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Quick DSL/Xbox Live Question

GDJustin

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I finally joined the new millenium and got rid of my horrible dialup connection, but I was only able to replace it with a fairly slow DSL connection. I have 256K download, and whatever the upload is... like 96K, I think.

My dialup was the reason for me not getting on XBL, but now I'm hoping that won't be a problem. Will my new slow-ish DSL connection be enough to allow me on LIVE? Is it more about the persistent nature of the connection instead of the actual speed itself?

I know I probably won't be able to experience huge 16P titles, but I just wanna know if the service will allow me on at all, with that upload/download.
 

jedimike

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Welcome to Microsoft XBox Support
The XBox Chat session has been accepted. This chat session is being recorded for quality monitoring; your IP address may be traced.

{Ges}Welcome to the Xbox North America Presales Support! My name is Ges.
{Ges}Hello Michael
{Michael}Is there a minimum upload speed for XBL
{Ges}I read your concern and it is about the minimum speed for XBL. Is that right?
{Michael}yes
{Ges}You need a minimum of 128 kbps upstream speed
{Michael}OK, thank you.
{Ges}is that all?
{Michael}yes
 

Ramirez

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Hate to be a moron,but Im new to this,lol...this is the DSL service I recently signed up with Alltel,haven't gotten it installed yet,but is this good for Live?

Tier 1 DSL 1536/128 For the average DSL customer. Preferred by residential users.
 

Justin Bailey

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Ramirez said:
Hate to be a moron,but Im new to this,lol...this is the DSL service I recently signed up with Alltel,haven't gotten it installed yet,but is this good for Live?

Tier 1 DSL 1536/128 For the average DSL customer. Preferred by residential users.
Yes, it's saying you have 1.5 Mb download and 128 k upload.
 

ChrisReid

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Even if 64 k is/was the minimum, that's just not much at all. 128 is kinda considered minimum for a broadband upload, and 256 is required for a pleasant experience in some games with more than a few people. 256k down is pretty darn low for too.
 

Barnimal

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i'm pretty sure ur upload is 128k original poster. i dont believe any DSL provider provides anything less than up to 384k down and a locked 128 up.
 

SyNapSe

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Barnimal said:
i'm pretty sure ur upload is 128k original poster. i dont believe any DSL provider provides anything less than up to 384k down and a locked 128 up.
Yeah, I've never seen anything lower than those numbers either.
 

tenchir

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Actually, you could get lower than 128kb. I didn't sign up for dsl because the download/upload was way too low for me, I think it was 256 down and 64k up..... because I was relatively far. I went with cable and got 3MB/256kb even though it cost twice as much.