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High latency spikes when playing online games

Question asked by malakyte on Apr 23, 2014
Latest reply on Apr 23, 2014 by malakyte

It doesn't matter which game I'm playing but I experience a lag spike every 30 seconds or so. There will be no FPS loss but I will lag out for a couple seconds then the game will catch up. This becomes a big issue in games that require me to be active (LoL, SC2, Diablo etc)tra

 

This is my trace route to Blizzards D3 servers

 

Tracing route to 12.129.209.68 over a maximum of 30 hops

 

  1     2 ms     2 ms     1 ms  192.168.0.1

  2     *        *        *     Request timed out.

  3    11 ms    12 ms    11 ms  rd3bb-tge0-5-0-16-1.vc.shawcable.net [64.59.150.33]

  4    15 ms    11 ms    11 ms  66.163.68.254

  5    19 ms    19 ms    15 ms  rc5wt-tge0-8-1-0.wa.shawcable.net [66.163.77.138]

  6    23 ms    15 ms    50 ms  sea-b1-link.telia.net [62.115.9.81]

  7    22 ms    25 ms    33 ms  att-ic-153030-sea-b1.c.telia.net [195.12.254.190]

  8    59 ms    52 ms    52 ms  cr82.st0wa.ip.att.net [12.122.82.18]

  9    57 ms    51 ms    52 ms  cr2.ptdor.ip.att.net [12.122.5.230]

10    51 ms    51 ms    52 ms  cr1.ptdor.ip.att.net [12.122.30.141]

11    54 ms    51 ms    51 ms  cr1.sffca.ip.att.net [12.122.30.146]

12    51 ms    52 ms    51 ms  cr1.la2ca.ip.att.net [12.122.3.122]

13    54 ms    51 ms    49 ms  gar20.la2ca.ip.att.net [12.122.128.181]

14    50 ms    48 ms    48 ms  12-122-254-234.attens.net [12.122.254.234]

15    48 ms    51 ms    49 ms  206.16.68.46

16    50 ms    49 ms    48 ms  12.129.199.178

17    49 ms    49 ms    59 ms  12.129.209.68

 

Trace complete.

 

Which doesn't show a spike in latency but when I run a continuous ping to the same server you it jumps up between 300-3000 every 20-30 seconds

 

This is the WinMTR report because I can't seem to get a pathping to work

 

|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

|                                      WinMTR statistics                                   |

|                                Host              -   %  | Sent | Recv | Best | Avrg | Wrst | Last |

|--------------------------------------------------------------|------|------|------|------|------|------|

|                                    192.168.0.1 -    0 |   70 |   70 |    0 |   37 | 2281 |    1 |

|                       No response from host -  100 |   15 |    0 |    0 |    0 |    0 |    0 |

|    rd3bb-tge0-5-0-16-1.vc.shawcable.net -    0 |   70 |   70 |    9 |   49 | 2305 |   10 |

|      rc2bb-tge0-13-0-1.vc.shawcable.net -    0 |   70 |   70 |   11 |   53 | 2310 |   16 |

|       rc5wt-tge0-8-1-0.wa.shawcable.net -    0 |   70 |   70 |   15 |   56 | 2321 |   18 |

|                             sea-b1-link.telia.net -    0 |   70 |   70 |   14 |   56 | 2370 |   14 |

|            att-ic-153030-sea-b1.c.telia.net -    0 |   70 |   70 |   15 |   74 | 2408 |   30 |

|                           cr82.st0wa.ip.att.net -    0 |   70 |   70 |   47 |   89 | 2348 |   55 |

|                              cr2.ptdor.ip.att.net -    0 |   70 |   70 |   51 |   91 | 2349 |   58 |

|                              cr1.ptdor.ip.att.net -    0 |   70 |   70 |   48 |   88 | 2346 |   52 |

|                              cr1.sffca.ip.att.net -    0 |   70 |   70 |   48 |   89 | 2345 |   51 |

|                             cr1.la2ca.ip.att.net -    0 |   70 |   70 |   48 |   90 | 2350 |   52 |

|                         gar20.la2ca.ip.att.net -    0 |   70 |   70 |   46 |   92 | 2346 |   48 |

|                  12-122-254-234.attens.net -    0 |   70 |   70 |   47 |   90 | 2345 |   48 |

|                                     206.16.68.46 -    0 |   70 |   70 |   47 |   91 | 2338 |   52 |

|                                  12.129.199.178 -    0 |   70 |   70 |   47 |   87 | 2343 |   53 |

|                                    12.129.209.68 -    0 |   70 |   70 |   47 |   87 | 2344 |   52 |

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