Is my internet speed fast enough for Xbox Live gaming?

Here are the results from Speedtest.net: http://www.speedtest.net/result/2650494864.png

Somehow my upload speed is really slow, at lest when compared with downloading speed. I noticed some latency/lag while playing today. REALLY low upload speed was a big surprise for me. Do you know any ways how I could improve it?

 

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Last updated July 4, 2018 Views 538 Applies to:

Down 8mbps, up 1mps. Speeding it up would require contacting your ISP.

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 Some games require more bandwidth than others, for example a first person shooter game will require a lot more than say, a turn based game like Uno. Streaming films also requires a lot, depending on the quality.

Heavy bandwidth games (COD, Halo): Most likely have lag, and be hard to play online

Medium bandwidth games (Mortal Kombat, SFIV): Should be fine, may have some lag

Low bandwidth games (Uno, Texas Hold 'Em): Should be fine

Movies: May struggle with buffering and stutter

As Vibroplex say's maybe contact your service provider and ask them to check the connection and see what if anything can be improved

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Your speedtest looks fine to me, What about www.pingtest.net what are the results of that test?

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You will be fine.  That is four times faster than my download speed and the same upload speed and I have no problems with any parts of the service, from streaming video to playing FPS games online.

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Your speed results are faster than mine and I never have any issues, (only my download speeds are slow). I would suggest turning off your router for 30 seconds then turning it back on. Should refresh your IP and streaming bandwidth.

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Should be fine with that really, how many computers are there in the home?

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Your upload speed will reflect your ability to host online games. Comparing it to your download speed it does seem it should be at least over 1mbps. As for your download speed, it is about 6 times faster than mine and I rarely experience any issues. When I do it is at peak times of the time when there is more traffic through my service provider.

A lot of service providers will ask you to run a speed test through their speed testing service if you call about issues with your connection speed. Also, try running a speed test during and outside of peak hours to see how it compares.

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