I like to play the game League of Legends but lately have gotten unacceptable amounts of latency (400+ ping). After finding out the game server's IP (126.96.36.199) I tried to traceroute it to see if there are any problems. As it turns out, there are:
C:\>tracert 188.8.131.52 Tracing route to 184.108.40.206 over a maximum of 30 hops 1 <1 ms 1 ms 1 ms fritz.box [192.168.178.1] 2 25 ms 27 ms 25 ms lo1.dr8.d12.xs4all.net [220.127.116.11] 3 34 ms 28 ms 27 ms 1418.ae3.xr4.1d12.xs4all.net [18.104.22.168] 4 43 ms 26 ms 25 ms 0.so-0-2-0.xr1.tc2.xs4all.net [22.214.171.124] 5 25 ms 53 ms 30 ms xe-1-3-0.ams12.ip4.tinet.net [126.96.36.199] 6 31 ms 32 ms 37 ms xe-3-0-0.fra23.ip4.tinet.net [188.8.131.52] 7 33 ms 32 ms 33 ms internap-gw.ip4.tinet.net [184.108.40.206] 8 * * * Request timed out. 9 * * * Request timed out. 10 * * * Request timed out. *snip* 30 * * * Request timed out. Trace complete.
As you can see it never finishes. I have tried everything on my side to improve the connection, but I have ruled out everything (network card drivers, modem firmware, line issues). I have ~50 ping with any other european server, and I used to have around that with this one too. But since two weeks the latency has skyrocketed. And I'm not the only one, many (mostly italian) people report the same issue, with the same traceroute stuck on internap-gw.ip4.tinet.net.
Is there anything I can do to bypass this and get my previously good connection back?