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# 142502 14-Mar-2014 21:28
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Is it just me or is everyone getting like lag spikes, and increased latency in total like my usual ping is like 20ms but now its up there at 55ms. Could it be that everyone is playing titanfall? 

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  # 1005935 14-Mar-2014 22:00
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55ms isn't all that bad.

I'm not seeing any unusual traffic at the moment overall, but could be something local to you (or just the server you are playing on)




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  # 1005940 14-Mar-2014 22:19
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sounds like iver local congestion or something within your network/usage patterns..




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  # 1005941 14-Mar-2014 22:23
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Got a smokeping graph or long term mtr to back that up?



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  # 1006779 16-Mar-2014 17:04
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these are pingtest results taken a few hours apart and i do them whenever i get kinda bothered, and 55ms isn't that bad although when ur gaming you can really notice it, eg. last hitting on dota 2 is a pain on 55ms, but yeah the connection is kinda up and down and do take note that, no programs are running when i run these. PS. Back when i was with slingshot, I used to have the same ping 15-20ms ish and when i ping valve's servers in sydney i'd usually get like 15+3ms ping right but now its always 50ms-60ms just curious.

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  # 1006871 16-Mar-2014 20:52
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I've also been experiencing higher than usual latency to the games I have been playing recently.

When I first got connected to bigpipe I was pinging 55~ms to Sydney from Christchurch. Couple days later it went up to around 70, and remained there for a few weeks.

Recently however my latency jumps anywhere between 70 and 100. My latency is very inconsistent as well, jumping between 70 and 90 in the space of 5-10 minutes on ethernet. Although this latency isn't a huge deal, its the inconsistency that is an issue.

Is there some sort of data I can collect to help identify what the cause of this inconsistent latency is?

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  # 1006881 16-Mar-2014 21:03
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xolu: I've also been experiencing higher than usual latency to the games I have been playing recently.

When I first got connected to bigpipe I was pinging 55~ms to Sydney from Christchurch. Couple days later it went up to around 70, and remained there for a few weeks.

Recently however my latency jumps anywhere between 70 and 100. My latency is very inconsistent as well, jumping between 70 and 90 in the space of 5-10 minutes on ethernet. Although this latency isn't a huge deal, its the inconsistency that is an issue.

Is there some sort of data I can collect to help identify what the cause of this inconsistent latency is?


Yeah, try winmtr. http://winmtr.net/ That will tell you which hop the latency is at.


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  # 1006898 16-Mar-2014 21:19
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Pings from Wellington to Sydney have always been slow and variable on my Vodafone / Telstra Clear 50/2 cable connection - typically 55-65ms, but often up to 90ms - which is why I try to avoid using Sydney servers.




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  # 1007259 17-Mar-2014 13:30
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I found a bit of a workaround for this although the valve ping is still inconsistent but it is considerably less eg. 25-45ms, but the overall line latency is consistently @ 18ms. So what i did was use some program that determined the best DNS server to use cant remember what it was, and it determined that ihug's DNS was the best and i just paired that up with the second best which was 8.8.4.4 and thats it.

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  # 1007281 17-Mar-2014 13:45
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At 1:40 pm I am getting a 43ms ping Wellington-Sydney (VF server) via VF cable at 50/2Mbps (full rated speed).
Very variable pings to Sydney, as usual.




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  # 1007322 17-Mar-2014 14:03
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jurax04: I found a bit of a workaround for this although the valve ping is still inconsistent but it is considerably less eg. 25-45ms, but the overall line latency is consistently @ 18ms. So what i did was use some program that determined the best DNS server to use cant remember what it was, and it determined that ihug's DNS was the best and i just paired that up with the second best which was 8.8.4.4 and thats it.


DNS lookup speed shouldn't effect your latency except for on the first lookup which the address isn't cached on your local machine/device unless the BigPipe dns server returns a different ip address for the same domain name?





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  # 1007442 17-Mar-2014 16:54
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Sideface: Pings from Wellington to Sydney have always been slow and variable on my Vodafone / Telstra Clear 50/2 cable connection - typically 55-65ms, but often up to 90ms - which is why I try to avoid using Sydney servers.



I would try and avoid the sydney servers if i could but dota automatically sets the server, There are two valve servers in sydney from what i know, and the other one has less latency.

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  # 1007512 17-Mar-2014 18:32
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jurax04: I found a bit of a workaround for this although the valve ping is still inconsistent but it is considerably less eg. 25-45ms, but the overall line latency is consistently @ 18ms. So what i did was use some program that determined the best DNS server to use cant remember what it was, and it determined that ihug's DNS was the best and i just paired that up with the second best which was 8.8.4.4 and thats it.


Using another ISPs DNS servers is just asking for trouble.


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