ping probs..any ideas

By dekade
Sep 3, 2005
  1. hey kids :D finally got farcry working...

    but im having some trouble with my ping...its so HIGH! and i have no idea why..i restart my comp, connect to dls..then log onto my ping is like at 203...this cant be right..its higher that when i was on dial up!! does anyone have any ideas on how i can bring this down?

    thanks guys :) help a girl out hehe
  2. poertner_1274

    poertner_1274 secroF laicepS topShceT Posts: 4,172

    Well ping has a lot to do with the distance between you and the server. Are you playing on the same servers as you used to? Try changing servers to one with a lower ping rate on the server list screen.
  3. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 11,167   +986

    big ISPs use round-robin DNS servers. This means each time someone asks
    for a name->IP address, a different result occurs. For example earthlink;

    $ nslookup
    Non-authoritative answer:

    Notice all the 209.86.x.y addresses? the requester will peel off the first one
    and use that as the DNS address, even thought it may be in New York and
    the requestor is in Los Angeles.

    Ping by-address times will be ridiculous. Ping by name will vary.

    How does this occur? DHCP renewal. IF you're always at home,
    you can manually set the Preferred DNS address. The DHCP gateway
    'should' be the closest (and therefore the quickest) site to you.

    You can affect the outcome by run->cmd and issue
    ipconfig /release
    ipconfig /renew
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