I have a 512k adsl connection and am experiencing a ping of about 200 when playing online games. Sometimes when I boot up I get a message saying something like, "other devices are occupying the usb bandwidth, click ok to allow your modem to adjust the available bandwidth" When I click ok it takes about a minute to sort itself out. I think this is the famous AMD processor and usb modem problem. But I was wondering if this could affect my ping, as it used to be fine before I started getting this error message.
I first started getting this message when I installed a new graphics card, could this be the problem.
I have only got a printer connected by USB but I will disconnect that and see what happens.
Psifox, my ping to non gaming servers seems to be slightly better, but I will run some proper tests tonight and see what that shows. Usually on games servers my ping is about 200, and on non gaming servers it is about 125. They are only rough figures from a couple of tests.
I used this website for the ping test.
Thanks for your input and I will let you know how the trace and ping tests go tonight when I get home from work.
I am thinking of getting BFV but have never got round to it. I am a member of an Enemy Territory clan and play that more than anything. Will have a look at your site tonight anyway. Thanks for the link.
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