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#1 zzid

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Posted 03 June 2009 - 01:12 AM

I've been doing a bit of research, and I was wondering if any of you use programs/regedit tricks to help lower your ping.

I'm on vista, and a lot of the fixes are pretty damn old, and I know there's a thread in general but I don't trust dks or rogues.

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Posted 03 June 2009 - 01:13 AM

smoothping
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Posted 03 June 2009 - 01:43 AM

www.smoothping.com

I'm in FL doing one of the hardest training courses in the military where I'm forced to use Verizon Wireless Card because I'm in a gay hotel, in wow that gave me 450-600ms.  Using Smoothping and the dallas3 server I was able to drop my latency to 170-230.  (It doesn't log your keys, and it makes a noticeable difference on certain connections).

There is also another way to change certain registry settings that allow packets to be sent right away instead of waiting until the packet is a certain size and then sending.  It can be found by doing a little searching like "Way to lower wow ping by editing registry" or something along those lines.

Hope that helps.
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Posted 03 June 2009 - 01:48 AM

yeah i just tried smoothping, and it increased my latency by about 100, albeit i did not do intensive testing, going from 50 to 150 is pretty bad. I am not stupid, and i know how to set up these types of programs (for the record).

I used the fix you (megatf) apparently suggested 2 years ago :P

http://www.sk-gaming...our_ping_by_150

it did the job.

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Posted 03 June 2009 - 02:52 AM

If you're already at 50ms why are you worrying about it?
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Posted 03 June 2009 - 04:12 AM

^
I still use lowerping, yay from going from 900 to 500 lols =\
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Posted 03 June 2009 - 04:20 AM

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To get low pings with 2 simple registry hacks do the following (you need to do both settings for the maximum effect)

1 - TcpAckFrequency - NOTE if you are running Windows Vista this setting may not have any effect - a hotfix is needed which i'm tracking down (can anyone point me the right way?). This works fine under Windows XP

Type "regedit" in windows "run.." dialog to bring up registry menu

Then find:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Servic es\Tcpip\Parameters\Interfaces\

There will be multiple NIC interfaces listed in there, find the one you use to connect to the internet, there will be several interfaces listed (they have long names like {7DBA6DCA-FFE8-4002-A28F-4D2B57AE8383}. Click each one, the right one will have lots of settings in it and you will see your machines IP address listed there somewhere. Right-click in the right hand pane and add a new DWORD value, name it TcpAckFrequency, then right click the entry and click Modify and assign a value of 1.

you can change it back to 2 (default) at a later stage if it affects your other TCP application performance. it tells windows how many TCP packets to wait before sending ACK. if the value is 1, windows will send ACK every time it receives a TCP package.

2 - TCPNoDelay
This one is pretty simple

info here: Microsoft Corporation - http://technet2.micr...t.com/windowsse ... x?mfr=true

Type "regedit" in windows "run.." dialog to bring up registry menu

Then find:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\MSMQ\Paramet ers

Right-click in the right hand pane and add a new DWORD value, name it TCPNoDelay, then right click the entry and click Modify and assign a value of 1.

[EDIT] Some people it seems don't have a MSMQ entry in their registry. You will need to add it, to do this the simplest way is to copy/paste the below code into a empty text file, and save it as a .reg file (just call it msmq.reg). Once done right click the file and select MERGE and click yes to the box that follows.

******snip below******

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\MSMQ]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\MSMQ\Paramet ers]
"TCPNoDelay"=dword:00000001

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\MSMQ\Paramet ers\OCMsetup]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\MSMQ\Paramet ers\Security]
"SecureDSCommunication"=dword:00000000

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\MSMQ\Paramet ers\setup]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\MSMQ\Setup]

******snip above******

Click Ok and close the registry editor, then reboot your PC.

I did both these registry things (hell if I'm downloading some 3rd party program for ping) on a Vista machine (people have said it doesn't work on Vista).

