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    high ping and mtu question..

    This is a discussion on high ping and mtu question.. within the Gaming on Sky forums, part of the Sky Broadband help category; Just got my new pc from dell with win vista business. I am getting very high pings on games etc ...

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      high ping and mtu question..

      Just got my new pc from dell with win vista business.
      I am getting very high pings on games etc - e.g. using xfire Uk servers are pinging at 100+ and when refreshed it can jump about to 300+.


      Now on my other (older) pc with win 2000 pro, also on wireless I am getting pings of about 60 on the same servers using xfire.

      why the difference?

      I tried using tcp optimizer on my new pc, but the MTU test part kept timing out.


      using the ping cmd, I tried ths and got:

      C:\Users\Steven>ping Sign In -f -l 1492

      Pinging Sign In [212.162.1.125] with 1492 bytes of data:

      Packet needs to be fragmented but DF set.
      Packet needs to be fragmented but DF set.
      Packet needs to be fragmented but DF set.
      Packet needs to be fragmented but DF set.


      I changed the 1492 to 1450 and it worked ok:

      C:\Users\Steven>ping Sign In -f -l 1450

      Pinging Sign In [212.162.1.125] with 1450 bytes of data:

      Reply from 212.162.1.125: bytes=1450 time=148ms TTL=53
      Reply from 212.162.1.125: bytes=1450 time=168ms TTL=53
      Reply from 212.162.1.125: bytes=1450 time=193ms TTL=53
      Reply from 212.162.1.125: bytes=1450 time=219ms TTL=53


      pings seem very high on vista. Is there anything I can do?

      Thx


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      Re: high ping and mtu question..

      First off i would suggest if possible you do a wired test, this will rule out normal wioreless interference.

      i have also read somewhere there is a setting somewhere is vista that "call out" every second and may be the cause of your problem (not the right tech term). have a look on the vista help pages

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      Re: high ping and mtu question..

      Thanks I will try to look but if anyone could help me determine what to search for (and where to search).

      The problem is - why is there such a large difference between my 2 pcs - both of which are wireless. The vista pings are way high, and jump up and down like crazy.

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      Re: high ping and mtu question..

      also - pinging the router, why am i getting a request timed out?

      Pinging 192.168.0.1 with 32 bytes of data:

      Reply from 192.168.0.1: bytes=32 time=34ms TTL=64
      Reply from 192.168.0.1: bytes=32 time=160ms TTL=64
      Reply from 192.168.0.1: bytes=32 time=81ms TTL=64
      Request timed out.

      Ping statistics for 192.168.0.1:
      Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 3, Lost = 1 (25% loss),
      Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
      Minimum = 34ms, Maximum = 160ms, Average = 91ms

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      Re: high ping and mtu question..

      well - in the end I ended up connecting the cat5 cable to my vista machine. Perfect ping and stability.

      So then I swapped the wireless pci card from the vista machine, and I put in the Sweex one that I was using in my Win2k machine. What do you know, ping is low and a lot more stable (although it shoots way up for no apparent reason some times, but comes down pretty quick).

      So it seems dell provided me with a shoddy wireless pci card? I believe it was an ASUS card. I tried putting it in my win2k machine but even after dling and installing drivers I am getting a code10 error saying the device cannot be started.

      At least my new pc is working ok now. Just seems strange about the card..

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      Re: high ping and mtu question..

      gaming+wireless=no!!

      seriously though, if your gaming ethernet is vastly superior!!
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      Re: high ping and mtu question..

      yeah but my girlfriend would kill me if I ran a 10m cat5 cable down the stairs....

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      Re: high ping and mtu question..

      then drop outs, etc are going to have to be expected...
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      Re: high ping and mtu question..

      Quote Originally Posted by sterankin View Post
      yeah but my girlfriend would kill me if I ran a 10m cat5 cable down the stairs....
      Are you going to be controlled to that extent? Seems unreasonable to me!

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      Re: high ping and mtu question..

      well - a possible solution has presented itself to me - shame on you for not suggesting it before:

      Homeplug ethernet adapters!!

      Why did I not know about these before? 50 for a pair from amazon, could be a good spend if my internet keeps pinging out...

     

     
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