My server reports incorrect ping in list



  • My server pings 300-500 in the server list, even though in game it is less than 50. it’s based in chicago. no players will join because it says its a 500 ping…what do i do?



  • Im disappointed in the lack of any response!!! My server has been active since day 1, and since the major update players are unable to see it in the server list half the time. Otherwise it reports outrageous pings…



  • do you play on it constantly, because if not it could be packet loss or just soggy network from where you’re hosting from.

    IP would be cool.



  • @bosco:

    do you play on it constantly, because if not it could be packet loss or just soggy network from where you’re hosting from.

    IP would be cool.

    8.17.250.231:7777 is the IP. it’s run through a reputable and high performance game server host, and when people play on it it is excellent performance.



  • I ping that ip around 90ms, so yes it is the network it is on.

    And I don’t mean ping the game server, I am pinging via cmd.

    My servers ping around 40ms (also in chicago), so the network you’re on should be the cause.

    follow up, I ran a tracert, the server is in california( unless they never changed the dns)…as you can see at the bottom there is a routing issue which is causing the ping to jump sporadically.

    Tracing route to sjc.xfactorservers.com [8.17.250.231]
    over a maximum of 30 hops:

    1 1 ms <1 ms <1 ms Wireless_Broadband_Router.home [192.16
    2 8 ms 6 ms 7 ms L100.BSTNMA-VFTTP-118.verizon-gni.net
    1.1]
    3 11 ms 6 ms 7 ms G11-0-9-1718.BSTNMA-LCR-07.verizon-gni
    81.133.154]
    4 9 ms 9 ms 9 ms so-0-3-0-0.BOS-BB-RTR1.verizon-gni.net
    9.252]
    5 16 ms 14 ms 14 ms ge-0-0-0-0.NY325-BB-RTR1.verizon-gni.n
    .23.253]
    6 16 ms 16 ms 17 ms 0.xe-3-0-0.BR3.NYC4.ALTER.NET [152.63.
    7 17 ms 17 ms 17 ms 204.255.168.194
    8 144 ms 132 ms 139 ms 208.178.63.114
    9 143 ms 142 ms 144 ms 173.245.71.178
    10 93 ms 94 ms 94 ms sjc.xfactorservers.com [8.17.250.231]



  • I have a little bit of knowledge about networking…could you elaborate on that particular tracert? Is it common for it to have that many jumps between?



  • normally I ping to California bout 100-120. So it is a little high, but the range and inconstancy is high.

    And to answer your question, it depends, if it is a distance. And since that server is in California and I’m on the east coast that seems about right. But compared to the ping I ran on the ip itself the it’s just really inconsistent.

    I would contact your host, this doesn’t seem like much of a game issue but more of a network problem.



  • 90 versus 94ms isn’t enough of an inconsistency to matter as far as I can tell.



  • Yeah I meant if it was supposed to be a Chicago server, it was high.

    typing at 3am does that.


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