I know there is work going on around my area and its meant to be fixed by the 17th of June but does anyone know if the ping will be lower/better then the 14ms (Speedtest.net) after the work is complete? people that I play with seem to always have a better ping from different ISPs
Broadband called Ghost gaming is saying very low ping and minimal latency and no bandwidth throttling.
Don't want to move over to Ghost gaming and find out it isn't as good as they say
Hi, im just down the road from yourselves and virgin is a absolute joke at the moment gaming is unplayable any time of day apart from 1am it gets better. Never heard of ghost gaming broadband so i cannot comment 🤔 virgin is brilliant when it works which hasnt been since february for me and im near tesco copdock. I myself have been considering switching but speeds i can get are poor. Your ping is brilliant compared to me also as i get 20ms best! Other isp will only get that down by 1 or 2ms which wont make a huge difference especially for drop in speeds 👍
Yeah, about 1 am gaming is the best but some days it just doesn't work..packet loss and all sorts. They have had this issue for months! high utilization its called. The way I see it is once you have downloaded all the files/games.. that's it. The speed isn't going to make you have a better gaming experience. It's the low ping you want. To be honest I would rather wait an extra 10 to 20 minutes for a game to download knowing once I start playing it will be a good experience
Havnt heard of them before, mine is apparently a issue i have engineer tomorrow but then again i also get told high ultisation i just think they are bluffing just to keep you waiting for others to leave. For me 350mbps down to 35mbps is a huge drop not sure what speeds are available to you through a different isp as i know open reach exchange is on belstead road
Pings to local DNS on VM DOCSIS are typically 10ms but with spikes to 20ms.
PING 184.108.40.206 (220.127.116.11): 56 data bytes 64 bytes from 18.104.22.168: seq=0 ttl=61 time=12.122 ms 64 bytes from 22.214.171.124: seq=1 ttl=61 time=12.684 ms 64 bytes from 126.96.36.199: seq=2 ttl=61 time=12.496 ms 64 bytes from 188.8.131.52: seq=3 ttl=61 time=8.793 ms 64 bytes from 184.108.40.206: seq=4 ttl=61 time=10.018 ms 64 bytes from 220.127.116.11: seq=5 ttl=61 time=11.387 ms 64 bytes from 18.104.22.168: seq=6 ttl=61 time=11.546 ms 64 bytes from 22.214.171.124: seq=7 ttl=61 time=11.048 ms 64 bytes from 126.96.36.199: seq=8 ttl=61 time=8.239 ms 64 bytes from 188.8.131.52: seq=9 ttl=61 time=7.516 ms 64 bytes from 184.108.40.206: seq=10 ttl=61 time=10.214 ms 64 bytes from 220.127.116.11: seq=11 ttl=61 time=10.167 ms 64 bytes from 18.104.22.168: seq=12 ttl=61 time=10.700 ms 64 bytes from 22.214.171.124: seq=13 ttl=61 time=7.704 ms 64 bytes from 126.96.36.199: seq=14 ttl=61 time=9.987 ms 64 bytes from 188.8.131.52: seq=15 ttl=61 time=8.894 ms 64 bytes from 184.108.40.206: seq=16 ttl=61 time=8.933 ms 64 bytes from 220.127.116.11: seq=17 ttl=61 time=10.238 ms 64 bytes from 18.104.22.168: seq=18 ttl=61 time=8.304 ms 64 bytes from 22.214.171.124: seq=19 ttl=61 time=7.907 ms 64 bytes from 126.96.36.199: seq=20 ttl=61 time=8.962 ms ^C --- 188.8.131.52 ping statistics --- 21 packets transmitted, 21 packets received, 0% packet loss round-trip min/avg/max = 7.516/9.898/12.684 ms
On VDSL lines, ping can be a little better - 7ms but jitter is much better. But that's only on very good lines. Most lines that can support higher speeds have greater interleave (to allow FEC to work effectively) leading to higher pings.
Is there any tests I can do? Don't know a lot about the internet but I do know ping is your best friend when it comes to gaming!
Did you ping in cmd?
I actually did the ping from a Linux system but you can do it from a Win10 cmd prompt. Typically it's as simple as issuing the ping command followed by the ip address or name of the server you want to get an timed echo from.
So for the Dots2 server in Luxembourg simply type 'ping lux.valve.net'. This simply sends a data packet to the remote server and times how long it takes to echo back. However, it only does this 4 times on Windows cmd.
Pinging lux.valve.net [184.108.40.206] with 32 bytes of data: Reply from 220.127.116.11: bytes=32 time=34ms TTL=53 Reply from 18.104.22.168: bytes=32 time=33ms TTL=53 Reply from 22.214.171.124: bytes=32 time=40ms TTL=53 Reply from 126.96.36.199: bytes=32 time=30ms TTL=53
Ping statistics for 188.8.131.52: Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss), Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds: Minimum = 30ms, Maximum = 40ms, Average = 34ms
If you want to carry on pinging (until you stop by pressing control c) then add the -t parameter... ping lux.valve.net -t
Whilst how long the packet takes to get to the server is important for gaming it is actually more important that this doesn't vary too much. So a constant ping of 50ms +/-1ms is better for gaming than 35ms +/- 5ms.
To constantly monitor how good your ping response is I'd recommend setting up a BQM at ThinkBroadband. This sends a ping packet to your router every second and then gives you a graph of the results; like this