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#1 Silvadragon

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Posted 24 February 2008 - 05:58 PM

Does anyone know if it really works? and that it doesnt carry any viruses and whatnot? I really want to try but reluctant to use it because fear of key loggers lol. I want to see if i notice big differences in having 200~300 ms down to like 100 or something.
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#2 rhanarion

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Posted 24 February 2008 - 06:08 PM

It disables the Nagle Algorythm which was introduced with 2.2 (?) and disabled again with 2.3. So it does nothing now afair.
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Posted 24 February 2008 - 06:28 PM

It still works.
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Posted 27 February 2008 - 07:33 PM

What program is this?
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#5 Tyveris

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Posted 27 February 2008 - 07:33 PM

It disables the Nagle Algorythm which was introduced with 2.2 (?) and disabled again with 2.3. So it does nothing now afair.

No, it also does something to your ACK frequency which is the big gain. I'm not sure where the program went though, it was on curse.
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#6 rhanarion

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Posted 27 February 2008 - 09:00 PM

Uh, ACK frequency? I'm a poor Isdn user so I care... does it lower your download speed or something?
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Posted 27 February 2008 - 10:24 PM

does it lower your download speed or something?

Not that I noticed.
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#8 Peavy

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Posted 27 February 2008 - 11:11 PM

Definitely improves most players 'send' time by a large amount.
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Posted 28 February 2008 - 12:13 AM

If you are an Aussie or live in another country playing on the US servers then you can try the proxy method too. You effectively route your data through a US proxy server with a more direct connection. Improved my pings to under 200.
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Posted 28 February 2008 - 12:44 AM

im really interested in this, im brazilian and doing arenas with 400-600 ms latency is not cool, can you explain that proxy thing better please? and the other stuff with ACK frequency too?
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Posted 28 February 2008 - 12:49 AM

can you explain that proxy thing better please?

http://www.lowerping.com

I think that's what he's talking about.
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Posted 28 February 2008 - 01:42 AM

Still waiting for the program. :P
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Posted 28 February 2008 - 02:30 AM

This is what the ACK-freq program does in a nutshell, if you're knowledgeable enough to venture into your registry. (I've made a few edits to clarify for people who aren't very familiar with computers or are scared to mess with registry files.)

I tracked this down in the forums as a fix for people that have high latency. I generally only have 90 - 150 ms or so latency, but I tried this and now Im running at around 50 ms. People with higher latency have reported improvements as well. Worst case scenario it doesnt do any harm to your computer and it might help.

1) Determine your IP (ipconfig or similar)

Peavy edit: Start->All Programs->Accessories->Command Prompt, type in "ipconfig" and push enter.

2) Run Regedit

Peavy: Start->Run, type "regedit", click ok

3) Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Tcpip\Parameters\Interfaces

Peavy: In this directory, there are going to be several folders with seemingly random letters and/or numbers as names. You're going to have the find the correct one to edit, which is done by doing the next step.

4) Determine which interface is for your IP. The correct interface will have a DhcpIPAddress set to your current IP.

Peavy: this is displayed to the right after clicking one of the directories mentioned earlier, and should be the fifth or sixth entry down.


5) Right-click on the interface and select New->DWORD

Peavy: right click anywhere in the area that has your IP displayed nexted to the DhcpIPAddress entry.

6) Set the name to TcpAckFrequency (case sensitive)

Peavy: right click->rename.

7) Set to a decimal value of "1"

Peavy: right click->modify, type "1" in the value field, select "decimal," and click OK.

8) Save

Peavy: there's no save function, just close out of RegEdit.

9) Restart your computer


If this guide (which is copy+pasted from an MMO-Champion thread, sans my edits) isn't enough for someone to feel comfortable doing it, I can take screenshots of each step.
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Posted 28 February 2008 - 11:34 PM

I'm running Vista. I did the Vista fix a while back and went down to under 100ms. But now I'm back up to 150-300 at any given time.

Is this still a usable fix?
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Posted 29 February 2008 - 05:45 PM

YES, im runing window vista. i went from 300s ms to 125 ms. just by doing the mmo-champions regedit fix. U have to change 2 strings in regedit. If u following it step by step. its pretty easy. Restart our PC, and u will see a HUGE ping improvment.

Which WOW load time or map loading time, just Start Window media player or window media player classic right before u open WOW.exe. Then u will see your wow load 40% faster with maps, loading arenas, and 20% improv with fps.

Hope this helps
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Posted 29 February 2008 - 07:57 PM

This is where I got it:
http://www.curse.com.../details/10599/
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Posted 01 March 2008 - 10:28 PM

I just edited my registry as mentioned above. 20-30ms at all times now.
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Posted 02 March 2008 - 02:05 AM

Yeah I'm very sure it works. Before I formatted my HD with XP I was typically under 30 ms. Now with vista and no edit I dont go below 80.
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Posted 03 March 2008 - 04:22 AM

YES, im runing window vista. i went from 300s ms to 125 ms. just by doing the mmo-champions regedit fix. U have to change 2 strings in regedit. If u following it step by step. its pretty easy. Restart our PC, and u will see a HUGE ping improvment.

Which WOW load time or map loading time, just Start Window media player or window media player classic right before u open WOW.exe. Then u will see your wow load 40% faster with maps, loading arenas, and 20% improv with fps.

Hope this helps



I followed the instructions and it did go down but the latency did go back up. It only mentions 1 string, what do u mean u have to change 2 strings with vista?
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Posted 03 March 2008 - 07:42 AM

Just like to point out I got 180ms+ on Europe servers. Now I get steady 30-50ms
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