World of Warcraft latency driving me crazy!

stepi.xD

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okay... first off: (i'll try to keep it short and sweet :whistling:)

Two major things happened.:

1) We recently upgraded from 384 kpbs to 4mbps (mweb is ISP :twisted:, using telkom line rental)

2) I recently started playing WoW

Problem: When trying to play WoW after 6pm on weekdays and on weekends I get 1000-20000 ms. I Usually run on around 350-800 ms. But when I try to log on on weeknights or weekends it starts lagging like hell.

I play on the european server Sylvanas. Strange thing is, my web browsing and download speeds are awesome (getting download speed of about 350 kpbs). Only WoW seems to be lagging... :confused:

I have tried various reported "solutions", ie:

Changing DNS server
Trying tunneling services like WTFast etc.
Doing hacks to registry
Deleting Cache

I'm paying for my time on WoW so it pisses me off. :twisted::mad:

It's definitely not server orientated coz the server seems to be functioning like normal and my guild plays fine, with lagging old me running around and trying to attack something without having to wait 8secs for weapon to strike or spell to cast.

Is anybody else on Mweb experiencing similiar problems? Is it ISP orientated or does the problem lie with me? Knowing that it is mweb and that the problem should be fixed soonish will make me feel more at ease.

I really wanna play on weekends... who doesn't? lol :D

Someone please help before I pull all my hair out :wtf:

Ty ^^
 

w1z4rd

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Is anyone else using your line? With torrents perhaps?
 

stepi.xD

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no... I unplugged all the other PC's cables from the router. Only mine is plugged in... so I'm currently the only one with internet connection...

and still i'm lagging like hell... /sigh
 

davemc

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You need to purchase another account from an ISP that provides good latency during weekends.
That used to be the WebAdrica Unshaped accounts, which are realllllly expensive, but, I don't know who the best ISP for this is any more.
The trick is to only use the expensive account when raiding or pvp'ing and when the cheaper account is lagging.
EDIT: What Magnarmalok said as well
 

stepi.xD

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ty for all the speedy replies :)

@Magnarmalok: ty, i've been reading for about an hour now and this thread has shed a lot of light on my prob. good to know i'm not the only one suffering ;)
 

Gtx Gaming

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yeah by using proxy it should eb fine i just got my 512kbs line, did voa 25 with 320ms fine using reduce your lagg proxy
 

SnowWar

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Agree, try another ISP. I'm using normal 4mbps Webafrica shaped with proxy on Sylvanas also and I had 223-240ms pretty solid the weekend.
 

semaphore

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Mweb is your problem, they dont know what they are doing, i use axxess express+, or webafrica and my latency has been fine.
 

SnowWar

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Mweb is your problem, they dont know what they are doing, i use axxess express+, or webafrica and my latency has been fine.

Only problem we now have is you, but I don't think any1 will ever be able to fix you... a lost cause!
 

semaphore

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Only problem we now have is you, but I don't think any1 will ever be able to fix you... a lost cause!

goddamit, you beat me to it :/ thou it was going to be reversed. The problem i have is that everytime i see you, i just cant help but frap to Ron Jeremy porn..

ffs you see what you make me do, always derail threads into homosexuality..

Get rid of mweb dude, its crap, they blame blizzard (lol)
 

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You need to purchase another account from an ISP that provides good latency during weekends.
That used to be the WebAdrica Unshaped accounts, which are realllllly expensive, but, I don't know who the best ISP for this is any more.
The trick is to only use the expensive account when raiding or pvp'ing and when the cheaper account is lagging.
EDIT: What Magnarmalok said as well

They have prioritised wow traffic on their shaped accounts as well. I play on one, and get an average ping of 250. Also using the Leatrix Latency Fix which seems to help nicely.
 

semaphore

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They have prioritised wow traffic on their shaped accounts as well. I play on one, and get an average ping of 250. Also using the Leatrix Latency Fix which seems to help nicely.


There was an issue with webafrica a few weeks ago, but no issues so far anymore.
 

Conack

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WebAfrica has really gone the extra mile with WoW since their own folks also play.
I spoke to one of their Engineers who added most of the EU Server IP's to their priority list, which means that even during office hours the latency's solid. (Good times from 7 Dec onwards...)

My latency using WA + a Tunnel service on a 4mb line (without the leatrix fix or anything else) averages around 228ms at any time of day - and i'm not that close to the George exchange.
I wouldn't bother with leatrix or any other such registry changes. Changing your TCPack value might decrease your latency slightly, but will also increase your bandwidth usage by a bit - which can lead to DC's on a lesser line.
 

semaphore

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WebAfrica has really gone the extra mile with WoW since their own folks also play.
I spoke to one of their Engineers who added most of the EU Server IP's to their priority list, which means that even during office hours the latency's solid. (Good times from 7 Dec onwards...)

My latency using WA + a Tunnel service on a 4mb line (without the leatrix fix or anything else) averages around 228ms at any time of day - and i'm not that close to the George exchange.
I wouldn't bother with leatrix or any other such registry changes. Changing your TCPack value might decrease your latency slightly, but will also increase your bandwidth usage by a bit - which can lead to DC's on a lesser line.

Might decrease lately slightly ? It decreased mine by 250ms ?
 

Conack

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Well, at ~230ms it can't really go any lower.
Just saying that if you have a decent account and a tunnel then you should hit atleast 250ms avg anyway, at which point the Leatrix fix won't do you good.
 

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Leatrix makes no difference when you using a proxy tunnel, because linux inherently also activates the leatrix latency fix. Before the leatrix latency fix was figured out, there were people tunnel through linux pcs at their own home to get the same effect.
 

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Leatrix makes no difference when you using a proxy tunnel, because linux inherently also activates the leatrix latency fix. Before the leatrix latency fix was figured out, there were people tunnel through linux pcs at their own home to get the same effect.

I am not too sure about that Tinuva... I still get better results running the Registry hack in conjunction with the SSH tunnel. As far as I know, the problem originally exists on your local PC before it even uses the SSH tunnel.
The way the leatrix guys explained it :

Before Leatrix Latency Fix is installed:

* Server: "Ok computer, I just sent a data packet over to you, got it?"
* Your computer: ...
* Server: "Come on, answer me! I don't have all day! Stop wasting time!"
* Your computer: ...
* Server: "Ok, forget it, I've waited long enough, sending another one over! Got it?"
* Your computer: "Yep, got that one, also got the one you sent before, thanks."
* Server: "Well, why didn't you acknowledge the first one when I sent it? I was waiting ages!"
* Your computer: "Sorry, I'm just trying to make the network more efficient by bundling the acknowledgements together in pairs. This is how I'm setup by default."

After Leatrix Latency Fix is installed:

* Server: "Ok computer, I just sent a data packet over, got it?"
* Your computer: "Yep, send the next!"
* Server: "That was fast! Ok, here's another, got that?"
* Your computer: "Yep, send the next!"

The tunnel is merely feeding the traffic over, but the acknowledgement still occurs on your pc outside the tunnel... Either way, I have tried it with and without the registry fix, and for me personally, it just works better with the fix.
 

semaphore

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Leatrix makes no difference when you using a proxy tunnel, because linux inherently also activates the leatrix latency fix. Before the leatrix latency fix was figured out, there were people tunnel through linux pcs at their own home to get the same effect.

i wont get into a debate about this, but you're wrong. There is a difference.
 
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