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crisissuit3

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#1 9 years ago

living in korea is very annoying when playing online games because, most of the games i play are not that popular in korea (what with all the starcraft, sudden strike, and all the MMO's) its hard for me to find a server with decent ping. i usually range around 100-200 (if im lucky, like a bunch of 4 leaf clovers around me lucky) to 200+ ping. so is there any way to decrease those numbers?




Granyaski VIP Member

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#2 9 years ago

Well I myself always found that a better internet conection helps...I was at 200+ then changed my internet. I also installed more RAM and that worked a treat FOR ME anyway.




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#3 9 years ago

What are you playing on, a Computer, Xbox, Ps3? You could try buying a new Modem/Router if the current one isn't good enough. Anyway, if you're playing on the Xbox 360 you may have NAT. I don't exactly know what it means, but it helps you connect to players but makes your ping reach the levels of what you're experiening. To disable it, or remove it, you basically need to open the Ports on your Router and let everything access.




Mr. Pedantic

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#4 9 years ago

Get a better internet connection, or a stronger modem/router. There's not much else you can do. I suppose you could drive and park right up beside your ISP and play on a laptop, but that's probably not the best idea.

But I don't see what you're worried about. I have a ping of around 200-300, and I can play most games online perfectly fine.




Dark Saint

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#5 9 years ago

Ping measures the time it takes to send packets from one spot to another.

Your bandwidth is what is the short end on this. If you are connecting from korea to the Us, then you will have High ping and packet loss.

Not much you can do except pay for an upgraded download/upload speed... Or move out of Korea closer to the servers you want to play on.




Homer Gonerson

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#6 9 years ago

Are you running on wireless, or hard-wired? Also, if you're hard-wired, make sure your Duplex is set to the highest full duplex possible (10mbps, 100mbps, whichever you have). Network Connections > Right click properties on current connection > Details > Advanced > Speed and duplex




dRaStiQ

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#7 9 years ago

I guess im lucky having a 20mb connection.




Mr. Pedantic

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#8 9 years ago
I guess im lucky having a 20mb connection.

The actual speed of the connection doesn't matter so much as the physical distance to the server; we upgraded our internet from 1.5mbps to ~15mbps, and the ping to all the servers in the States is still ~200, since they're so far away.




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#9 9 years ago

well just because u have a fast connection doesn't mean ur using the entire bandwidth

pc users have the benefit of monitering the network usage thru task manager

usage percentages rarely breach 50% unless ur downloading a file thru the browser




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#10 9 years ago

Actually I'd say upstream is far more important than downstream when it comes to game ping.

Though just to see how well you're off, try pinging google, yahoo and similar sites to get an idea.