what is a ping

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by jamespond, Mar 8, 2002.

  1. jamespond

    jamespond Guest

    in a previous thread i asked about playing mohaa online and said it was slow and when i pressed the fire button it didnt fire for about 20 seconds.Robbiesan suggested i try the ingame browser for a better ping. so my questions

    what is a ping?
    how do i find out my ping?
    if im connected by modem is it better to join a game with a low ping or a high ping?
     
  2. existenz

    existenz Guest

    You cannot choose what ping you have.

    Your connection to the Internet determines your ping...

    If you're on cable or DSL, you will have a lower ping than if you connect to the internet using Dial-up...Low ping is obviously better, cuz the response is faster...

    Your ping should be shown when you show your scores...though i've never played mohaa multiplayer, so I am not sure. But in Counter-Strike, the pings are shown in the Scores...
     
  3. PUDBUDZ

    PUDBUDZ Guest

    I'll try to tell you this in a simple way.

    Ping is measured in miliseconds...Its the amount of time it takes to transfer information to another computer...for gaming a low ping is critical!

    What you were describing sounded more like lag than your crappy ping.

    If ya want to game... better look into some form of broadband!

    Good luck!

    Pud