Latency is the time difference between the start of an event and the time that the effects become noticeable.

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Why do I get these latency spikes in games? How do I fix them?

http://pastebin.com/VkisYYMw Results of ping to a LoL server, results are similar to a Dota 2 server. As you can see, the ping flares up going as high as 500 to 600 ms at times. I have tried ...
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What's the theoretical latency of 802.11ac?

Inspired by this slide, I became curious to know the (theoretical) latency of the latest WiFi standard. However Google didn't help. This ppt's 8th slide, compares latency of 802.3 (3000 microsecs) ...
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How do I artificially increase the latency for a device in my network?

I want to test how ping would affect my gameplay on Call of Duty on PS4 and was wondering if there was a way to add about 100ms latency to my PS4's network connection?
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Routers with multiple user increasing latency by request is normal?

I guess my modem have a problem with multiples users sending packages simultaneously, in the past I shared my internet connection with others 4 devices (computers and smartphones) and I played online ...
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What is usable latency for ssh and RDP?

What is usable latency for ssh and Windows Remote Desktop Connection (RDP)? By usable, I mean for things like editing text through a text editor over ssh or RDP so that the latency wouldn't drive the ...
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How do I optimize Windows disk I/O for high-latency throughput?

Let's say there are 25 processes each which want to read and index a large (say, 1GB) file. The hard drive may be capable of ~100MB/sec throughput, but the head movement and rotational latency ...
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How to use OS X's terminal to ping an IP using the latency as a stopping condition for a loop?

What I'd like to do is to ping an IP while the latency is above an specific value. I think an example will help: Let's suppose I have the following result to the "ping *IP here*" command: PING *IP ...
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Ping my URL from a different location

Is there a way to someway mirror a ping request to an URL, to test it's speed from a different location? Say I'm in US and want to request a ping to my website coming from India and check the ...
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Stuttering/Latencies when LAN/Ethernet Driver active

I experience heavy video/audio stuttering when playing a video or general latencies when downloading a file when connected via LAN/Ethernet NOT when connected via WLAN/Wifi. According to my ...
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What is a good WLAN ping time on a clean network?

More specifically, what is your local WLAN ping time (e.g., between a host on the WLAN and your router, or between two hosts on the WLAN, divided by 2)? I had assumed it would be well under 1 ms for ...
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Decreasing Latency on App Similar to high frequency trading

I have a bot on a server that accesses information from a website at a very specific time. I want to minimize the time that it takes for their website to get my request and be the first person in line ...
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Very high latency caused by router?

I'm getting very high pings (2000-10000ms), and intermittent internet connection when using a wireless router (be it on LAN or WAN). When connecting a desktop directly to the cable modem, there are no ...
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Improve and Reduce Latency in DD-WRT with QoS

I was tasked with making a home network today and after installing DD-WRT in one of the routers, I ran some diagnosis and the games became a problem. There is usually one or two people using Internet ...
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Best way to work over SSH (~250ms)

The server in question gives a pretty terrible latency of 250ms since it's on the other side of the globe. Now I'm supposed to develop software in that server, and as you'd guess, it's pretty ...
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Download speed and ping suffers during PC to PC file copy

Why does the ping and internet download speed suffer on PC#1 when files copied from PC#1 to PC#2? During file copy, my ping goes from 20ms to 600ms+, Download speed goes from 1.8MB/S to 250 KB/S give ...
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When buying RAM on a budget, do I choose higher capacity or lower latency?

I would like to know how much of a difference is attainable by using RAM with lower timings and whether that difference is justified by the price. Phrased differently, will lower latency RAM also have ...
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How to monitor changes in the frequency of network latency spikes over time?

I'm currently trying to troubleshoot an issue with my network in which I get latency spikes up to 200 seconds (normally around 50 secs) in an apparently random way at apparently random moments of the ...
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Internet lags for me, but not for my brother

Recently we had a new switch setup in our basement, plus my PC has the newest parts oldest dating 2012. When I play games that requires instant responding like Counter-Strike, League of Legends, FIFA ...
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Achieving very low network latency in Windows (<1ms)

I'm running windows server 2008 R2 on my server and I need to optimise my latency to a certain server, which is currently ~0.4ms (both servers are remote servers in the same datacenter). The server ...
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How can I reduce latency on VLC

I 'm working on a video streaming application. Server is a Linux machine (ffmpeg-ffserver) and client is a Windows machine (vlc player). There is a latency of about 6 seconds. Despite the fact that ...
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How to reduce latency on FFmpeg video streaming?

On a video streaming application between Linux server (FFmpeg) and Windows client (VLC player), there is a noticeable latency of about 10 seconds. FFmpeg command: ffmpeg -re -f v4l2 -i /dev/video0 ...
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Why do Jumbo Frames hurt latency?

Recently I've been reading about jumbo frames and I got confused in a few places. As far as I understand there is a lower bound on the Ethernet frame size between 'store and forward' points (layer 2 ...
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I'm having DPC latency issues with my computer

The LatencyMon report will be added to the end of this. I recently got a modi and magni amp and dac combo and I've had audio stuttering issues. Here is a image of all my drivers I was told that I ...
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Why does latency increase when downloading or uploading?

I recently discovered that latency increases when a download or upload is in progress on my DSL line, sometimes quite drastically. Initially I thought there was a fault on the line but discovered the ...
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Why do I experience latency to certain IP's

This one has me stumped. I read a lot and ask very few questions. I usually have 2 or 3 SSH sessions at any given time. Monitoring applications, working on server configs that type of daily grind. ...
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Options to increase network lattency [duplicate]

I need to permanently increase network latency in approximately 100ms, without losing packets. Reason: On a certain server and internet game my ping is too much lower than the other people playing ...
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What changes to my network settings in Windows 7 can I make to achieve lower latency for gaming?

