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Unstable Connection Lag spikes BF4/BF4:CTE/COD:Ghosts

JLyle
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Registered: 07-09-2014

Unstable Connection Lag spikes BF4/BF4:CTE/COD:Ghosts

Getting intermittant laggy spikes when playing, its really not fun rubberbanding all over the place.
Started around a week ago.
Anyone else have a problem?
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bolt786
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Registered: 05-12-2013

Re: Unstable Connection Lag spikes BF4/BF4:CTE/COD:Ghosts

You're not the only one mate, have a look around the gaming forum, thread after thread of gaming lag complaints, and no resolution to any one of them, it seems Plusnet/BT's network is simply not good enough for gaming.
Short term, disconnect and reconnect the router, and you might end up on a gateway with less congestion and better pings, but it's doubtful, as I've cycled through pretty much all of the gateways and they're all the same.
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Re: Unstable Connection Lag spikes BF4/BF4:CTE/COD:Ghosts

@ JLyle - Are you on ADSL or FTTC? If on ADSL, can you post your router stats?
@ bolt786 - Not a helpful post. You've not shown any issues with pings in any of your posts.
ghos7em1
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Re: Unstable Connection Lag spikes BF4/BF4:CTE/COD:Ghosts

i think its helpful  Smiley check my post gears of war 2  hosting problems.throw in fifa 14 aswell.all games are lagfest
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Re: Unstable Connection Lag spikes BF4/BF4:CTE/COD:Ghosts

@ ghos7em1 - Your line is erroring and interleaving has been applied. This will affect your gaming.
ghos7em1
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Re: Unstable Connection Lag spikes BF4/BF4:CTE/COD:Ghosts

andyh thank you for telling me  Smiley my connection was fine untill plusnet had outage.how long will it take to get back to fast path? my pings are suffering and my gaming  Sad
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Re: Unstable Connection Lag spikes BF4/BF4:CTE/COD:Ghosts

The PN outage shouldn't have had anything to do with it.
You said somewhere that your speed had been reduced - this would have been DLM intervening to provide stability on your line. You need one of the DCT guys to see if there's an issue.
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Re: Unstable Connection Lag spikes BF4/BF4:CTE/COD:Ghosts

What connection do you have ?JLyle
I have firbre 80/20 and i only have the Odd  problem which is solved by gateway hopping .
but a lot of Bf4 laggs is caused by the game not the connection
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bolt786
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Re: Unstable Connection Lag spikes BF4/BF4:CTE/COD:Ghosts

No issues with ping?, have a look at the ping average and fluctuating pings from london level3.net
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Re: Unstable Connection Lag spikes BF4/BF4:CTE/COD:Ghosts

You're missing the point.
There are no issues with that traceroute (as has been explained before several times). There is no packet loss or high pings to the destination (final hop) which is the important bit. Some routers will either not respond to pings at all or they will treat them as very low priority, which is what you're seeing on hops 5-10 and 12-14. I see the same, but this is not an issue.
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$ traceroute -I meav5-pub.pt.iad.ea.com
traceroute to meav5-pub.pt.iad.ea.com (159.153.226.105), 64 hops max, 72 byte packets
1  router.asus.com (192.168.1.1)  0.573 ms  0.385 ms  0.360 ms
2  lo0-central10.ptn-ag02.plus.net (195.166.128.191)  27.624 ms  26.458 ms  70.307 ms
3  link-b-central10.ptn-gw02.plus.net (212.159.2.134)  19.057 ms  19.499 ms  18.843 ms
4  xe-1-2-0.ptw-cr02.plus.net (212.159.0.114)  19.326 ms  19.448 ms  19.439 ms
5  ae2.ptw-cr01.plus.net (195.166.129.4)  20.033 ms  20.335 ms  19.916 ms
6  te-4-2.car5.london1.level3.net (217.163.45.249)  21.408 ms  44.646 ms  40.155 ms
7  * * *
8  * * *
9  * * *
10  * * *
11  * * *
12  * * *
13  ae-3-80.edge2.washington1.level3.net (4.69.149.142)  78.639 ms  78.342 ms  78.529 ms
14  4.79.23.202 (4.79.23.202)  79.755 ms  79.109 ms  79.244 ms
15  159.153.93.2 (159.153.93.2)  78.969 ms  78.929 ms  78.652 ms
16  159.153.225.30 (159.153.225.30)  79.454 ms  79.865 ms  79.611 ms
17  meav5-pub.pt.iad.ea.com (159.153.226.105)  79.626 ms  79.423 ms  79.546 ms

1,000 pings to the address showed no issues from my end (results were very consistent):
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--- meav5-pub.pt.iad.ea.com ping statistics ---
1000 packets transmitted, 1000 packets received, 0.0% packet loss
round-trip min/avg/max/stddev = 78.916/79.716/84.074/1.236 ms

Are you using a wired connection or wireless?
ghos7em1
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Re: Unstable Connection Lag spikes BF4/BF4:CTE/COD:Ghosts

pn outage disconnected me a few times then i had reduced speeds and bad pings.was with bt for 2 years my ping always solid and now my line goes bad lol more to do with bad isp then line. Angry
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Re: Unstable Connection Lag spikes BF4/BF4:CTE/COD:Ghosts

A PPP drop would not cause DLM to intervene.
Edit: You need the DCT guys to do a GEA line check to see if that shows anything up.