I am trying to play bbc2 online, and normally my ping is about 90 - 150 and today it starts a 999 and drops down to about 450, resulting in me being kicked from most of the servers I use of not being able to play due to lag. is there any way i can fix this, i have restarted my router, twice, and nothing. what can I do, it worked this morning and i get a ping of 28 to a local server in pingtest.net and 48ms to a German server, from the UK
The question has been closed for the following reason "Temporary Issue, Problem was solved Automatically" by Tim Fontana Sep 26 '10 at 04:46
Can you find the servers ip address, then close the game and do this.
Press the windows + R In the run box, type in cmd then press enter
In the command window, type in with out the "" "ping ServerIP -t"
eg, ping 18.104.22.168 -t
(so far, I am pretty sure the problem is with your ISP)
then look at the pings that you get. If the pings are high and you are sure nothing else on your network is eating up bandwidth then it may be a problem with the ISP (it happens, especially if you use comcast :) )
If the ping is low, then I recommend running the ping command on another PC on your network, then with your gaming PC, join the game server and see if your pings match, if 1 PC is getting a very low ping while the gaming pc gets a high ping during gameplay, then the problem may be a software one. (lots of things can cause a high ping. eg, too many processes running in the background causing resource usage to be high before gaming and during gaming, things just slow down a lot, and your ping to go up (remember the network card and it's related processes rely on the CPU and memory)
answered Sep 25 '10 at 12:53