whats is an ok ping time for broadband?

  Tecno Dan 18:37 28 Apr 03
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evening all,

I have recently got broadband and decided to go for a router. I was looking forward to good ping times, but could some one tell me what a good ping time is for broadband when connect at 575Kbps.

I trying pinging the google.com website and got a ping of 170, which is huge. Then i pinged pcadvisor and got about 30. Is there some thing wrong?

any advise welcome, thanks

Dan

  hugh-265156 18:51 28 Apr 03

about 40ms but varies

  Tecno Dan 18:58 28 Apr 03

as the google.com webservie is likely to be located in the US some where, is it normal that my ping to that server would go up to 170?

thanks

Dan

  powerless 19:09 28 Apr 03

PCA is england.

Google is in the USA so ping will be higher.

Try pinging some server is Australia and you'll see the ping shoot up.

  The Idle one 19:22 28 Apr 03

Unless you are gaming then ping is relative.
Mine is larger about 700 as I actually join the net in Germany (Waldrem satlink station) though with a uk isp.
Have had no trouble d/loading or uploading,but the isp says no good for games & the like.

  Tecno Dan 19:24 28 Apr 03

ok thanks guys

  suttzy 22:06 28 Apr 03

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Plenty to look at and tweak

  sunnysingh 22:19 28 Apr 03

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