Why is PING So Important For Online Gaming?

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  • Jacob Hall
    Jacob Hall  5 days back

    My ping can vary from 10ms to 32ms depending on how many device's are connected to the WiFi...just imagine if I got a cable 😎

    • Epic Troll
      Epic Troll  1 weeks back

      Fortnite has like 800 ping so much internet is required they need them a vpm

      • Andrew Prasanna
        Andrew Prasanna  3 weeks back

        Just get to the point!!!

        • Andrew Prasanna
          Andrew Prasanna  1 weeks back

          @Starboy3664 shut up

        • Starboy3664
          Starboy3664  2 weeks back

          There is so much to explain. Be patient and watch the video.

      • Wendi Benson
        Wendi Benson  3 weeks back

        9600 baud....that is all :)

        • Chicken Tikki Masala
          Chicken Tikki Masala  3 weeks back

          Play at 1.75x speed to actually hear...

          • Michelle Gelbish
            Michelle Gelbish  4 weeks back

            You want better ping? Simple! Just spend a fortune and get your own server (I think it's technically a server) connected to the backbone fiber optic cables of the internet. Basically put yourself in front of the internet service providers and their consumers. Otherwise, it would be your current situation, where you have to wait for it to travel through your providers and every server & consumer under them, plus the countless miles of cables or satellite transmissions

            • dbaksh3917
              dbaksh3917  4 weeks back

              Only here due to the codmw beta
              I had a feeling dying was due to ping and at some points it was ,you can just tell. What I learned from this video, is to contact my ISP and ask about gaming options for online lol

              • Bubbly eagleYT
                Bubbly eagleYT  4 weeks back

                We need sa servers 😭😭

                • Vertigo101
                  Vertigo101  4 weeks back

                  I average latency of 60-135 with spikes of 125k.

                  Vpn won't help when everything is so far away

                  • foamcone
                    foamcone  4 weeks back

                    ping..as

                    • Playtime Boi
                      Playtime Boi  1 months back

                      Me:MY PING SO BAD

                      ping:not my problem loser

                      • Stupid Penguin Sounds
                        Stupid Penguin Sounds  1 months back

                        Yeah, like when a game auto matches you with someone from a different continent, what did you expect?

                        • lesco lesco
                          lesco lesco  1 months back

                          Oi

                          • Bluetearz
                            Bluetearz  1 months back

                            Yeaaaa I'm learning 😂😂😂

                            • Silver Werewolf
                              Silver Werewolf  1 months back

                              Lol, the tick rate is very horrible in csgo, eating bullets all the way

                              • David Patterson
                                David Patterson  1 months back

                                Holy shit I usually only watch the before you buy series but this falcon guy is awesome

                                • Edwin Zell
                                  Edwin Zell  1 months back

                                  Now i understand everthing about PING

                                  • kcuF giB ehT
                                    kcuF giB ehT  1 months back

                                    its kinda fucked cause in siege, the “bad internet” icons are literally from the whole squad, not just you meaning that one aids internet could affect multiple peeps

                                    • Rapidshot
                                      Rapidshot  1 months back

                                      I had 200 ping.



                                      Until I bought the AC1750.

                                      • Donni Kubbitz
                                        Donni Kubbitz  1 months back

                                        I've heard ping is the time it takes to get to the signal base or structure and back, not just there.

                                        • Jackson McGinnis
                                          Jackson McGinnis  1 months back

                                          I thought everyone knew this

                                          • Joce Comb
                                            Joce Comb  1 months back

                                            after 2 years

                                            • Joce Comb
                                              Joce Comb  1 months back

                                              When I play Friday The 13th: The Game I always have the best ping. Which does not prevent me from being one of the worst players... after the years!

                                              • F9ZERO WINNER
                                                F9ZERO WINNER  1 months back

                                                Gameranx where do you get your music on here from

                                                • Nobody like me
                                                  Nobody like me  1 months back

                                                  My ping is like 40 I think.

                                                  • Naresh Maharana
                                                    Naresh Maharana  1 months back

                                                    most gaming routers say they prioritize packets of certain games (based on ports), but they hardly do. It's better to get some enterprise routers (only ethernet/RJ45, can add wifi optional), and hard- code the QoS prioritization queue, using various algorithms.

