To all of you who think you have the best internet on the planet

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To all of you who think you have the best internet...

I have an internet connection that's pretty good. 20mb/s down and 2mb/s up. More than enough for whatever I need. I've tested my ping across all points of the US and it comes out to be around 20-30ms depending on the server.

So naturally you're all thinking there's no way I could lag, right?

Wrong. See ping is one of the biggest contributing factors to online gaming. Your up and down "speeds" not so much. The funny thing about ping is that it's never the same. You could spend hours testing it and never get the same value. Today I'm especially having laggy game, more than I ever did before. Frustrated I did a ping test and my jitter (percentage that measures your pings consistency) and it's 37% which is pretty bad. My ping also came back at 100ms which isn't ideal for online gaming. There's really no reason for this huge increase, it just happens.

I went back and checked it again about an hour later and my ping had clamed down. My jitter dropped into the teens and my online experience has been better. The point of this thread is simple. Just because you have a top-of-the-line internet package and you test well one day of the week doesn't mean you're not the reason for your own lag. You quality of service could be awful at any moment. Things happen.

Ghamorra Level 75
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All UL/DL translates into is bandwidth. If one's network is not optimized for gaming... the experience you had will be the result.

Just sayin'.

That's my opinion but it should be yours ;-),
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Its kinda sad that people are so naive that they need this pointed out.

Needless to say, I forsee an influx of 'network engineers' who want to argue with you

Bielsalmighty
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Yes, connections do have variances do to many factors. To best judge your connection, don't just look at your test results.. look at the consistency of these results over time. OP- if this amount of variance happens often, then your connection is moderate/poor and may want to look into possible causes. 

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I like to believe I have a decent service and connection, yet I still have latency and suffer its consequences when gaming. I just know its part of the experience, one thing that has helped my connection is having my system wired directly into my modem. I stop using WiFi with BO2 and its been an improvement.

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Adding a wireless router to mix is adding a step to your networking. Removing a step makes everything quicker. Not to mention the transmitting of a signal through WiFi is a long (relatively speaking that is) process

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ghamorra wrote:



Adding a wireless router to mix is adding a step to your networking. Removing a step makes everything quicker. Not to mention the transmitting of a signal through WiFi is a long (relatively speaking that is) process


Yup, ever since I started playing COD I was running wifi and never cared. After MW3 I realized what needed to be done. I would encourage all who play the game allot to go wired (ASAP).

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I stopped running wired during MW3 because of the increase chance of host. I'm not going to sit here and tell you I was host all the time like most do, but it definitely increases your chance because you're connection is more stable and overall better. A lot of people were nerfing their internet do avoid being host "all the time" and this meant that if you were host you had to work that much harder and the host suffered a lot meaning everyone connected to the host suffers too. What people don't realize is how selfish and foolish it is to mess with your internet. It makes so many problems worse.

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It's easier and requires less thought for people to just blame the Devs.



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     I power cycle my modem and router before I sit down to play, then run the network test on my system.  I really don't know if it helps, or just superstition.  Either way, it makes me feel like I have a fresh connection, and SEEMs to run better than when I don't do this.

     I live in Western PA, 50DS/10US (Comcast).  I can generally ping 20-30 ms over 400-600 miles, around 80-90 to California, about 2500 miles.  I guess it could be traveling through a lot more than 2500 miles of wire though.           

     Here is the thing though.  There are some servers I try to ping to, that are relatively close that give me a much higher ping.  100 miles away pinging at 117 ms, etc.  There is a lot more going on with connection than just your end.

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