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I am having a heck of time with ping and lag lately. 

 

No, it's not Telia.net, either.  It is my ISP.  I have run Ping Plotter quite a bit lately. And, I have noticed that the first four hops past my "homeportal" or router here at home, all suffer packet loss.  Constantly. Anywhere from 50 to 100 percent loss, and then occasionally, the routers will error out, and I will get a "destination unreachable"  error.

 

Is there a way to route my traffic around this bottle neck?

 

Most of the time, I can play without issue, but lately it's been about 1 in every 5 games that I am unable to move, because I get a ping of 999ms and it stays there.  Disconnecting and reconnecting doesn't do much to alleviate the issue. 

 

All four routers that have the packet loss belong to my ISP, and when I called them, they were very little help. 

 

Any ideas, anyone?  I am pretty good with computers, and have some networking background, but this might be a bit beyond me.

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On our website there was a post about this.  Just dug it up:

 

http://www.fixmylag.com/

 

http://www.wtfast.com/

 

http://www.battleping.com/

 

Wtfast is used by at least a few fellow SIMPs and they have had good success with it.  First 30 days are free as well.

 

*edit* cleaned up my post and credit to fievelgoespostal

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Get back on to your ISP.

 

The help desk monkeys won't be much use you'll need to get past them or find a way round.

 

My ISP has a high level support group you can only contact via their forum for instance, that's how we got a WoT routing issue fixed with them.

 

Proxy services aren't going to help if the congestion is in your local area, the traffic will still have to go through those nodes.

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Grab your ISP, escalate.  Yes it will require you to be an utter asshole.

I ended up getting in touch with the state's corporation commission, and they gave me a number that bypassed the phone-drones.

 

Ended up having some executive vice president in-charge of who knows what come out with a maintenance crew, and get an earful.

 

Once you have the right numbers though and the contacts, shit will get fixed.  Sad that they organize it that way, but there it is.

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After looking in to things a bit more, regardless of the website I access, be it WoT for gaming, or Food Network, You Tube, and even, it would appear, the VPN I use to connect to work (I work from home) has to pass through those 4 nodes.  It doesn't matter how many hops come after that, it's those first four  that are killing me. 

 

I guess it's back after the Tech Support folks on Monday.

 

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On our website there was a post about this.  Just dug it up:

 

http://www.fixmylag.com/

 

http://www.wtfast.com/

 

http://www.battleping.com/

 

Wtfast is used by at least a few fellow SIMPs and they have had good success with it.  First 30 days are free as well.

 

*edit* cleaned up my post and credit to fievelgoespostal

 

Wait...are these for srs?

 

Do all three work? Where do they live geographically? I'm assuming this is for connecting to east server? I drop packets left and right on east during peak hours, and am stuck with the sea of red on west these days. I would love for there to be a solution to this.

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I am having a heck of time with ping and lag lately. 

 

No, it's not Telia.net, either.  It is my ISP.  I have run Ping Plotter quite a bit lately. And, I have noticed that the first four hops past my "homeportal" or router here at home, all suffer packet loss.  Constantly. Anywhere from 50 to 100 percent loss, and then occasionally, the routers will error out, and I will get a "destination unreachable"  error.

 

Is there a way to route my traffic around this bottle neck?

 

 

This is one of the things I miss about the old UUCP bang paths. <sigh>

 

Anyway, as others have said, there's not much you can do from your end except escalate to high tier support. That takes a bit of persistence and patience if you don't "know somebody" at your ISP.

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Wait...are these for srs?

 

Do all three work? Where do they live geographically? I'm assuming this is for connecting to east server? I drop packets left and right on east during peak hours, and am stuck with the sea of red on west these days. I would love for there to be a solution to this.

 

basically, they reroute you around telia.net.  I recommend trying battleping, as you can try it for 20 minute sessions with no strings, not even registering.  takes like a minute to set up, so easy to test.  I tried it and found it actually dropped my ping by 20 ms (since I live near the servers and get 20-30 ms anyways).  I bet it would help others though.  try it and see what it does.  if it doesn't work, uninstall it.

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Have problems with ping myself. The thing is, it's not my ISP who is directly fucking my ping, but it's the servers (server nodes) that my ISP uses to connect to WoT that's to blame. Ping plotter shows 2 such servers, having huge ass packet loss.

 

Now what's really unlucky for me, is that these 2 servers with packet loss, are the ones that my ISP uses to connect to german servers. That's why I don't have trouble with my ping on other sites/other online games.

 

My ISP is a small one (covering 1 small town and rural areas arround it), and it's pretty much the only viable option in my case.

 

Can't I force my connection to bypass those 2 servers that cause lag?

 

 

On our website there was a post about this.  Just dug it up:

 

http://www.fixmylag.com/

 

http://www.wtfast.com/

 

http://www.battleping.com/

 

Wtfast is used by at least a few fellow SIMPs and they have had good success with it.  First 30 days are free as well.

 

*edit* cleaned up my post and credit to fievelgoespostal

 

Problem is they disconnect you every 20 minutes while in trial mode. It's pointless, unless you buy it.

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Have problems with ping myself. The thing is, it's not my ISP who is directly fucking my ping, but it's the servers (server nodes) that my ISP uses to connect to WoT that's to blame. Ping plotter shows 2 such servers, having huge ass packet loss.

Same issue we had with BT, luckily we had enough players to create a big fuss on their forum and get it changed.

 

Can't I force my connection to bypass those 2 servers that cause lag?

That's what the software listed above tries to do.

 

 

Problem is they disconnect you every 20 minutes while in trial mode. It's pointless, unless you buy it.

20 minutes should be enough to determine if they work.

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If your issue is within your ISP's network, your only hope is to climb the phone tree there.  You don't need to be an @$$hole about it, but you will need to be insistant.  Do not be afraid to ask for a supervisor/higher level support person.  Be sure to have your pingplotter data ready, you're going to need it.  Whatever you do, don't take no for an answer.

 

There's a thread on the WOT forums about the ping/lag issue going on right now.  You need to drown the problem child with data in order for the issue to get fixed.

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