Am playing Counter Strike 1.6, but my ping is going 200 to 300, how to decrease it, am using 1mbps net connection.
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As for your ping, it's really dependant on your network connection and the distance to the closest server (in this case, the CS servers). You can try selecting a game server nearer to your location/ country.
Also, see that there are no background program's which are using the internet. Try disconnecting your antivirus just to see if it makes a difference.
you can optimize your internet connection with tools like tuneup utilities. but the best way is to pick a server thats close to you... if your on wireless then grab a cable. even if the cable is 15m long it will still have less of an impact on your ping than wireless.
then theres your game. some will allow you to use c-var adjustments in the games ini files. things like turning off packet dup should only be used if your connection is stable.
1 other thing. a 200 to 300 ping means theres something wrong with your connection. a 200 ping means the server is th equivalent of over 4000 miles away. 300 ping means over its 6000 miles. ie typical ping from the uk to newyork (USA) is 140ms and a 300 ping will get you to china.
so run a ping test... to your ips provider if its higher than 50ms - 75ms then get in touch with em to see if they can fix the line for you.
1 34 ms 21 ms 7 ms 10.102.232.1
2 7 ms 7 ms 8 ms newc-geam-1a-ge122.network.virginmedia.net [184.108.40.206]
3 12 ms 49 ms 10 ms gate-geam-1a-pc113.network.virginmedia.net [220.127.116.11]
4 17 ms 7 ms 9 ms gate-core-2a-ae2-0.network.virginmedia.net [18.104.22.168]
5 12 ms 11 ms 10 ms leed-bb-1a-ae7-0.network.virginmedia.net [22.214.171.124]
6 17 ms 36 ms 16 ms brnt-bb-1b-as2-0.network.virginmedia.net [126.96.36.199]
7 19 ms 27 ms 19 ms winn-bb-1a-as2-0.network.virginmedia.net [188.8.131.52]
8 19 ms 19 ms 19 ms win-dc-a-v900.network.virginmedia.net [184.108.40.206]
9 20 ms 19 ms 31 ms git-dmz4-css-4b-vip07.network.virginmedia.net [220.127.116.11]
thats a typical tracert from my pc to my isp...you can see no hop is over 50ms
compare yours to mine and if you see a hop over 100 thats where your error is occurring... the lower down it is the further it is away from you, if its in the first hop it means your connection from your home is the problem.