                                                    • Drew M
                                                      Drew M  1 months back

                                                      The problem with "lag" is people don't seem to understand the difference between frame drops and increase in ping. They're both called lag but are completely different issues. One "is your isp's fault" (in a sense, possibly your location and the location of the server) and one is your computer struggling to run the game smoothly.

                                                      • LateNightMusic
                                                        LateNightMusic  1 months back

                                                        I'm just going hard on WiFi when i play CSGO, landing on somewhere between 2-5ms ping when i game (whilst my girlfriend is streaming series on Netflix)... No gaming VPN, no gaming router, no nothing. It gets kinda irritating doe when I play against russkies with 250ms cus if they peek my ass they gon catch me before i can even see them.

                                                        • Side Dark
                                                          Side Dark  1 months back

                                                          and im here in the middle east with 130+ ping, if im luck

                                                          • 24FOOT TV
                                                            24FOOT TV  1 months back

                                                            CLEAR MY DOUBT
                                                            IN CSGO MY PING IS 7MS
                                                            IN LEAGUEOFLEGENDS MY PING IS 237

                                                            • Sinister Picklez
                                                              Sinister Picklez  1 months back

                                                              What would you do with a nuclear powered gaming pc?

                                                              • bowser369
                                                                bowser369  1 months back

                                                                All you need to know from this video is that you need a low ping number, which i just learned from this video

                                                                • billabongblues
                                                                  billabongblues  1 months back

                                                                  Nobody:

                                                                  R6 player with 9 ping:

                                                                  *ez clap*

                                                                  • BATTLEFIELD BAMBI
                                                                    BATTLEFIELD BAMBI  1 months back

                                                                    I play on 3mbps net lol

                                                                    • Case
                                                                      Case  1 months back

                                                                      291 people who think they know it all...how much they have to learn. Thanks birdbrain, another great video.

                                                                      • skigh45
                                                                        skigh45  1 months back

                                                                        After disconnecting my cable I literally never had a Ping issue with any online games for console ever again. So weird.

                                                                        • Julian Skaj
                                                                          Julian Skaj  1 months back

                                                                          I’ve tried playing BF1 with (999+) ping. That’s what it showed on the screen.

                                                                          • Seth NoWai
                                                                            Seth NoWai  1 months back

                                                                            Actually, there is one thing sonar ping and computer ping have in common and happens to be simplest explanation for ping, this little thing called response time. Sonar basically listens to echo and based on response times shows obstacles or other submarines. Ping on computer is response time in which server can respond back. Hence why ping term was taken.



                                                                            Also a bit of elaboration on gaming routers. You don't need gaming router, to get traffic prioritization. That feature exists on non-gaming routers too, it is called Quality of Service(QoS) and you can find it on quite a few routers, so no need to pay more just to get "gaming" router. Gaming here is just used to as usual price hike for features that are not necessarily limited to gaming routrers. You just need router that has QoS as feature and is capable of prioritizing "realtime traffic", which is what games are, since unlike movies, they can't load sections ahead of the time, they have to update situation on screen in real time.


                                                                            Also since video makes it sound like gaming routers have better WiFi than normal, they don't. Gaming router and QoS does nothing for why WiFi is not reliable enough for time sensitive stuff, even if falcon made it sound like all of this belongs into same bucket. Problem of WiFi is very simply in how many things can effect its signal. Ping over WiFi will be varying far more than on UTP cable. Plus ping on WiFi will add even more delay than ping over UTP cable even if, it would be consistent. So if you can help it, use UTP cable, if not, make sure you are close enough to router to at least get full signal. Preferably in same room, because something as simple as a person going in hallway between you and router can impact response time on WiFi. Or even worse, someone closing the door. You potentially can have bit better time also if you have router with multiple antennas, but that is not guaranteed to fix all of your issues. Another thing that can impact ping on WiFi as well is just other WiFi networks around you. To split things up and allow multiple networks to co-exist, WiFi uses something called channels. Which allows WiFi networks to exist and not interfere each others, which also causes delays in ping. So if there are a lot of other networks, you might need to look for which channels are empty, preferably you would want clean channel with at least neighboring channels clear as well, but in some cases, best you can do is to pick channel with most distant devices in hope it improves things. But there are plenty of things no gaming router can ever fix, because they simply are part of how WiFi works. No amount of gaming in your router will fix that.


