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Topic # 51620 30-Nov-2009 12:24
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Hi there
Im having bad latency issues with wow, after 1 min of logging in the latency goes from 200ms to 9000 ms even higher and im at the starting zones not even in the city, it seems to be fine sometimes, last night it was ok around 7pm but then after a relog it went back to 11k ms, i checked with the wow servers everything seems to be ok with them my ethernet wires, adsl signal, browsing, youtube seems to be fine its only wow

currently im on the big time plan, so i thought that could be the issue so i gave telecom a call and asked them if maybe the trafficking could be causing the huge lag spikes, but the they told me that i should be able to play wow even at peak hours.

Has any one else experienced similar problems with this plan regarding online gaming, if not which plan would you recomend , atm im thinking of switching to the adventure with that help ?

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  Reply # 277781 30-Nov-2009 12:26
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You have to move off big time from what I have read around GZ



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  Reply # 277793 30-Nov-2009 12:40
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Thanks, Yes that seems to be the other alternative atm, ps3 online last weekend seemed to work fine and it was during the night, one thing i forgot to mention was that telecom told me that by turning of interleaving will make my latency abit stable?

Anymore advice would be appreaciated

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 277794 30-Nov-2009 12:40
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Telecom starting to sound like Xnet.... "here have lots of data at no charge, but if you want to use it, heres our pay per mb plan"




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  Reply # 277833 30-Nov-2009 13:23
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What server do you play on? Find out the IP of that server and do a tracert to it and post the results. Some people complain about 400-500ms which aint too bad but 9k or so definately shows an issue.

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  Reply # 277991 30-Nov-2009 17:53
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If you are not using a SSH tunnelling service like wowtunnels, it's highly recommended.  


I haven't played wow since 2008 but I can't imagine playing from NZ or AU without using a tunnelling service, it works around some serious issues in wow's network code for people playing from Oceania on US servers (delayed tcp acknowledgements, bad nagle algorithm interactions etc).

http://www.wowtunnels.com/

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  Reply # 278202 1-Dec-2009 11:07
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Ragnor: If you are not using a SSH tunnelling service like wowtunnels, it's highly recommended.


I signed up to wowtunnels while I was on the 20Gb Telecom plan to help out with my Telecom latency issues in WoW and highly recommend it.  In the last month though I transferred over to Big Time, and honestly havent noticed much of a difference in lag.  Peak times last night for example: I was still getting 254ms while questing on Big Time.  I might be one of the lucky ones, or perhaps wowtunnels is the best service in the world?  Not sure..... but I am finding the service (Big Time and Wowtunnels)  to be quite good so far.

I have read a few negative comments on gaming/torrents/etc... with Big Time on GZ, so thought id at least get a positive comment out.  Obviously everyones experience of this plan is different though, so take all comments with a grain of salt.

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  Reply # 278205 1-Dec-2009 11:21
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It's the same with many things. I read a lot of negative comments on Xnet's plan but I find that while my WoW ping isnt the greatest (300-400ms usually without tunneling) I get pretty good speeds most of the time.

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  Reply # 278236 1-Dec-2009 12:38
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I changed to another realm and my lagg went down by 200ms I'm on Jubi thos and dreadmaul Oceanic. Before that was on Azshara where the average was 500ms and thats just standing around in orgrimar, Ticondrius is another realm where alot of kiwis play on and is good ping. I'm using xnet.




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  Reply # 278276 1-Dec-2009 13:40
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Im on Dath'Remar (Oceanic).
More Aussies than Kiwis there, but still a very popular server for Kiwis, and not too bad for lag, etc....



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  Reply # 278660 2-Dec-2009 10:16
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thanks for all the advice guys after alot of research on this site and others i switched to the adventure plan and with no suprise im getting between 300 and 580 ms all the time i only got 600ms once but after 1 min it went down again, overall performance is alot better

ive started a new alliance toon on amun-thul apprently they have 22k alliance on that server
Anyone here play on that server on the alliance side, or horde side on thurrisan.

damn i shoudve made my toon on dath'remar its alredy lvl 30 :(


thanks ermac

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  Reply # 278751 2-Dec-2009 14:23
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If you used a ssh tunnel like wowtunnels (or smoothping, gamepath, pingzero etc) you would halve your ping to around ~200-300ms.

I surprised people can play wow without getting annoyed with 500-600ms.

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  Reply # 278753 2-Dec-2009 14:26
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Its pretty easy to setup ssh tunnels for yourself as well if you already have a server in america. As long as you have OpenSSH installed on it you can use it to route your traffic through.

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  Reply # 278795 2-Dec-2009 16:36
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8d52797c436: Its pretty easy to setup ssh tunnels for yourself as well if you already have a server in america. As long as you have OpenSSH installed on it you can use it to route your traffic through.


I have SSH enabled on my web hosting server in the US.  Is it easy to set up a tunnel using this?  Or is SSH on a webhosting server not the same as OpenSSH?

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  Reply # 278796 2-Dec-2009 16:42
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As long as you have ssh access to the machine then you can setup tunneling.

I really dont like to do this, but there's an entry on my blog on how to do it.

http://www.driven-monkey.com/?p=5

Let me know if there are any questions on it. I should also point out that there is a free piece of software that lets you setup the ssh tunneling really easily, but I have tried to download it the last couple of days and I keep getting permissions errors on the site.

www.pimpmylatency.com

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  Reply # 278797 2-Dec-2009 16:53
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Thanks for the info. Will have to try that out hopefully tonight.
Wowtunnels only costs about $5 for 3 months though, but good to have options.

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