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#143045 1-Apr-2014 22:20
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So I tethered my laptop to my phone (vodafone 3G) to check a few things before a trip and I thought for a laugh I'd give World of Tanks a go. I was quite surprised as I had what I'd consider a very good ping 170-240ms and gameplay wasn't too bad. I say good because using ADSL2 (xtra) at home only gets me a ping of 220-270. My line's good from what I can tell as I can download stuff consistently at 1700KB/s.

A tracert shows it goes via Brisbane to Singapore, although I'm still confused how 3G works better than a fixed line ADSL2 connection. Any ideas or is 220-270 par for the course for xtra users?

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  #1016859 1-Apr-2014 22:33
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interlevings?

mind posting the ip for WoT? its been awhile, i dont have the ip on hand.







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  #1016879 1-Apr-2014 22:44
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pulled up the sg ip (im assuming your playing on the sg servers.)

over snap VDSL 1ms each way latency profile, 133ms, being that its going over global gateway for transist, i would expect telecoms route to very close to mine..


IIRC vodafone have pretty reasonable peering to sg too which would be why the latency there is so low, post a tracert and we might be able to give you a bit of advice on getting your ping lower there..

C:\Users\Halo779hio77>tracert login.worldoftanks.asia

Tracing route to login.worldoftanks.asia [92.223.16.37]
over a maximum of 30 hops:

1 <1 ms <1 ms <1 ms fritz.box [192.168.178.1]
2 9 ms 11 ms 5 ms 16.17.69.111.static.snap.net.nz [111.69.17.16]
3 5 ms 5 ms 5 ms 54.32.69.111.static.snap.net.nz [111.69.32.54]
4 5 ms 5 ms 5 ms 33.27.69.111.static.snap.net.nz [111.69.27.33]
5 5 ms 5 ms 5 ms ae5-2.akbr7.global-gateway.net.nz [210.55.202.213]
6 * 5 ms 5 ms ae1-10.tkbr12.global-gateway.net.nz [202.50.232.37]
7 28 ms 28 ms 29 ms xe4-1-0.sebr1.global-gateway.net.nz [122.56.127.90]
8 83 ms 83 ms 83 ms so4-0-0.phbr2.global-gateway.net.nz [122.56.127.34]
9 * 134 ms * starhub.phbr2.global-gateway.net.nz [203.96.66.150]
10 134 ms 133 ms 133 ms 203.118.15.186
11 133 ms 133 ms 133 ms 203.118.15.254
12 134 ms 134 ms 134 ms 203.117.163.142
13 134 ms 134 ms 134 ms xe-0-1-0.gw401.sg1.ap.equinix.com [27.111.222.102]
14 134 ms 134 ms 134 ms xe-1-1-1.gw401.sg2.ap.equinix.com [27.111.222.107]
15 134 ms 135 ms 134 ms 27.111.214.82
16 133 ms 133 ms 133 ms wotsg1-slave-37.worldoftanks.sg [92.223.16.37]

Trace complete.




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  #1016924 1-Apr-2014 23:17
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Yep the Asia server

Tracing route to login.worldoftanks.asia [92.223.16.37]
over a maximum of 30 hops:

1 1 ms 1 ms 1 ms gateway.nx [192.168.10.1]
2 * * * Request timed out.
3 33 ms 32 ms 33 ms mdr-ip20e-int.msc.global-gateway.net.nz [203.96.66.22]
4 46 ms 31 ms 32 ms ae0-10.akbr6.global-gateway.net.nz [203.96.66.21]
5 * * * Request timed out.
6 55 ms 55 ms 56 ms xe6-1-0.sebr1.global-gateway.net.nz [202.50.232.234]
7 111 ms 112 ms 109 ms so4-0-0.phbr2.global-gateway.net.nz [122.56.127.34]
8 * * * Request timed out.
9 201 ms 201 ms 201 ms 203.118.15.181
10 206 ms 198 ms 199 ms 203.118.16.2
11 200 ms 217 ms 200 ms 203.117.163.142
12 216 ms 201 ms 201 ms xe-0-1-0.gw401.sg1.ap.equinix.com [27.111.222.102]
13 197 ms 199 ms 198 ms xe-1-1-1.gw401.sg2.ap.equinix.com [27.111.222.107]
14 201 ms 201 ms 201 ms 27.111.214.82
15 201 ms 201 ms 197 ms wotsg1-slave-37.worldoftanks.sg [92.223.16.37]

This evening something weird was happening on 203.117.163.142 where it was pushing the ping up to 700+! That's stopped in the last hour or so (not sure when exactly) and may be why my ping is now lower than normal.

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  #1016930 1-Apr-2014 23:25
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yep, call telecom and see if you cant get your interlevings turned off. it might affect your sync rates slightly, and if your line is unstable, it will become more unstable.

assuming you have a master filter installed though, it certainly wont be an issue.


also had TimA run a tracert on vodafone VDSL (1ms each way profile too) ..