                                                                            Also in worse case scenario, it might be worth checking out "powerline adapters", in case you can't get UTP cable from router to your room. powerline adapters basically allow you to use your power lines in house, to communicate, provided they can get clean signal between two adapters. In terms of ping, they are in between, not as good as straight UTP cable, but they also fix many issues WiFi has and give you ping somewhere in between. You just need empty power socket next to router and in your room. Just saying, since Flacon didn't touch on that.


                                                                            But mainly, try using UTP cable, get router that can do QoS and will prioritize realtime traffic and you should have good time. As for gaming VPNs, only get those if you know issue is with how packets are routed. Because they tend to often be overrated. However, a good reason to have VPN is to hide your IP address. Needless to say, for games or services that support dedicated servers at player or have direct connection between you and other player, there are ways to get IP address of certain player and it wouldn't be first time someone pissed off some server admin or someone playing with P2P networked game, to get their IP and start DDoS attack. This is where VPN can do wonders for you, since it hides your IP address. That being said, again, you don't necessarily need gaming VPN to get best out of it, a lot of normal VPNs will do just fine, since they will effect routing as well and if their servers are close, ping penalty for it will be minimal as well. Plus unlike Falcon, I know little secret, your ISP doesn't have full control over how packet is router over internet backbone, they only have influence for their network, as soon as it leaves ISPs network, internet backbone is taking care of routing. Though if you do experience high ping, it is still worth contacting your ISP about it, though they will need some details form your end. Mainly server you are connecting to, how big ping is and what route do packets take. You need first to get other two and other two are just matter of two commands in Command Prompt, "ping" and "tracert". So if you know nothing, you might want to get someone to run those two for you, so you can send results to your ISP and if issue is on their end, they will mostly fix it. Or forward it to appropriate ISP, since internet is much bigger than any individual ISP.

                                                                            • KpopFeels MyJams
                                                                              KpopFeels MyJams  1 months back

                                                                              Will this be on the test?

                                                                              • McMellon
                                                                                McMellon  1 months back

                                                                                • Barry Hart
                                                                                  Barry Hart  1 months back

                                                                                  Sarcasm overload!

                                                                                  • helleet alharbi
                                                                                    helleet alharbi  1 months back

                                                                                    Rainbow 6 siege players where y'all at? I know we're the ones getting those 2698 pings LMFAO

                                                                                    • Lee MP83 ,
                                                                                      Lee MP83 ,  1 months back

                                                                                      Latest Fortnite community outCry ,,,
                                                                                      the bot had 0 ping that's why they (insert some game related shit) me,,,i've got 350Mb fibre still don't get 0 ping,,,so do these players have there consoles strapped to the main server,,,,,

                                                                                      • ZZstaff
                                                                                        ZZstaff  1 months back

                                                                                        This is not a thorough explanation of "ping", however, it is most likely more than enough for the average gamer.

                                                                                        • ZZstaff
                                                                                          ZZstaff  1 months back

                                                                                          This is not a thorough explanation of "ping", however, it is most likely more than enough for the average gamer.

                                                                                          • feldim2425
                                                                                            feldim2425  1 months back

                                                                                            It actually doesn't have to be due to long an complex routing. Internet packages travel (due to the wide spread implementation of fiber optics) often near 100% light speed between network nodes (computers, routers, servers, etc.). A high ping sometimes involves message queues (waiting list for "less important" messages) these are usually not a big problem because the get cleared faster than they get filled, but if some parts of the infrastructure goes down or too may people watch Netflix (for example) it can lead to a situation where your packages have to wait at your ISP (or some other node like the ISP of the gaming server or the actual server itself if it can't handle the input) to get processed further. This is also why it is sometimes "cheaper" to take a more complex route, just to reduce the amount of data running trough one route and resulting in longer wait times or even package loss.

                                                                                            • badboyuk777
                                                                                              badboyuk777  1 months back

                                                                                              what ive noticed is that if I play online games at a reasonable time then I can get into better quality matches with lower ping. However if I play at late night after midnight then I'm screwed as I will have to increase my ping search to get into a match and most likely those players will be from USA or somewhere far with better ping rate than me which will most likely cause my gaming session to suck due to the lag. This was the same thing on the xbox and same for me on PC.

                                                                                              • Ruyi Moonlight
                                                                                                Ruyi Moonlight  1 months back

                                                                                                I came to the video to learn more about ping, but i can't get over the fact that Falcon is not a sonar machine. My life is a lie...