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High Latency Warzone

Dip3hittyo
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I play warzone and for the past few months I have noticed high latency. When I started playing a year ago I would consistently get between 40 - 60ms. but for the past while I get 80+ all the time. Just wondering if anyone else has seen this and how they fixed this issue? I play on PC as well. 

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-- I live in Red Deer, Alberta. That's halfway between Sh...

mdk
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@Dip3hittyo -- I live in Red Deer, Alberta.

That's halfway between Shaw's "backbone" connections in Calgary (with direct connections to Vancouver, due south to USA, Edmonton, and Winnipeg) and in Edmonton (with direct connections to Vancouver, Calgary, and Winnipeg). 

I don't know if there is a "tap" on that Calgary-Edmonton line at Red Deer.

So, your Internet traffic crosses into the USA either on the Vancouver-to-Seattle link, or the Calgary-to-USA link, or the Winnipeg-to-USA link, and then takes more "hops" to the game-server (Northern California? Chicagoland?).

If you have the IP-address of the game-server, open a Windows command-line prompt, via the 'CMD' utility, and enter the command:

   TRACERT www.xxx.yyy.zzz

to see where your traffic is "routed", and what delays there are on each "hop". Post the results here.

 

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-- do you live in a major city (Vancouver? Calgary? Edmon...

mdk
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@Dip3hittyo -- do you live in a major city (Vancouver? Calgary? Edmonton?) where the Shaw "backbone" is "nearby", or do you live in a small town, where your Internet traffic has to take a few "hops", e.g., Prince Albert to Saskatoon to Edmonton, before hitting that "backbone" ?

Your "lag" depends on each "hop" that connects your computer to a game-server in a different country, and the total end-to-end cumulative "lag", over the "shared" (Telus or Shaw or Bell) backbone network.

So, where do you live?

 

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I live in Red Deer Alberta

Dip3hittyo
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@mdk I live in Red Deer Alberta. I feel like a lot of times I am being put into servers in Florida or Texas. 

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-- I live in Red Deer, Alberta. That's halfway between Sh...

mdk
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@Dip3hittyo -- I live in Red Deer, Alberta.

That's halfway between Shaw's "backbone" connections in Calgary (with direct connections to Vancouver, due south to USA, Edmonton, and Winnipeg) and in Edmonton (with direct connections to Vancouver, Calgary, and Winnipeg). 

I don't know if there is a "tap" on that Calgary-Edmonton line at Red Deer.

So, your Internet traffic crosses into the USA either on the Vancouver-to-Seattle link, or the Calgary-to-USA link, or the Winnipeg-to-USA link, and then takes more "hops" to the game-server (Northern California? Chicagoland?).

If you have the IP-address of the game-server, open a Windows command-line prompt, via the 'CMD' utility, and enter the command:

   TRACERT www.xxx.yyy.zzz

to see where your traffic is "routed", and what delays there are on each "hop". Post the results here.

 

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I will try that out. Thanks for the info.

Dip3hittyo
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I will try that out. Thanks for the info. 

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And then what happened??????? I am actually sitting on th...

HarryTuttle
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And then what happened???????

I am actually sitting on the edge of my gaming chair!!!  Lol  

@Dip3hittyo   I am in Edmonton.   Regularly getting 60 - 100 ping    PS4   

I have a work vpn for a us company on a laptop which I connect via My home Wi-Fi  

does my work vpn hijack my internet routing as I typically either connect to NY Ohio Mexico or southern us  warzone lobbies.  

I find if I turn off laptop and reset router I do get better ping but anything lower than 60 should be amazing   

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--  I have a work vpn for a us company on a laptop which...

mdk
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@HarryTuttle --  I have a work vpn for a us company on a laptop which I connect via My home Wi-Fi  

does my work vpn hijack my internet routing as I typically either connect to NY Ohio Mexico or southern us  warzone lobbies.  

I would not call it "hijacking", but when the VPN is active, your cable-modem connects, over Shaw's network, and probably over a USA-based network, to the VPN-server, which I assume is in the USA. 

Use the TRACERT Windows command-line utility to show the network "path" between your cable-modem and the IP-address of the server at the "destination".  It should show an international path to the VPN-server, and then the path from the VPN-server to the destination IP-address. Post that output into this thread.

Turn off the VPN-server, and repeat the TRACERT command, to see the network "path" that does not go through the VPN-server.  Post that output into this thread.

 

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So, what I found was that I am being connected to servers...

Dip3hittyo
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So, what I found was that I am being connected to servers on the east side of the country for some reason. I have a Netgear XR1000 with Dumaos and can see the location of the servers they are putting me in. With my router I can choose to block any servers with specific high pings or if they are not in a geofenced area that I set. 

Setting the router up this way has helped me stay in servers that give me lower pings. 

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-- that is good information. I still would like to see th...

mdk
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@Dip3hittyo -- that is good information. I still would like to see the two outputs from the TRACERT command -- one while VPN is active, and one while VPN is inactive, to see the "path" that your packets take, to reach the game-server.

 

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