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Ray77
Dabbler
Posts: 19
Registered: 25-02-2009

High PING

Hi there,
I do not know what is wrong,but my PING  to Maidenhead is now (this week) about 100ms.
Last week 30ms. I have interleaving off.
Can somebody help me?
7 REPLIES
Moderator
Moderator
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Registered: 11-01-2008

Re: High PING

the speedtest ping is very unreliable - can you try pinging news.bbc.co.uk, that is probably a better indicator of your ping.
Will Moderate For Thanks
Ray77
Dabbler
Posts: 19
Registered: 25-02-2009

Re: High PING

How can I do it?  Sad
Euge
Grafter
Posts: 502
Registered: 11-10-2007

Re: High PING

bring up dos
start --> Run
type 'cmd' enter
at prompt type ping bbc.co.uk
edit: sorry, or news.bbc.co.uk
but it makes no odds
scootie
Grafter
Posts: 4,799
Registered: 03-11-2007

Re: High PING

sure you havent got any thing uploading in the background.
these are the sorts of pings i get when iam using more than 80% of my upload total
Pinging bbc.co.uk [212.58.224.138] with 32 bytes of data:
Reply from 212.58.224.138: bytes=32 time=174ms TTL=122
Reply from 212.58.224.138: bytes=32 time=18ms TTL=122
Reply from 212.58.224.138: bytes=32 time=18ms TTL=122
Reply from 212.58.224.138: bytes=32 time=166ms TTL=122
Ray77
Dabbler
Posts: 19
Registered: 25-02-2009

Re: High PING

It looks ok.  31ms
thx
Ray77
Dabbler
Posts: 19
Registered: 25-02-2009

Re: High PING

What is TTL there?
You have 122 and I have 58.
Superuser
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Registered: 06-04-2007

Re: High PING

TTL is Time To Live, a network setting for the maximum number of hops a packet is to take before the journey is given up as a dead loss. The TTL count reduces by one for every hop traversed, and the packet will be discarded when the count reaches zero. This is a protection against packets entering an infinite loop.
It looks like one computer sends packets with TTL=128, the other 64. Normally anywhere to anywhere is no more than about 30 hops (usually far fewer) so either number is satisfactory.
David