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Glad to see people actually trying it, like I said it works great. I herd MMO players love it but, I like it because of the shooters I play every milli-second counts.thumb.gif

Over the next day or so I will check out those download links for the programs and if they work legit for me I will include them in original post to better help people. Also, the suggestion for router location +rep guys thanks for helping.
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After seeing this, I decided to try it and my pingtest.net results didn't change, stayed at ~15 ms, in game ping to my own dedicated TF2 server stayed constant at 40 ms as well. So for me this change didn't do anything but it might be able to help people that don't have a blazingly low ping already.
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Originally Posted by Sonics View Post

I'm not sure if this is an obvious one, but something you can add is to make sure that your router is plugged into the master socket of your house (The point where the line first enters your house). That will reduce ping time and also increase your upload and download speed. There is still alot of people out there that have their routers in their bedroom etc and it annoys me. I'm not sure if it applies to cable but it definitly does to ADSL.

For cable not so much...but, its best to call your cable isp when moving modems as with mine, they dumb down lines that are generally hooked straight to tv's. My house has 3a approved modem/cable box plugs and 6 non approved plugs.
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Also I will give this a go as I think im the perfect example as my pings are generally 80+ in bf3. Update when I do do it.
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This misses a huge point though...... most game data packets use UDP, not TCP. This is especially true for FPS.

The PING command checks for TCP response... but the majority of game data utilize a completely different network protocol. Improving TCP or ping locally does not improve UDP latency.

PING is more of a general indicator of the network latency as it moves a TCP packet to and from.
Edited by DuckieHo - 2/13/12 at 8:46am
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dont touch this setting or rise it to 3 if you do touch it!sadly this under normal circumstance doesnt affect your ping there are a lot of other variable controlling this!remember this if you se this,if you set this too low your computer will have to do the trip twice instead of once if it missed it again because of lack of time you ll end up with more delay might even have to reclic!make sure you have had the view of ms or someone that knows these stuff.i would start by looking into netdma,you arent using a server 99% of the time you will need to disable netdma,cause it doesnt like offload and netdma work only with very specific condition!(99% of user) dont meet those requision
Edited by drbaltazar - 2/13/12 at 9:07am
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dont touch this setting or rise it to 3 if you do touch it!sadly this under normal circumstance doesnt affect your ping there are a lot of other variable controlling this!remember this if you se this,if you set this too low your computer will have to do the trip twice instead of once if it missed it again because of lack of time you ll end up with more delay might even have to reclic!make sure you have had the view of ms or someone that knows these stuff.i would start by looking into netdma,dca(intel)if one of those is enable or both and you arent using a server 99% of the time you will need to disable netdma,cause it doesnt like offload and netdma work only with very specific condition!(99% of user) dont meet those requision

where'd this jibberish come from? post a source, ive been doing this same thing for years, for myself and friends alike, all results in games were positive.

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last issue also !human cannot perceive faster then 85 ms so if you are at 1 ms or 85 you wont notice the difference! 85 ms is millisecond 1000 ms for a second this is 85 ms!
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Just an update, I didn't really notice a difference in TF2 and now BF3 after changing it, but then again my ping has always been >50 to local servers.
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