Experiencing Latency

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Elyna

Senior Member

03-21-2013

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Originally Posted by AldiePrime View Post
Ok so I've been so frustrated by the problems I just downloaded NetBalancer - http://seriousbit.com/netbalancer/ to see if there's anything that was using up my bandwidth (there wasn't) but I did adjust LoL to have a "High" Network Priority - you can adjust this inside of NetBalancer while playing the game. My ping immediately went from being 300-500ms to 60-70ms for the rest of the game. I don't understand what's up with this problem - but I hope it helps some of you out.
I tried that just now. Didnt help


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Jolxik

Junior Member

03-21-2013

I've got the same problem since the time the Quinn patch was live. Still getting it, and now disconnecting some games during even just walking around. By the time it stabilizes, I'm either dead and my teams complaining, or I've not moved at all. Would be nice if a red at least gave us an idea of what's going on with this.

• In which format do the spikes occur: 3v3, 5v5, ARAM, unranked, ranked, etc? All of the above.
• Does it happen at a particular time/location: during team fights, when you’re at spawn, randomly, etc? Randomly
• How often are the spikes? It's been pretty random. Sometimes I can play a game without any spikes at all and not have any issue besides the increased ping, or I'll get three to five lag spikes a game.
• How long do they last? 30 seconds to a minute.
• What symptom(s) do you see during spikes: champion “ice-skating” or jumping around, game hitches, etc? Ice Skating, and jumping around. Or just delay between my mouse click and the action being done.
• What’s your ISP? Eastlink
• Do the spikes only happen in LoL? Yessir.

Side note: I play this on both my mac and my desktop pc, and I get this lag on both systems.


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Royal Pancakes

Senior Member

03-21-2013

Just recently got this problem,
I just get random disconnection but my ping is perfectly fine


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The 6th Hokage

Junior Member

03-21-2013

I've had this problem for about a week now. My ping used to always hover between 80-90 ms and now it averages (if that's the right word, considering the frequency of the spikes) above 300ms. That said, looking to the top right corner and seeing 300 is a beautiful sight these past few days, as I'm more used to looking at "Attempting to Reconnect" while my ping reading dances above 16000ms. It's ridiculous.

I've searched far and wide and thought I had found a glint of hope noticing this thread, but it appears 170 pages worth of the same problem are falling on deaf ears. That's disappointing.

I'm really tech-dumb so if anyone could guide me through running a traceroute (I'm using a mac) or whatever is necessary in diagnosing this problem, that'd be great. Until then, may there be mercy on my teammates...cause this latency is seriously letting them down xD


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nobigdealbro

Senior Member

03-21-2013

I googled "Cogentco" and "League of Legends" and found stuff going back for quite a while, even posts on Virgin communications' website (since they apparently oversee Cogentco's network or something). Someone even mentioned that LoL was hogging so much bandwidth that they started throttling it, and told RIOT they could pay extra to remove the throttle. That's just something I've read. The fact that this always happens during primetime definitely speaks to it being a bandwidth issue. And it explains why RIOT wrenchmen can't really do much to fix it.


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Exelcior

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Senior Member

03-21-2013

Same problem here since 5 hours


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Elyna

Senior Member

03-22-2013

I'm starting to think minions are causing this lag. Before minions spawn, perfectly fine, as soon as they spawn. Welcome to the League of Lag. This will happen every single time more minions spawn.


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Litonel BP

Senior Member

03-22-2013

Well about 5 Months...

"Bigger Esport Game"

Lets see how long this game goes on, such a mediocre service.


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Aerox

Recruiter

03-22-2013

Same problems here, appear to be on "CogentCo's" end. Never had a problem prior to this, connection was always great and I assumed it was because I lived just a couple blocks from Riot HQ.

Lag spikes seem to occur during three main instances (although I get the occasional random one that doesn't match the pattern): during teamfights, when I first walk by one of my own towers I haven't been near in a while, and sometimes when towers start firing.

