Have a problem with high ping rate, Looking f

September 6, 2010 at 05:12:08
Specs: Windows XP
Have a problem with high ping rate, Looking for answer but just find more questions.
Does anyone now how to low a high ping rate?, my internet connection is good 6mb, top end pc £1500 but still high ping rate .arrrrrrrrh
Help please

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#1
September 6, 2010 at 05:45:48
A ping rate will vary and really, has little or nothing to do with how much bandwidth you have from your provider. Ping is affected not by your connection rate but by everything between you and your destination, and frequently, by your destination itself.

If your a gamer and your ping rate is high to your favorite game server, it's as I said above and there's nothing you or your provider can do about it.

I recommend you do a couple bandwidth tests. With a 6 Mbps connection you should be able to pull steady 5 Mbps download rates. If you're not, then call your provider and talk to them. Remember though when downloading, your download rate will be greatly affected by the server you're downloading from. The busier it is, the slower your download will be.

If however, the issue is you're a gamer and your ping to your favorite game server is 100 ms, there's nothing your provider will be able to do about it.

For example, I'm a gamer myself. Some friends and I chipped in and bought our own server which is hosted in Chicago. I live in western Canada. My average ping rate is around 110ms. I had my internet package increased from 3 Mbps to 6 Mbps recently (for the same amount of $ as the 3 Mbps package) and my ping time is still the same. Luckily, that's not so bad I can't play. But I hope you can see my point.

It matters not how straight the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.

***William Henley***


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#2
September 6, 2010 at 05:57:18
What did you mean with high ping rate?
How many milliseconds does a ping to your default gateway (ISPs gateway) take?

If this ping rate is ok, neither you nor your ISP can influence the ping rate to e.g. a game server elsewhere.

The original poster should always write the last response !!!
Let us know, if the problem is solved !!!


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#3
September 6, 2010 at 06:19:47
Many thanks for your quick reply :)
I have check internet connect & it is running at about 5mb. (so ok with that bit)
My ping rate to my favorite game server goes upto 400ish then kick me off. (punkbuster has kicked you from server due to higher than normal ping rate etc)
Looks like I need to talk my friends into getting a server, how much did yours cost approx? I need to play Battlefield 2 again soon :)
Thank again for all your help, hope I can return the favour one day.

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#4
September 7, 2010 at 07:47:58
Sorry I took so long to get back to you, I was busy finishing some house/yard projects this weekend. Trying to get it all done before winter comes......lol.

I think we paid about $1000.00 (USD) for our server. We bought it about 4 years ago so I don't remember the fine details offhand. It's a pretty basic server. It's 1U, with a single Operteron CPU. It has dual hard drives in a RAID 1 configuration. I believe we're paying just over $100.00 (USD) a month for the colocation site.

As for buying one, that may not solve your problem. What your ping time to the server is will depend on where the server is located. Being the only Canadian member of my crew, I got outvoted and our server is located in the US. Had it been located closer to me, there would have been less hops (and lower ping) from me to it.

One thing you can do is call your ISP and talk to them about your issue. It may be possible for them to help reduce your latency enough that you can play without getting kicked off. At the very least, it will cost you nothing (or at least, it shouldn't) to talk to them about it.

Also, check around, you should be able to find a gaming server that you have a lower ping rate to that you can play on.

It matters not how straight the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.

***William Henley***


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#5
October 21, 2010 at 04:08:47
Hey,
You said that ping doesnt have to do anything with ISP.
I got low connection 512 kbps bandwidth.
I get nearly 100 ms in gaming server.
My friend from same city same isp and same speed gets 50 ms.
Do you have any idea about this?
I dont have much idea about this network thing.
I tried to make my ip addr static but i am not even able to open my moden panel.
The ip address given in moden booklet isnt working. Please help

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