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# ping time

• 31-12-2002 6:43pm
Registered Users, Registered Users 2 Posts: 4,946 ✭✭✭

I use NTL cable and atm i am in the process of networking my pc to the laptop(which i am on now).

The pc gets an average pingtime of 30-40 where as when i use the laptop on the calble connection i get a ping of 90-120.
This is dire as far as gaming goes and i want to know if there is anyway of correcting this problem so that i can get a faster ping time.

Please share what little light you may be able to shed and rid me of this missery that is an 80 ping..

reD.

• Closed Accounts Posts: 428 ✭✭

Have you tried connecting the laptop directly to the cable modem (or whatever it is) and seeing what ping you get then?

• Registered Users, Registered Users 2 Posts: 6,265 ✭✭✭

ive got my system sort of chained
pc - ethernet - hub - ethernet - pc - usb - cable modem - cable

C:\>ping www.jolt.co.uk

Pinging clarity.jolt.co.uk [195.149.21.11] with 32 bytes of data:

Reply from 195.149.21.11: bytes=32 time=30ms TTL=242
Reply from 195.149.21.11: bytes=32 time=30ms TTL=242
Reply from 195.149.21.11: bytes=32 time=30ms TTL=242
Reply from 195.149.21.11: bytes=32 time=30ms TTL=242

Ping statistics for 195.149.21.11:
Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss),
Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
Minimum = 30ms, Maximum = 30ms, Average = 30ms

C:\>

• Registered Users, Registered Users 2 Posts: 4,946 ✭✭✭

ive tried it all.. cept usb which i dont want to/cannot use

• Closed Accounts Posts: 97 ✭✭

what sort of ping time are you getting when you ping the other machine, rather then the net and what sort of set up are you using to connect the 2

• Registered Users, Registered Users 2 Posts: 15,815 ✭✭✭✭

get better networking equipment.
A 100Meg switch and decent nics are a step forward.

• Registered Users, Registered Users 2 Posts: 3,308 ✭✭✭

using just 2 **** 10mbit cards and a crossover cable shouldn't add more than a milisecond or two to your connection.

You've got something very broken somewhere. Could be a dodgy hub? Or if you're using a hub then you should try setting the cards to half-duplex. I've found i get +50ms when i let my 100mbit (cheap clones) auto-negotiate a full-duplex connect with hubs compared to if I force them to be half-duplex.

Can you get a cross over cable and do without the hub completely to see if thats the problem?

Greg

• Closed Accounts Posts: 1,144 ✭✭✭

Geesh you got a ping of 30ms and you dare complain. Man when I had my 56k modem I got a ping of 320ms on average(ranging 200-450). Then when I am in college ping time used to be about 120ms average(ranging 60-180).

And a ping of 120 is quite good for playing net games i find.

• Registered Users, Registered Users 2 Posts: 3,308 ✭✭✭

Originally posted by Runfree
Geesh you got a ping of 30ms and you dare complain. Man when I had my 56k modem I got a ping of 320ms on average(ranging 200-450). Then when I am in college ping time used to be about 120ms average(ranging 60-180).

And a ping of 120 is quite good for playing net games i find.

What an idiotic reply. Just because he gets a lower ping than a 56k modem doesnt mean he should be happy with knowing his connection isnt working properly.

Greg

• Closed Accounts Posts: 1,144 ✭✭✭

Originally posted by quozl
What an idiotic reply. Just because he gets a lower ping than a 56k modem doesnt mean he should be happy with knowing his connection isnt working properly.

Greg

No I was just sickened because a ping of 90 on his laptop. I think thats pretty decent in all fairness. I wasn't suggestion that he was just being a muppet( which im sure he is not) and complaining. I was shocked by his ping

• Registered Users, Registered Users 2 Posts: 1,328 ✭✭✭

I remember when I would ping 20 to jolt in dos.

• Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 3,935 Mod ✭✭✭✭

On Eircoms 1mb dsl these are the pings i get. However ingame I actually get 80-100 ping. Wish i still had isdn 30-50ms.

Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
(C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.

C:\>ping clarity.jolt.co.uk -t

Pinging clarity.jolt.co.uk [195.149.21.11] with 32 bytes of data:

Reply from 195.149.21.11: bytes=32 time=66ms TTL=249
Reply from 195.149.21.11: bytes=32 time=65ms TTL=249
Reply from 195.149.21.11: bytes=32 time=63ms TTL=249
Reply from 195.149.21.11: bytes=32 time=72ms TTL=249
Reply from 195.149.21.11: bytes=32 time=65ms TTL=249
Reply from 195.149.21.11: bytes=32 time=63ms TTL=249
Reply from 195.149.21.11: bytes=32 time=68ms TTL=249
Reply from 195.149.21.11: bytes=32 time=63ms TTL=249
Reply from 195.149.21.11: bytes=32 time=62ms TTL=249
Reply from 195.149.21.11: bytes=32 time=66ms TTL=249
Reply from 195.149.21.11: bytes=32 time=66ms TTL=249

Ping statistics for 195.149.21.11:
Packets: Sent = 11, Received = 11, Lost = 0 (0% loss),
Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
Minimum = 62ms, Maximum = 72ms, Average = 65ms
Control-C
^C

And pinging radox 193.120.211.34

C:\>ping 193.120.211.34 -t

Pinging 193.120.211.34 with 32 bytes of data:

