How to optimize latency?
- 2012.07.25 08:10
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High latency, lag and high ping issues became a real problem for online gamers, VoIP, online applications and social network users.
Internet Service Providers, online game developers, online application hosts and social network platform hosts are pushing forward with faster, better and new technologies but there are still users that experience freezing, stopping or even disconnecting online services!
Why is there high latency, lag or a high ping?
There is a legitimate amount of online users that experience server side high latency, lag and high ping while surfing the Internet, talking over VoIP, downloading and uploading music or videos, working with online applications or just sharing their thoughts and images with friends.
The high latency, lag and high ping caused on the server's side is mainly a temporary issue that usually disappears after few hours, a day or two. Anyway if the high latency, lag and/or high ping is caused on the server's side, there is nothing you can do on your end to optimize latency, fix lag or lower your ping!
An average amount of online users experience high latency, lag and high ping while surfing the Internet, downloading, uploading, watching streaming videos, listening to music or making an Internet phone call and so on; issues that can be caused by their ISP (Internet Service Provider). If your ISP has technical issues, is doing maintenance work, has infrastructure issues or has hopelessly oversold the provided bandwidth, then high latency, lag or a high ping can be caused.
The majority of online gamers, online application and VoIP users, simple surfers or social network posters get high latency, lag or a high ping caused on THEIR END!
How high latency, lag or a high ping can be caused on the user's end?
There are millions of reasons that may be behind the cause of high latency, (lag) or a high ping! To name a few of them: hardware malfunction, software issues, operating system issues, wrong system settings, misconfigured settings, registry errors, corrupted internet connection settings, protocols and processes. Sometimes it is just a misplaced wireless router or dust on the processor of your computer and, and, and...
How to optimize latency and lower your ping? - How to boost your internet connection and PC?
|1. If the high latency or high ping is caused from the server (e.g. game server, VoIP server, social network server or website server), then there is nothing you can do on your end to optimize the latency or lower the ping! You might want to send a notification to the administrator of the online service, but unfortunately that won't fix the issue!|
|2. If the high latency or high ping is caused on your ISP's end, then you will need to send proof of the issue in order to get the attention of your ISP. You can download a free speed test and ping test from our website, which will help you to measure your internet connection speed and ping. You can save the results of all speed and ping tests in your account and compare them. If you notice that your internet connection speed and ping aren't the ones you are actually paying for, use the data you have collected and confront your ISP with the issue! In a worst case scenario you might want or need to change your ISP in order to have your high latency and high ping issues solved.|
|3. If high latency or high ping is caused by YOUR end, then you will have quite a job to do, besides educating yourself on how to optimize latency or lower your ping. To speed up the process of troubleshooting the issues of high latency and high ping and getting assistance with optimizing latency and lowering your ping you can download / buy Latency Optimizer, download Speedtest4free and download or buy Connectivity Fixer PRO from our website.|