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Connection Speed problem for a networked college dorm.


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Sk0rch

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I just moved in to my college dorm.

I bought a laptop.

I just purchased the

Acer Aspire AS5672WLMi-ATI X1600 NoteBook Intel Core Duo T2300(1.66GHz) 15.4" Wide XGA 1GB DDR2 533 120GB 5400rpm DVD±R/RW ATI Mobility Radeon X1600


http://www.newegg.co...N82E16834115246

For a grand total of 1080$.


Anyways, I wanted to play CS 1.6, but the ping is too spikey.

The server I play on is in Chicago, which is where I live. At home, I ping 15 on the server, and I ping 15 here also, and then every 30 seconds, it will fluctuate to 150-800 ping, and consistently stay there for 2-5 minute intervals, and then lag-free for 30 seconds, and then repeat.

The college network is not wireless, I have a long ethernet cable which I connect directly. How can I fix this ping? It is very annoying, please help, thanks.
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Hello Sk0rch and welcome to G2G, :whistling:

I understand your having some latency problems with your pings, but your not very clear on what your pinging and how you are pining it.

Please post back a reply for the following commands:


Click on Start
Click on Run
Type in CMD or COMMAND depending on your OS
When the command prompt screen appears type in the following command:

tracert <ip Address>

Remove the <....> and insert the ip address of the Game server you are connecting to. Once done take a screenshot of it and Post it back here.

pathping <ip Address>


Remove the <....> and insert the ip address of the Game server you are connecting to. Once done take a screenshot of it and Post it back here.

If you are unsure how to post a screenshot, please follow the steps below.


Screenshot Time

A. With the <window to be posted> on the top of all other windows
B. Press the PRINT SCREEN SYSRQ key on your Keyboard
C. Open Microsoft Paint (located in Start > All Programs > Accessories > Paint)
D. when the program launches, on the Left toolbar click on the Square made of dashes
E. Now position your cursor (which has become a cross) out in the white area of the canvas
F. Right Click and select PASTE
G. This will put an image of the <window to be posted> on the canvas
H. Click the FILE button in the upper left section of the screen and select SAVE AS
I. In the Save As Box Put whatever you want in the Filename Box
J. In the Save As Type box: Click the drop down menu and select JPEG
K. In the Save In Box (Very Top): Select your desktop
L. Click the Save Button
M. Go back to your Web browser and post a reply. In the reply Page after the area where you enter your ......text there is a File Attachments area. ]
N. Click the Browse Button and navigate to the file we just saved on the desktop.
O. Select that file and click the Open Button
P. Click the ADD THIS ATTACHMENT BUITTON
Q. Then scroll down a little further and click the ADD FILE INTO POST button.
R. this will put some text into the post similar to this: [attachmentid:1234321

S. Repeat these Screenshot posting steps as many times as necessary to SHOW all the items requested
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Connection Speed problem for a networked college dorm

just a thought but...if you're connecting via your school's network...then...you're sharing bandwidth..with the spiky latency that you're describing it sounds like someone else on the network is downloading files (music maybe)...you've got to remember that if you're on the school's network then you're sharing the bandwidth
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The IP of the server is 8.9.8.116:27015

I got a "unable to resolve target system name 8.9.8.116:27015"

And dsenette you're probably right, that is what I was thinking, but is there nothing I can do?

Edited by Sk0rch, 06 September 2006 - 11:39 AM.

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Leave off the :27015 (is the Port) and just use the Ip address of 8.9.8.116... could be that another server your going through is also causing the latency. You may be taking a different path from your current location than your original location.

Edited by SpaceCowboy706, 06 September 2006 - 01:03 PM.

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Ok I'll try that, but like I said, I doubt it is the server's fault. At home, I ping fine, at my dorm, I lag spike crazy.

It is the connection here are the dorm.
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K the tracert tried 30 hops,

All of which the request was timed out.

The path ping did something, I covered my personal info with * in the 0 line. The 1 line actually did have the *'s

Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
<C> Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp

C:\Documents and Settings\ ***********>

Tracing route to 8.9.8.116 over a maximum of 30 hops
0 ****.rh.luc.edu [147.126.37.**]
1 * * *
Computing statistics for 25 seconds ...
Source to here This Node/Link
Hop RTT Lost/Sent = Pct Lost/Sent = Pct Address
0 *****.rh.luc.edu [147.126.37.**]
100/100 =100% |
1 ---- 100/100=100% 0/100 = 0% *****[0.0.0.0]

Trace complete

C:\Documents and Settings\ ***********>
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Try turning your firewall off when you run the tests.
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Ok will do, but do you want me to run both tests again or just the tracer one?

The tracer one still didn't work.

Edited by Sk0rch, 06 September 2006 - 05:01 PM.

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Just the pathping
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K the tracert tried 30 hops,

All of which the request was timed out.

The path ping did something, I covered my personal info with * in the 0 line. The 1 line actually did have the *'s

Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
<C> Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp

C:\Documents and Settings\ ***********>

Tracing route to 8.9.8.116 over a maximum of 30 hops
0 ****.rh.luc.edu [147.126.37.**]
1 * * *
Computing statistics for 25 seconds ...
Source to here This Node/Link
Hop RTT Lost/Sent = Pct Lost/Sent = Pct Address
0 *****.rh.luc.edu [147.126.37.**]
100/100 =100% |
1 ---- 100/100=100% 0/100 = 0% *****[0.0.0.0]

Trace complete

C:\Documents and Settings\ ***********>


I already told you what happened with pathping, it had the same results no matter what.
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Something is still blocking your pings.... Here is what yours should look like

test1.JPG

Can you do a basic ping to a normal address:

try this one: ping dns2.coxinet.net -l 32 -n 100

Post back your results
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Pinging dns2.coxinet.net [66.210.130.10] with 32 bytes of data:

Request timed out.
Request timed out.
Request timed out.
Request timed out.
Request timed out.
Request timed out.
Request timed out.
Request timed out.
Request timed out.
Request timed out.
Request timed out.
Request timed out.
Request timed out.
Request timed out.
Request timed out.
Request timed out.
Request timed out.
Request timed out.
Request timed out.
Request timed out.

Once again, I'm in a college dorm connection.

Edited by Sk0rch, 06 September 2006 - 08:29 PM.

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Request ping timed out... that obviously means your connection is connecting. Contact your ISP, connection issues are usually solved with your ISP. If they can't fix it, WHICH THEY SHOULD BE ABLE TO. Come back to us.
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I'll say it for the 3rd time, I am in a college dorm, I am using their internet.

All I do is use my ethernet cable, plug it in to the outlet, and to my laptop. That's all.

I do not know who my ISP is.

Edited by Sk0rch, 06 September 2006 - 09:45 PM.

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