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Large Ping Fluctuation

Ronan26
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Located in Australia. I recently got 5G home internet as its a significant improvement over our old ADSL2+ speeds, with the aim of everybody being able to watch netflix, facetime, game etc.. at the same time (A big ask I know). Very happy with down/up, however regardless of internet activity, ping is always experiencing large fluctuations and at times is unusable gaming wise. Games like CSGO will fluctuate between 30-50 ping at best. I understand that 5G is never going to have as stable or as good ping as physical connections (Including my old ADSL2+ (Was usually 22-24 Ping) but was unusable when ANYTHING else was connected).

 

Is there anything I can do to try and improve ping or even just reduce fluctuation, even if that means a higher ping but more consistency. I can educate myself just need pointing in the right direction. The modem is a Nokia Fastmile 5G gateway.

- New modem? (Apparently this modem from optus doesn't have packet priority settings, can't find any QOS settings either).

- Port Forwarding for particular games?

- Bridging modem to an old second modem, used exclusively for wifi? Reduce load on main router?

- Create a DMZ (Virtual or repurpose old modem for physical DMZ)?

Literally any recommendations are appreciated, I'm not expecting miracles.

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10 hours ago, Ronan26 said:

Located in Australia. I recently got 5G home internet as its a significant improvement over our old ADSL2+ speeds, ... however regardless of internet activity, ping is always experiencing large fluctuations and at times is unusable gaming wise. ... I understand that 5G is never going to have as stable or as good ping as physical connections (Including my old ADSL2+ (Was usually 22-24 Ping) but was unusable when ANYTHING else was connected).

 

Is there anything I can do to try and improve ping or even just reduce fluctuation, even if that means a higher ping but more consistency.

Aside from ensuring the antennas of your 5G modem are positioned optimally, that's just how cellular service works in most places. 5G, 4G (aka LTE aka HSPA+, depending on where you live), or even good old 3G are great technologies that allow us to push a data connection long range without running miles and miles of wiring, but due to the nature of wireless connections will ALWAYS be subject to intermittent performance depending on a wide variety of factors because wireless is subject to the laws of physics.

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