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Garzaxius
20th May 2000, 02:05 PM
I just got a new system, complete with a cable hookup. I was hoping someone could let me know what ping times are considered good and bad. My average is around 150, with frame rates averaging between 30 to 50 fps. I know the fps are good (human eye can only distinguish 60 fps), but how is that ping? I notice the @home service to be questionable at times, so need to know what pings are considered good and bad.

I appreciate the help!
Cheers,
Garzaxius

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[BuF]Wacky
20th May 2000, 07:12 PM
If you have a cable modem then you should be pinging way lower than 150.
Geez, I used to get that with my 56k... before WOL took over my ISP :(

From what I understand. A good ping with a 56k is between 150 and 300 with no more than 16 hops.

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-V[oo]doo-
10th Jun 2000, 01:03 AM
ahh the dream of cable connection......alas im stuck with a 56k modem until the arrival (??) of xDSL tech...
i wish someone in oz would run the bathroom level on a server so i wouldnt have to play on 400-600 ping anymore...hehe

zombie
10th Jun 2000, 01:21 AM
Uhhh...

I wish I could have your 56k connection, Wacky. Mine averages in 300.

Still, 150 is a big improvement from 56k

LORD ROM
10th Jun 2000, 03:15 AM
I run the -=ROMLAND=- UT/Q2Chaos servers in NY and generally see pings from 60 and up depending on how many hops and how much traffic is on the net at the time.Generally the less hops the lower your ping MAY be..
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Rodzilla
15th Jun 2000, 02:50 AM
I wish I had cable! Heck, I wish I got lower than 450 pings with 56k! This SUX!

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Game0rz
23rd Jun 2000, 09:17 AM
for cable, i would say 100 is good. some say 80 is good. 60 or below is great

LagMonster
30th Jun 2000, 12:57 AM
I'm stuck with a 28.8 connection (phonelines), and I still manage to get pings between 200-300... (most of the time, when I'm on a decent server). Occasionly my ping rises above 400...

If your getting pings &gt; 400 constantly with a 56K connection, you've been had! Chances are it's a software-driven modem, which relies on the main processor to do most of the work. Demand your money back! Those things shouldn't even be legal...

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KU
3rd Jul 2000, 07:50 AM
Below 100 is good, however, if you are playing seriously, you need really, really low ping times.

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Peptron
7th Jul 2000, 12:42 AM
In fact, the ping is the time that the data takes to go from the server to your PC in miliseconds. So, if you have a ping of 1000 and shoot a missile, you will see that it gets out of the launcher one second after you ask for it. Well, a ping of 1000 is really not good at all for me! I consider a ping of 300 or below playable, but not fun, below 200 it is fun, but could be better, and under 100 it's almost perfect. With 100 it means that the control or shot is anwsered 100/1000 of a second after the request, or 1/10 of a second, which is not bad for me!

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Peptron
7th Jul 2000, 12:42 AM
In fact, the ping is the time that the data takes to go from the server to your PC in miliseconds. So, if you have a ping of 1000 and shoot a missile, you will see that it gets out of the launcher one second after you ask for it. Well, a ping of 1000 is really not good at all for me! I consider a ping of 300 or below playable, but not fun, below 200 it is fun, but could be better, and under 100 it's almost perfect. With 100 it means that the control or shot is anwsered 100/1000 of a second after the request, or 1/10 of a second, which is not bad for me!

Peptron

Rodzilla
7th Jul 2000, 04:25 AM
We aren't stupid, we know what ping is.

sh0wty
7th Jul 2000, 07:44 PM
I have a cable modem i get ping times of 50. 100 is playable as well. my lowest has been 47. Just to let you guys know

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Someone
18th Jul 2000, 07:42 PM
I'm in the same boat that sh0wty is. I like to get anywhere from 50-100, but will settle for up to 115 when I'm playing InstaGib. If it is 200, I don't even consider it.

I used to get 150-300 on my 56k through a local ISP.