how to improve ping?

Discussion in 'Computer Games and General Discussion' started by Narayan, Mar 22, 2011.

  1. Narayan

    Narayan desu~

    Sep 29, 2010
    well, i've got around 200, i wish that it could be lower. i just got internet @ home and in cafes they got just around 50 ping.

    i don't know much about this stuff yet.

    EDIT: okay, normally it's 200 but i just done a pingtest now and it shows this

    someone explain packet loss to me?
  2. FAST6191

    FAST6191 Techromancer

    pip Reporter
    Nov 21, 2005
    United Kingdom
    Packet loss is packets that do not make it for whatever reason, I doubt there is much you can do about this (it might be your home network but it is considerably more likely to be your internet line) beyond fiddling with some internet settings (packet loss is not ideal but yours is not troubling yet and most settings tweaks for this sort of thing result in lower speed).

    Reducing ping.... can not really be done* for standard applications (let us not start a TDP vs UDP or transmission checks debate as it is program choice) with changing your line or trying to use services closer to you/in the same ring if you can. The cafes probably have a dedicated or at least fairly high grade line (or might be found in a newer development area) compared to what I assume is your standard house line.

    *you can improve your router and the like but it is the equivalent of sticking a gigabit line in as your home network and expecting your internet to speed up- it is not the home side of things that is the problem.

    I am not so familiar with Philippines communications but around here there are things you can do like taking out the bellwire if it has not already been taken out (this assumes you are not using some form of cable rather than a phone line, mobile phone infrastructure or satellite).

    Short version- you find yourself on one of the far parts of a series of interconnected islands half a world away from most services behind some already less than brilliant communications infrastructure. It is a case of take what you can get.
  3. Narayan

    Narayan desu~

    Sep 29, 2010
    oh well, i guess i have to live with this.

    btw i use a usb modem, using 3G/3.5G. and i'm already outside to avoid obstructions. I can't get a phone company to open a line for me, because they are promoting their wireless broadband.
  4. CCNaru

    CCNaru Warn-free Since 2005

    Jul 9, 2005
    United States
    100s are really good, though. you'll see significant lag when you have 500+, so I wouldn't worry too much. I have dial-up and I have 300ms ping, lol...
  5. Narayan

    Narayan desu~

    Sep 29, 2010
    but in cafes, we gamers already complain when we reach 170 upwards. It really lags during Race Wars.

    and Special Force(FPS, looks like Half Life: CS) they complain when having a ping of 100-120.
  6. noONE

    noONE ~~~~~~~~~~~~

    May 24, 2007
    Linköping/Norrköping, Sweden.
    You can't expect much lower if you're using a mobile connection...
  7. Originality

    Originality Chibi-neko

    Apr 21, 2008
    London, UK
    3G communications (including 3.5, 3.7 and 3.9G) will have inherrantly high pings due to the nature of the connection. It downloads in chunks, rather than a steady stream.

    4G should, in theory, be different. It's supposed to use 3G to negotiate the initial connection and WiFi to do the rest (hence WiFi broadband speeds on its wireless networks).
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