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As the title suggests im looking for expert advice on my connection for gaming at competitive level and wether I would be better off having a second line by bt brought in solely for playing games - I will attach my bqm and router stats and if anyone has any advice on the viability for my connections or suggestions of improvements it would be much appreciated. also if anybody knows if I would see much improvement from a bt copper line or if it would be much the same as vm. 

www.thinkbroadband.com/broadband/monitoring/quality/share/3d9cbaba9a8f8f0f0e33a2df8db9bad81f60126c

will post router stats below 

 

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3.0 Downstream channels

Channel Frequency (Hz) Power (dBmV) SNR (dB) Modulation Channel ID

253310000005.840.4QAM25625
11390000006.439QAM2561
21470000006.439QAM2562
31550000006.239QAM2563
41630000005.839QAM2564
51710000005.839QAM2565
61790000005.639QAM2566
71870000005.640.4QAM2567
81950000005.640.4QAM2568
92030000005.739QAM2569
102110000005.740.4QAM25610
112190000005.740.4QAM25611
122270000005.939QAM25612
13235000000639QAM25613
142430000006.439QAM25614
152510000006.438.6QAM25615
162590000006.639QAM25616
17267000000740.4QAM25617
182750000006.338.6QAM25618
192830000005.740.4QAM25619
202910000006.140.4QAM25620
212990000006.540.4QAM25621
223070000006.340.4QAM25622
233150000006.140.4QAM25623
243230000005.940.4QAM25624
263710000006.140.4QAM25626
273790000006.139QAM25627
283870000005.439QAM25628
293950000005.738.6QAM25629
30403000000640.9QAM25630
314110000005.739QAM25631



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Channel Lock Status RxMER (dB) Pre RS Errors Post RS Errors

25Locked40.36628700
1Locked38.98326100
2Locked38.98326100
3Locked38.98326100
4Locked38.98326100
5Locked38.98326100
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7Locked40.36628700
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12Locked38.98326100
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27Locked38.98326100
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30Locked40.94620900
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3.1 Downstream channelsChannel Channel Width (MHz) FFT Type Number of Active Subcarriers Modulation (Active Profile) First Active Subcarrier (Hz)
33804K1560QAM4096424


3.1 Downstream channelsChannel ID Lock Status RxMER Data (dB) PLC Power (dBmV) Correcteds (Active Profile) Uncorrectables (Active Profile)
33Locked426.23161922000

 

 

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Channel Frequency (Hz) Power (dBmV) Symbol Rate (ksps) Modulation Channel ID

13260000043.55120 KSym/sec64QAM11
23940000043.85120 KSym/sec64QAM4
34620000043.55120 KSym/sec64QAM3
425800000445120 KSym/sec64QAM12



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Channel Channel Type T1 Timeouts T2 Timeouts T3 Timeouts T4 Timeouts

1US_TYPE_STDMA0000
2US_TYPE_STDMA0000
3US_TYPE_STDMA0010
4US_TYPE_STDMA0020

 

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Network LogTime Priority Description
Thu 01/01/1970 00:01:353No Ranging Response received - T3 time-out;CM-MAC=**:**:**:**:**:**;CMTS-MAC=**:**:**:**:**:**;CM-QOS=1.1;CM-VER=3.1;
Fri 09/04/2021 15:17:385MIMO Event MIMO: Stored MIMO=-1 post cfg file MIMO=-1;CM-MAC=**:**:**:**:**:**;CMTS-MAC=**:**:**:**:**:**;CM-QOS=1.1;CM-VER=3.1;
Mon 12/04/2021 05:26:164DHCP RENEW WARNING - Field invalid in response v4 option;CM-MAC=**:**:**:**:**:**;CMTS-MAC=**:**:**:**:**:**;CM-QOS=1.1;CM-VER=3.1;
Thu 15/04/2021 02:08:233No Ranging Response received - T3 time-out;CM-MAC=**:**:**:**:**:**;CMTS-MAC=**:**:**:**:**:**;CM-QOS=1.1;CM-VER=3.1;
Thu 15/04/2021 07:00:424DHCP RENEW WARNING - Field invalid in response v4 option;CM-MAC=**:**:**:**:**:**;CMTS-MAC=**:**:**:**:**:**;CM-QOS=1.1;CM-VER=3.1;
Thu 15/04/2021 18:59:093No Ranging Response received - T3 time-out;CM-MAC=**:**:**:**:**:**;CMTS-MAC=**:**:**:**:**:**;CM-QOS=1.1;CM-VER=3.1;
Sun 18/04/2021 19:00:424DHCP RENEW WARNING - Field invalid in response v4 option;CM-MAC=**:**:**:**:**:**;CMTS-MAC=**:**:**:**:**:**;CM-QOS=1.1;CM-VER=3.1;
Thu 22/04/2021 18:53:543No Ranging Response received - T3 time-out;CM-MAC=**:**:**:**:**:**;CMTS-MAC=**:**:**:**:**:**;CM-QOS=1.1;CM-VER=3.1;
Sat 24/04/2021 13:53:065MIMO Event MIMO: Stored MIMO=-1 post cfg file MIMO=-1;CM-MAC=**:**:**:**:**:**;CMTS-MAC=**:**:**:**:**:**;CM-QOS=1.1;CM-VER=3.1;
Sun 25/04/2021 17:51:343No Ranging Response received - T3 time-out;CM-MAC=**:**:**:**:**:**;CMTS-MAC=**:**:**:**:**:**;CM-QOS=1.1;CM-VER=3.1;
Mon 26/04/2021 22:26:514DHCP RENEW WARNING - Field invalid in response v4 option;CM-MAC=**:**:**:**:**:**;CMTS-MAC=**:**:**:**:**:**;CM-QOS=1.1;CM-VER=3.1;
Tue 27/04/2021 19:17:533No Ranging Response received - T3 time-out;CM-MAC=**:**:**:**:**:**;CMTS-MAC=**:**:**:**:**:**;CM-QOS=1.1;CM-VER=3.1;
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BQM shows a mere handful of sporadic latency events, an apparently one off noise/packet loss issue for a few minutes around 9pm and an apparent restart at 4:30pm, otherwise it is as clean as you'll see with cable.  All hubs stats and log look normal for cable - the spattering of T3 timeouts on their own aren't indicative of a problem.  

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well I guess we can mark this as solved. thanks for the rapid and great response.

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No problem.  But keep an occasional eye on the BQM.  If packet loss recurs, or latency spiking worsens, then there's a line problem.  The technology that underlies cable (DOCSIS) is a combination of 80% magic, 15% luck, and 5% science, so performance can drift over time, a very few problems can be hard to isolate and resolve, and all customers are at (low) risk from VM signing up too many customers, termed over-utilisation, or the more instantaneous power level problems if a technician solves somebody else's problem by swapping you onto a less optimal tap in the street cabinet.

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@braido1 wrote:

As the title suggests im looking for expert advice on my connection for gaming at competitive level and wether I would be better off having a second line by bt brought in solely for playing games -<snip>

 


Have a look at the BQM's below.  I have both VM and BT for work redundancy reasons, and route my gaming via BT.  Only casual though 😉

Note the much lower latency with BT.

VMVMBTBT

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that Bt bqm looks sick bro ! could I ask which package you have with bt or more importantly what type it is ? we don't have fttp or gfast here yet so I could only get there normal fttc broadband but im seriously considering it even for that difference in latency 

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If you get a chance to upgrade to FTTP at some point, I recommend.

ded7b1009b963b80c4ea57c5753274a711899016-27-04-2021

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