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Ping Stays The same


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I recently upgrading my internet connection so it would be faster and I get the upgrade and do a speed test it's faster than before but when I go on games I have the same exact ping as before I upgraded.

DSL speed before upgrade: 100-140kbps

DSL speed after upgrade: 200-240kbps

I do not know whats wrong, it is clearly faster than what I had before with downloading files but I see no results for ping time on games. Also when I download files it runs at 200-240kbps.I would appreciate it if someone could help me with my problem!

Thx!

~Snippy

Edited by Snippy, 18 July 2006 - 04:46 PM.

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Your ping doesnt actually have much to do with the speed, its the latency of the network its the delay between your system sending the signal to the server getting it wont be affected by your connection speed as long as its enough to handle what you are doing.
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I don't get what your saying here....

Edited by Snippy, 18 July 2006 - 09:05 PM.

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It doesn't matter that you have a faster connection. The internet is a crowed place you have encountered a lot of traffic. If you know the ip of the server you like to play on, open up a command prompt (start/run and type in cmd). type in ping followed by a space, then the ip:

ping 127.0.0.1

after that completes typy in "tracert ip" where ip it the server ip. This will run a trace between you and the server and show you how many hops it has to make to get there. What you are looking fore is a hop that might be significantly higher in response time. That means you have a bad hop that can cause latency. Latency shows up as high ping, pings that can very during the game from low to high, and back.

What can you do? play on a server that is closer to you. I run a game server for COD2. With a lot of people from canada and the UK playing on it we ended up hosting our server in New York. This allowed for lower pings for people outside the US.

There are a lot of variables here. What is your ping anyway?
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Ping (as my dad explains) is the sending of packets from one computer to another. The closer the server is to your location, the better the ping. So if your game servers are close to your location, the game internet linkage should be good.
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It says 120ms time for the server I pinged but I get 160 ping on that server and the tracert thing doesn't work.
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But my friend has the same internet as me and lives near me but get WAY lower ping than make on servers and wouldn't the pin be better on some servers?NO servers are better ping than before.
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traceroute to 70.85.237.106 (70.85.237.106), 30 hops max, 40 byte packets
1 nycmnycor01-gi2-1-230.network.tds.net (64.50.237.194) 0.094 ms 0.075 ms 0.069 ms
2 chcgildtcor01-p1-0.network.tds.net (64.50.239.29) 23.953 ms 23.865 ms 23.875 ms
3 ge-4-1-0.mpr1.ord7.us.mfnx.net (206.223.119.86) 24.367 ms 24.211 ms 24.294 ms
4 so-1-0-0.cr2.ord2.us.above.net (64.125.30.142) 30.404 ms 24.25 ms 24.307 ms
5 so-5-1-0.cr2.dfw2.us.above.net (64.125.29.5) 50.251 ms 50.518 ms 56.055 ms
6 216.200.6.237.theplanet.com (216.200.6.237) 50.636 ms 50.843 ms 50.693 ms
7 vl31.dsr02.dllstx3.theplanet.com (70.85.127.30) 71.094 ms vl32.dsr02.dllstx3.theplanet.com (70.85.127.62) 70.332 ms vl32.dsr01.dllstx3.theplanet.com (70.85.127.61) 71.08 ms
8 po32.dsr02.dllstx5.theplanet.com (70.85.127.110) 71.316 ms po31.dsr01.dllstx5.theplanet.com (70.85.127.106) 71.105 ms 70.544 ms
9 po1.car02.dllstx5.theplanet.com (70.84.160.132) 71.713 ms po2.car02.dllstx5.theplanet.com (70.84.160.164) 71.503 ms po1.car02.dllstx5.theplanet.com (70.84.160.132) 77.622 ms
10 6a.ed.5546.static.theplanet.com (70.85.237.106) 70.639 ms 70.738 ms 71.068 ms


This is the results from the Treceroute
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well I don't see anthing here that says that you have any problems. IF you have a pci nic or know someone who does give it try. It could be the nic that you are using to connect. Hard to say.
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Are your ports fordwarded it could be just the port isnt fully opened and the routers hardware firewall is slownig your ping i had a similar prob and opening the ports inproved the ping dramatically.
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I have dmz on and I don't know if it work cause my servers don't show up so iunno.
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im having the same exact problem with pokerstars.com....im losing a lot of latency at 144.232.26.48 which is right at the mid point of the path to their servers. ive been trying to figure out if there is a way to bypass that hop but im not having any luck so far. think maybe you have any advice for me?

thank you for your time.
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