Reply from 193.120.211.34: bytes=32 time=57ms TTL=54
Reply from 193.120.211.34: bytes=32 time=64ms TTL=54
Reply from 193.120.211.34: bytes=32 time=56ms TTL=54
Reply from 193.120.211.34: bytes=32 time=57ms TTL=54
Reply from 193.120.211.34: bytes=32 time=57ms TTL=54
Reply from 193.120.211.34: bytes=32 time=66ms TTL=54
Reply from 193.120.211.34: bytes=32 time=83ms TTL=54
Reply from 193.120.211.34: bytes=32 time=57ms TTL=54
Reply from 193.120.211.34: bytes=32 time=60ms TTL=54
Reply from 193.120.211.34: bytes=32 time=63ms TTL=54

Ping statistics for 193.120.211.34:
Packets: Sent = 10, Received = 10, Lost = 0 (0% loss),
Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
Minimum = 56ms, Maximum = 83ms, Average = 62ms
Control-C
^C
C:\>

• Registered Users Posts: 344 ✭✭

C:\>ping clarity.jolt.co.uk -t

Pinging clarity.jolt.co.uk [195.149.21.11] with 32 bytes of data:

Reply from 195.149.21.11: bytes=32 time=16ms TTL=248
Reply from 195.149.21.11: bytes=32 time=16ms TTL=248
Reply from 195.149.21.11: bytes=32 time=16ms TTL=248
Reply from 195.149.21.11: bytes=32 time=16ms TTL=248
Reply from 195.149.21.11: bytes=32 time=16ms TTL=248
Reply from 195.149.21.11: bytes=32 time=16ms TTL=248
Reply from 195.149.21.11: bytes=32 time=16ms TTL=248
Reply from 195.149.21.11: bytes=32 time=16ms TTL=248
Reply from 195.149.21.11: bytes=32 time=16ms TTL=248
Reply from 195.149.21.11: bytes=32 time=16ms TTL=248

Ping statistics for 195.149.21.11:
Packets: Sent = 10, Received = 10, Lost = 0 (0% loss),
Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
Minimum = 16ms, Maximum = 16ms, Average = 16ms

.................

Pinging 193.120.211.34 with 32 bytes of data:

Reply from 193.120.211.34: bytes=32 time=15ms TTL=61
Reply from 193.120.211.34: bytes=32 time<10ms TTL=61
Reply from 193.120.211.34: bytes=32 time<10ms TTL=61
Reply from 193.120.211.34: bytes=32 time<10ms TTL=61
Reply from 193.120.211.34: bytes=32 time<10ms TTL=61
Reply from 193.120.211.34: bytes=32 time<10ms TTL=61
Reply from 193.120.211.34: bytes=32 time<10ms TTL=61
Reply from 193.120.211.34: bytes=32 time<10ms TTL=61
Reply from 193.120.211.34: bytes=32 time<10ms TTL=61
Reply from 193.120.211.34: bytes=32 time<10ms TTL=61

Ping statistics for 193.120.211.34:
Packets: Sent = 10, Received = 10, Lost = 0 (0% loss),
Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
Minimum = 0ms, Maximum = 15ms, Average = 1ms

...............

Boy do I like my Esat DSL
Apologies... I'm just showing off

• Registered Users, Registered Users 2 Posts: 3,712 ✭✭✭

DC 16MS and 1MS. You must be kidding. I knew Esat was better for pings...but 1+16MS OMG

ADSL at work is 63MS Average to Jolt
49MS Average to Radox

ISDN at home is 49MS Average to Jolt
40MS Average to Radox

• Closed Accounts Posts: 772 ✭✭✭

This is getting wildly off topic. Its turning into a show off your ping thread like the other one. Lets all have a sit down and sort out Mark's network problem...

What protocal are you using to communicate through your LAN. IPX or TCP?
Different OS's on the Laptop Vs PC ?
Are there any back ground programs running on your LAN?
And as said before. Can your Laptop directly connect to the Cable? If so whats the ping like then?

• Registered Users Posts: 344 ✭✭

Its turning into a show off your ping thread like the other one
Quite right. I'm just €ircon bashing to be honest. I like to show what a shower they are before people choose them over the Esat DSL option.

Back on topic....

It sounded from the original thread that the laptop and PC were not necessarily networked. Sounded like red_ice tried both computers on the cable separately. Please confirm red_ice....

If that is the case, then my guess is a crappy PCMCIA network card. I'm guessing (only statistically) that both computers have windows and both are using tcp/ip. If thats the case, then try borrowing a PCMCIA network card (newish 10/100 one) and try that instead. If that works, then you just replace the card, if not then you at least eliminate that as a possiblity.

• Registered Users Posts: 344 ✭✭

Oh and as Chaos-Engine alluded to, maybe you have some file sharing app on the laptop thats eating up bandwidth???

• Registered Users, Registered Users 2 Posts: 15,815 ✭✭✭✭

you should be getting 0ms on a properly configured lan tbh.
Add on another 10-30ms for you broadband conenction, maybe another 2-5ms for your router?
Wouldn't accept/pay for a service if it was worse then that.

• Registered Users, Registered Users 2 Posts: 4,946 ✭✭✭

What protocal are you using to communicate through your LAN. IPX or TCP?

tcp

Different OS's on the Laptop Vs PC ?

win xp and win 2k

Are there any back ground programs running on your LAN?

no

And as said before. Can your Laptop directly connect to the
Cable? If so whats the ping like then?

yes, i used to ping 90 ish.

Topic closed imo now

I found a major role in the ping had to do with my rates in cs as i was using cpl lan rates.

I changed them and i got back my 30 ping with 2 nodes running

reD.