How to fix slow Ventrilo to make it faster? (UPDATED)
- 2012.03.22 14:44
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Ventrilo is one of the most popular chat software for group communications (VoIP application). In the early times of Ventrilo not more than some thousand users knew about this great software. A slow Ventrilo (lag or interrupting) was in these early times as same common as at today's times, where millions of daily users talk over Ventrilo about games, business, hobbies or private concerns.
You might ask yourself: "Why was Ventrilo sometimes slow in the early times and why Ventrilo for some users performs slowly today as well?"
Slow Ventrilo in the early days!
Some years back VoIP technology was not on that high standard as today. Internet connections where quite slow and VoIP operators like Ventrilo still did not have servers all around the globe.
The distance a data package had to travel was quite long! User who did experience a slow Ventrilo had mainly thought that the issue was with their internet connections. For those who needed to use Ventrilo over a wireless connection days where often black. Slow Ventrilo was for some users present daily.
1. VoIP Server causes slow Ventrilo (lag)
VoIP server technology is today very advanced. Internet Service Providers offer ultra-fast and stable internet connections in most regions of the world. So how is it possible that Ventrilo still lag or performs slowly these days for some of its users?
The maintenance cycles increased as the number of VoIP user increased. In rush hours it is very hard to catch up with the port speed and bandwidth and some users might experience a slow Ventrilo. As the popularity of Ventrilo has grown, there are today from all over the globe and in some regions internet connections are still slow and not stable and these slow and unstable internet connections cause some Ventrilo user lag or a slow performance.
A slow (laggy) Ventrilo caused by a VoIP server is usually just temporary, not many users of Ventrilo will experience a slow performance over a long period of time!
If Ventrilo performs slowly, we suggest that you to be first patient and start to monitor your internet connection to ensure that the issue is not caused on your end!
If a VoIP server causes slow Ventrilo (lag), there is nothing you could do from your side. The VoIP operator is the only one who can try to fix this issue. In some situations even the VoIP operator can't fix slow Ventrilo performance in a short period.