those numbers are only the bandwidth meaning that its how much at once not necessarily how fast, ping would be the speed such as 10 ms. you don't need much bandwidth, that should be plenty unless you have other stuff going on like roommates downloading
large files. however if you setup the router correctly you can drastically improve your connection regardless of how much bandwidth you have and regardless of how much porn your brother is downloading.
i used these settings and went from laggy as crap to host every time:
That is way more than enough. Mine isn't even half that and it is perfectly fine for gaming as long as your not downloading porn in the background. People like to overkill their connection then bash others that have less.
[quote user="steverunsalot"]should I get the 15 down/ 5 up or should I pay the extra 5 bucks a month for the 25 down/ 25 up?[/quote]For actual gaming purposes, the bandwidth isn't as much of a concern as latency is. As latency isn't going to change based
on up/down speed alone, it won't matter.
I personally would spring for the 25/25 plan, but that's because I do more than just gaming.
have fios for a while now 35/35 very nice, they have 150/35 out now. yet still waitting for it to hit my area, was at 25/25 moved up big change with lag. some time games lag but not like the old days, waiting for 150/35