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Σl.Ðestructo

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#1 16 years ago

i know someone gonna reply to this and say theres already a thread on it, andif they do i want a link! anyway. i often play ut2004 and AmericasArmy on my slow 56k connection, which is fine. i often get pings of around 250 on AA and a playable level on UT. but today i just turned on and tried to play both, but i been getting immensely high pings of 900+. i checked for sneaky downloaders, such as msn or anything that could be causing it like viral activity, but could find nothing. i even sat and watched the downloads/uploads thing in the status box of the connection and it wasnt doin much, but SOMETHING is goin on. i want to know what, because last time it did this i had to reinstall my whole system, after doing multiple virus scans with norton and vet, checkiing for security holes at www.grc.com , etc and that reinstall was the last resort. i don't wanna have to reinstall l again cos this one's only been on for 3 weeks since i got a new HD, and i dont believe it's necessary, but may be the only option.




Ensign Riles Advanced Member

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#2 16 years ago

Are you actually noticing a lag in the game that goes with the mentioned 900 ping? Often times during a multiplayer game it will give a false ping, sometimes hundreds of times higher than it actually is. A ping of 900 means it will take almost a full second before your information is sent to the host. Basically if you shoot a wall from a few feet away it should take one second to actually see it being hit. You probably already knew that and what I am about to tell you, but I really don't have any help.

The best thing to do is play on servers that are closest to you. These generally have the lowest ping. Is it possible that you may have kept joining servers that are on the other side of the world for you?




Viper7904

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#3 16 years ago

like ensign said make sure you are on a server that has a low ping, i have cable but if the server sucks so does my ping.




BaTuMaN

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#4 16 years ago

yahar! this has happened to me! before i had about 150 ping and then one day EVERY TIME i went into a game i had exactly 1000 ping. I noticed no lag and everyone kept saying you have a firewall, but i didn't. Just tell them your real ping and hope they believe you. i have 56k as well. damn.

how do i know where the host is? i'm in maryland, so how would i know if he's like in japan?




Ensign Riles Advanced Member

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#5 16 years ago

Well, again, it is the ping that matters. The closer the server is to you, generally the lower the ping will be. If you want to know where the host is actually located, get a program called the All Seeing Eye. It has support for many of the games out there. You can download it here: http://www.udpsoft.com/eye2/index.html




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#6 16 years ago

thank you.