Review of lightning 50?

  • 1
  • Question
  • Updated 3 years ago
  • Answered
  • (Edited)
Those of you with the lightning 50. Tell me how your speed is and how your experience with it is so far. Gaming, Web surfing, speed test stability, live streaming etc. I'm a big gamer and would love to hear other people's experience with this isp using the lightning 50. Thankyou! :)
Photo of Matt Goosen

Matt Goosen

  • 100 Points 100 badge 2x thumb

Posted 3 years ago

  • 1
Photo of Peter Parker

Peter Parker, Champion

  • 2,610 Points 2k badge 2x thumb
I have Lightning 50.  I stream video online daily, play online games (MMO's, MOBA's, FPS, etc), and download/upload daily, and also stream on Twitch.  I haven't had any issues with the connection at all.  I average around 45-51 Mbps for a download speed but those speeds may vary if you have the TV service or if you are on a wireless connection.   I highly suggest the Lightning 50 plan if you need the faster connection.  

I also used the Lightning 25 service in the past while living with a few roommates and never had any issues.  Streaming on twitch would kill the connection though since it has a lower upload speed then the Lightning 50 service.  Just keep in mind if you do any torrenting it will destroy your connection while the torrents are active as well (unless you limit the speed/resources it uses).
Photo of Matt Goosen

Matt Goosen

  • 100 Points 100 badge 2x thumb
Perfect thanks for the reply! Was debating between the 25 and the 50 and I have 2 roomates. but I'm a big gamer so I think the 50 would be good for me! thanks again :)
Photo of JG

JG, Champion

  • 4,556 Points 4k badge 2x thumb
Can anyone post some screenshots of your speeds on WIFI only please? Would love to compare, and see what the fastest speed is, compared to my experience. Thanks!
Photo of DXintel

DXintel

  • 2,744 Points 2k badge 2x thumb
A WiFi connection should not make any difference on ISP speeds, as long as your not using 802.11b (from the early 90's) the 802.11g is the most common and it will support speeds of 54 Mbps so the bottleneck would be the internet itself. And if your running N or AC your plenty fine unless you have access to fiber but then you should also be looking at upgrading your copper cables to Cat6.
Photo of CoryB

CoryB, Champion

  • 27,748 Points 20k badge 2x thumb
The network gear can limit speeds over WiFi especially as you approach the theoretical limit of 54 Mbps which Lighting50 has the potential of doing. Also as you get close to the speed interference over WiFi will become more noticeable on the top end speed you can reach.

For anyone replying to Jesse's request, please also indicate if you are using the MTS supplied gateway (WiFi) and the connection standard you are using as MTS does have a handful of 802.11n boxes deployed.