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Wizen
Aspiring Expert
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Message 1 of 5

Downgrading to Infinity 1 because of ping issues and interleaving

Hello,

 

My Xbox Live subscription ran out and I can't be bothered renewing it (too expensive and not worth the money). Instead I've been trying to use Xlink to play Halo 3, among other games with friends. Xlink essentially tricks the console in to thinking the players are connected via system link instead of the internet.

 

The trouble is that pings between the client and host need to be <30ms, otherwise the console wont connect to the host. And my ping to literally every one of the dozens of lobbies on Xlink are in the region of 40-60ms. This is annoying because they are all UK hosts, and many of them are in my city. My friend's on Virgin Media, Bethere and Sky are all able to join eachother, with pings hovering in the 25ms range, but my latency is double everyone elses.

 

I currently get 58Mb download and 20Mb upload on Infinity 2. If I downgrade back to Infinity 1, what are the chances interleaving wont be applied to my line? I can't stand living in London and suffering 32ms+ to servers only a matter of miles away from my house. And pings to other gamers living only a few miles away are between 40-60ms... 

 

Tracing route to multiplay.co.uk [85.236.96.68]
over a maximum of 30 hops:

1 <1 ms <1 ms <1 ms DD-WRT [192.168.1.1]
2 13 ms 13 ms 13 ms 217.32.147.104
3 14 ms 13 ms 13 ms 217.32.147.158
4 19 ms 20 ms 18 ms 213.120.181.126
5 19 ms 19 ms 18 ms 217.41.169.95
6 19 ms 18 ms 19 ms 217.41.169.109
7 18 ms 19 ms 18 ms 109.159.251.237
8 32 ms 32 ms 30 ms core1-te0-2-4-0.ilford.ukcore.bt.net [109.159.25
1.141]
9 30 ms 30 ms 27 ms core4-pos0-6-5-0.telehouse.ukcore.bt.net [195.99
.125.193]
10 26 ms 37 ms 26 ms 194.74.65.58
11 29 ms 29 ms 29 ms te5-2.gs1.core.enta.net [87.127.236.42]
12 30 ms 29 ms 30 ms te1-1.interxion.core.enta.net [87.127.236.86]
13 30 ms 36 ms 30 ms gi4-3.enta-transit.as35028.net [84.45.252.122]
14 28 ms 28 ms 28 ms www.multiplay.co.uk [85.236.96.68]

Trace complete.

 

Tracing route to cpc3-leic17-2-0-cust435.8-1.cable.virginmedia.com [86.2.149.180
]
over a maximum of 30 hops:

1 1 ms <1 ms <1 ms DD-WRT [192.168.1.1]
2 13 ms 13 ms 13 ms 217.32.147.104
3 13 ms 13 ms 13 ms 217.32.147.158
4 18 ms 19 ms 18 ms 213.120.181.142
5 19 ms 18 ms 19 ms 217.41.169.95
6 19 ms 19 ms 19 ms 217.41.169.109
7 18 ms 58 ms 18 ms acc2-10GigE-3-2-0.sf.21cn-ipp.bt.net [109.159.25
1.217]
8 30 ms 31 ms 26 ms core1-te0-2-2-0.ilford.ukcore.bt.net [109.159.25
1.145]
9 29 ms 29 ms 24 ms peer2-xe10-0-0.redbus.ukcore.bt.net [109.159.254
.66]
10 29 ms 29 ms 28 ms 194.74.65.22
11 28 ms 27 ms 28 ms glfd-tmr-1-as0-0.network.virginmedia.net [62.253
.185.77]
12 30 ms 30 ms 30 ms glfd-bb-1b-ae5-0.network.virginmedia.net [213.10
5.159.45]
13 * * * Request timed out.
14 30 ms 30 ms 30 ms nrth-bb-1c-ae0-0.network.virginmedia.net [62.253
.174.106]
15 30 ms 30 ms 30 ms leic-core-2b-ae0-0.network.virginmedia.net [62.2
53.174.118]
16 34 ms 34 ms 32 ms host82-3-35-122.not-set-yet.ntli.net [82.3.35.12
2]
17 41 ms 46 ms 38 ms cpc3-leic17-2-0-cust435.8-1.cable.virginmedia.co
m [86.2.149.180]

Trace complete.

 

I need pings of below 30ms to be able to use many of these free gaming services. I know that interleaving is automatically set by DLM so the admins/staff can't do anything to improve it. Does anyone have any other suggestions other than downgrading to Infinity 1?

 

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Supertourinvec
Contributor
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Re: Downgrading to Infinity 1 because of ping issues and interleaving

Going to have to agree with the high case of interleaving I have higher pings than I did on ADSL Max Fastpathed rather unbareable on a Hardcore gamers point of view.

 

Tracing route to bbc.co.uk [212.58.241.131]
over a maximum of 30 hops:

1 <1 ms <1 ms <1 ms BTHomeHub.home [192.168.1.254]
2 16 ms 15 ms 16 ms 217.32.144.68
3 24 ms 112 ms 16 ms 217.32.144.94
4 21 ms 21 ms 21 ms 213.120.181.222
5 21 ms 21 ms 21 ms 217.41.169.41
6 21 ms 21 ms 21 ms 217.41.169.107
7 21 ms 21 ms 20 ms 109.159.251.117
8 31 ms 36 ms 35 ms core1-te0-0-0-4.ealing.ukcore.bt.net [109.159.25
1.25]
9 30 ms 26 ms 26 ms peer1-xe3-2-0.telehouse.ukcore.bt.net [109.159.2
54.221]
10 26 ms 26 ms 26 ms 194.74.65.42
11 * * * Request timed out.
12 28 ms 27 ms 27 ms ae1.er01.rbsov.bbc.co.uk [132.185.254.46]
13 28 ms 29 ms 28 ms 132.185.255.60
14 29 ms 28 ms 29 ms 212.58.241.131

Trace complete.

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lowei
Expert
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Re: Downgrading to Infinity 1 because of ping issues and interleaving

If you're on a JTAG and have the ping limit patch removal you can then connect to any game.

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john46
Distinguished Sage
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Message 4 of 5

Re: Downgrading to Infinity 1 because of ping issues and interleaving

Downgrading will have no real effect as interleaving is applied to the line to stabilise it .

It is not speed related
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Wizen
Aspiring Expert
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Message 5 of 5

Re: Downgrading to Infinity 1 because of ping issues and interleaving

I don't have a jtag, just a default console, so I'm guessing Xlink is off the menu. Can't connect to anyone and every UK host on the list is 46ms+.

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