Reduce your ping, Tips for windows users. (mainly in League of Legends view) 33

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If you are reading this, I am sure that you are messed up with the high ping. I am a League of Legends player and I am playing it with 300ms ping. Most of you might consider yourself as lucky. Always be nice to ones with high ping, they do not choose to be laggy, it is just their connection.

I am from Sri Lanka, playing in the North American server. If you are from Australia, New Zealand, or some Asian country you might have experience the problem with a high ping. First, I would like to tell you that, this is completely normal. If you are from Sri Lanka, ping around 280 is expected

What is ping?

In computer gaming, a ping, also known as a high ping or low ping, is a measurement of how fast the connection to the game server the player has. For example, a player with a low 50-ping is going to have a better game experience than a player with 250-ping. To help with server response times some game servers may only accept users who have a low ping.

How to reduce ping?

I recommend you to check our ping reduce checklist and apply all possible fixes. As I told before most of the time, you are getting a high ping, that is normal and you can’t do anything about it. If you search the web for “high ping fix or lag fix”, you will find lot of small tools that claims to reduce the ping. Beware!! not all are trustworthy. “Leatrix Latency fix” is one of the famous among them. If you are truly far from the server, they cannot be much use for you. In addition, there are paid VPNs that allows a reduce ping, but you have to pay for them (monthly). I do not think it is a good idea to pay for gaming with real money.

Talking more about use of VPNs, they can only help you when your routing (How data transmitted from client to server) is not optimum. Most of the time it is optimum, so will not get any benefit. But I have seen some people playing with low ping using VPNs.

Here are my tips for you – 300 ping is ok, if it stays that way. However, the problem is it is getting high sometimes. This happens due to the other programs using the bandwidth at the same time. You have to make sure that no application tries to use internet at the same time you play games.

  • Disable all automatic updates
  • Stop applications that need continues internet connection
  • Exit your browser, even you don’t browse that can eat up you bandwidth
  • Use the “Resource monitor” to identify the processes that use the network.

How to use the Resource monitor to identify the processes that use the network

  1. Open Resource monitor (go to start menu> type “Resource monitor”)
  2. Go to the network tab
  3. You can find all the processes that use your bandwidth
  4. Right click on any of then you can “End” those.

Warning: There are system processes as well as user processes. You should not touch any system process if you do not have a complete idea of what it is doing. On the other hand closing user processes will not do any harm. Search the internet with process name to get more information on that process.

Playing with the ping

When you are left with high ping and if you still need to play, You have to adopt to high ping, so do lot of Asian players. You cannot play racing games with high ping. If you are playing RTS games like League of Legends, World of War craft, there are some tips that make your life easy.

  1. Choose a less difficult champion
  2. Using a ranged champion is more east(if it doesn’t have any directional powers)
  3. Keep your eye on ping.
  4. Go to safe if it is rising and do the check on Resource monitor.

It is always a hard job to play with a high ping, good luck reducing it!

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33 thoughts on “Reduce your ping, Tips for windows users. (mainly in League of Legends view)

  1. Reply Little help Apr 24,2013 9:02 pm

    Many consumer routers have a special setting that will allow you to prioritize certain network traffic. This setting is usually NOT required to have League of Legends run properly. If you do not configure the QoS settings properly, you may actually end up slowing down your League of Legends experience. A few examples of situations where QoS may help are; you are on a shared connection, you have very low bandwidth or you have multiple computers attempting to play League of Legends at the same time. However, discussing how to set up QoS is outside the scope of this article. You can find a very detailed guide

  2. Reply Razor4502 Apr 24,2013 9:06 pm

    You can simply reduce your lag by following this simple steps found in the lol site,

    Move away from a wireless connection
    Close any bandwidth intensive programs(torrent, VoIP, Video Streams)
    Restart your network hardware
    Bypass extraneous network hardware
    Disable your firewalls
    Contacting your ISP

    More info on this available in the league of legends site.

  3. Reply admin Apr 24,2013 9:10 pm

    Thanks for the additions, visitors will find it useful!

  4. Reply Value Adition Apr 24,2013 9:15 pm

    A number of things contribute to high ping.

    1. Your distance from the server. For example one of the crossfire servers is in Canada, I get 200+ ping because I live so far away from it (Australia)
    2. Your internet connection. The faster your internet is, the lower your ping will be
    3. Reliability. If you don’t have reliably even internet you will find your ping spiking (going up alot very fast then back down)
    4. Bandwidth. If you are taking up bandwidth by downloading something, watching youtube or browsing the web your ping will be higher
    5. Connection. A wireless connection (depending on the strength) can add 40-50 to your ping
    6. Router. A router will also slow you down and add to your ping.
    7. Computer. If your computer is running many programs at once or has many processes running this will slow down your ping
    8. Antivirus. Your antivirus will want to scan all incoming packets which will slow you down so make sure you turn it off
  5. Reply Milton Apr 27,2013 3:40 pm

    magnificent points altogether, you just gained a new reader. What would you suggest about your post that you made some days ago? Any positive?