My ping went from 180 at the lowest, sometimes up to 250, down to 100 constant. Was getting 65 in the early morning, now like 115 at peak times.

And I'm on a 1.5 mbit line connecting to a server across the country.
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Posted 03 June 2009 - 04:27 AM

Just google fasterping, you can dl a "program" that does the entire registry fix for you with 1 button press.

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Posted 03 June 2009 - 06:05 AM

Just did that smoothping thing, worked really well for me, halved my ping. Granted, I'm from Brazil, but it worked better than the previous solutions I had before formatting (fasterping and shit).

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Posted 03 June 2009 - 06:33 AM

Do these fixes conflict with each other at all?

I just did both. Will report back with results.

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Posted 03 June 2009 - 06:44 AM

Loincloth said:

Do these fixes conflict with each other at all?

I just did both. Will report back with results.

there are no conflicts between the two but they dont stack

for example the regedit takes me from 500-->300 and lowerping takes me from 500-200. having both on at the same time doesnt take me lower then 200.For the most part, the farther away you are from the server the better it works.

edit: and op why worry about 50ms 0.o thats a fkn good ping ;p
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Posted 03 June 2009 - 06:53 AM

Smoothping is only good for certain connections.  Like my shitty verizon wireless card.  If it works for you then it's great, if you have a 50ms it won't work for you.
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Posted 03 June 2009 - 07:06 AM

Kk i tried both together and then individually to see which one was giving me the results, and it looks like the smoothping didnt do anything for me, but the registry editor took my ping down about 40-50 ms, from 180-200 to 100-130. Not bad, ill take anything I can get!

P.S. I live in Utah, with comcast that routes through seattle before heading elsewhere, and I believe akama is on the east coast somewhere.

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Posted 03 June 2009 - 09:18 AM

Loincloth said:

Kk i tried both together and then individually to see which one was giving me the results, and it looks like the smoothping didnt do anything for me, but the registry editor took my ping down about 40-50 ms, from 180-200 to 100-130. Not bad, ill take anything I can get!

P.S. I live in Utah, with comcast that routes through seattle before heading elsewhere, and I believe akama is on the east coast somewhere.

http://www.wowwiki.c...t_by_datacenter

shows you where your server is located (mines in boston woo)

they really need to host in chigaco, best datacenter imo

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Posted 03 June 2009 - 10:43 AM

Wow i wish I had known this when picking my server when I first started wow. I would have chosen a seattle based server and gotten like 30 ms :(

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Posted 03 June 2009 - 12:21 PM

Loincloth said:

Kk i tried both together and then individually to see which one was giving me the results, and it looks like the smoothping didnt do anything for me, but the registry editor took my ping down about 40-50 ms, from 180-200 to 100-130. Not bad, ill take anything I can get!

P.S. I live in Utah, with comcast that routes through seattle before heading elsewhere, and I believe akama is on the east coast somewhere.

Just because he has 50MS doesn't mean it wont work for him. It's just very likely he wont have his ping cut in half like some people with higher ones experience. If his registry hasn't been changed he may still shave of a few ms.
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Posted 03 June 2009 - 02:32 PM

changed registry.....dropped 100 ping

used smoothping afterwards...dropped another 20

not bad...sittin on 100 ms now instead of a consistent 230-300
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Posted 03 June 2009 - 02:34 PM

Sir H said:

changed registry.....dropped 100 ping

used smoothping afterwards...dropped another 20

not bad...sittin on 100 ms now instead of a consistent 230-300

Read your sig, read threads about how hard chimera shot hits, face palm yourself. for being an idiot.
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Posted 09 April 2010 - 10:33 PM

Is there any program that works well and is free? Smoothping last I checked DCs you every 20m

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Posted 09 April 2010 - 11:19 PM

No, but its 7 bucks a month.

Unless you are referring to

http://www.wowinterf...LatencyFix.html
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