Originally Posted by -relk-
how do i make my ping go down? lol i know these r stupid questions but i dont know much about ping.
Ping is the time it takes a packet to get to a place and back. Think of it this way: you have to run back to your friends house and back as fast as you can. Your ping is the time it takes you from the time you leave to when you get back. On the internet, ping is the time it takes a packet of data to get from your computer to somewhere and back.
To lower your ping, start with decreasing network traffic. If you are downloading, stop. Next, make sure you pick a server that's nearby. There's no reason you should have to run extra distance. If all else fails... maybe you need faster internet. What's your current ping BTW? Anything under 100 is good for online gaming in my opinion.
go to dsl report.com and use the speed test uder the "tools" link and see what speed you are running... and in games what ping are you getting? i seem to find that anything under 175 is more than playable...
175 is still ok, you really do not want to be in the 275-300+ range.
Some servers kick (in BF2) if you're over 150 for mroe than 3 tries, which I think is ******ed but whatever.
Wireless is terrible to play on unless you are right next to it, because the transfer rate and pings will fluctuates based on the environment around it. If you are connected straight to the modem or router your ping will drop since it's a straight connection.
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