I'm in Australia
All the cool people are in the land down under
here's no such thing as a fiber optic cable connection to the internet here
There actually is, but it's generally reserved for Businesses, Universities and Schools etc, and is very expensive for home use.
With my old ISP, my max connect speed was a blazing 256k. (I'm sure you can see why I switched).
Because it was too fast?
Any suggestions on how I can get my ping down to a lower number???
Are you connecting through a router? Do you have a software firewall? Have you forwarded all of the relevant ports for that particular game?
Basically, you can find where you're getting the high pings from by performing a trace route to your server.
Goto Start, Run, type CMD, press 'OK' and then perform a Trace route by typing: Tracert location
-- perform a tracert to whatever server you're playing on.
Once the trace has completed, please post the results here by right-clicking on the window, selecting 'Select All', and then pressing the Enter
key; paste/post the results here.
From this, you'll be able to see if it's a problem with your computer / ISP, or if you're losing packets on their servers.
Edited by Dan G, 24 January 2006 - 04:24 AM.