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Patrick2082

@adamswells.com

IP Address on Homefusion

I live in Indiana and keep pulling a Kansas, Wisconsin ip address. Does this affect performance on Ping and Latency based online games. Thanks

TexasRebel

join:2011-05-29
Edgewood, TX
where your IP address is located doesn't really matter, just as long as your latency is 120ms or less.

cellular networks I believe use a mesh topology and from what was told to me all communicate together over the cellular network on the control channels, unless the towers are using a fiber connection.

ping and latency is generally going to be determined on how loaded a particular tower is configured.


Patrick2082

@adamswells.com
Thank you for the reply. But living in Indiana and connecting to a host in Ohio routing it from Kansas has caused the problem. I 2-3bar on games to were the host is 50 miles from me. Thats why I was wondering if anything can be done. I know on my own testing that the closer the server the better the ping but with it showing me in the wrong location its seems to be making it that much worse. Any ideas?

TexasRebel

join:2011-05-29
Edgewood, TX
2-3 bars is the signal you are getting to whatever tower you are connecting to. Terrestrial IP networks if they are running over fiber, cable, or non-congested cellular networks generally aren't affected by distances, unless you are talking to a server on the other side of the planet and it has to go through a satellite network.

My HomeFusion IP says I'm in the Houston area, when I'm 300 miles north of Houston.. Go figure.. I play WOW just fine on my connection.


kevnich24

join:2006-04-19
Mulberry, FL
reply to Patrick2082
The other poster is right, on LTE or any other low latency fiber backbone connection, distance really doesn't play much of a factor with speeds. Congestion and other factors do. Where the IP is pulled from could be anywhere really and unfortunately you have zero control over that. On my mifi I pull IP's that are registered from all over the country. I can communicate with servers on both coasts with under 40ms latency, as long as the ISP has things routed correctly which Verizon usually does a pretty good job of that. If you REALLY want to see where your traffic is going through, do a trace route to google.com, the different hops are where your traffic goes thru to get to the destination.

I have seen issues with some comcast connections that do some funky routing that causes latency issues but that is even on wired connections. Last I looked they finally fixed it after 9 months.


Patrick2082

@adamswells.com
Just so Im understanding this correctly and explaining this correctly also. In the Admin Page of the router I have a full Signal. 5 bars filled. On my xbox in game, example on Black Ops 2 I get 2-3 bars when Connected to host. As of last night playing it pulled an ip from Wisconsin so I was group with people from that location. I live in Indiana south of Ft Wayne. I could only get a 3 bar connection everyone else was full 4 bar in Game. All players in the lobby were from Wisconsin but I was the only one from Indiana. I live 3 miles from the local tower and have a great signal to it. Just trying to find out if I could get a local ip to connect to players closer to my location. On the WoW game u connect directly to the server you signed up on. On console gaming it picks a console with the best connection.

TexasRebel

join:2011-05-29
Edgewood, TX
sounds to me your referring to the WiFi connection from your XBOX360 to the Verizon Modem/Wireless Router. I don't recall seeing a signal bar within the game of BlackOps 2, unless that's a latency indicator.


Patrick2082

@adamswells.com
Im hard wired from my xbox to the router. On the admin page of the router it shows my signal strentgh to the cell tower. Which is always full 5 bars. When I turn my xbox on and load Black ops search for a game it puts me in a lobby with people that are local to my ip addresss my Homefusion pulls. Example last night my ip showed i lived in Wisconsin so the lobby on my xbox was full of players from Wisconsin. The night before my homefusion pulled a Kansas ip address so it matched me with players from the Kansas area. This is fine but I live in Indiana. When you play on Consoles we dont have dedicated servers. The console for where they place you with the best connection is the host. Once the game starts I can check how well my connection is to the host and typically in 2-3 bars compared to everyone else in this lobby being a full 4bars. Is there anything I can do to get a more localized IP so I can connect to local people for where I live. Thanks

TexasRebel

join:2011-05-29
Edgewood, TX
I'm going to say no in getting a localized IP address for your area. Perhaps if VZW comes out with a business grade version of HomeFusion you might have that option, but the way cellular networks work today is based on a mesh network. Every VZW cell tower is broadcasting and receiving at the same time. VZW has multiple DHCP servers spread out over their network and anyone of those DHCP servers can issue you an IP. It just depends on which one is less busy to service your request. I've held the same IP address for days and have noticed that if I issue a reboot on the Cantenna, it will get a newer IP, usually on a different subnet.

You can try contacting VZW tech support and ask if you can have some sort of static IP assigned to your Cantenna. It's the Cantenna that holds the 4G/LTE radio and does the IP communicating to the 4G/LTE network.


WiFiguru
To infinity... and beyond
Premium
join:2005-06-21
Irvine, CA
reply to Patrick2082
He is talking about the in game quality/latency of the game.

The "bars" in game represent latency. The lower the bar count, the greater chance you have to lagg/get shot.

TexasRebel

join:2011-05-29
Edgewood, TX
ok, well he's got latency issues because he's being assigned to a game server that's close to the DHCP/IP subnet he's being assigned to and like I said, there's not much he can do. Unless he asks VZW for a static IP that matches him up to a IP subnet that's closer to his physical location... If that's even possible..

firepong

join:2006-08-08
Bay, AR
It's possible. The last I checked, to get a static IP on HomeFusion, they charge the same as their Business grade Fios and DSL internet. Don't remember the price, but it was to high for the normal consumer to even bother with getting.


Patrick2082

@adamswells.com
Thanks for all the replies. As per VZW a static IP will run 500.00. Upfront fee. This will ofcourse garuntee the same ip everytime but will not help with the location problem. After talking to 5 different techs to get this set up and ended up cancelling it because none of the techs could figure out how to change the APN on the cantenna for the static IP.I was informed they didnt think it would pull a more localized IP for my location. So I got my answer.

patt2k

join:2009-01-16
kudos:1
Reviews:
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reply to Patrick2082
Try using a low ping vpn? you can choose your closest server , lets say you are in NY and you will use VPN in NY , I think that should help you a lot with black ops peer2peer parties etc..

I would prefer astrill vpn they are pretty good

let me know what you think about it!


Patrick2082

@adamswells.com
How do you do that. The low ping VPN. Sorry I dont understand what you mean.


AB9277

@comcastbusiness.net
Patrick, i live south of ft wayne as well and homefusion is scheduled for next week. Im sure we are somewhat close. Homefusion works fine for you out here? When did you get it installed?