  6. Reply geforce May 4,2013 9:09 am

    Graphics Lag

    The granddaddy of all lag, this is the result of a general slowdown in graphics, and is a common occurrence for any gamer. Basically, your system just can’t produce enough Frames Per Second (FPS) to make everything feel nice and smooth. Anytime graphics lag happens, you’ll typically get a reduction in the responsiveness of your controls. Your actions take a fraction longer to be reflected in the graphics on-screen because it takes your system a bit more time to create each new frame of graphics and send it to your monitor.

  7. Reply techspot May 4,2013 9:10 am

    – keep all drivers up to date
    – set your pagefile to a fixed size like 1024min/1024max, and put it on a different drive than the one where you have windows installed
    – put your pagefile on your fastest harddrive
    – defragment your harddrive(s)
    – disable unnessesary drivers and windows services
    – close background applications/processes
    – turn down audio quality in-game or disable audio
    – disable antialias and anisotropic filtering
    – lower your resolution
    – lower texture resolution
    – get a better cooler and overclock your system :))

  8. Reply Runescape May 28,2013 3:16 pm

    hello!this is extremely nice site!

  9. Reply Seo Jun 13,2013 11:10 pm

    Thanks for the tips! I am also living in Sri Lanka and always had a hard time because of that ping. But try this software called Mudfish Game Acceralator and also CforsSpeed Network Share Control.

    Mudfish acceralator

    I can guarantee that these software will actually make your gameplay 100x better. I had like 350ms ping but it decreased to 245ms!

    Also, consider these points for a low ping:
    -dont do any other activities than lol on that network
    -stay close to the router
    -get a better network card/update the drivers
    -clean your computer/check for any viruses
    -delete the caches.

    Hope it helps 🙂

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  11. Reply admin Jul 14,2013 1:57 pm

    Hi buddy! Nice to have a comment from SL visitor! Thanks for the contribution,GL with your gaming carrier.

    btw I haven’t tested those software (Mudfish and Cforspeed)so hope they actually work!

  12. Reply admin Jul 14,2013 1:58 pm

    @geforce, @techspot : thanks for the addition guys!

  13. Reply Poor EUW player Oct 6,2013 4:58 pm

    Thanks for the article, but I tried all of them but still my ping is too high. I was playing at 80 ping and now it is around 200. So decided to try this article, there was some improvement but still it is too high. Can you please help me

    • Reply admin Oct 6,2013 5:06 pm

      If this is a issue that you are experiencing from last few weeks, sorry to say I am also experiencing bit higher lag these days in EU west. I think it is due to the high number of players in EU west in these days. I think Riot will take the necessary actions quickly. This might need a server upgrade. If this is due to some other issue, I’ll let you know about it.

  14. Reply sub zero Oct 22,2013 2:54 am

    Latency and “lag” are one and the same. It happens when the connection between your computer and the server is slow, resulting in higher ping, reduced sensitivity, and overall frustration.

    Latency is not FPS lag, where the graphics are laggy but your ping is fine. In FPS lag, your framerate drops, in most cases, to an unplayable number (i.e., 10).

    This guide is for optimizing the connection between your computer and the server ONLY.

    1. Uninstall Pando Media Booster

    Pando Media Booster is a peer-to-peer program that was used to download League of Legends. After it finishes its job, it stays active in your computer and seeds the league file. This uses up precious bandwidth, and thus should be removed.

    Pando Media Booster can be removed by going to the “Uninstall Programs” section of your computer and uninstalling it there.

    On Mac, Pando can be uninstalled by opening Pando, choosing “Reset Pando…” from the Pando menu, clicking “Reset Pando” and waiting for Pando to quit. Then, find the Pando application in your Applications folder and drag it to the trash. source

    As xandresx points out, some games may use Pando Media Booster to install, therefore you should make sure that you’ve downloaded your Pando games and closed Pando before uninstalling Pando.

    2. Quality of Service (QoS)

    Just a note, if you have low bandwidth limits, it’s advisable not to touch QoS! Be warned!

    You will need to be logged in to the router like in option 2: Forwarding Ports. Some routers support QoS, and the way to check is just to google ” QoS Settings.”

    Once you find the QoS settings, make the priorities of ports 5000-5500 on UDP the highest possible priority.

    If you are on Windows Vista or Windows 7, you can open up “Resource Monitor” from the start menu (search for it) and then click on the Network tab of the resource monitor. Start a league of legends custom game, and when you are in-game, look under TCP connections of the Resource Monitor. You should see a “Local Port” associated with LeagueofLegends.exe. Be sure to set this port as highest priority in the QoS settings. According to a Rioter here, “Most consumer level routers do not implement QoS properly. Meaning that turning it on just gives you worse network performance. I do not recommend using it.”

    I used QoS to set priority over Netflix, because if I didn’t I would end up with 300 ping per game. By prioritizing my League traffic, I could take priority over Netflix and get a good ping 20-30.

    3. Forwarding Ports

    Forwarding ports really doesn’t do anything. It can, however, prevent connection issues. It’s a good thing to do.

    As freeogy writes, “While there is little risk to forwarding the ports listed below, opening any port theoretically increases your networks vulnerability. Please make sure you’ve taken proper security precautions before forwarding any ports, and if you’re unsure, consult Google.”

