Seems like the further away something is the higher the ping?

I’ve been 350ms ping according to speedtest.net lately, but when i turn my router-modem thing on off i get 11ms ping, so seems like router-modems can cause bad ping.

Anything else?

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It’s called latency or (rarely) RTT, not “ping”, and network congestion is almost always the reason for such high values.

Helix 🧬
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Network congestion doesn’t lead to very high RTT if QoS is done correctly and there is no buffer bloat.

I’m a network engineer and my colleagues and I all say ‘ping’ instead of RTT since that saves us two syllables and everyone knows what we mean ;)

You’re correct of course, the ping tool measures RTT through ICMP.

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