Tracing route to login.worldoftanks.asia [92.223.16.47]
over a maximum of 30 hops:

1 <1 ms <1 ms <1 ms fritz.box [192.168.1.1]
2 6 ms 5 ms 6 ms 118-93-195-254.dsl.dyn.ihug.co.nz [118.93.195.254]
3 7 ms 10 ms 6 ms be7-188.ppnzftc02.akl.vf.net.nz.180.109.203.in-addr.arpa [203.109.180.226]
4 7 ms 7 ms 7 ms be8-188.ppnzftc02.akl.vf.net.nz.180.109.203.in-addr.arpa [203.109.180.225]
5 30 ms 30 ms 30 ms 10.123.80.49
6 29 ms 29 ms 29 ms ten-1-0-0-640.bdr03.syd03.nsw.VOCUS.net.au [114.31.200.221]
7 30 ms 29 ms 30 ms ten-0-3-0-0.cor03.syd03.nsw.VOCUS.net.au [175.45.72.117]
8 30 ms 30 ms 30 ms ten-1-0-0.bdr03.syd04.nsw.VOCUS.net.au [114.31.192.105]
9 30 ms 30 ms 29 ms tengigabitethernet8-4.ult2.sydney.telstra.net [139.130.73.105]
10 33 ms 34 ms 29 ms tengige0-1-0-2.ken-core4.sydney.telstra.net [203.50.20.1]
11 43 ms 46 ms 42 ms bundle-ether10.win-core1.melbourne.telstra.net [203.50.11.13]
12 55 ms 54 ms 54 ms bundle-ether6.fli-core1.adelaide.telstra.net [203.50.11.90]
13 86 ms 86 ms 85 ms bundle-ether5.wel-core3.perth.telstra.net [203.50.11.19]
14 89 ms 88 ms 88 ms tengige0-7-0-0.pthw-core01.perth.net.reach.com [203.50.13.226]
15 136 ms 135 ms 136 ms i-0-4-0-0.istt-core02.bx.telstraglobal.net [202.84.141.10]
16 133 ms 133 ms 132 ms unknown.telstraglobal.net [202.84.243.94]
17 132 ms 160 ms 132 ms unknown.telstraglobal.net [202.126.128.90]
18 133 ms 133 ms 133 ms xe-1-1-1.gw401.sg2.ap.equinix.com [27.111.222.107]
19 133 ms 133 ms 134 ms 27.111.214.82
20 133 ms 133 ms 133 ms wotsg1-slave-47.worldoftanks.sg [92.223.16.47]




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  #1016942 2-Apr-2014 05:58
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Tracing route to wotsg1-slave-47.worldoftanks.sg [92.223.16.47]
over a maximum of 30 hops:

1 <1 ms <1 ms <1 ms BoB.Orcon [192.168.1.1]
2 23 ms 41 ms 31 ms euba.bng1.tvc.orcon.net.nz [60.234.8.5]
3 23 ms 22 ms 23 ms xe-3-3-0.cre1.sky.orcon.net.nz [121.98.9.72]
4 23 ms 23 ms 23 ms 121.98.9.137
5 24 ms 23 ms 23 ms ae1-0.cre2.nct.odyssey.net.nz [121.99.12.3]
6 162 ms 149 ms 148 ms ORCON-INTER.bar1.SanFrancisco1.Level3.net [4.53.
132.218]
7 225 ms 177 ms 176 ms xe-5-0-0.bar1.SanFrancisco1.Level3.net [4.53.132
.217]
8 151 ms 150 ms 150 ms ae-0-11.bar2.SanFrancisco1.Level3.net [4.69.140.
146]
9 152 ms 152 ms 152 ms ae-6-6.ebr2.SanJose1.Level3.net [4.69.140.154]
10 180 ms 178 ms 178 ms ae-72-72.csw2.SanJose1.Level3.net [4.69.153.22]

11 179 ms 178 ms 178 ms ae-2-70.edge1.SanJose3.Level3.net [4.69.152.80]

12 234 ms 150 ms 151 ms 4.68.111.190
13 151 ms 151 ms 150 ms ae-7.r20.snjsca04.us.bb.gin.ntt.net [129.250.5.5
2]
14 279 ms 279 ms 279 ms ae-2.r20.sngpsi05.sg.bb.gin.ntt.net [129.250.3.4
9]
15 271 ms 274 ms 272 ms ae-2.r00.sngpsi02.sg.bb.gin.ntt.net [129.250.3.1
47]
16 232 ms 233 ms 231 ms 116.51.26.146
17 231 ms 231 ms 231 ms wotsg1-slave-47.worldoftanks.sg [92.223.16.47]

my input

adsl2+ orcon genius

wait i just re-read that entire tracert why am i going through sanjose when you can just go through sydney?





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  #1017071 2-Apr-2014 11:21
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simply the route on orcon. very interesting route i must say though..

23ms, so probably an interleaved connection too.. 




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  #1017226 2-Apr-2014 14:31
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If you are only just starting out I would suggest creating an account on the North America server. Wargaming sends NZ players to the SEA website/server by default but you can get much better ping on the West Coast server in Los Angeles. I play on NA West and get pings in the 160-220 range compared to the 280-300ms tracerts to Singapore give me. Pings over 250ms are where the game starts to act funny and becomes very difficult to play, things like tanks bobbing on the spot, having to massively lead targets, spotting mechanics breaking down, greatly reduced reaction times in high level play etc start to cause issues.

 
 
 
 


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  #1017237 2-Apr-2014 14:40
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Cameron1991: If you are only just starting out I would suggest creating an account on the North America server. Wargaming sends NZ players to the SEA website/server by default but you can get much better ping on the West Coast server in Los Angeles. I play on NA West and get pings in the 160-220 range compared to the 280-300ms tracerts to Singapore give me. Pings over 250ms are where the game starts to act funny and becomes very difficult to play, things like tanks bobbing on the spot, having to massively lead targets, spotting mechanics breaking down, greatly reduced reaction times in high level play etc start to cause issues.


really depends on your ISP, and their upstream routing.. latency to US will depend on which landing point your traffic takes too..


if theres direct routing to sg, your not gonna have a problem there, but if you go via US, its gonna add a spot more latency.


for me, im able to get the lowest pings to the sg server.




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