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High spikes in ping

  • 27 May 2020
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What would cause high spikes in my ping every 5 minutes or so? It is usually around 28 but shoots up to 300 which causes using Shadow unusable.

 

I am using it on OS X via ethernet.


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Same here, but on wifi, considering buying a longer ethernet cable to connect directly and test. Been through multiple forums trying to find a fix, but nothing. Would be manageable if games didn’t freeze graphics-wise, as now I need to Alt-Tab or Task Manager re-open to reinitialize.

Same here there is no fix I've had the  same screen freezes for a year now.

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Ping plotter is a good tool to use from your shadow to find out where in the route the latency spikes are coming from.  Sometimes its a node that is very local and a tech can fix the problem.  Larger backbone problems are more difficult to resolve.

Same here, but on wifi, considering buying a longer ethernet cable to connect directly and test. Been through multiple forums trying to find a fix, but nothing. Would be manageable if games didn’t freeze graphics-wise, as now I need to Alt-Tab or Task Manager re-open to reinitialize.

So I did buy that long ethernet cable - works great hard wired, no lag/stutter. As soon as I get back on wifi, it comes back.

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Same here, but on wifi, considering buying a longer ethernet cable to connect directly and test. Been through multiple forums trying to find a fix, but nothing. Would be manageable if games didn’t freeze graphics-wise, as now I need to Alt-Tab or Task Manager re-open to reinitialize.

So I did buy that long ethernet cable - works great hard wired, no lag/stutter. As soon as I get back on wifi, it comes back.

Are you using 5ghz wifi? If so and you are still seeing spikes, then your AP sounds over loaded. I have a lot of devices on my AP, so I bought a 2nd one for Shadow and my Oculus Quest. 

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Reminder - nothing will beat ethernet for a good Shadow experience lol :)

I would chime in here a little bit, I used to see huge spikes in latency when my system was the only one connected, two points.
Check your local area, if you have a lot of WiFi access points available, even on though you’re connected through 5GHz, this can cause interference and the spikes.
This worked for me though despite the large number of hotspots in my area, a tool called WLAN Optimizer.
There’s a thing on Windows 10 that keeps it constantly sending out connection scans even when it’s connected which causes the spikes.

Installed and ran that to disable the background scan and everything’s been “mostly” good, interference peaks aside…
I will echo Darasin’s final note though… Nothing will beat wired Ethernet for the best Shadow Experience.

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What would cause high spikes in my ping every 5 minutes or so? It is usually around 28 but shoots up to 300 which causes using Shadow unusable.

 

I am using it on OS X via ethernet.

Who is your ISP? Unfortunately you may be having routing issues that a few other peole have been having on Gravelines...

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