10.10.5 and high latency with PIA

Discussion in 'OS X Yosemite (10.10)' started by TheChemist, Aug 14, 2015.

  1. TheChemist macrumors regular

    TheChemist

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    Good morning,

    Since updating to 10.10.5 yesterday, I noticed that my speeds when connected through PIA (using their client) have decreased noticeably. These "benchmarks" were obtained while playing HoTS, my connection is Charter's 60 mbps.

    1 - Connected to PIA (Texas), my in game latency is 390-500 ms (was 50 ms on 10.10.4)
    2 - Connected to PIA (MidWest), my in game latency is 190-250 ms
    3 - Connected to PIA (Mexico), my in game latency is 125-175 ms
    4 - No PIA, latency is hovering around 50 ms

    I use OpenNIC DNS servers which are suggested for my region (Texas).

    Suggestions? Questions that will lead to suggestions are also encouraged.
     
  2. lemon4611 macrumors newbie

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    All my connections got faster... You might want to try to clear the DNS Cache. For Yosemite you would now use this terminal command:

    sudo killall -HUP mDNSResponder

    Apple went back to mDNS with Yosemite 10.10.4
     
  3. TheChemist thread starter macrumors regular

    TheChemist

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    Thank you very much! I launched the command and will report back tomorrow.

    Have a great day!
     
  4. TonyK macrumors 6502a

    TonyK

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    Interested in knowing if that worked for you.
     
  5. TheChemist thread starter macrumors regular

    TheChemist

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    Lemon's solution seems to be a winner. No more pokey internet since.

    Thank you!
     
  6. pat500000 macrumors 603

    pat500000

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    I use PIA..do i use that once? will it work?
     

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