    For this you will need access to your router, as well as the username and password. Find the model number of the router and search on google for the router configuration page. Open command prompt, then, type “ipconfig” without quotes and press enter. The default gateway number is the number you put into your browser’s web address. If there are multiple gateway numbers, try them all until you get a login page. From here, log on and find the port forwarding options section.

    Forward ports 80, 443, 2099, 5222-5223, 8393-8400 on TCP and 5000-5500 on UDP. More Info Here.

    If you need a Server IP Address, go to Command Prompt, type in ipconfig and press enter, and find your “IPV4 Address” and use that as the server IP.

    If it asks for a specific IP address from which to forward, go to Command Prompt, type in ipconfig and press enter, and find your “IPV4 Address” and use that as the server IP.

    If you are on Windows Vista or Windows 7, you can open up “Resource Monitor” from the start menu (search for it) and then click on the Network tab of the resource monitor. Start a league of legends custom game, and when you are in-game, look under TCP connections of the Resource Monitor. You should see a “Local Port” associated with LeagueofLegends.exe. Be sure to forward this port too under TCP and UDP.

    4. Check Other Processes.

    If you are on Windows Vista or Windows 7, you can open up “Resource Monitor” from the start menu (search for it) and then click on the Network tab of the resource monitor. Under the Network Activity section, click on the “Total (B/sec) column to sort by the applications using the most bandwith. Stopping these programs will reduce the network load, giving you a better connection to League of Legends.

    For windows 8, Open “Administrative Tools” applet from the traditional Control Panel. Launch “Resource Monitor” from the list of administrative tools.

    5. Local device network limiting

    As capybara123 points out, if you are streaming pandora, and playing league, and you are the only user of the internet, you can use [netlimiter]( to limit Pandora’s bandwith share, to give more bandwith locally to League of Legends.

    6. Plug directly into the wall.

    While wifi is great and all, nothing beats an Ethernet leading from your computer to the router. If you’re losing packets, this should be the first thing you try. Next up you should go yell at your ISP.

    7. Talk to your ISP

    It might be that your network node has problems. Or something. Don’t hesitate to ask your ISP if issues occur.

    I’ve been doing this for a few years now, and it has reduced my latency spikes. The only problem is that Riot’s servers go down occasionally too, and there’s nothing that can be done on my end to fix that. I’ve gone from a fluctuating 60-300 ping (dependent on if netflix was being used somewhere in the house) to a stable 29 ping. (maybe 35 sometimes, but that’s it!). A long time ago I promised to make this post but…I procrastinated. If you have questions, ask below and I’ll try to answer them to the best of my ability!

  15. Reply kwoxerde Jan 8,2014 7:29 pm

    Or you simply use the and having your current pings always in view.

  16. Reply nonoydgreat1 Apr 18,2014 7:22 am

    help me please to how to readuce my ping 400 plus

  17. Reply ultraspree Megagaming Jan 15,2015 4:10 am

    SHIT. My brother is having this problem when others are using the same network while he is playing LOL. Sadly, we only have one network. How to fix this problem?

    • Reply Agnilam Jan 15,2015 4:30 am

      This problem is bit hard to fix. As a example if one use the same network to download with a download accelerator, you will obviously have a increased lag. I don’t think you are having admin privileges to the network, but if you have it you can prioritize traffic from a single IP, or a service. This require some knowledge in this router configuring. Here I have talked about QoS settings.

  18. Reply I care, now Jul 1,2015 7:52 pm

    Please compare and contrast: lag, latency, jitter. There is a bit veracity dearth in both the article and comments.

  19. Reply I care, now Jul 1,2015 7:54 pm

    Self education search terms: VLAN, QoS, pfSense.

    Please don’t rely on the low quality hardware rented/provided by your residential isp. Please stop using wifi.

  20. Reply I care, now Jul 1,2015 7:56 pm

    Why do you believe you can employ the traffic flavor of ping in one direction to measure other traffic flavors per se, or other directions?

    (this is ignorant at best)

  21. Reply I care, now Jul 1,2015 7:59 pm

    Do not install pando: it is MALWARE

  22. Reply I care, now Jul 1,2015 8:02 pm

    @ Value Adition

    Physical distance is not what you think. The routing logic, and traffic path is, but. .

  23. Reply I care, now Jul 1,2015 8:03 pm


    “The faster your internet is, the lower your ping will be”

  24. Reply Agnilam Jul 2,2015 5:01 pm

    @I care, now: Sorry I don’t control comments, so I will not answer what you have replyed to comments made by others. But for Jitter and ping(latency, lag), In simple terms jitter is the variation in ping. If the ping is changing a lot we call it high jitter.

  25. Reply TeAN Nov 6,2016 3:23 pm

    I have a doubt my friends pc gives 60 ping a few miles away. But I having different isp have125 ping. I think this is not normal. Anyone any ideas?

    • Reply Agnilam Nov 9,2016 4:03 am

      This is totally possible. I have tried 3 IPSs and all 3 gave different pings and difference was more than 50. There is a huge difference between wired and wireless connections. And There can be differences due to how they are routed.

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