We would definitely want you to enjoy uninterrupted gaming, however there have been numerous discussions about high ping/latency issues in this thread. Have guys had a chance to go through the messages?
I was directed here from a Twitter DM exchange with a representative.
My problem is that for several months my steam downloads have been capped at 1MB/s despite being directly connected to the modem (i.e. wired) and being on the Rogers 150u package.
I have run speed tests that indicate better download rates, but attempting to download games has consistently revealed my connection is being throttled (I would claim similar experiences using Origin and GOG, however, I can't claim this to have been as persistent as I do not use them as regularly).
So we are having a hard time with twitch again. Please see pic below of the twitch bandwidth test. Only way to get Canada ones included is to include a few others that don't matter. The Toronto one seems to be the best one but it fluctuates a lot. Right now seems ok other times the quality is well below the 80% mark. So having to do bandwidth test every time before we stream is a royal pain. Anyone else seeing this?
Stable but higher than normal ping, also random ping everyday
I have Rogers high speed internet with 120 down and 10 up i believe. I recently updated my modem to the newest CODA-4582 because the old one had intermittent connectivity issues.
However, now that the random disconnections are gone, the ping/latency in games are different all the time.
I am the sole user of the internet in a rented townhouse in Northwest Kitchener, ON. And I am connected via Ethernet cable directly to my desktop.
Usually, at best, my ping is about 25. This sometimes stays at 30, or even up to 40 something. I would have nothing but a game running.
This is actually the least of my worries, what troubles me the most is that sometimes the ping goes up to around 70 and just stays there. At first I thought maybe someone in the neighborhood was using my internet, then I checked the admin page and my computer would be the only connection active.
Then I reset the modem hoping that would help (BTW it takes so long for the reset to complete via the hitron login at 192.168.0.1, and I also physically reset the modem), anyway, nothing changed, still 70 ping.
The following are some of the most recent events in the log:
|10||07/28/2017 19:40:28||68010300||error||DHCP RENEW WARNING - Field invalid in response v4 option;CM-MAC=;CMTS-MAC=00:17:10:91:66:17;CM-QOS=1.1;CM-VER=3.1;|
|11||07/29/2017 10:10:33||82000200||critical||No Ranging Response received - T3 time-out;CM-MAC=;CMTS-MAC=00:17:10:91:66:17;CM-QOS=1.1;CM-VER=3.1;|
|12||07/30/2017 19:40:30||68010300||error||DHCP RENEW WARNING - Field invalid in response v4 option;CM-MAC=;CMTS-MAC=00:17:10:91:66:17;CM-QOS=1.1;CM-VER=3.1;|
|13||07/31/2017 17:21:18||82000200||critical||No Ranging Response received - T3 time-out;CM-MAC=;CMTS-MAC=00:17:10:91:66:17;CM-QOS=1.1;CM-VER=3.1;|
|14||07/31/2017 19:40:31||68010300||error||DHCP RENEW WARNING - Field invalid in response v4 option;CM-MAC=;CMTS-MAC=00:17:10:91:66:17;CM-QOS=1.1;CM-VER=3.1;|
|15||08/01/2017 18:27:45||82000200||critical||No Ranging Response received - T3 time-out;CM-MAC=;CMTS-MAC=00:17:10:91:66:17;CM-QOS=1.1;CM-VER=3.1;|
And the signnal strengths and whatnot:
|Gateway IP Address|
|DHCP Lease Time||😧 06 H: 20 M: 56 S: 02|
|Port ID||Frequency (MHz)||Modulation||Signal strength (dBmV)||Channel ID||Signal noise ratio (dB)|
|Receiver||FFT type||Subcarr 0 Frequency(MHz)||PLC locked||NCP locked||MDC1 locked||PLC power(dBmv)|
|Port ID||Frequency (MHz)||Modulation||Signal strength (dBmV)||Channel ID||Bandwidth|
|1||23700000||ATDMA - 64QAM||37.000||5||6400000|
|2||38596000||ATDMA - 64QAM||38.500||6||3200000|
|3||30596000||ATDMA - 64QAM||36.500||4||6400000|
|Channel Index||State||lin Digital Att||Digital Att||BW (sc's*fft)||Report Power||Report Power1_6||FFT Size|
IPs removed on purpose.
