Ping is atrocious

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December 14, 2009 at 06:34:51
Specs: Microsoft Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, 2.295 GHz / 4094 MB
Pretty much ANY game I attempt to play on take counter strike for example, the ping will show me that it's 15-50 latency or w/e but when I enter my ping goes from 15-50 to about 100-700 and I basically teleport around the map. I just put on x64 XP like 2 days around and it's been doing it since I first installed. I'm seriously getting mad at this.

AMD Phenom(tm) 9650 Quad-Core 2.29 GHz
4 gig of ram
GeForce 9800 GTX+
Comcast cable

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December 14, 2009 at 07:55:25
Sounds like the problem is not in your game but in your Internet Connection.

Are you using WiFi? If so you may be getting interference that is causing packet lose. You could try changing the channel on your WiFi to fix this.

If a direct connect then the problem is either in your router or modem. Try doing a ping from your router. If it is slow too then call you Internet Service Provider (ISP) and complain. There may be some problems with the lines that connect your house to the system.

If you do not know how to get into your router's configuration page then send us the Make and Model of your router and it can be Googled for instructions on how to do either of these.

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December 14, 2009 at 08:18:20
Going to assume you mean cmd prompt pinging the address, well if so it's always under <1ms. It's a cheap router TRENDnet TW100-S4W1CA, so not sure if the problem is here I don't pay for the internet it's at my gf's moms house, but she's ditsy so what would calling the isp need to know about it? Would they also have to come out and look or can they do it while on the phone?

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December 14, 2009 at 11:50:59
I don't have this router so you will have to do research in how to ping from the router. This might get you started....

"Open your web browser and type the IP address of the TW100-S4W1CA in the address bar. The default IP address is At the LOGIN, click on LOGIN then click on Advanced Setup"

Once the advanced window is open then click Help and search for pinging. If the pings from your router are slow then you know the problem is not in your computer or game machine, but in the connection.

The ISP can usually remote into your router and do this for you. Then they can verify that you are indeed not meeting your Service Level Agreement and can send a tech to fox it. Remember that any problems inside your house will result in a bill to you. Any problems out side are free because they are responsible for all out side connections.

What does that mean to you? You should verify every thing in the house is hooked up properly before calling them. If you are using DSL to connect to the internet, then make sure every phone is connected using a filter. (All phones except for the modem of course) If you have a phone that is not filtered you may be getting "Un-canceled Echo Noise" on the line which is slowing down your connection.

If this is a Cable TV high speed internet then double check that you are using RJ-6 wire. It has less attenuation which will cause speed issues...

If you are using Wireless then try changing the channel on you WiFi...

I hope this helps.

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December 14, 2009 at 15:00:46

If your using steam; sometimes when you start up counter-strike it looks for servers. Make sure counter-strike is not actively refreshing the servers in the "find games" list. I know from experience, being a competitive cs player that when cs is trying to refresh 1000+ servers, it tends to take all the bandwidth :)

Also it doesn't hurt going to and doing a speed test. If everything checks out there, it must be the game or steam. Does your ping happen in every online game you play?

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