds.
They are lying to you. Satellite transmission adds a minimum of 480ms latency to your transmission(tcp), thats just a signal traveling to the satellite and back, allow for slow satellite hardware/router, packet traveling time from isp to remote server and back and you have your 1 second ping
>radio signals don't travel at the speed of light
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They're actually slightly slower in anything that isn't a vacuum, but usually very close to c anyway. There are some materials that slow down light a lot but the atmosphere is definitely not made of those.
Light is even slower in most fibers because of their refractive index. They can pack lots of bandwidth with predictable latencies and so on because they provide a more controlled environment for transmission, not having to share one medium with all other signals out there.
Radio signals, like visible light, are electromagnetic waves, carried by excitations in the EM field known as 'photons'. Retard translation: Radio is the exact same thing as Light.
Yes, the speed of light in any medium is very slightly to very much slower than the speed of light in a vacuum.
in most scenarios radio signals can be somewhat faster (latency related, same speed ofc) than if fiber optics were used instead, since radio signals between tx and rx travel in a straight line (with attenuation ofc) and fiber optics cable usually has to "make some turns" for the same path
>The electromagnetic spectrum is the range of all possible frequencies of electromagnetic radiation.
>Classically, electromagnetic radiation consists of electromagnetic waves, which are synchronized oscillations of electric and magnetic fields that propagate at the speed of light through a vacuum.
Are you perhaps an idiot?
Are you unwilling to understand, or are you incapable of understanding? Radio, like light, is an EM wave. Both are affected by the media they travel through, so they go slightly slower than the speed of light IN A VACUUM. They're still traveling at the speed of light for that medium.
Hey, I was the first one here who brought up the actual speed of light being lower than its vacuum speed in physical media. Before even considering understanding, let's worry first about willingness to read.
The post you were replying to said that radio signals travel at the speed of light. You then go on to say that "[Light] is slightly slower [than the speed of light]. You then mention C which is the speed of light in a vacuum, but light does not always move at C. So again, please refer to >>52540967 and try again.
Not OP because I actually understand how satellite works. I never have an issue playing over WiFi, but it is fucking crazy how IFS works over WLAN, and how collisions can occur over WiFi so CMSA/CA has to be used.
Sorry - I was reading into WLAN recently and found it all fascinating.
jeez willy I wonder why
have some respect kid, that signal has to make 4 times the distance between earth and the geostationary orbit (35.000 km ca) and it only takes half of a second, even if it's not suitable for gayming it's still pretty impressive that we shoot a giant piece of iron in the fucking sky just so you can download all of your meme