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# 250793 25-May-2019 20:27
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Is there a consensus in the NZ gaming community whether any ISPs offer better Ping than others to USA servers?

 

My contract is up for renewal, and lately I've been getting terrible spikes in the evenings. Playing mostly WOT on NA, out of Dunedin - I'm currently on gigabit fiber, so that's what I'm looking at.

 

TIA


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  # 2245530 25-May-2019 20:57
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And, are you playing via Ethernet? Really need more information with what your setup is like also as the problem could be something else.





 
 
 
 




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  # 2245531 25-May-2019 20:59
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No - not really - was hoping not to bias replies by getting the squeaky wheel effect, i.e. people who had problems with my current ISP in the past being more likely to reply / experience a placebo effect when they changed.

 

FWIW, I'm currently with MyRepublic. In fairness - the problem seems to be more with packet loss rather than ping as such, always in the evenings though, but only to USA.

 

 




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  # 2245532 25-May-2019 21:02
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michaelmurfy:

 

And, are you playing via Ethernet? Really need more information with what your setup is like also as the problem could be something else.

 

 

Yep - Cat 6 cable to gigabit port on the router, comp is 1800X @ 4.8GHz w/ 580RX /16GB Win10

 

 

 

I can get a more stable, if higher, ping by messing around with VPNs. With WoT 200ms ping is the limit of playability... Used to be ~160 and reliable till this year.


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  # 2245539 25-May-2019 21:18
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consolation:

 

Is there a consensus in the NZ gaming community whether any ISPs offer better Ping than others to USA servers?

 

My contract is up for renewal, and lately I've been getting terrible spikes in the evenings. Playing mostly WOT on NA, out of Dunedin - I'm currently on gigabit fiber, so that's what I'm looking at.

 

TIA

 

 

You could always play arty - 250 ping to Hong Kong doesn't make any difference 🤣




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  # 2245540 25-May-2019 21:20
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Oh - I have had to... believe me...

 

But, When you are getting 1-2 second drop outs, and stuff starts to teleport around; even arty won't save you. :-/


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  # 2245542 25-May-2019 21:26
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Friends don't let friends join My Republic!

Nothing much more to add sorry

 
 
 
 


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  # 2245582 25-May-2019 21:38
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If you're concerned about ping overseas then both Spark and 2degrees have solid networks.

 

BigPipe will actually be a reasonable choice for international gaming. 2degrees is also great (and priced a little cheaper given the $200 credit). Both have good international connectivity. If you're using the ISP provided router then the Fritz!Box that 2degrees provide will give you good speeds + WiFi and doesn't have any form of a device limit.

 

It does sound like you've done all the testing to prove it is a problem with MyRepublic. I believe you here, I have a colleague with a similar problem currently. Amusingly they've removed their statement on the "Gamer" plans around latency now but believe me - they're not at all the fastest with Steam as each ISP has their own Steam cache anyway.

 

Pick your poison but really you'll do well shifting away from MyRepublic to a more competent ISP.





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  # 2245584 25-May-2019 21:43
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consolation:

 

Oh - I have had to... believe me...

 

But, When you are getting 1-2 second drop outs, and stuff starts to teleport around; even arty won't save you. :-/

 

 

Saying that, I was having weird dropouts to the HK server a couple of hours ago, playing arty, but they went away after a minute or so.


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  # 2245593 25-May-2019 22:07
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2degrees is not exactly great to OP's example

 

traceroute to wotna3.login.wargaming.net (92.223.56.16), 30 hops max, 60 byte packets
1 _gateway (192.168.1.1) 0.349 ms 0.330 ms 0.319 ms
2 69.7.69.111.static.snap.net.nz (111.69.7.69) 1.784 ms 1.884 ms 1.881 ms
3 * * *
4 TWODEGREES-svc063403-ic344202.c.telia.net (62.115.175.227) 137.076 ms 137.098 ms 137.093 ms
5 las-b24-link.telia.net (62.115.175.226) 149.020 ms 149.016 ms 149.014 ms
6 ash-bb4-link.telia.net (62.115.121.221) 204.160 ms 203.757 ms 203.743 ms
7 ash-b1-link.telia.net (213.155.136.39) 191.332 ms 191.687 ms 191.637 ms
8 * * *
9 * * *
10 92.223.56.16 (92.223.56.16) 205.007 ms 205.005 ms 204.919 ms




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  # 2245708 25-May-2019 23:11
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Thanks for the advice - I kind of suspected as much. TBH; I joined when Dunedin got the gig city thing, and when I was the only fiber house in the street, with the neighbourhood box literally at the bottom of my driveway, things were good... They hit my neighbourhood hard every few months and, as more and more people signed up, things started to degrade. Oh well, we had a good run.

 

Thanks again, one and all.


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  # 2245768 26-May-2019 08:44
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I recently switched from Vodafone cable to 2 degrees fibre 100/20 and my ping to aussie servers and US based servers has dropped quite a bit. I have now moved to Invercargill and they have gone back up sadly, but I guess that is expected due to distance. In Wellington I was getting just under 40MS to Sydney wow servers and now its 50.

 

Currently from Invercargill it is approx 160 to LA. In Wellington that was 150. That is on an Ethernet connection to ONT.


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  # 2245778 26-May-2019 09:29
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Apologies for hijacking a bit, but I was going to try this out quickly just using the Windows speedtest app, but it won't show any servers beyond Australia. any (obvious) ideas ?





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  # 2245786 26-May-2019 10:01
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If all you want is to test ping, just issue tracert [server address] - see my screenshot, from command prompt.

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  # 2245791 26-May-2019 10:39
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Thank you. That worked. Not sure what it means but just idle curiosity at the moment.





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