My latency sucks

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by slipper, Jan 20, 2005.

  1. slipper macrumors 68000

    slipper

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    Nov 19, 2003
    #1
    Ok guys, once in a while i pop in the Starcraft CD when im free. I have a 800mhz G4 iBook, RoadRunner, and a NetGear wireless router. I noticed, my latency has always kinda sucked but i also noticed that my latency REALLY sucks as of recently. What factors would affect my latency?
     
  2. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

    robbieduncan

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    Jul 24, 2002
    Location:
    London
    #2
    Mostly your internet connection. If you are on wireless then try switching to a wired connection. You will probably see a very slight drop in latency (especially if you have WEP or similar turned on).
     
  3. cpjakes macrumors 6502

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    Location:
    Buffalo, NY
    #3
    The other issue could be port forwarding. If Starcraft needs to communicate on a certain port and you don't have those forwarded to your Mac then it would slow things down a lot. Google for the ports and open them in your router.

    cpjakes
     

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