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Bad game pings (lag + spikes)

markrach
Grafter
Posts: 311
Registered: 22-10-2008

Bad game pings (lag + spikes)

Over the past 24 hrs it seems pings to both uk and nl servers i play n have become very unstable peeking @ 50ms + for nl and uk  very laggy to Sad , they were a steady 30msnl & 15-20 ms uk up untill last night .
Nothing on my side has changed , still the same router filter cat6 etc .. is there a dodgy server somewhere
Ping graph below shows whats happening
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scootie
Grafter
Posts: 4,799
Registered: 03-11-2007

Re: Bad game pings (lag + spikes)

try a tracert to 194.109.69.75 and see if any of the hops are to blame.
you probally know how to do this but if not open cmd prompt and type tracert 194.109.69.75
also have you tried gateway hoping see if you get some improvment. check here to see which are permorming best http://www.plus.net/support/network_performance/broadband_packets_drop.shtml?supporta=networkpbroadb...
p.s ive done some tracerts on a few diffrent gateways and on all the ams-ix-sara.xs4all.net hop is losing some packets
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Posts: 3,181
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Registered: 31-07-2007

Re: Bad game pings (lag + spikes)

55 for FPS's isn't high just a blip on a gaming ping so shouldn't worry about it.  But the NL servers there was a issue a few days ago when a major network crashed in Amsterdam and all the traffic got shuntted everywhere else so might be fallout from that still.
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markrach
Grafter
Posts: 311
Registered: 22-10-2008

Re: Bad game pings (lag + spikes)

a 55ping to nl is high , ok an issue with nl servers a few days ago happened ,i was not affected untill the last 24 hours , but this would not affect my UK ping 15-25ms normaly, upto 60ms in game now, i'll screenstot a graph of this . Its unpayable due to lag  Sad. 3 router , 3 filters later and its still the same , even disabled the firewall in account seetings (plusnet).
being @ home playing in the day so not much traffic around its laggy , i could understand if it was in the eveing , but being on PRO i don't expect lag / ping spikes
Any ideas Sad
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snobdr
Dabbler
Posts: 18
Registered: 11-10-2008

Re: Bad game pings (lag + spikes)

A ping of less than 100 would be bliss!!
All my online games are unplayable and am at the end of my tether
I have posted in the broadband speed forum but if anyone can help get my ping down please helP!
markrach
Grafter
Posts: 311
Registered: 22-10-2008

Re: Bad game pings (lag + spikes)

thought i would loadup this pingplotter software to see if i could point out anything that may interest support bods
Seems i'm getting all my lag from a plusnet server/router
Is there a problem where ever this router/server is based ?