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20MB connection = 96 ping?


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#1 Neil B.

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Posted 18 June 2012 - 07:17 PM

Wasnt sure if this belongs in the gaming forum or here. If it belongs elsewhere, Im sorry.

Verizon has recently started broadcasting their 4G signal where I live (bout time).
I went from a ~1-2MB connection to 18-25MB connection.

But my ping is only ~90... why?
I would think with a fast connection like that, my ping would be close to 50.

Tested my speed using this site: www.speedtest.net

Any thoughts?

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Posted 18 June 2012 - 07:30 PM

Ping depends mostly on distance and routing, not bandwidth (speed).

Many factors influence ping, since you mentioned this is a 4G connection - it could be due to your distance from the tower. Other factors include: network routing (how they send your traffic to the server), distance from the server, type of connections used and their overheads, congestion on the tower or server you're testing to...the list goes on.

Also, ping will vary depending on which server you test to. Just because you have a 90ms ping to one server, does not mean you have 90ms ping to every server or device on the internet. International servers/routers are normally 150+ms.

Edited by NpaMA, 18 June 2012 - 07:32 PM.


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Posted 18 June 2012 - 08:05 PM

Thanks for your reply.

I like to play online games. Example: Call of Duty
Im wondering if my ping would be low enough for this game. Any thoughts?

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Posted 18 June 2012 - 08:30 PM

It should be low enough to play, just don't expect a PERFECT connection. As I mentioned above, your ping will vary between games but overall it should play OK.

EDIT: Here's a couple videos that a site (3GStore.com) did to show gaming over 3G/4G...

Playing CoD Black Ops (PS3) On Verizon 4G LTE:


Playing CoD Black Ops (PS3) On 3G Connection:

Edited by NpaMA, 18 June 2012 - 08:33 PM.





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