CHECKING YOUR SPEED TO A WEB SITE
THERE IS A FEW WAYS TO CHECK YOUR PING TO A WEB PAGE OR ANOTHERS COMPUTERS.
If you want to know how your ping is to a server you would have to know there IP
address. Doing a PING TEST to GAMESPY does not mean your
ping in a room will be low. You have to do a PING TEST to the room you want to
join.But doing a ping test to like GAMESPY or YAHOO. Will let you know when you are having connection speed
problems with your PROVIDER.
Knowing your average ping to YAHOO or GAMESPY can tell
you if you have speed connection problems.If you are running slow or game is lagging more than usual.Then do a PING TEST or a TRACE ROUTE TEST. Since you know
what your ping should be all ready.If it is alot higher than usual then you know its your provider and not the room you are
playing in or GAMESPY.
These TEST are for people on XP or WINDOWS 2000.WINDOWS 98 there
will be a TEST for you at bottem of page.
- click " START "
- click " RUN "
- type in " cmd "
- click " OK "
- you will see a line that says. " C:\Documents and Setting\ "
- to do a PING TEST.
- type in " ping gamespy.com " where its says gamespy.com . You can type in yahoo.com.
or put a IP address there . If you want to do a ping test to a server you play on.
- TRACE ROUTE you do the same thing.
- type in " tracert gamespy.com "
- NOTE: You DO NOT
type in the whole word. TRACE ROUTE. You type in TRACERT.
- Then you just click the ENTER KEY on your KEY BOARD.
- Then the TEST begins.
The less HOPs you have. The better Ping you will be. My Cable gets 25 HOPs and my DSL gets
between 11 and 13. Even with my CABLE being faster than my DSL downloading. My cable is 2.5M and My DSL is 1.5M. I have a
lower ms in the room with My DSL. I believe the reason is.My DSL gets there faster because it has half the HOPs My CABLE has.
WINDOWS 98 TRACE ROUTE TEST.
If you have WINDOWS 98. You can download this program.
VisualRoute.It has a free trail . It also works on XP/2000 Windows also.
WEB PAGES TO TEST CONNECTION SPEEDS