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how does network traffic affect ping on a game server?

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#1 gnarled22


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Posted 06 July 2014 - 04:57 PM

im not very familiar with networking but im trying to understand basic concepts, I just would like to know how the more people that logon to a game would affect the ping for the individual person, and is server hardware the biggest factor?

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Posted 07 July 2014 - 01:17 PM

In most cases bandwidth is the limiting factor (depends on many things details would help here). In most home user internet configurations, maxing out your upload means no download, or maxing out download means no upload. If you host the server, then users are likely both downloading from your server and uploading to your server. More users means more traffic, more traffic generally means slower pings for everyone. It really depends on the situation, the game in question, and the hardware.


Without specific details about hardware, software (the game in question), and your internet bandwidth, it is really tough to know.

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