I have a feeling after all the tweaking around that its simply the cable in my neighborhood isn't capable of handling all the internet services which should mean an upgrade is necessary because these ping problems usually arise in afternoon to early evening when everyone is usually active on the internet.
Any help is appreciated! I apologize if I sound passive aggressive here and there, sometimes dealing with the biggest internet company in Canada in the past month can give such headaches 😞
@Runshan the DHCP RENEW WARNING is unusual to see. Is the modem going off line at all and if so, if you log into the modem after it returns to service, does the DHCP RENEW WARNING correspond to the drop out time?
Your DOCSIS 3.0 downstream signal levels are all high, their usually around 0 dBmV. The signal to noise ratios are ok. The Upstream signal levels are ok as well.
Just to note, the OFDM frequency and signal level data shown in the table is not correct, so, the only way to determine what the OFDM signal level and signal to noise ratios are, is to contact tech support. They have access to the correct data, so, for interests sake that is what I would do, determine if those values are within spec.
Do you happen to have more than one device plugged into the modem's ethernet ports? Are all of the ports connected ?
Your feeling concerning the neighborhood Cable Modem Termination System (CMTS) not being able to handle the load might be absolutely correct. That can be easily observed by running a continuous ping test from the modem to the CMTS. Please read thru the following post which contains instructions to set up Pingplotter to ping the CMTS. You don't have to buy a licence for Pingplotter unless you want to. It will run in a Pro demo mode for 14 days without any function restrictions. After 14 days, without a Standard or Pro licence, it will kick down a a freebie mode. I wrote that post for the purpose of detecting packet loss between the modem and CMTS, but, by monitoring that path for at least 24 hours, preferably longer, the resulting pingplotter graphical results will show the difference between the modem to CMTS ping times from very early in the morning to the busy evening times where you are experiencing the high ping times. So, thats the starting point, see whats up between the modem and CMTS. The question after that is what can be done about the high ping times?
You indicated that you're in a townhouse. If that's in a large enough complex, there is a good chance that the complex might have its own Multiple Dwelling Unit (MDU) which is essentially a CMTS for a large occupancy building. These normally run 24/7 without issue, but, every once in a while we run into one that has issues. Typically there is more than one MDU on site, so, it might be possible for a tech to switch you over to a second or third MDU. Tech support might be able to advise you as to whether you're connected to a CMTS or building MDU. If its an MDU, then maybe there is a quicker resolution to the problem at hand by being switched to another MDU. That would be my approach with the first line tech support. Fwiw, second line tech support would be able to tell you the load on the CMTS or MDU. For some reason, the first line techs don't have access to that info. I'd ask the question anyways, hopefully you'll be bounced up to a second line tech for a quick discussion on CMTS / MDU loading.
Thanks for posting, great to see the Community leveraging the Gaming Thread. I've been a bit MIA but have been reviewing comments here and there. Need to do a full sweep.
In regards to high ping/latency while gaming, this shouldn't be a regular occurrence. You may be in an area with an issue that is affecting your experience. If efforts have been exhausted, feel free to send me a message with some details. We would need to further investigate.
In regards to Twitch, had a chat with Dave. We were under the impression after engaging AWS - thing were working much better. I can see that folks are still experiencing issues. I'll do some testing & will help consolidate the information so we can further investigate. I may reach out to some of you via PM so we can capture additional information.
Thanks for the detailed replies even though I'm not sure what any of the terms you wrote down meant..
To answer a few of your questions,
yes, my desktop is the sole device connected to the modem most of the time.
Like @Mythen said, I don't experience disconnections when we get those warnings, just ping spikes.
No clue on what I should do regarding "the signal being abnormal".
And the link you included in your original post was unavailable to me.
I've contacted tech support before, but she seemed to know less about everything than I did which was very ironic and disappointing LOL
Further to my previous posts regarding IP Lease time - it has gone back to approximately 55 minutes again. It seems the one minute downtime was a one-off, but having streams and games interrupted every 55 minutes is quite disruptive. Can someone look into this again please? @RogersDave? Would really appreciate it, thanks.