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NDO Pings . . .

Cryer

Casual Member
Hi all,

Recently joined NDO from Fast24, on the basis that it could be undoubtedly a better service, undoubtedly more reliable and in the knowledge that there are lots of NDO happy customers!

From what I have seen (only got it 2 days ago), speed is fine and reliability is great (no busy signals etc). However, I have one gripe - my gaming ping seems to have shot up :confused: !

On Freeserve (original ISP) I was pinging around 80-100 on 64k. Then I moved to Fast24 and was receiving pings of around 100-120 - still acceptable. However, since joining NDO my pings have shot up to 110 - upwards (fluctuates a lot depending on server and time etc). An average of around 150 can be calculated.

No software, hardware has been changed. Does anyone else experience this problem? Can anyone help me? Should I notify NDO of this problem?

I'm an avid gamer (MoHAA) and am keen on sorting this issue asap. :crap:

Thanks in advance...

J

P.S 128k connection is no different . . .
 
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webb

Casual Member
128k and 64k has no difference in ping. If it did then u would expect people on 1 meg lines on 0 and 56k on 99999999999999999.

So ull find the ping 100% same with 64 and 128k. Im on the same 128k service with you and im a complete gaming freak. Well some may say anyhows. Use 128k for Battlefield1942.

Ping is around 70.

On freeserve 64k i was pinging at 40.
to UK servers.

NDO pings are currently "ok". Nothing special but not as bad as bliming AOL. The do work hard 4 better service so bare with them.
Only gripe i have is the occasional lag spike.

If ur using USB for your digital phone line to the BT Box then that is the reason.

You Should use a ISDN card not usb it saves you at least 30 ping minimum. ANd not only that but u need a good card as well. (not BT)

Use ASUS or tornado.

good luck.

p.s ring tech support cause they are very very good

webby
 

Cryer

Casual Member
Thanks for the quick reply.

I've got the asuscom card, but have still yet to fit it.

I also get lag spikes, suddenly fluctuating to 999 and back down again - can be frustrating.

Even with the Card installed etc, will my ping reduce from 150-200 greatly? I may give NDO a buzz for piece of mind.

Keep your comments coming . . .

J
 

Vispa

ISP Rep
I am pretty sure NDO and Fast24 both use Telefonica UK for services, thus there should be no difference between the two.

Do both your Fast24 and NDO numbers start 0808 9996 ?
 

webb

Casual Member
better quality hardware better performance.

(does a TnT perfome to same standards as a Geforce 4?)

So asus card will take at about 20 ping off you if you swap it with a crap card like BT etc etc.

However if u using usb and you swap it with ur asus card it will reduce you by like 50-60 ping id say.

Its something to do with the ammount of time usb takes to translate the infomation. Im not 100% sure on the "whys"

all i know is ive seen the tests and ive done some myself and diff cards and usb etc all makes lots off difference.

I use a tornado isdn card. which is good. i think the asus is like 4-5 ping faster but im not too worried. Ring tech and try get some different server numbers for NDO to play with
 

Cryer

Casual Member
Vispa - yes the numbers both start similarly.

However, one provides a service, the other doesn't. :rolleyes:

Any instructions on how to lower my ping? :rolleyes:
 

TeePeg

Casual Member
I am currently in the process of changing my ISP and one of the reasons is for better gaming pings, until I read this thread I was 90% for NDO as my new ISP can anyone update on this ping matter. I am going for a 1mb this time from 512k will this help the ping?
Thanks
Tee.
 
when i had isdn i used the usb for a few days...utter crap was pinging around 130-150 to good uk servers, almost the same as 56k.

changed to a asus and it dropped to a nice stable 50-60 odd.

defo go for a pci card
 
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