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danry25
Premium
join:2008-05-21
Seattle, WA
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Decent Pings on Virgin Mobile

Hey, I have been getting around 200ms pings if I chose the right server on speedtest.net, but if I choose a bad server I get above 700ms pings. Is there a way to make my ping more consistent? I'm using the Optimus V to tether for these results.


dib22

join:2002-01-27
Kansas City, MO
I see those kinds of ping times on their MC760 and MiFi. If you are trying to get latency under control try connecting with a VPN, I find that they give ICMP very low priority on their routing.

danry25
Premium
join:2008-05-21
Seattle, WA
So a vpn would be best? Any recommendations? Also it seems like I get much better speeds when I choose physically close server rather than the server speedtest.net recommends in Wichita Kansas.


dib22

join:2002-01-27
Kansas City, MO
said by danry25:

So a vpn would be best? Any recommendations? Also it seems like I get much better speeds when I choose physically close server rather than the server speedtest.net recommends in Wichita Kansas.

I can't say it would be best, the question is: what do you seek low latency for?

If you just want the tests to look good then a VPN would be an unneeded expense.

If you are having issues with an online game, then it is *possible* that a vpn could help.

Try one that offers a money back that way if it doesn't help then you can cancel it and get your money back

Check out Witopia, they are reasonably low priced and offer a 30 day money back.

But to restate, if you are just worried about test numbers, and are having no issues with a particular program, it would be a waste of money.

Speedtest.net is just picking the location that is the closest route to it... the way sprint/vm does internet is you connect to the tower, which then runs a private line to a server that pops it out on the internet (I almost always get popped out in Kansas on Virgin Mobile connections as well). Perhaps the speedtest servers connection is congested to that particular server.

Dexter1992

join:2010-07-16
Winona, MN
reply to danry25
Dib22 I am on Sprint 50GB plan via Millenicom using the MBR-1000. I play online a lot on PS3. Pings are good at night.

Here is ping test from the MBR-1000's interface:

Please wait, resolving google.com....
Resolved to 74.125.225.52.
Response from 74.125.225.52 received in 84 milliseconds. TTL = 54
Response from 74.125.225.52 received in 89 milliseconds. TTL = 54
Response from 74.125.225.52 received in 83 milliseconds. TTL = 54
Response from 74.125.225.52 received in 79 milliseconds. TTL = 54
Response from 74.125.225.52 received in 76 milliseconds. TTL = 54
Response from 74.125.225.52 received in 80 milliseconds. TTL = 54
Response from 74.125.225.52 received in 81 milliseconds. TTL = 54
Response from 74.125.225.52 received in 83 milliseconds. TTL = 54
Response from 74.125.225.52 received in 76 milliseconds. TTL = 54
Response from 74.125.225.52 received in 59 milliseconds. TTL = 54
Response from 74.125.225.52 received in 82 milliseconds. TTL = 54
Response from 74.125.225.52 received in 77 milliseconds. TTL = 54
Response from 74.125.225.52 received in 78 milliseconds. TTL = 54
Response from 74.125.225.52 received in 80 milliseconds. TTL = 54
Response from 74.125.225.52 received in 84 milliseconds. TTL = 54
Response from 74.125.225.52 received in 82 milliseconds. TTL = 54
Response from 74.125.225.52 received in 77 milliseconds. TTL = 54
Response from 74.125.225.52 received in 58 milliseconds. TTL = 54
Response from 74.125.225.52 received in 80 milliseconds. TTL = 54
Response from 74.125.225.52 received in 83 milliseconds. TTL = 54
Response from 74.125.225.52 received in 75 milliseconds. TTL = 54
Response from 74.125.225.52 received in 81 milliseconds. TTL = 54
Response from 74.125.225.52 received in 62 milliseconds. TTL = 54
Response from 74.125.225.52 received in 96 milliseconds. TTL = 54
Response from 74.125.225.52 received in 79 milliseconds. TTL = 54
Response from 74.125.225.52 received in 80 milliseconds. TTL = 54
Response from 74.125.225.52 received in 104 milliseconds. TTL = 54
Response from 74.125.225.52 received in 77 milliseconds. TTL = 54
Response from 74.125.225.52 received in 77 milliseconds. TTL = 54
Response from 74.125.225.52 received in 80 milliseconds. TTL = 54
Response from 74.125.225.52 received in 78 milliseconds. TTL = 54
Response from 74.125.225.52 received in 83 milliseconds. TTL = 54
User stopped
Pings sent: 32
Pings received: 32
Pings lost: 0 (0% loss)
Shortest ping time (in milliseconds): 58
Longest ping time (in milliseconds): 104
Average ping time (in milliseconds): 79

As you see very good, but in the day these pings jump well above 200ms in the same situation.

Can a VPN help me, and can you explain to me how I would go about setting up via the MBR-1000.

Thanks


dib22

join:2002-01-27
Kansas City, MO
said by Dexter1992:

As you see very good, but in the day these pings jump well above 200ms in the same situation.

Can a VPN help me, and can you explain to me how I would go about setting up via the MBR-1000.

A VPN *could* help if the vpn dropped out where your game server is... BUT that is a big if... I fear that the 200ms is due to load, and even a vpn can't magically skip line in the queue

The MBR 1000 doesn't support the setup and maintenance of the VPN on the router itself... you would have to configure it on the PS3... if a PS3 can even do VPN connections (not sure that it can).

Mcom Sprint accounts are routed normally... that is you are assigned a real IP address... Virgin Mobile assigns you a 'routeable but dark' IP address and then proxys your requests to a real IP. If you were having problems with remote desktop, or running a small server for security cameras etc... then a VPN would help you get around this routing on virgin mobile... but it wouldn't be needed on a sprint connection.

Dexter1992

join:2010-07-16
Winona, MN
Alright, I understand. After I did some searching it appears the only way to use VPN on PS3 is through ICS, running VPN on windows with the PS3 connected to the computer.

It is tower load and I wish Sprint would do an upgrade on it.