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Fairly good internet speed but awful fluctuations.

Hello. Im a growing competitive gamer but im being held back by my internet fluctuations in ping. its happening more often than usual these days. I mainly just play league of legends and my average ping there has been 92 - 100ms. but these days ive had it just rising up and down between 100 - 150 and its very unplayble, i even upgraded my package to where i now pay  65$ US per month for 250mb download and 15mb up. My isp is Collumbus Communications aka Flow. I reside in a small island named Trinidad and Tobago. I am wired and im not sure how to go about fixing this, when i call my isp they just do a speed test and say "aye! youre fine" i dont know how to explain to them or if this is something i can fix myself. please help, i have no way of getting another provide unless i want 2mbs download over hotspot. My connection is currently cable and my router is stock company given and the admin page is so confusing and uncommon to google. I am wired through lan because is way more horrible on wifi. I have a friend who lives a mile away from me and has the same problem. please help! Thank You!

 

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well um, it's probably normal depending on what you ping...

 

did you try pinging google?

 

ps: it even says in ur speed test 9ms, that's very good!

 

around 100+ ms is normal for multiplayer games I'm afraid, unless you're really close to the server, which you're most likely not.

I'm actually one of those people who thinks that anonymity is overrated. Some people confuse privacy and anonymity and think they go hand in hand, and that protecting privacy means that you need to protect anonymity. I think that's wrong. Anonymity is important if you're a whistle-blower, but if you cannot prove your identity, your crazy rant on some social-media platform shouldn't be visible, and you shouldn't be able to share it or like it.

 

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Just pinged it. I was comparing pings to when im ingame the League of legends NA server.

5 minutes ago, Mark Kaine said:

well um, it's probably normal depending on what you ping...

 

did you try pinging google?

 

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26 minutes ago, CrAzY156 said:

Just pinged it. I was comparing pings to when im ingame the League of legends NA server.

 

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like I said it all depends on distance...

 

here's a test I did 

 

 

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(I'm in Germany...)

 

here's a test to a local server

 

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this is on my phone/mobile connection but the principle is always the same.

 

more distance = higher ping

 

and yes your connection looks good so there isn't much you can do tbh

I'm actually one of those people who thinks that anonymity is overrated. Some people confuse privacy and anonymity and think they go hand in hand, and that protecting privacy means that you need to protect anonymity. I think that's wrong. Anonymity is important if you're a whistle-blower, but if you cannot prove your identity, your crazy rant on some social-media platform shouldn't be visible, and you shouldn't be able to share it or like it.

 

Linus Torvalds 

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On 9/19/2020 at 11:04 PM, Mark Kaine said:

like I said it all depends on distance...

 

here's a test I did 

 

 

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(I'm in Germany...)

 

here's a test to a local server

 

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this is on my phone/mobile connection but the principle is always the same.

 

more distance = higher ping

 

and yes your connection looks good so there isn't much you can do tbh

Yes ping is considered according to distance. but why is every other isp able to have a stable 80-90ms when playing from my country to the server. but my isp "Collumbus Communications" is unable to supply a stable 100ms for the speeds i pay. the ping is always fluctuating up and down! i have no choice unless im willing to play with 200ms stable on the other isps available in my area. 

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On 9/20/2020 at 12:25 AM, brian105 said:

Try:

ping google.com -t

and see if the ping goes up drastically at any time.

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8 minutes ago, CrAzY156 said:

Yes ping is considered according to distance. but why is every other isp able to have a stable 80-90ms when playing from my country to the server. but my isp "Collumbus Communications" is unable to supply a stable 100ms for the speeds i pay. the ping is always fluctuating up and down! i have no choice unless im willing to play with 200ms stable on the other isps available in my area. 

... good point, I probably missed that info. but I agree if others in your area get better ping so should you.

 

often actually changing the ISP is the only solution for such a problem unfortunately.

 

 

I'm actually one of those people who thinks that anonymity is overrated. Some people confuse privacy and anonymity and think they go hand in hand, and that protecting privacy means that you need to protect anonymity. I think that's wrong. Anonymity is important if you're a whistle-blower, but if you cannot prove your identity, your crazy rant on some social-media platform shouldn't be visible, and you shouldn't be able to share it or like it.

 

Linus Torvalds 

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1 hour ago, Mark Kaine said:

... good point, I probably missed that info. but I agree if others in your area get better ping so should you.

 

often actually changing the ISP is the only solution for such a problem unfortunately.

 

 

I just called my isp. i explained that im lagging in every game where i shouldve have a stable 90ms. they made me ping their local server and said my internet is fine. its the games server fault. EVERY GAME SERVER? they said nothing they can do to fix it!!!! I have no choice but to use this isp because they have the monopoly and mobile data is just as bad here. for having to pay so much money for internet cant it atleast be stable? -_-

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