Reduce your ping

Hey there

Ping is important with online gaming and getting the whole internet to be as responsive as possible is part and parcel of being an online gamer

Here’s some things to thing about to reduce ping

  • Do not Ever play on Wifi, run a wire, whatever it takes from your router to your PC. At least a Cat6. Have as few connections in it as possible and try and keep that wire as short as possible. If you have to use wifi or even powerline adapters, understand that’s your decision and it has some consequences. If you’re using wifi turn everything else wifi off as best you can
  • Buy a new router
  • Never play on Wifi
  • Restart your router periodically
  • Never play on Wifi
  • Do not use the router functions in your ISP supplied box, put it into modem mode and use a proper router (no more than 4 years old). Some people don’t even know about BTFon as was
  • Never play on Wifi
  • Make sure your PC isn’t downloading windows updates, do some optimisations to remove background applications and such
  • Never play on Wifi
  • Run as few other programs as possible while gaming. Even Discord has struggled with causing lag due to it’s polling (their release notes shows them trying to fix it). Something like JetBoost can help
  • Never play on Wifi
  • Use switches rather than hubs if you have to, switches optimise routing
  • Never play on Wifi
  • Make sure the internet cabling in your house is structured
  • Never play on Wifi
  • Understand your connection. Something like Ping Plotter Pro can help you do that, or even a simple win-mtr but remember ICMP traffic is deprioritised (Do not publish results publicly)
  • Never play on Wifi
  • If you’re on a domestic grade internet you’re likely suffering from neighbourhood contention, find out if you are at least
  • Never play on Wifi
  • Do jitter and packet loss tests often and if that’s happening use ping plotter to work out where. If it’s your ISP, complain.
  • Never play on Wifi
  • Think about running TCP Optimiser
  • Never play on Wifi
  • If it’s really bad QoS your machine
  • Never play on Wifi
  • Run Process Lasso in Performance Mode
  • Never play on Wifi
  • Run a disk read cacher
  • Never play on Wifi

In DayZ your hiccupping laggy jittery packet loss connection can have quality effects on other people in the server, you may find yourself kicked to protect the many. That’s a YOU problem. So what, you’re just going to keep trying to get in and ruining other peoples game?

To spell this out, your bad connection, to a DayZ server, will be screwing up someone else’s game and their connection can be perfect

DayZ servers are super delicate Windows OS platformed socket Apps, We’ve even seen community servers go weird because the OS is pulling down an update

You’re never going to beat Physics though

At any time a server can be under attack, there’s a lot of it in DayZ, don’t look like you’re part of it with ‘server is laggy (haa haaa)’

Exploding into a discord with ‘Server is laggy’ and having no actual information is not conducive to a nice evening, at least take a pigplotter pro or a win mtr with you. Never show that to everyone it has your home IP on it and you should protect that. Also be aware there’s usually a lot of interesting things going on and how you could look like you’re part of it

Hope this helps

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