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February 15, 2014 3:36:26 PM

so i have a nice laptop and i play games like bf4 all the time but recently my ping has been spiking in every game i play to around 1000-5000 at least once per minute i don't know why i have tried ping tests to places like google here is what i got:( for google.com) packets: sent = 22 received = 16 lost = 6 27% loss
round trip = min = 41 max = 834 avg = 96
my normal ping is usually somewhere of 40-170 and i dont usually get spikes like this any ideas why this is happening?/how i can fix this ask for thing in the answers and i will try to do them
thanks also i do play on wireless but i have for the past 2 years with no issues so i don't believe this to be the problem

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February 15, 2014 3:56:51 PM

There are a few main areas to check

1) Your computer and router
2) Your router and your "modem"
3) Your modem and ISP
4) Inside your ISP
5) Your ISP and the rest of the Internet

Little can be done to fix #5, but I would start testing from #1 down. The simplest test are to

1) ping -t www.google.com(or some other site that you get reliable pings to), then check on your pings when you get a latency spike
2) run a tracert against the same site and see if you notice anything.

What you'll be looking for is sudden spikes in latency along the way, and if those spikes continue down. If you have a particular game server, that is probably a good destination to start again.
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February 16, 2014 7:15:21 AM

Kewlx25 said:
There are a few main areas to check

1) Your computer and router
2) Your router and your "modem"
3) Your modem and ISP
4) Inside your ISP
5) Your ISP and the rest of the Internet

Little can be done to fix #5, but I would start testing from #1 down. The simplest test are to


1) ping -t www.google.com(or some other site that you get reliable pings to), then check on your pings when you get a latency spike
2) run a tracert against the same site and see if you notice anything.

What you'll be looking for is sudden spikes in latency along the way, and if those spikes continue down. If you have a particular game server, that is probably a good destination to start again.


ok i ran the tracert and it seems my problem is with my isp (number 4) the first ping went right to 1359 then on the second it went down to 401 then on the third went down to a acceptable 114
also number 7 which would be outside my isp was slightly above normal but i cant do anything about that
what do you recommend my next step?
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