29 Replies Latest reply: Sep 14, 2012 8:40 AM by SodsPlace RSS

Whats your ping rate?

I notice how when the server is looking for a good match it says something like <80 ms.
To see your ping rate go here:http://speedtest.net/

Lower ping=better
Just out of curiosity, what's your ping rate at? Mines at 65 ms


Im also asking this because I end up being in a match that has <120 ping like 90% of the time and it's really frustrating

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    48 ms

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    26 ms

    4 download

    1.5 upload

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    akib444 wrote:


    I notice how when the server is looking for a good match it says something like <80 ms.
    To see your ping rate go here:http://speedtest.net/

    Lower ping=better
    Just out of curiosity, what's your ping rate at? Mines at 65 ms


    Im also asking this because I end up being in a match that has <120 ping like 90% of the time and it's really frustrating

    Testing your ping does nothing in relation to this game. Your 65ms is to one specific server. 

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    mine is like 80 ms. but i always get host.

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    290ms <3

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    I have a ping of around 41ms but the place was 50 miles away so I don't know if that affects anything (im not an expert when it comes to the Internet). Also I haven't been getting host lately which im quite pleased about and I'm still mot experiencing significant frame rate drops.

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    my computer says 22 but in-game it says 80. but no one has ever complained about my connection on survival or multiplayer, but for some reason i always don't get host on survival and the guy that IS host has the worst connection in the world.

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    37 ms ping


    20.71 DL


    4.12 Upload


    This is why I get host all the time. People say I have a **** connection. It's not me. Blame the game.

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    Mine is 11ms I got this result from the site Whoisxy.com

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    Ping is: 17 ms

    Download speed is: 24.52 Mbps

    Upload speed is: 5.18 Mbps

    Service provider is: Verizon FIOS

    Service type is: Fiberoptic


    (from SpeedTest.net)

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    Gave me some error this time a few days ago it was close to this.


    Ping: 31

    Download: 16.20

    Upload: 4.80

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      The Best Internet Connection for Gaming

      Okay, I think this is one of the most frequent questions I have seen over the course of my gaming career:

      “Is my internet connection good?”

      That question is followed by a Speedtest image from various servers around the world.  After working in the Video Game Center business for awhile now, I have seen everything from DSL internet connections running 25-40 stations to monstrous  T3 Fiber-optic connections running the same number of stations or more.   Residential connections range from DSL connections to FiOS (if you are lucky) and can be completely horrible or the best thing since sliced bread.  Here are some general factors to look for when deciding on the best internet connection for your gaming needs.


      Internet Provider

      The internet provider is the single most important factor that determines how great your internet speed will run.  Some areas are very limited on selecting different providers and will not have much choice on their speed.  For those of us that have the luxury to select from different providers, I prefer the following:

      • Verizon

      Verizon has been widely accepted as the ultimate provider for the gaming masses.  When they launched their Verizon FiOS campaign a few years ago, they had a very intense emphasis on gaming.  For a period of time they even sponsored the female gaming team PMS as spokespersons for the FiOS product.   FiOS is still very hard to come by and is primarily located on the east coast.  You can check for Verizon FiOS availability here.

      • Comcast

      They have actually improved over the last few years, especially with their customer service.   They have recently upgraded most of their infrastructure to a fiber-optic network.   There are some seriously fast speeds they claim to attain nowadays.  You can check them out here.There are many different internet providers within each region of the US, try to get some feedback from other people using their provider before committing to one.

      Internet Speeds

      • FiOS

      Is currently the king of internet speeds.  There is still limited availability, but if you are fortunate enough to game using a Fiber Optics connection you know what all the fuss is about.  Verizon FiOS delivers speeds around 20MB Down / 5MB Up.

      • Cable

      Cable is faster than DSL and Dial up (slower than FiOS) and usually offers anywhere from 3MB of bandwidth to 15MB of bandwidth.  The reality of Cable internet is that it is usually shared between however many people are using the providers connection within a given neighborhood or area.  During peak hours, Cable internet users takes a huge hit in their download speeds.

      • DSL

      DSL is almost a cross between Cable and Dial up.  Speeds vary from 768KBps to about 3MB of bandwidth. The speeds are based on the proximity to your service providers office – an obvious disadvantage of having DSL.   Another slight disadvantage is that the upload speeds (data sent out) over the internet are always slower than Cable.  If you live in close proximity to your service provider, DSL is a great service.

