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Hey Guys,

I was trying to game against someone for the first time today... and we couldnt play b/c my ping was at absurd levels (140-200)

I have Charter DSL, running WinXP, and using the latest software for Gens and Kaillera.

I was just wondering if there was anything I could do to get it lowered....

I have played Diablo II, Starcraft, Unreal Tournament online before and haven't had any problems

I have looked around on some websites and forums... and they basically say there is nothing to do but get a better ISP...

kinda sucks... but i was just hoping there was an easier solution... it just makes me hate my ISP more than i did before. B)

Any help would be greatly appreciated... :)

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Are you on wireless?

From my experience, even with an excellent signal, wireless can signficantly mess with your ping times.

thats the strange thing is not wireless.... i just think my ISP is crap... B)

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thats the strange thing is not wireless.... i just think my ISP is crap... :(

Other considerations - your firewall may be interfering. Shutting down Instant Messaging can help as well (along with other background applications, but IMs in partcular).

And yes, it may be your ISP. I am on a cable modem and for about a month this fall my ping rates in the evenings would be 150-250 (despite being <20 during the day). The company was very unhelpful in terms of diagnosing exactly what the issue was. It seems to have gone away, so maybe the guy in my building who was running a streaming video porn business out of his apartment has moved on to other projects, but in the aftermath it's pretty clear to me that I had absolutely no control over the situation.

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Other considerations - your firewall may be interfering. Shutting down Instant Messaging can help as well (along with other background applications, but IMs in partcular).

And yes, it may be your ISP. I am on a cable modem and for about a month this fall my ping rates in the evenings would be 150-250 (despite being <20 during the day). The company was very unhelpful in terms of diagnosing exactly what the issue was. It seems to have gone away, so maybe the guy in my building who was running a streaming video porn business out of his apartment has moved on to other projects, but in the aftermath it's pretty clear to me that I had absolutely no control over the situation.

yeah im pretty sure its my ISP.... bc i just checked it before i went to work at 6:20 am ... and it was down in the 19-20 ms range when i pinged google and yahoo....

i didnt try shutting down AIM yet... but ill try that too

i guess ill just have to monitor it and when it is low get in some games then... :unsure:

thanks for the suggestions... :(

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