How can I lower my gaming ping?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by mispolyc, Oct 30, 2008.

  1. mispolyc macrumors newbie

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    #1
    Is it possible to lower my gaming ping? it is almost impossible to play halo when I am not the host. I have tried to install firewalls, to block unnecessary connections, but my ping is still up there in the 500-600s:mad:
    My internet connection is fast, I have checked my router's configuration, but the ping is terrible.

    What can I do to lower it?
     
  2. Martin C macrumors 6502a

    Martin C

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    New York City
    #2
    If you describe your internet as being 'fast' you shouldn't have ping times between 500 ms and 600 ms.

    - Go to speedtest.net and reply with your results from there.
    - Try connecting straight from the modem to the gaming machine (you didn't specify console or PC) to see if it is the router that has gone bad.
    - Contact your ISP
     
  3. belvdr macrumors 601

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    To note, installing firewalls on one side of a connection is not going to help your latency. For example, if you install a firewall blocking pings, and I do a ping flood to you, my traffic is still going to saturate your line.

    I'd follow the advice above. It is spot on.
     
  4. design-is macrumors 65816

    design-is

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    Also, you say 'when I am not the host'... When you are not the host, are you connecting to a local server, a server on the other side of the world, or one of your friends who has set his machine as the host? All these things will make a difference.
     

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