View Full Version : Curses! Foiled by ping

04-26-2002, 09:05 PM
ok, so I got dsl a little ways back. It's supposed to be all powerful and stuff, but it takes forever sometimes to load up web pages and in games my ping gets over 200 (ie jk2). Downloading files it's in the 2-300's sometimes, and the lag in games isn't always there, but the slow web page loading is. What is causeing this? I have an older version of explorer, but please help. Also, why is my ping going up so high so often?

04-26-2002, 09:47 PM
It may be on the server's end and not on yours. If the web page is seeing a lot of traffic, it may just not be able to push enough to you.

I have also heard of security and firewall settings creating ping problems in games.

Jan Gaarni
04-27-2002, 06:40 AM
Also, I don't think an older explorer version has much to do with your problem ... unless it's stoneage old. :D

I've got cable with a speed of 1024kb download rate, but that doesn't mean sh*t if I'm hocked up to a server that has only 56kb transfer rate. The lowest number rules. :(

Com Raven
04-27-2002, 10:05 AM
whaa, why does someone from a country with nothing but woods and mooses get such a fast conection ??

Jan Gaarni
04-27-2002, 10:10 AM

Actually, it may be faster. I'm not sure though. :D

Com Raven
04-27-2002, 12:25 PM
ahh, I just have bad ass dsl...

Jan Gaarni
04-27-2002, 04:20 PM
whaa, why does someone from a country with nothing but woods and mooses get such a fast conection ??
Oh, and don't forget mountains .... and fjords .... and and glaciers ...:D :D :D

Com Raven
04-27-2002, 04:47 PM
and some nice chicks too...

Darth Simpson
04-27-2002, 09:06 PM
Indeed. :D

04-27-2002, 09:28 PM
So now we've gotten from my dsl connection problems to Norway's women. I guess that's connected somehow. Hey, did you guys know that Sweden has the highest suicide rate out of all countries in the world? It must really suck there. I mean, it's like you try and meet up with your friends and you say "Hey, where's Doug?" cause Doug isn't there on time, and someone says "Maybe he killed himself" it wouldn't be a joke cause the suicide rate is so high. But i bet gun stores make a killing....

Com Raven
04-27-2002, 09:58 PM
well, doesn't finland have the highest suicide rate ??

04-27-2002, 09:59 PM
no....i'm pretty sure that'd be sweden

Com Raven
04-28-2002, 03:26 PM
crazy scandinavia...

04-28-2002, 03:36 PM
yeah....they're almost as bad as canada.......

Com Raven
04-28-2002, 04:52 PM
whoa, the motherland of all evil (and all my favourite games...)

Wraith 8
04-29-2002, 07:18 AM
Look at Germany now. when im driving threw Germany, in 1 minute i watch the road as the cars RACE past you, i think at least a couple of Million raced past. they are so rich there.... they have almost everything a Doutch person would dream off..... but they dont have good connection???? i find this hard to believe :D

BTW com...do you know the citcuit of Nurenbergring.???

Jan Gaarni
04-29-2002, 12:47 PM
Speaking of racing past you ...

I was driving thru germany 2 years ago. Going about 150Kph. Then all of a sudden I got pasted by a SMART?!?! And reeeeally fast too. :D

Germans are crazy drivers. :D :D :D

!NOTE! For those who don't know what a SMART is, it's - lets say - a smaller version of the Mercedes A-Class, with 2 seats.

Wraith 8
04-29-2002, 01:13 PM
A smart???? no way! a smart???? those little things... i dont realy like them that much...

Com Raven
04-29-2002, 01:58 PM
smarts are lame, and we don't have anything better than dsl for the public here...

04-29-2002, 07:08 PM
does EVERYBODY have broadband except me... goddammit...

04-29-2002, 07:16 PM
haha, seems like it. although dsl reports says i'm only getting a 659 kps download rate which pisses me off. oh well, it's still better than the 56k i used to have. hey, speaking of which, you all know of anything i can do to speed that up? like some hidden techie thing?

04-29-2002, 07:45 PM
Originally posted by chrispcarter
does EVERYBODY have broadband except me... goddammit...

Nope. I'm on a 56k too.

Wraith 8
05-01-2002, 07:32 AM
well i went from a 128 ISDN modem to ADSL :D... Now i only need a kick ass comp :D

Com Raven
05-01-2002, 03:16 PM
use a lttle proggie called "dfü speed"...

can help...

search for it on hotbot

05-10-2002, 11:22 AM
Hmmm, ok, I'll settle the dispute whether Scandinavia rules the world of internet connection or not: I just love this little thing called "my 10mbit cable" in my student's dorm.

Wraith 8
05-10-2002, 11:28 AM
yeah you are right.....school and work internet rule all :D

05-12-2002, 12:27 AM
soon i will be in college, oh yes, soon i will be in college.......

05-13-2002, 02:48 AM
I only have 56k at the moment, ADSL isnt in my area. I'm moving soon though, hello sunny Queensland. I'll be getting some sort of broadband when i get there. 'Specially for SWG.

Thank god for T1 work internet.