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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 04-24-08, 05:50 AM Thread Starter
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Ping? What is it?

Can somebody please educate the stupid here and explain in straight english what the bloody hell is Ping?

(I can't get onto any Pipeline maps on COD4, and its starting to frustrate me... slightly)
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Well it's a unit thing from a bygone era, which you type into the code "Ping computer" and it would reply if it was online "Computer is alive."


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its the time your it takes for your xbox to receive information and send info, in miliseconds i believe.

so the better the connection the closer the server the faster your xbox the better the ping / lower

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yeah MKG is right, choose the lower ping rates and you probably wont have too much lag.

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yeah MKG is right, choose the lower ping rates and you probably wont have too much lag.
some servers also kick you off if your pings to high or its just plain impossible to get on

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Ping is simply the latency between your client and the host's (whatever server/game you or on) client.

Low ping in video games is desirable as it allows for quick updates to the game itself.

Ping is generally affected by Firewalls, distance from server-to-client, and the user's ISP quality.


Its also a tool to test networks in the Command Prompt, but thats a whoel different story.

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yea also if you have a bad connection/computer, itll increase your lag

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Well, it itself is a "measure of lag," as it represents the connectivity between your client and the server's, so it wont "increase" lag.

Hope that helps, Jac.

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Quite simply:
In network analysis terms, it's your friend.
In gaming terms, it's...eh...not.

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As you asked for, plain english:

It's how good your connection is with the game server. (Low ping is good ping)
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