Minimum Internet connection speed for playing over XBL?

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#1 Posted by Speedy454545 (1311 posts) -

I have 256k broadband internet connection for my 360.

What is the minimum connection speed to play games over XBL?

#2 Posted by SentryGunner411 (1047 posts) -

Last time I called Xbox Live support they recommended at least 2 Mbps for a solid On-line play.

I would have to agree since I have tried Xbox Live with a 512k connection and have experienced a lot more lag than I like. :)

#3 Posted by rgsniper1 (9350 posts) -

I have 256k broadband internet connection for my 360.

What is the minimum connection speed to play games over XBL?

Speedy454545

That will work.

#4 Posted by II-FBIsniper-II (18067 posts) -
It will work but it's not reccomended.
#5 Posted by hal02g0d (132 posts) -
the minmum should be the lowest possible connection that causes absolutly no lag
#6 Posted by Speedy454545 (1311 posts) -
I really just want to know what Microsoft recomend for minimum internet connection speed.
#7 Posted by rgsniper1 (9350 posts) -

I don't know if they give a specific spec. They just say broadband which is generally anything over a 56k connection. I took the liberty of going to there site and getting the link for the connections allowed.

http://www.xbox.com/en-US/support/connecttolive/xbox360/isps/intro.htm

#8 Posted by Speedy454545 (1311 posts) -

I don't know if they give a specific spec. They just say broadband which is generally anything over a 56k connection. I took the liberty of going to there site and getting the link for the connections allowed.

http://www.xbox.com/en-US/support/connecttolive/xbox360/isps/intro.htm

rgsniper1

Thanks for that.

#9 Posted by Xeros606 (11126 posts) -
33.6 kbps dialup.
#10 Posted by ghstbstr (8790 posts) -
I use DSL 1.5mb down and 512kb up, and I have no lag so far over the past almost 2 years on Live while online gaming.
#11 Posted by johnmactavish (159 posts) -

an xbox 360 representative (1-800-4-MY-XBOX) told me at least a 1 mpbs internet connection

#12 Posted by LostSoul781 (1630 posts) -

Anything over 1 MBPS is fine.

#13 Posted by chiefenator (26 posts) -
1 mbps is alright but you will have horrible download times
#14 Posted by TehEvilToaster (8 posts) -

How much lag would you get with a 1.5 mbps connection. :roll:

#15 Posted by Senor_Kami (8433 posts) -
I used to have DSL that maxed out at like 40kb/s and I could run XBL fine with no problems. I don't think they even sell DSL that slow anymore so as long as you have broadband internet, you're probably using something that's fast enough.
#16 Posted by killev (657 posts) -

minimum would be 2. for me it works like a charm. i use thomson router

#17 Posted by Mr_Cumberdale (10188 posts) -
As long as you don't have Satellite or dial-up, you should be fine. Just make sure your ping is around 200 or less.
#18 Posted by red-ray (880 posts) -
not the best connection around but definitely do the job.
#19 Posted by dissembled (357 posts) -

How can you determine your speed via Xbox Live? I'm lagging on every game I play though I didn't before. Unfortunately, wifi for me is the only option because my router is in the basement.

#20 Posted by awoosi (2 posts) -

What is the minimum connection speed to play games over XBL?:cry:

#21 Posted by awoosi (2 posts) -

What is the minimum connection speed to play games over XBL?:cry:

#22 Posted by Creigz (187 posts) -

Commonly for PC games and such your optimal is 5Mb/s but you could probably survive on 256. The problem would be that if you're host, you're gonna have a wicked connection (Obviously) and everyone's gonna be lagging around.

#23 Posted by callofdutyww2 (2 posts) -
yo dude , i got satelite run at 100.0 mbps should that be fine?
#24 Posted by callofdutyww2 (2 posts) -
For XBL they say satelitte is a bad option, its the only way i got internet, but its speed in 100.0 MBPS surely there shouldnt be lag right?
#25 Posted by H-Revolver (167 posts) -
Just try it. If it lags, it's not like Microsoft is gonna ban you or anything.
#26 Posted by chaoscougar1 (36846 posts) -
this thread is from 2007 :|
#27 Posted by H-Revolver (167 posts) -
this thread is from 2007 :|chaoscougar1
lol what?!!!!
#28 Posted by chaoscougar1 (36846 posts) -
[QUOTE="chaoscougar1"]this thread is from 2007 :|H-Revolver
lol what?!!!!

this thread was created in 2007...what i said wasnt that cryptic was it?