Ethernet cable

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Will using an Ethernet cable to hook the PlayStation up make a difference in online gaming? Meaning, will my son complain less about the speed or will he not notice much difference?

Please know I am not complaining as I knew exactly the limits of satellite internet. We are happy with our service, way better than dialup or a hotspot that offers little data at a tremendous cost.

Thank you!
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Not noticeable. How good is your cell service? Other than downloading games, the actual playing part could be managed with a jetpack/hotspot (on phone if you have hotspot included) and a data cap. Using that should provide much less latency. https://www.evdodepotusa.com/much-dat...


How's your Verizon service? They have a new actually unlimited prepaid jetpack option.

I know you don't want extra cost, just mentioning options.
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We use Verizon for our cell phones and have the unlimited plan. He does use the hotspot on his phone and you are correct, it works much better for gaming. We just wanted to know if a cable would be even better.

Thank you for your insight. We will now not bother with buying and running the cable.

Merry Christmas!
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Ok. Merry Christmas to you too.

FYI, the unlimited plan you are on is likely different. This new one (announced last month) is prepaid only, and jetpack (not phone, you can move it to another device for better home use after activation, always on, Ethernet out), well, they overhauled the prepaid phone plans too. There is full time prepaid deprioritization, but no throttling/caps no matter how much you use, use 1 GB or 100GB plus, same speeds. HD streaming. I average more than 15 down, 6 up all times of day and pings in the 20s, but it will vary by location (some places are much faster, but my rural sparsely populated area doesn't have fast towers, and other areas are slower). $65 on autopay, $45 if second prepaid line (minimal to no tax on prepaid, unlike postpaid, depending how you do it).

Could make a good "backup" if nothing else.

Yes, I sound like a Verizon schill since I've mentioned this a few times, I just think people should know their options, and most here probably don't have this option anyway.
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Oh no, thank you! That plan is different and new, I have not heard about it. I will be checking into it. Thank you for the heads up.
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VZ reps sometimes don't know about it either, they say there isn't one. And prepaid support isn't the best, but service is fine. To see the plan, go to VZ's site, search the products for a prepaid jetpack (specifically prepaid), add it to cart, select new customer, zip code, etc. and eventually you should see the plan selection, it should be there. Google something like Verizon prepaid jetpack unlimited and look at the recent stuff, lots of YouTube and forum comments.

Edit, the RV site says $55 for the second line. My VZ account says $45 (and it was when it renewed this month).
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Using a cable vs connecting via wifi will make a 1-2 MS difference is all. Latency (Ping) is still going to be around 600 most of the time with satellite internet.

As a gamer myself, my advice is to play a ranged, or a semi ranged class. Mage, Archer, or Cleric but, not a healer and, avoid first person shooters unless you are a really good sniper in those games.


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Play on your hotspot. The latency will kill many games on Viasat. Hooking up a cable will make no difference.

I use my hotspot for low latency applications. Works well. I just need Viasat for the heavy internet lifting (i.e. downloading streaming content)