Just switched today & getting much hgher latency Hey guys, so I just got hooked up maybe 30 minutes ago and first thing I ran was some speed tests. I noticed I am getting a much higher latency on Start over Cogeco, it's still totally usable but I do play some games and obviously lower ping is better so I was wondering what I could do to possibly lower my latency down, here is a comparison of the 2 connections. I will also add I still have my Cogeco line paid up for today so I can do some testing if need be.
Cogeco Business Starter:
Start Standard Cable Internet:
I tested to a few different places that were farther away around in Ontario and the latency just went up higher each time. I have seen some other tests form people on Start and it was a reasonable 20-30 so I figure mine is high and hoping to correct that somehow.
I am using the Motorola SB5101N which is the DOCSIS 2.0 modem with the Cogeco version of Start Standard Cable Internet, I don't believe that should effect my latency like this over the DOCSIS 3.0 though. If anyone can help out I would appreciate it.
EDIT: After reading some threads I tested the Toronto Nexus server and my latency was around 40 which was better but did some more testing with games with a buddy of mine who is a few cities over and who is on Cogeco and I was consistently getting 25 or more ping on him from a few servers we connected to. We would normally be within 5ms of each other no matter what server we were on.
Rocca just let me know that the problem on Cogeco's end with the interconnection and when fixed hopefully in the near future pings should go back down 20-25 more which is great news.
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reply to khronlk
Yes, it's 'The Phantom PING', and you can read more about him in other START forum threads.
Also, you appear to be on the 8/800 plan with START.
If so, a D3 modem might still help transfer rates somewhat during peak periods, but the ping thing would be about the same in either case.
My own tests on START's 16/1 plan confirm those observations.
BTW, the Toronto Nexicom server will show a somewhat lower ping if you manually choose it.