      Download & Upload

      Let’s get a few things out in the open; a consistent download speed is pretty much all you need to game, however if you experience frequent highs and lows or “spikes” in your download speed you have an issue on your hands.  Spiking can mean a wide variety of things such as a bad router, peak time for internet use, or bad ISP equipment.   If you are in a dorm or using cable internet, you know all about the peak time connection spikes – there’s really no remedy for college students.  Routers and equipment need to be tested and optimized in order to get the most out of your connection speed.  A basic rule of thumb is the higher your download speed, the less likely you will experience lag.Upload speed really only matters when you are hosting on a specific game.  Gears of War or any Epic Studios/Unreal Engine based game seems to heavily rely on the client upload connections speeds.  If you have a high upload speed, you typically have a great host.  Upload speeds do not have much of an effect on latency unless you are the host of a game with a terrible Upload speed.

      Ping – Latency – Lag

      This is all that matters when gaming.  There are not that many console titles that relay your ping to a specific server (fix that developers).  Typically, most games show a status bar (green, yellow, orange, red) to display your connection to a specific server.  PC players usually have the luxury of receiving the actual ping to a specific server and are much more in tune with latency issues.  If you are lagging, it’s more than likely because your ping to a server really sucks.  Ping is also referred to as latency which is how long it takes information to travel from one place to another.  East coast to west coast players usually experience latency issues because they are further away from each other.  There’s really not much of a solution except drastically improving your internet connection — FiOS will do the job.(note: anything higher than 90ms is pretty bad for latency)

      • Great Ping 30 MS <

      • Good Ping 30 MS – 60 MS

      Test Your Internet Speeds

      There are various sites that can test your internet speed and provide the basic information needed to tell whether your connection is good or bad.  Here are my top three:

      1. Speedtest.net
      2. Speakeasy
      3. AuditMyPC

      Things to remember

      • If you are hosting a match upload speed matters.  Do not host a match while streaming – it kills the server connection for all other players.
      • YouTube or loading  video streams can kill your connection.  You do not want to play if someone in the house is watching YouTube or Hulu videos and/or streaming.
      • Check your ping when running speed tests.
      • FiOS is the best possible connection for residential customers.  Fiber-Optic beats out everything.
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    I am in Oklahoma USA and i ping 48 and Jitter 12 from pingtest.net to Great Britian. anywhere in the USA i ping much faster and have a Jitter of 2. Again this is from my PS3. the thing is I get host 95% of the time i play and never have any issues. The times i do not get host i only get 3 bars and its like i am playing with 5. (i know there is not 5) I think the whole ping rate and bar thing is something in everyones head to make them think they are getting lagged. Say for example you are playing NFS and you keep winning, then you have that one game where you hit every tree in the game. I think this is what happens in COD. Anyway good luck to you.

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      My ping to the UK (im in the UK) is 54 jitter 13, says im grade B ,my connection should work well for everything, online gaming may NOT perform optimally God knows how I beast so much


      My ping to the US (I randomly chose Atlanta??) is 156, jitter 10. Says im grade D and gaming wont work and other stuff will perform barely. So that why once I hit a certain time over here, the lag goes to sh`t as the US kids start hosting with their fibre optic cables !!!!

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        if you play when the kids get on a good trick i have learned in the past, make sure you have 2-3 local to you player and one of you leed into a room, the first game may give host to someone over here, but because the systems are set up to say hey these 3 or 4 people are really close to each other lets give them host. Then it should work out. Remember even tho your ping from 1 playstation to 1 destination is a low number to really get a true reading you need to turn on every item you have in your house and run ping test all at the same time to differnet servers so you can truly see what a game ping would be. so say you have 1 ps3 1 pc 1 laptop and maybe your phone. Get them all set up to run a pingtest to multiple location. then try as fast as you can to run them all at the same time. A true ping for online gaming would be what ever your highest ping would be if done all at the same time.   the reason i belive this is true is because you do not connect to just 1 location from yours. From what i understand PS3, Xbox, and PC all use P2P connections, meaning your one concle needs to connect to 12 locations. run the multiple test at the same time and see what your ping would be. you could even go as far as running say, 11 differnet browser pings from your ps3 all at the same time but i dont think you can get them to all turn on at the same time.