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9-02-2010 @ 9:29PM
Might I suggest Leatrix Latency Fix?http://www.wowinterface.com/downloads/info13581-LeatrixLatencyFix.htmlIt lowers your ping, (I went from about 700 usual to about 400), however can substantially kill your download speed (I went from about 800 KB/S to about 20 KB/S).Here's how it works according to the site:Online games generally use the TCP protocol which requires that network segments sent to your computer be acknowledged in order to provide a reliable connection.Windows bundles these acknowledgements together and sends them in pairs. While this is an efficient way of dealing with them generally, the inevitable delays caused by the bundling process increase latency considerably.This is because when Windows queues up an acknowledgement in order to bundle it with the following one, the game server has to wait for the acknowledgement timer to expire before sending new data.Leatrix Latency Fix removes the acknowledgement bundling process so that an acknowledgement is sent immediately for every segment that's received. This produces a significant reduction in latency as there is no longer a delay before new data is sent to your computer.In a normal networking environment, you would prioritize network efficiency over latency and use the Windows defaults, but in online games the opposite is true and you want the lowest latency you can possibly get.
9-02-2010 @ 10:10PM
THIS is awsome, trust me
9-03-2010 @ 5:48AM
Thank you for the info, I will try it out. I do not know why, but my WoW latency really sucks. It is so bad that I dont want to go to a 25 man raid anymore, because I just cannot effectively heal even with lowest video settings. I have a 30 Mbit cable internet, and a pretty OK computer (4Gb RAM, NVidia Geforce 9600 with 512 Mb RAM on the video card, is this considered outdated?). The only thing I can think of is that my boyfriend and I are playing from the same internet, but I feel 30 Mbit should be enough for that. If you can recommend me what to try out please dont hesitate :)
9-03-2010 @ 7:53AM
make sure all torrent clients aren't downloading. if you're using a wireless card, switch to ethernet. The TCP/ACK fix is great (aka Leatrix) and I have no problems with downloading because of it. two players on a 30 mb connection should have no problems unless someone is downloading. Also, log onto your wireless router and see what connections it has. someone could be hijacking your connection and slowing your speed. if there is no one near enough to steal your packets AND its too improbable to use the ethernet cable then switch your wireless to have no encryption, but beware this is highly dangerous if anyone is close enough to use your signal.
9-03-2010 @ 9:02AM
Thanks for the tips, I will check them out at home. I always close everything downloading when I start playing (even things like skype, dropbox, torrent, etc.), and never play from wireless (except when leveling some alt). Everything is pretty good until I get to a 25 man raid. It might be addons though, I dont know.
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