i run on a belkin modem/router connected via a cat5 cable. my internet connection is through tiscali at a rate of 2mb. my problem seems to be that the ping rate sits higher than a lot of COD 2 servers thus excluding me. what can i do about this.
It is basically the amount of time in milliseconds that it takes a packet of information to travel between your computer and the remote server.
This can be effected by many factors, mostly the line length, i.e. the physical location of the server you are connected to. i.e. if you are trying to connect to servers in the US then you are unlikely to get good ping times. To UK servers, you should get reasonable ping times.
Unfortunately, the speed of you line once past a certain level will not make much difference to your ping times. So a 2mb line will have the same ping times as a 8mb or 24mb line.
I get pings of < 40ms to uk servers playing UT2K4, but > 150ms to servers on the US.
If you are getting consistently bad ping times to UK servers, then you may have a line quality problem (packet loss), and you will need to talk to Tiscali.
what about the mtu for a router like mine. it is currently set at 1492 but i have read that on occassion it is better to set it to 1458. i am a novice in this area so any advice is welcome. i dont want to muck around with it as a little knowledge is more dangerous than no knowledge at all.
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