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speedtest.net shows my download speed is 120 kbps right now. So what's up with the discrepancy?
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post #12 of 20
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speedtest.net shows my download speed is 120 kbps right now. So what's up with the discrepancy?
Hmm, this is odd, are you downloading anything?? What programs are access the net?
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speedtest.net shows my download speed is 120 kbps right now. So what's up with the discrepancy?
Sorta OT... but make sure you realize that download speed has nothing to do with ping. It is bandwidth vs latency.

I like using this tool for testing: http://myspeed.visualware.com/voip/

It provide latency (ping), bandwidth (speed), and quality of service (stablity) information. You might want to try to ping the servers. In Windows, open a command prompts and use "tracert [some URL]". It will show you the path to the server. Check for any timeouts or long delays.
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Wireless is your problem. You shouldn't game with wireless because of the issues it may present (unless the router is right in front of you or something.. but then, still)
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Wireless is your problem. You shouldn't game with wireless because of the issues it may present (unless the router is right in front of you or something.. but then, still)
Not necessarily. I game on wireless and my ping is the same as if I'm wired. The problem with wireless is that too much network activity can cause the router to disconnect and reset. I think the OP's problem is that other people on his network are hogging bandwidth. And also to the OP, downloads start out fast, and then slow down. When I start downloading something, I get around 2MB per second, after a few minutes it slows to around 770kb/s
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post #16 of 20
Downloading stuff in the background will seriously alter your ping times. Also wireless can be a problem.

You sure nobody is leaching bandwidth from you?
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If you have a low download speed as you do you will find downloading in the background will be very harsh on your ping, also if you are trying to game with a wireless connection make sure you spend the cash to get a quality connection (wireless N), this is why cable connections win (cheap and just werk 100%). If you have a gd connection then usually the only thing that affects your ping is your distance from server and server status (usually lots of players can upset it)
    
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http://www.dslreports.com

Tests your bandwidth.
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i game on wireless and i have no problems. i never lose conection or anything
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