What changes to my network settings in Windows 7 can I make to achieve lower latency for gaming? I have heard of changing TCP settings in the registry, but I have also heard conflicting information on ...
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Why would dropbox cause an increase in Latency

I am trying to figure out why Dropbox seems to be completely disturbing my internet connection and if others may be having the same problem. When Dropbox is idle, I ran a speed test. I get a ping to ...
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How to approach searching for sources of interface unresponsiveness

On Debian Linux: On a relatively powerful machine I ran an update and both the kernel and the window manager got updated to newer version. At that point the machine become noticeably less responsive: ...
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Wireless Router - Losing Connection, Very Low Speeds - Cause?? Test Results

Looking for answers to an ongoing problem with wireless internet through Time Warner (TWC). There have been 5 technicians out and they can't figure it out. I found a link on this forum suggesting ...
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Simulating network latency for localhost connection on Windows 7

I need to simulate network latency to a program running on the local computer, connecting to a local service. Thus far I have tried dummynet (a windows build of ipfw) which I got working after some ...
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How much of a difference would it make if I switch out my current Corsair 1600MHz CL11 DDR3 for 2000MHz CL9? Especially for the game PlanetSIde 2

I recently bought two modules of 8G (16G total) Corsair Vengeance Series memory Specs: 1600MHz CL11 DDR3. System Specs: i7 4770K to 4.0GHz ASUS GTX 770 MSI Z87 ZMPOWER MAX During most of the ...
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Latency of CPU instructions on x86 and x64 processors

I'm looking for some table or something similar that could help me to calculate efficiency of assembly code. As I know bit shifting takes 1 CPU clock, but I really looking how much takes addition ...
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Determine which computer on LAN causes network problems

I have a simple question, is there any way to determine which computer on LAN is causing network problems? (virus on on of them maybe) Like 10 minutes of 30 minutes of playing online game my ping ...
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What are the requirement for smooth voice chat with Skype?

In our country, Internet is very expensive. In comparison to that, I have a fair Internet connection. However, I experience choppy sound, lagging, etc. when making voice calls using Skype. I use a ...
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how to improve DPC Latency Checker times?

I'm using HP DL360p Gen8, 2 * E5-2640 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1. My friend is using HP DL160 Gen8, 2 * E5-2640 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1. We both made fresh Windows install, updated all ...
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Maximum and Minimum Latency /Transfer time

how would i calculate the maximum and minimum latency and transfer time when I am only given that the hard drive rotates once each minute and each track has 10 sectors?
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Vim write latency in tmux

I have noticed that, while using Vim in tmux over an SSH session, when I write a buffer to disk (i.e., :w) occasionally, while Vim says it's been written, the file remains unchanged. In fact, often ...
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Very high latency with Verizon DSL

At any time in a given day, my ping could be anywhere from 60ms (already too high) to over 1000ms. I've contacted Verizon support numerous times, but it doesn't seem anyone in the tech support center ...
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Xeon vs overclocked i7 Extreme for lowest latency

I am aware that the differences between high-end i7 and Xeon are: compatibility with dual socket motherboards, total L2/L3 cache size. overclocking capability. extra cores - Haswell ...
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More latency using VLC than java browser plugin reading a video streaming

I am trying to see a video streaming in my PC from a mobile phone camera using Android and IP Webcam and I am able to do it but I have a problem with VLC. Runs correctly using VLC and java browser ...
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How to fight network latency and jitter issues on Wifi?

I'm having problems with my Wifi connection. I did a test on PingTest.net with the following results: Packet Loss: 0% Ping: 103ms Jitter: 29ms Same test but from another machine on the network ...
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Calculating hard disk block model reading time

My professor posted a slide on how to calculate the data retrieval from hard disk using the block model. The specs were: 7200 RPM 5ms SEEK 80MB/s TRANSFER RATE BLOCK MODEL : Block size 4KB I ...
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Troubleshooting “bursty” network traffic

I've been having a problem with my Internet connection ever since moving to San Francisco, and it's driving me absolutely up the wall. After using my network connection for anywhere between five and ...
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What can my ISP do? [closed]

I'm from India and customer service is extremely low priority in the agenda of companies here. I use an ADSL connection and I want to know what my ISP can do on their side to improve my latency for ...
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alsaloop: What happens on a buffer underrun?

I am tuning my sound interface latency with alsaloop -C hw:1,0 -P hw:1,0 -t $LATENCY_US When I set $LATENCY_US to 30000, I get around 20% CPU usage. I can restart this a few times and make some ...
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Alternating low and high ping times on ADSL line

I have an ADSL connection at home. Pings times are usually acceptable right after rebooting the modem, between 15 and 60ms to google.com. A few minutes later they go up to 900ms or even higher up to 3 ...
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Roommate lagging internet connection by watching videos from Chinese website. Can QoS fix issue?

My roommate is an international student from China and likes to watch Chinese TV shows online using a website based in that region (we're on the U.S. East Coast). But it causes our network's latency ...
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High latency/ping to local gateway WHILE STREAMING [wireless] [duplicate]

Recently I've become fed up with my wireless internet and want to identify the problem. I don't have a patch cord yet to test a direct connection but so far every computer I've tested has reported ...
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High latency/ping to local gateway WHILE STREAMING [wireless]

Recently I've become fed up with my wireless internet and want to identify the problem. I don't have a patch cord yet to test a direct connection but so far every computer I've tested has reported ...