Just a gamer but have a question.

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Just a gamer but have a question.

Post by pwilson47 » Fri May 03, 2013 10:16 pm

Hi I play BF3 and I sometimes play on the Derangedgamers servers. In my command prompt I "tracert" the ip address and even though it's in Dallas, TX which is where I am...the trace went to LA and then all the way over to St. Louis and then back down to Dallas, TX.

Why does it take me around the country and is there a way to route my connection somehow? Or can I just plug into the server i think it's only like 5 miles away.

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Re: Just a gamer but have a question.

Post by kraze » Fri May 03, 2013 10:19 pm

Do you actually see a ping increase for this though? In some cases I've seen weird routing like this and not have it have to much of an effect on latency.

If the server you play on is hosted with us you can email your traceroute along with your home IP to support@nfoservers.com so we can take a look.
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Re: Just a gamer but have a question.

Post by Edge100x » Fri May 03, 2013 11:13 pm

The reverse DNS entries aren't always kept up-to-date at ISPs/NSPs, as kraze was thinking. But, please do send us the trace and your IP.

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Re: Just a gamer but have a question.

Post by pwilson47 » Sat May 04, 2013 4:41 am

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So theres the trace. My ping while playing is really low. It's 16 ms. Let it be clear that I'm not here to complain but just learning because I'm curious. So as per the PNG image I'm really not sure which millisecond to follow. On lines 7, 8, and 9 it really takes along time to get that IP. I really dont understand that. But no I really dont have that much latency to answer kraze's question.

Edge my ip is 76.183.26.158 to answer that question.

Also do I need to add any extension to the tracert command maybe. like "tracert =-6" for example?

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Re: Just a gamer but have a question.

Post by pwilson47 » Sat May 04, 2013 1:56 pm

how do i post an image?

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Re: Just a gamer but have a question.

Post by pwilson47 » Sat May 04, 2013 2:00 pm

>tracert 74.91.120.144

Tracing route to c-74-91-120-144.managed-ded.internap-dallas.nfoservers.com [74.91.120.144]
over a maximum of 30 hops:

1 22 ms 19 ms 29 ms cpe-76-183-0-1.tx.res.rr.com [76.183.0.1]
2 9 ms 8 ms 10 ms tge7-2.dllatx1d-er01.texas.rr.com [24.164.209.193]
3 17 ms 15 ms 15 ms tge0-8-0-4.dllatx13-tr01.texas.rr.com [24.175.38.154]
4 21 ms 26 ms 21 ms agg22.dllatx1k-cr01.texas.rr.com [24.175.36.240]
5 20 ms 16 ms 15 ms agg21.dllatxl3-cr01.texas.rr.com [24.175.49.0]
6 20 ms 23 ms 15 ms ae-4-0.cr0.dfw10.tbone.rr.com [66.109.6.88]
7 14 ms 12 ms 12 ms 107.14.17.232
8 14 ms 13 ms 13 ms 107.14.16.30
9 15 ms 16 ms 15 ms 208.175.175.54
10 14 ms 13 ms 13 ms border1.ge4-1-bbnet2.ext1a.dal.pnap.net [216.52.191.84]
11 12 ms 14 ms 14 ms c-74-91-120-144.managed-ded.internap-dallas.nfoservers.com [74.91.12
0.144]

Trace complete.

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Re: Just a gamer but have a question.

Post by Edge100x » Sat May 04, 2013 10:44 pm

Those reverse DNS entries suggest that traffic is staying in the Dallas area. The latencies confirm this.

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Re: Just a gamer but have a question.

Post by pwilson47 » Sun May 05, 2013 9:38 am

Thank you Edge.

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