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PS4 AOR GT3 S12 - PS4 Tier 5 - Main Thread


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AOR Project CARS GT3 Leagues - Season 12
PS4 Tier 5 Main Thread

This is the main thread for the PS4 GT3 Tier 5 League - here you can chat about anything with your fellow league drivers!

General Information:
Race Day: Wednesday
● Event starts: 8:00pm (UK time)

League Rules
League Information
Race Calendar
● Results & Standings.

● League Coordinator: @Michel--NL
● Race Host: @Michel--NL
● Back-up Host:


Drivers and Teams:
 
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Hello guys and welcome to GT3 Season 12 tier 5.

After a lot of headache evenings o_O we have selected you for tier 5. I will be the coordinator and host for this tier, so please add me to your PSN friends list ( if we are not already friends) https://my.playstation.com/profile/Michel--NL
I hope you all have a nice season with clean, fair and competitive racing.

Looking forward to it (y)

O and please select your car and livery in this thread https://apexonlineracing.com/community/threads/aor-gt3-s12-ps4-tier-5-car-and-team-registration.52129/
And if you like team up with someone else, would be nice for the team championship :)
 

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Most of you all noticed the connection issues from the last week. We wanted to share some tips with you to get an better stable connection for your PS4.
  • Use an wired connection!! Wifi will most of the times cause hick ups and remember the Wifi signal is shared with all other devices who are on the same connection in your house. So you share the bandwidth.
    There are 20 meters cable for sale, so you can always get an wired connection ;)
  • Restart your PS4 before entering the lobby. Normally when you shut down your PS4 it will be in rest mode.
  • Reboot your router/modem.
  • Shutdown your downloads.
  • Use Google DNS 8.8.8.8 and secondary 8.8.4.4. If you can not change this on your router then you can change it in your PS4 settings. See this tutorial https://ps4dns.com/change-dns-ps4/
  • If you use QoS limits then read this https://www.howtogeek.com/75660/the-beginners-guide-to-qos-on-your-router/ it will give you some tips on how to use it.
An more detailed story to read :)
Source https://www.simplifydigital.co.uk/g...-and-increase-your-internet-speed-for-gaming/

Step 1: Upgrade your speeds
Internet speeds of 15-20Mbps (Megabits per second) are sufficient enough for gaming, as latency has a much greater effect on your lag than speed. However, in the modern home you could have several devices connected to the internet at one time. And if you use the internet for other things like streaming music, watching movies and working from home, this all puts a strain on your bandwidth. In this instance you should look at an internet connection over 20Mbps.
Although superfast speeds are not essential for gaming, fibre broadband would provide you with the best gaming experience - giving you a much more stable connection to the internet. Plus, fast upload speeds are great for streaming services like Twitch or YouTube Gaming.

Step 2: Do a speed test
Test your internet connection to see what speeds you are actually getting. Use your main computer, smart phone or tablet to do this. Run the test at least 3 times to get an average upload and download speed.

For gaming, the upload speed is not that important, as this is how fast you can upload files to the internet. Focus instead on the download speed. If your download speed is below 10 Mbps then you're going to get lag in the games you're playing.

Step 3: Improve line connectivity
If you are not using fibre to connect to the internet, then there are a number of things you can do to improve your line connectivity:

  • Use microfilters on the line from the wall jack to your modem and phone. This will reduce unwanted noise on the phone line.
  • If you have an old router and/or cable modem, then chances are it's not able to keep up with modern web traffic. Look at replacing them with a brand recommended by your provider.
  • Plug your modem into the wall jack closest to where the phone line enters your home.
  • To reduce noise from other devices e.g. mobile chargers, move these devices away from your modem.
  • Monitor the ADSL light on your modem. If you see the light blink from time to time, then this could be an indication of an unstable ADSL line configuration. You should call your broadband provider to get this resolved.
Step 4: Get off Wi-Fi
For gaming, you should avoid connecting your console or desktop PC to the internet through Wi-Fi as it limits the bandwidth you can get. Instead Wi-Fi should be used for your other devices like laptops, tablets, smart phones etc. and day to day usage.
By connecting your gaming console to the internet via a hard wire (Ethernet) to your router, your speeds will be at least 10x faster than through your Wi-Fi connection. However, if Wi-Fi is your only option, then place your PC or console as close to the router as possible.

Step 5: Test Latency (Ping)
Run a ping test to determine the quality of your broadband internet connection. I recommend using http://www.pingtest.net/, the most popular online speed test tool.
Making sense of the test results:
  • A latency/ping number between 1-30ms (milliseconds) is fantastic and would be the optimal connection for gaming.
  • A latency number between 31-60ms are still good. You will have a small amount of lag in the game, but it won't be that noticeable depending on the type of game you are playing.
  • A latency number of 61-100 is just okay. You are going to have lag in every single game you play and it's going to be more than normal. This is going to affect the way you game in quite a significant way.
  • A latency number of 100ms and higher is terrible and you should not be gaming on this level of latency.
If latency is an issue, there are a number of possible solutions, however it's a trial and error process. Work your way through these solutions to work out the cause of your latency issue.
  • If you're gaming on your computer, close all other programs you are running and windows that you have open. Also make sure you have no active downloads running in the background.
  • Check if anyone in your household is running any bandwidth hogging services like Netflix in HD, or are also gaming online. Remember, the more devices/services actively using the internet will affect your ping rate.
  • If you have connected your console to the internet using an Ethernet cable (As advised in Step 4), then check that the wires between your router and the wall box are plugged in fully.
  • Turn your router and/or modem off and unplug the power cables. Wait for one minute, then turn it all back on.
  • If you have tried all the above solutions and you still have a high ping rate, then the only thing left to do is contact your broadband provider. They will be able to test and fix any possible issues on their side.
If there are no faults found, then it's time to consider changing providers.