After a weeks worth of research & connection speed test...i have found that if your connection speed is between 8mbps-12mbps download speed you will generally have a better connection for COD with a rough upload speed of around 0.800-1.2 mbps upload..
if your connection is slower then the above you will still have a fairly good game depending on how much slower your connection speed is..
both the above connection speed downloads/uploads will prob not make you host aslong as your connection speed dosent go quicker then the 12 mbps download...
if your in the bracket of having a super quick connection speed of anything above the 12 mbps download speed... you will be host .. this has major lag problems because being host your at a dissadvantage straight away.. first off theres the lag compensation which is totally unfair and penilises you with added lag.. second you wont be able to kill an enemy as quick as an enemy can kill you.. third your game will stutter alot more.. etc etc...
As dedicated servers will prob never come to the COD console world.. something has to be done with being a host on this game if we are to enjoy the whole experienc.. ive had so many pointless games being host and to be honest,i would rather just leave.. same problem as black ops really.. anyway as we were promised that the network on mw3 would be alot better i can clearly say that it isnt..
i have done numerous tests from different friends on all different broadband speeds with different isp's and can honestly say the above is a true fact.. i have also found that cable broadband seems to handle being host slightly better as it doesnt bottleneck as much but its still not brilliant.. i have also found that having a wired connection helps in the game not stuttering quite as much compared to going wireless which is almost a joke when also hosting..
my gripe is how & why was'nt this tested before the game was launched.. ???
why also was the whole COD MW3 community promised that the network would be alot better .. ???
the below was Q & A regarding robert bowling !!!
6. JGplaysguitar: Can you assure us that this game will be as good on ps3 as xbox? Unlike black ops… also please dumb down noob tubes.
Robert Bowling: @JGplaysguitar Yes, making sure that the Xbox 360 and PS3 versions of #MW3 run at the same high standard and quality is extremely important.
80. M33rkat23: Can you please confirm or deny local serach in mw3 pretty please with sugar on top?
Robert Bowling: @M33rkat23 We’ve put a lot of work on optimizing local search automatically, especially for our foreign players.
82. JMBlackburn83: How will Matchmaking work in #MW3 on consoles – I heard it’s the same as Black Ops and that’s not good in any way for CoD
Robert Bowling: @JMBlackburn83 Not the same as Black Ops but hard to explain in 140 characters. Lots of improvements went in for party + local searches.
89. Firestarterr74: Can I get a no if you can’t disclose the hosting as dedicated servers or peer to peer please.
Robert Bowling: @Firestarterr74 Matchmaking and Dedicated servers on PC. Only P2P matchmaking on consoles. #MW3