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Topic # 29901 22-Jan-2009 22:05 Send private message

Hi Guys,
I ran some tests with Ping Plotter to find some answers to my latency and packet loss while online gaming. While I don't fully understand all this...looking at my results on the graphs it seems I get alot of packet loss PL% resulting in high pings and errors particularly HOP no. 7. Can you guys help me interpret my results...something isn't right with my MAX/MAX Orcon plan while gaming...terrible.
























































































































































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  Reply # 192664 29-Jan-2009 09:17 Send private message

Hi BaZ

These traceroutes look quite normal actually. Hop 7 is the jump from NZ to USA, which goes over the southerncross cable. This generally introduces around 120-140ms of latency (Round trip time).

The packet loss you are seeing, are the routers not responding to the ICMP packets your traceroute program is sending out. THis is because if the router is busy it will drop ICMP packets that is being sent directly at the router,  so it can make sure it can process the more important traffic flowing though the router.

If there was real packet loss, the PL coloum would have values in all of the rows.

Hope that helps.


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  Reply # 192739 29-Jan-2009 15:50 Send private message

What games are you playing?



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  Reply # 192847 30-Jan-2009 07:01 Send private message


Thanks guys,
Ragnor...I play the WW2 combat flight simulator IL-2 Sturmovik 1946 Forgotten Battles/Pacific Fighters Series

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