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16-May-2006, 08:25 PM #1
High Latency from My IP to LOCAL/GATEWAY IP
I currently have qwest dsl at home (640down/256up) AND it downloads/uploads at those speeds when I run speed tests (closer to 520/180 of actual throughput). But for some reason I get crazy lag in CSS (Counter: Strike Source, any game, or individual server) I ping, which seems "abnormal" for a 640 connection.

When I ping ANY server- my first hop is less then 1ms, but the hop from my computers ip to my Local IP/GATEWAY is 78 ms... (which I think is in my house no?). From then on the hops only increase by around 30 ms to its final destination around the midwest (chi/dallas). I am using no router or firewall (besides windows, and disabling does not help), and my OS is XP.

I'm almost tempted to go hook up my modem, and take my computer out to the box outside, to see if I can eliminate that 78ms hop (which seems rather high, am i right?)

IDK, it must be something with filters in my house, or wiring or anything. BUT ANY HELP would be great.

AND by my very basic assumption, If I would get maybe 350 ping with 56k, and I "supposedly" have 640k, which is aprximately 11x faster (640/56) then my ping which would be aprximately 350 w/ 56k whould be 11x faster = 32 (350/11)

i mean, thats a real ROUGH way of putting it, but the difference between 32 and the ping im getting (which is close to 100) is THAT first hop of 70/80ish.

yeah, ideas? I already tried calling qwest, they said the problem was on my end- and I kept *****ing about it, and ultimately decided after 3 hours they might actually be right in this case.

so am I completely wrong? or what. I'll attach a ping and tracert to a game server in chicago (keep in mind, this latency happens to ALL servers so it is not a routing issue). ALONG with my modem's status screen, (pls don't hack me lol) if you think i should black out any info from that screen, pls let me know.

Pinging with 32 bytes of data:

Reply from bytes=32 time=94ms TTL=119
Reply from bytes=32 time=93ms TTL=119
Reply from bytes=32 time=91ms TTL=119
Reply from bytes=32 time=90ms TTL=119

Ping statistics for
Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss),
Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
Minimum = 90ms, Maximum = 94ms, Average = 92ms

Tracing route to []
over a maximum of 30 hops:

1 <1 ms <1 ms <1 ms
2 71 ms 70 ms 77 ms [
3 75 ms 69 ms 70 ms []
4 72 ms 67 ms 70 ms []
5 70 ms 69 ms 74 ms []
6 86 ms 85 ms 85 ms []
7 94 ms 98 ms 94 ms []
8 99 ms 107 ms 104 ms []
9 93 ms 98 ms 86 ms []
10 97 ms 85 ms 84 ms []
11 97 ms 99 ms 86 ms [66.225.195

Last edited by drhurley26; 16-May-2006 at 08:35 PM..
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16-May-2006, 09:07 PM #2
"When I ping ANY server- my first hop is less then 1ms, but the hop from my computers ip to my Local IP/GATEWAY is 78 ms... (which I think is in my house no?)."

No. That first hop is to your router from your computer. I know you said you have no router, but that Actiontec you showed in the attachment is a DSL modem/router combo. And I don't know where Quest keeps that Gateway (, but I doubt that it is in your house.

I don't know much about those times, but in case it helps you here is a tracert to your IP (the WAN IP of your router). Note that the last hop, from your Gateway to your router, is considerably larger than the rest. Consistent with the kind of numbers you get. Don't know if that's a problem with your wiring, or a problem somewhere else between you and your ISP. By the way, I'm ~85 miles from Chicago, so my tracert is sorta the reverse of yours.

Tracing route to []
over a maximum of 30 hops:

1 1 ms <1 ms <1 ms
2 11 ms 8 ms 9 ms
3 11 ms 10 ms 11 ms []
4 18 ms 16 ms 19 ms []
5 17 ms 17 ms 19 ms []
6 17 ms 23 ms 20 ms
7 20 ms 17 ms 16 ms []
8 21 ms 18 ms 20 ms []
9 37 ms 45 ms 41 ms []
10 36 ms 34 ms 35 ms []
11 69 ms 45 ms 38 ms []

12 102 ms 113 ms 113 ms []
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17-May-2006, 08:20 PM #3
I pinged your IP for about a min straight and got between 124-127ms, no large fluctuations...I'm on Oceanic from Hawaii, so that seems like a pretty clean connection?

Are you downloading/uploading anything in the background? Do you have alot of programs running in the background? Are you sharing your network with anyone else? Is your system clean of viruses.trojans and spyware??

Did this start after something changed or updated on your system or after installed a program?
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