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I see all the servers in my server list and the ping is about 80-100, but when I join its instantly 999 or more. The strange thing is that this only happens in 3 games 'unreal tournament,quake4,quake2' every other game works fine.

I have three computers on this network, out of them all 3 wont get the correct ping in quake2, only 1 wont get the correct ping in unreal tournament, and so far only one has been tested with qauke4 and it didnt work, its also the same one that doesnt work with unreal tournament.

My internet is 256/64 from www.connexus.net.au, my modem is netcomm nb1300. I have formated the computer that didnt run all 3 games, and I have tried 3 different network cards all didnt make any difference.

GameArena is the server I play on in hl2dm, css, quake3 and it works fine on them games. Its used as a example but all the servers in the list do the same thing.

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C:DOCUME~1LUKE>tracert 70.86.174.69

Tracing route to 69.70-86-174.reverse.theplanet.com [70.86.174.69]

over a maximum of 30 hops:

  1    34 ms    40 ms    32 ms  192.168.1.1

  2    41 ms    39 ms    40 ms  loop1.core1-col5.Mel.connexus.net [203.34.175.11

3]

  3    42 ms    40 ms    39 ms  FastEthernet1-0-12.cor4.mel.connect.com.au [210.

8.234.50]

  4    38 ms    40 ms    38 ms  ge-0-1-0.dst2.mel.connect.com.au [203.63.11.237]

  5    40 ms    38 ms    38 ms  so-3-0-1.cre1.bur.connect.com.au [202.10.0.135]

  6    56 ms    60 ms    59 ms  so-5-1-0.cre1.hay.connect.com.au [202.10.0.250]

  7    57 ms    60 ms    58 ms  so-1-0-0.bdr5.syd.connect.com.au [202.10.4.92]

  8    59 ms    59 ms    59 ms  p5-0.sybr3.global-gateway.net.nz [203.96.120.121

]

  9    *        *        *    Request timed out.

10    *        *        *    Request timed out.

11  212 ms  210 ms  211 ms  sl-gw15-ana-6-0.sprintlink.net [144.232.241.81]

12  210 ms  214 ms  208 ms  sl-bb22-ana-3-3.sprintlink.net [144.232.1.217]

13  206 ms  210 ms  205 ms  sl-bb25-ana-13-0.sprintlink.net [144.232.1.142]

14  245 ms  244 ms  244 ms  sl-bb24-fw-1-0.sprintlink.net [144.232.9.65]

15  233 ms  238 ms  237 ms  sl-bb27-fw-14-0.sprintlink.net [144.232.11.74]

16  241 ms  239 ms  239 ms  sl-st20-dal-1-0.sprintlink.net [144.232.9.136]

17  242 ms  237 ms  238 ms  sl-theplanet-5-0.sprintlink.net [144.223.244.142

]

18  245 ms  235 ms  238 ms  vl32.dsr01.dllstx3.theplanet.com [70.85.127.61]

19  242 ms  235 ms  239 ms  po32.dsr1-2.dllstx5.theplanet.com [70.85.127.110

]

20  243 ms  240 ms  238 ms  po1.sm-car4.dllstx5.theplanet.com [70.84.160.134

]

21  240 ms  244 ms  243 ms  69.70-86-174.reverse.theplanet.com [70.86.174.69

]

Trace complete.

:::.. Download Stats ..:::

Connection is:: 220 Kbps about 0.2 Mbps (tested with 1013 kB)

Download Speed is:: 27 kB/s

Tested From:: https://testmy.net/ (server2)

Test Time:: Fri Oct 21 11:29:38 UTC+1000 2005

Bottom Line:: 4X faster than 56K 1MB download in 37.93 sec

Diagnosis: May need help : running at only 13.76 % of your hosts average (net.au)

Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/stats/id-8F5TOBXSY

:::.. Upload Stats ..:::

Connection is:: 48 Kbps about 0 Mbps (tested with 1013 kB)

Upload Speed is:: 6 kB/s

Tested From:: https://testmy.net/ (server1)

Test Time:: Fri Oct 21 11:28:01 UTC+1000 2005

Bottom Line:: 1X faster than 56K 1MB upload in 170.67 sec

Diagnosis: May need help : running at only 34.29 % of your hosts average (net.au)

Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/stats/id-HUL8MP4OA

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Well for one, those games REQUIRE at LEAST a 2 Mbps connection for the best possible online experience.

If we are to further help you, you need to give your system specifications.

By the way, I noticed you lived in austrailia, and yes, that does impact some on the connection performance. TestMy.net is in the United States, and it's basically a few thousand miles away.

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Its not the speed it is latency and stability of connection that makes the game laggy or makes you get DCed on online games. You don't need a 2mbps connection for games to be smooth as they should be.

His pings are good until he is game so possibly the computers are not fast enough. If he loads the game and it is taking all resources it may not be leaving anything for his connection to be managed therefore cutting it off (999 ping).

So yeah we need system specs forsure :)

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