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Friends in the same town get alot lower ping than me?

So for a while ive been playing csgo and other online games on my PC and ive been noticing that my friends have been getting lower pings than me even though they live in the same town? For instance ill be playing counterstrike on a UK server and my friends will get 15ms ping and i will be getting 30-40ms ping. It may not seem high but it quite annoying considering one of the friends is also on virgin media and gets lower ping. Since i play games everyday especially counterstrike which requires low pings for playing smoothly would there be any cause for my ping to be higher than my friends? Btw im on ethernet and ive used different cables with same results also my PC is new with updated networking drivers too.

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Re: Friends in the same town get alot lower ping than me?

Their are many reasons one can be routing based on your IP so comparing a tracert to the online game IP would be a start.

Wired or wireless are you comparing that and if wireless some wireless adepters work better then others and is it the same super hub model modem mode or router mode and firmware?

Upstream and downstream channels the same?

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I havent managed to talk to my friend with virgin but i have been looking around for possible higher ping causes and im wondering how can i check if interleaving is enabled on my line, if its even a thing with virgin?

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Re: Friends in the same town get alot lower ping than me?


JackyyBabs wrote:

I havent managed to talk to my friend with virgin but i have been looking around for possible higher ping causes and im wondering how can i check if interleaving is enabled on my line, if its even a thing with virgin?


The interleaving thing your thinking of is a ADSL thing for lowing ping.

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Hi JackyyBabs

 

Welcome to the forum. I'm sorry to hear of the problems that you are experiencing when playing Counterstrike. 

 

Everything looks great when running a few checks on your hub. Can you post a trace route for us to have a look at?

 

Look forward to hearing from you.


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Re: Friends in the same town get alot lower ping than me?

Here is one to a UK server which i get 50 ping to: traceroute to 185.38.148.37 (185.38.148.37), 30 hops max, 64 byte packets
01 10.109.240.1 <10.000ms <10.000ms <10.000ms
02 62.255.6.185 <20.001ms <30.000ms <10.000ms
03 * * *
04 * * *
05 * * *
06 62.253.188.158 <30.000ms <30.001ms <30.000ms
07 80.249.210.43 <180.003ms <40.001ms <40.000ms
08 * 109.163.235.189 <40.001ms <40.001ms
09 * 109.163.237.26 <40.001ms <50.001ms
10 93.115.91.242 <30.000ms <40.001ms <30.001ms
11 5.254.107.70 <50.000ms <40.001ms <30.001ms
12 217.146.94.130 <50.000ms <40.001ms <40.001ms
13 185.38.148.37 <50.001ms <40.000ms <40.001ms
Traceroute complete.

 

Heres one to Steam:

traceroute to 23.33.65.120 (23.33.65.120), 30 hops max, 64 byte packets
01 10.109.240.1 <10.000ms <10.000ms <0.000ms
02 62.255.6.185 <10.000ms <10.000ms <10.001ms
03 * * *
04 62.254.42.126 <10.000ms <20.001ms <20.000ms
05 213.152.245.53 <20.000ms <20.001ms <30.000ms
06 64.125.27.49 <20.000ms <20.001ms <20.000ms
07 213.248.76.85 <30.001ms <30.000ms <20.000ms
08 213.155.136.74 <20.001ms <30.000ms <20.001ms
09 62.115.134.96 <30.000ms <30.001ms <30.000ms
10 62.115.135.75 <40.001ms <40.000ms <50.001ms
11 23.33.65.120 <40.001ms <50.001ms <40.000ms
Traceroute complete.

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Hi JackyyBabs

 

Thanks for getting back too me. Your trace routes all look ok there Smiley Happy


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Re: Friends in the same town get alot lower ping than me?

Im suprised haha Smiley Very Happy It must just be down the server or whatever in my area giving me bad routing since my friend on Plusnet has also been getting 10-20ms lower pings than me lmao. Well atleast theres nothing wrong with my equipment so ill just have to accept it how it is haha Smiley Very Happy Thanks for the help!

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Re: Friends in the same town get alot lower ping than me?

Can I ask the OP if you ever get really high ping on EU West servers? You can ping the various locations of the MM servers using Matchmaking Server Picker from Gamebanana.

A few friends of mine, and myself, have been experiencing pings upward of 100 on EU West servers. We are all based in the south of England, and use the Virgin 150mb/s package. The servers are totally fine for everyone else who uses different ISPs.

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Re: Friends in the same town get alot lower ping than me?

I've already used the MM server pickers and get around 39-50 ping to EU West Servers, I live up north near Manchester btw. My friends with different ISP's get around 15-30 on EU West servers and they live in the same area as me. Could i ask if you have noticed that friends with different ISP's get 10-20ms lower ping than you on everything? I sometimes have to use a UK VPN to lower my pings to some servers since im getting 50+ ping to UK servers without a VPN. Im seriously considering to switch back to Sky now they have Fibre in my area, even back before i switched to Virgin i had ASDL2+ Basic Package with sky and got 20ms lower pings to almost everything than i do now with fibre lmao.

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