Online Multiplayer Gaming can be really frustrating if you have a poor internet connection or a poor setup at your home. Here we explain you how you can optimise it for your best gaming experience.
You might have a super fast computer with high-end components with you as your gaming PC, but if you don’t a best fit internet connection, gaming experience is going to be bizarre.
Not every gamer can afford a high end SLA based commercial internet connection which comes with ping, jitter, latency levels commitments from their ISP, so this 10 steps will help you fix your poor gaming experience and beat your online enemies faster.
No ISP is going to help or support or comment about your gaming ping or latency when you file a support ticket or complaint to them, as it never comes under any ISP support scope for broadband, so you have to be sure about your backend home setup and devices capability before jumping into serious gaming.
Internet Speed & Ping Latency
First off, you need to have a good wired broadband connection. Wireless broadband and 3G/4G/5G should be avoided if you really want to have a good gaming experience. Once you have a wired connection like a fiber broadband or copper wired broadband connection, you may check the latency to google 18.104.22.168 or cloudflare dns 22.214.171.124 and if the latency is good, then your ISP has good connectivity till you.
NOTE – Gaming server ping or latency isn’t going to a part of your ISP support scope, so if you are good figures, its good to go but if goes bad, then may be just wait for it to auto fix and if it really stays very bad for many days, then maybe get in touch with your ISP to check your connectivity.
Play on Ethernet LAN Connected Computer
It’s always a good idea to choose an Ethernet connection over Wi-Fi if available. No matter how good your connection and router are, a wired connection will always provide more consistent speeds and lower latenc
Router MTU Settings
Double check the router MTU settings and if its set to 1480 or 1492, change it to 1500.
Reposition your Router
If your computer or laptop doesn’t have a ethernet LAN adapter, and you are forced to play over WiFi,then make sure your computer sits next to your router. Any distance or objects like wall or devices are going to kill your experience.
Change WiFi Channel
Use the Android App. WiFi Analyzer to find the cleanest WiFi channel in your home and set that channel in your router.
Once you have a good router – its time to enable the QoS for gaming, so it gets you the best experience.
Turn Off Other Devices or Disconnect
Its recommended to use a dedicated connection just for gaming and not mix it with whole family connection. If you do, then its better disconnect all the devices from the router DHCP assigned list and just keep the gaming computer online while playing.
Play in your Closest Server Location
Its recommended to always choose the closest gaming server of your game. For example, if you are in India and you are playing a game ABC, then you should look for its servers in Mumbai, delhi, chennai, etc.
Recommended DNS to use is Google 126.96.36.199 and Cloudflare 188.8.131.52
Reboot ISP Device & Router
If nothing above works, then better reboot everything and give the devices a break and restart again after 15 minutes.