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Why is my ping so inconsistent?  


Koji
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QUESTION:

So, I've been playing Fortnite (I'm so sorry, I fell into the trap with everyone else) and sometimes my ping is decent. 60ms, not amazing, but not too bad either.

But then, at other times, my ping is from 250-500ms. Is there a reason for this? Granted, my network has a lot of other devices on it, but I don't know much about networking - does bandwidth connect with ping? I have noticed that when there is nothing else on my network the ping is great.

So, is there a good way to fix this? It's not like I move my PC around, I play on a desktop, so I am always the same distance from the server I use. Is there some weird setting that I would turn off to fix this? 

Thanks!

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BEST ANSWER:

Ping is not related to bandwidth directly but can be negatively impacted if something else is consuming all the available bandwidth and constraining the rest of the network. Ping is very impacted by wireless signal quality, interference, etc.as well so if you're not using a wired connection then that can definitely be a big reason why it varies so much.

SOURCE: https://linustechtips.com/topic/921546-why-is-my-ping-so-inconsistent/

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