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?"
Why Ventrilo performs slowly for some of its users?
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.
Slow Ventrilo today!
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!
2. Bad / Weak lines and signals of ISP's causing slow Ventrilo or lag
Slow Ventrilo or lag caused by weak and bad lines or signals of an ISP can be very frustrating and you as a VoIP user cannot do much to get rid of this issue. Slow Ventrilo, Ventrilo lag, Ventrilo spike lag and disconnects from Ventrilo caused by weak/bad lines and signals can only be fixed by your ISP.
Slow Ventrilo or lagging Ventrilo caused by your ISP can be temporary or over a longer period of time. To fix slow Ventrilo or laggy Ventrilo caused weak/bad lines or signals in some areas or regions the ISP would need to invest in the Infrastructure and this is rarely going to happen quickly.
3. When your computer causes Ventrilo lag
Registry settings, corrupted internet connection settings, operating system, software or third party applications, processes, IP, Winsock, DNS issues, infections like viruses, worms, spyware, malware, adware, Trojans, root-kits and many other reasons can cause Ventrilo to perform slowly, lag or even cause spike lag.
In some situations users will even get disconnected from Ventrilo and this is even if your internet connection is fast and the hardware of your computers is on top.
How to fix slow Ventrilo or lag caused by VoIP servers?
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.
Downtime of gateway nodes, DDOS attacks, hardware malfunctions and software failures to name some of them. We suggest that you get in contact with other Ventrilo users to check with them if you are the only one who is experiencing a slow or lagging Ventrilo.
You might also want to visit Ventrilo's support website for announcements and notifications on technical issues that could cause slow Ventrilo performance (lag).
If the issue is caused by the VoIP server you should be patient as usually these kind of problems are solved quite quickly!
How to fix slow Ventrilo caused by Internet Service Providers?
If you are the only one in a Ventrilo group (VoIP server lag is not the reason) who experiences a slow performance, we suggest that you visit the support website of your ISP and look out for notifications or announcements of temporary technical issues. If there are no such posts you are advised to monitor your internet connection.
A speed test, ping test or latency test (here) can come in handy by troubleshooting and monitoring an internet connection. In order to have reliable results use these tools more often a day at different times over a period of a few days.
If you notice that your internet connection performs slowly you should get in contact with the support of your ISP and send your speed test, ping test and latency test results. Your ISP is the only one who can assist you with bad/weak lines or signals causing slowly Ventrilo or lag.
How to fix slow Ventrilo or lag caused from your computer?
Checking your hardware, drivers, cables and external Hardware as modem or routers should be the first thing to do.
The more complex and tricky part of tracking the reasons of slow Ventrilo (lag) is where you are on your own! If your PC or laptop causes a slowly Ventrilo performance you would need to check your system internals, processes, registry, possible infections, corrupted or wrong internet connection settings, protocols and a lot of more things.
You will need to be a system engineer to troubleshoot all possible issues and even than it would take you a very long time and many tools and applications to fix slowly Ventrilo issues.
Badosoft has developed a powerful and innovative software called Latency Optimizer what can assist you to fix slowly Ventrilo perfromance caused from your computer.