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Old 02-02-2006, 08:23 PM   #1
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I was talking to one of my friends and was telling him about how i get pings that are higher than they should for my cable provider. Most of the time its over 100 while other people in the same area with a different provider get much lower ones. He said i needed to try to find a different DNS server to use. What did he mean by that and where can i find one. I thought that a DNS server was provided by your ISP and you couldn't just switch to a different one.
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Old 02-02-2006, 09:40 PM   #2
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You can get the dns servers from your isp. Dsn allows you to type in the web address instead of the 64.xxx.xxx.xxx...This makes it easier for you to remember sites, www.computerforums.org is just a mask for the ip address. Go to the website of your isp, and the dns servers should be there
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Old 02-03-2006, 05:32 PM   #3
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i'm not looking for my ISP's DNS servers i'm looking for some that might be faster or more reliable. How would i enter a new dns server to use?
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Sorry, you have their service, and you have their DNS servers. How much are the other people getting? Here's a snapshot of what I get, Bell South DSL:

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C:\Documents and Settings\Michael>PING WWW.COMPUTERFORUMS.ORG

Pinging node1.computerforums.org [72.36.191.10] with 32 bytes of

Reply from 72.36.191.10: bytes=32 time=53ms TTL=111
Reply from 72.36.191.10: bytes=32 time=55ms TTL=111
Reply from 72.36.191.10: bytes=32 time=52ms TTL=111
Reply from 72.36.191.10: bytes=32 time=54ms TTL=111

Ping statistics for 72.36.191.10:
Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss),
Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
Minimum = 52ms, Maximum = 55ms, Average = 53ms

C:\Documents and Settings\Michael>PING WWW.GOOGLE.COM

Pinging www.l.GOOGLE.COM [64.233.161.147] with 32 bytes of data:

Reply from 64.233.161.147: bytes=32 time=56ms TTL=244
Reply from 64.233.161.147: bytes=32 time=57ms TTL=244
Reply from 64.233.161.147: bytes=32 time=57ms TTL=244
Reply from 64.233.161.147: bytes=32 time=56ms TTL=244

Ping statistics for 64.233.161.147:
Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss),
Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
Minimum = 56ms, Maximum = 57ms, Average = 56ms

What's in bold is what is called latency. The higher the number, the slower the connection. This can be caused by many different factors. It could be the ISP's DNS servers. It could also be the site you're trying to visit. It could be you have broadband, which is shared bandwidth- it could be slower at different times during the day. It could also be how many hops you have to go through to get to the site. If you're not noticing it, don't worry about it. You could also ask your friend for your ISP DNS servers. He may know how to change them to some others
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Old 02-06-2006, 07:07 PM   #5
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well my latency's right now are 179,160,178,180, and i am noticing it. It keeps getting me kicked from counter-strike source servers. There's a new provider comming to our area and I will be switching if I can.
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You could talk to your ISP about it, but I doubt they would do anything. The only thing I was able to do at Comcast was create a trouble ticket, and send it to teir 3 support in Philly. Don't know where it goes from their, but it's out of my hands. Latency is sometimes bad on Broadband, which is a shared bandwidth. It's not as bad on DSL lines, where you have a dedicated line to your house fromt he switch- which it can slow down then if you are far away. You just may have poor service in your area, and until many complain, nothing will be done about it.
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