Traceroute shows everything being fine through RoadRunner (my ISP), and then crashing and burning once it gets into CogentCo's network.

C:\Users\Jonathan>tracert 216.133.234.193

Tracing route to 216.133.234.193 over a maximum of 30 hops

1 <1 ms <1 ms <1 ms 192.168.1.1
2 38 ms 26 ms 29 ms cpe-75-84-216-1.socal.res.rr.com [75.84.216.1]
3 10 ms 12 ms 13 ms tge1-1.snmncaby-cer02.socal.rr.com [76.166.16.85
]
4 22 ms 14 ms 15 ms tge0-8-0-10.lamrcadq-ccr02.socal.rr.com [72.129.
9.104]
5 13 ms 15 ms 15 ms agg28.tustcaft-ccr01.socal.rr.com [72.129.9.2]
6 17 ms 15 ms 15 ms 107.14.17.134
7 16 ms 15 ms 17 ms 66.109.9.26
8 53 ms 49 ms 54 ms te0-0-0-19.ccr21.lax05.atlas.cogentco.com [154.5
4.10.249]
9 56 ms 58 ms 53 ms te0-2-0-2.mpd21.lax01.atlas.cogentco.com [154.54
.0.213]
10 54 ms 55 ms 54 ms te7-1.mag02.lax01.atlas.cogentco.com [154.54.47.
166]
11 14 ms 15 ms 15 ms internap.com [38.104.82.234]
12 15 ms 15 ms 15 ms border1.po2-20g-bbnet2.lax010.pnap.net [216.52.2
55.103]
13 * * * Request timed out.
14 * * * Request timed out.
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Trace complete.


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Skiller Specific

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03-23-2013

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Originally Posted by Aerox View Post
Same problems here, appear to be on "CogentCo's" end. Never had a problem prior to this, connection was always great and I assumed it was because I lived just a couple blocks from Riot HQ.

Lag spikes seem to occur during three main instances (although I get the occasional random one that doesn't match the pattern): during teamfights, when I first walk by one of my own towers I haven't been near in a while, and sometimes when towers start firing.

Traceroute shows everything being fine through RoadRunner (my ISP), and then crashing and burning once it gets into CogentCo's network.

C:\Users\Jonathan>tracert 216.133.234.193

Tracing route to 216.133.234.193 over a maximum of 30 hops

1 <1 ms <1 ms <1 ms 192.168.1.1
2 38 ms 26 ms 29 ms cpe-75-84-216-1.socal.res.rr.com [75.84.216.1]
3 10 ms 12 ms 13 ms tge1-1.snmncaby-cer02.socal.rr.com [76.166.16.85
]
4 22 ms 14 ms 15 ms tge0-8-0-10.lamrcadq-ccr02.socal.rr.com [72.129.
9.104]
5 13 ms 15 ms 15 ms agg28.tustcaft-ccr01.socal.rr.com [72.129.9.2]
6 17 ms 15 ms 15 ms 107.14.17.134
7 16 ms 15 ms 17 ms 66.109.9.26
8 53 ms 49 ms 54 ms te0-0-0-19.ccr21.lax05.atlas.cogentco.com [154.5
4.10.249]
9 56 ms 58 ms 53 ms te0-2-0-2.mpd21.lax01.atlas.cogentco.com [154.54
.0.213]
10 54 ms 55 ms 54 ms te7-1.mag02.lax01.atlas.cogentco.com [154.54.47.
166]
11 14 ms 15 ms 15 ms internap.com [38.104.82.234]
12 15 ms 15 ms 15 ms border1.po2-20g-bbnet2.lax010.pnap.net [216.52.2
55.103]
13 * * * Request timed out.
14 * * * Request timed out.
15 * * * Request timed out.
16 * * * Request timed out.
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Trace complete.

Walk down there and ask them what's up. I've had this problem for a month.