Lagging in playing online

By kingthegreatP
Oct 26, 2007
  1. hi
    my name is karan i have a airtelbroadband connection 128kbps speed unlimited download limit(DSL). i want to play fifa07 online
    i try to do that through hamachi network
    when i dont play online the game works well enough in a gud speed
    but when i play online via direct ip
    i dont know
    theres too much lag in between
    too much
    i ask others who play dere online they said 128kbps is well enuff speed to play
    though i have tried 512kbps speed too
    but it dont work

    MY PC configuration is
    Windows XP
    1.8Ghz processor speed
    512MB RAM
    intel(R)pentium 4 processor
    intel(R)graphics controller

    i just formatted my machine too but it didnt work
    in view of virus scanning software
    i have AVG free edition fully updated
    MCcafee Security Centre fully updated
    Ad- aware 2007 only trial version

    people in hamachi do say that my ping is often high
    one time it was 1100 too
    when i try to ping som1 somtimes it pings others ip address and somtimes returns message request timed out

    plzzzz help me
    i love this game

    plzz help me
  2. k.jacko

    k.jacko TS Rookie Posts: 493

    Hi there,
    ok, first of all 128k AND fairly low spec pc, is not really enough for good lagless online gameplay.
    I'd expect pings of up to 200 with a 128k (from past experience). But then you have to factor in your pc specs and the state of the server you're playing on.
    Also, if your anti-virus is playing a part in the lag. Not sure why you think you need 2 AV programs, but i'd disable them both temporarily and see if your online gaming experience is any better.
  3. kingthegreatP

    kingthegreatP TS Rookie Topic Starter

    hey jacko
    how to factor my pc specs and on what server i m on
    help me
    128 is gud enuff
    others play with no lag
    i play the game with no lag
    but offline
    not online
    help me???/
  4. TimeParadoX

    TimeParadoX TS Rookie Posts: 2,273

    That's pretty slow actually, try doing this:

    Go to and do the test on a recommended server ( a golden / yellow pyramid thing ) and see how much Upload / Download speed you have

    Before I had really slow internet with only about 600-700kbps Download and 400kbps upload and every game I played it lagged alot, now I have 6000kbps download / 1600kbps upload and I play with very good ping

    So maybe it's just your internet?

    If that's the case it's definetly your internet
  5. samjohnson

    samjohnson TS Maniac Posts: 238

    Ya I have to agree with TimePradox. 128k is kinda slow. Add that with your system specs and no wonder you are getting lag. I had a 256k connection and that was ok but definitely not the best. I would upgrade you connection speed and your system. Fifa07 is a new game which probably requires a pretty good graphics card and CPU. Wow ok never mind about the specs just checked and they are kinda low. Any way it did say that you need a 512kbps internet connection. So I would upgrade to like a 1 meg connection and see if that helps. You said that you tried at a 512k connection but from my experience you don't actually get what you pay for. It might say that you have a 512k connection but you may only get halfway between 256 and 512. I have a 3meg and I only get from 1.5 to about halfway to the 3meg speed. So if you can I would definitely upgrade that connection a bit if you can and see what happnes. Sorry for the long post. :D
    Good luck
  6. beef_jerky4104

    beef_jerky4104 Banned Posts: 822

    128Kbps is very slow.
  7. kingthegreatP

    kingthegreatP TS Rookie Topic Starter

    hey i
    tried a game with a boy who lives next to my house
    the ping time for both of us was 73-100ms
    still the game lags not that much as it was b4 but still lags
    we both had a speed of 512kbps still game lagging was dere

    help me
  8. samjohnson

    samjohnson TS Maniac Posts: 238

    To get that ping down more you will probably have to up your connection still. I would go to at least 1meg to 1.5. That will most likely solve your problem.
  9. kol_indian

    kol_indian TS Rookie Posts: 316

    airtel broaband provides max of 2Mbps connection ... though this is in only some areas i will try this first ... still there are lot more factors ... try playing in a server in singapore or somewere nearer ... i always find this improves performance by few fps ...
  10. Cinders

    Cinders TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 872   +12

    Even if you bought a brand new computer with the fastest processor, motherboard, memory etc etc, you will still lag because of your internet connection. 100ms ping to the guy next door stinks. I play an online game and my ping to a server 300 miles away is about 30ms. The company that provides your internet access will first have to improve its service before you can play games on it.

    I just had a thought. Are you using satellite internet access? Satellite internet access is really only good for surfing the web because the technology induces very high pings.
  11. Rolfman

    Rolfman TS Enthusiast Posts: 95

    It could also be your Nic card.

    With a Mobo that Slow it makes me wonder if you even have a
    10/100/1000 gigabit card. That may be the difference between you and your friend.
    Either Way i Agree with the others , your connection is way too slow for a game like FIFA 2007.
    Remember you will never get the same connection speed that is usually stipulated by your ISP ,
    there are many factors that may affect your performance.

    For Example:

    *If your using a wireless connection , and you have many interruptive elements in your house. (such as 5gh cordless phones , microwaves , big screen TV's Etc...) .

    *If You are running on a wired network and your cables are all messed up.

    *On guard Firewalls enabled by any of your anti-viruses .

    *Or Clogged phone lines. Sometimes you need to make sure that your phone lines are clean enough to achieve Better connection speed.

    *Or it may Be An over populated Server.

    Please look in to those elements i just mentioned and see if any of them applies to your spec.

    ** But Still think that you should really consider an upgrade on your DSL service**

    Check this Site ( if your interested in acquiring new networking hardware to Boost your speed.

    Regards.... :)
  12. kol_indian

    kol_indian TS Rookie Posts: 316

    i use the same connection and play Guild wars ... anarchy online ... both the servers are relatively very far away ... but i use a 512 Kbps ... and that is the difference ... and it is not a wireless connetion ...
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