ARTICLE | doi:10.20944/preprints202303.0100.v1
Subject: Computer Science And Mathematics, Computer Science Keywords: Gaming; network optimization; troubleshooting & management
Online: 6 March 2023 (07:45:17 CET)
In the fast-paced internet world that we live in today, internet technologies and tools that enable us to connect online are rapidly changing and improving. To adapt to the changing environment, many game developers are changing their business models to adjust to this online environment by developing games that are centred around online gaming. As such, the internet demands of consumers such as gamers are increasing because of the need for quality internet connection for optimal gameplay. There are too many factors that can affect online gameplay. Moreover, not all gamers are equipped with the network knowledge and skills to diagnose and troubleshoot any internet issues that may arise during their gameplay session. The main contribution of this research was to gather insights from Malaysian broadband internet consumers, mainly from gamers and general users regarding their opinions of their ISP service experience in gaming, general use and service quality. A 1-click solution is presented as a smart autonomous network monitoring tool that can autonomously monitor, diagnose, and troubleshoot network problems with minimal input from the user. This research was conducted using a mixed-mode research methodology where the participants were asked to fill up a questionnaire regarding the user experience of their Internet Service Provider (ISP), and their perception of the 1 click-automated networking tool for their personal use. It is shown that there is a market demand for a 1 click-automated networking tool as gamers and general users both agree that such a tool would be beneficial to them by improving the internet quality of a network.