Why is my ping so damn low?

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  1. Little Spunky $#!T

    Little Spunky $#!T :cool:

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    I have satellite internet, and the server tests at like 1.1mbps.

    Its plenty fast, just the ping sucks :(

    EDIT ON TOPIC: Why is my ping so damn HIGH?
     
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    the lower the ping the better dude
     
  3. CyberBullets

    CyberBullets I reach to the sky, and call out your name. If I c

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    yeah pings are like golf, lower the better ;)
     
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    You can't avoid high latency with satellites because of the extremely long distances the signal must travel. Half-second pings is probably as good as it gets.
     
  5. CyberBullets

    CyberBullets I reach to the sky, and call out your name. If I c

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    :eek: damn that high

    hate to see what its like in bad weather....
     
  6. Rob

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    I could carry the packets myself in 1/2 second.
     
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    In addition to the signal being sent slow, satellite is more likely to lose packets, so they'll need to be resent causing even more of a delay.
     
  8. Little Spunky $#!T

    Little Spunky $#!T :cool:

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    Fck me, guys that was a typo :o

    I MEANT -- Why is my ping so damn high :mad:

    I ping GOOGLE and I get a minimum of 807ms :mad:
     
  9. Astro

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    You may want to check out "How Satellites Work" (scroll to the bottom of the page for communication satellites). Your ping rate sounds about right for satellite. Remember, it has to travel 22,000+ miles up and then 22,000+ miles down, then the ground station goes out to the 'net and retrieves your request, and then shoots it back up 22,000+ miles and then beams it back to you for another 22,000+ miles.

    My friend was on satellite. It was the only high speed bandwidth he could get. When its time to download something, it was pretty quick, but for game playing, you might as well plug in the 56k modem...
     
  10. Little Spunky $#!T

    Little Spunky $#!T :cool:

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    Ya :(

    Its really not that skippy when I game play, just lots of people when they start servers set a maximum ping and I blow it away all the time. But I have got to play once, and it was fine.
     
  11. Penguin Man

    Penguin Man Protect Your Digital Liberties

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    Wow, that is slow... I'm on DSL, and if I ping Google I get like 88 ms.
     

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