Hello, I've recently purchased a Netgear router: "Product Model: WNDR3400". I had a Netgear router before this one: "Product Model: WNR3500L". The older modle, "WNR3500L", had given me a ping of 60ish, sometimes 80 when I'm doing a lot of cool guy stuff. However, now that I've installed the new router, "WNDR3400", my ping has been bouncing off the walls; I've even lost some packets in ping tests via Network Utility ping test to the IP address 188.8.131.52 (Which is your PVP server as you know). The router was installed two days ago. (Edit note: the new one I got, WNDR3400, is suppost to be better in every way compared to my older modle)
Before going on LoL, I set up my router's ports as shown below:
(Note: I didn't include 5222-5223 as 5000-5500 makes this commend tedious and, me thinking it could be that, found out that obviously, it won't even let you put 5222-5223 port forwarding when there is already a command overwriting it: ie 5000-5500.)
Now the second cool guy thing I did was I went to my WAN setup and did the following:
I disabled port scan and DoS protection to lower the amount of protocols the ping has to go through to reach.
Checked the "respond to Ping on Internet Port" option
Disabled IGMP Proxying
Opened my NAT Filtering, like a boss
and lastly Disabled SIP ALG (Which was just incase it had some effect on the game)
At this point I bet you're like "Well that should do it", but na, I'm like "Screw that, I'm the only person in my house who deserves internet". So I then preceded to do the following:
I went into my QoS Setup and made it so my MAC adress had the Highest priority and that other MAC adresses had the Lowest priority.
Now after consulting the Elder of The Internet, and demagnetizing the box which contains the internet, I sat down and started to play LOL. My computer on the internet was moving smoothly with GOD like speed. My computer's firewall is down, I'm running nothing on my Macbook pro that would hinder my adventure into elo hell. Now there I am, all humdrum and bigheaded, logging into a draft pick game and BOOM 444 ping.
After I was done crying and going back and forth with the router to make sure I didn't miss anything and touched the router in a dirty spot it didn't want to be, I got fed up and called up Netgear themselves. After jumping through many hoops with a really nice fellow I've discovered that I did everything I should and COULD have done with the router to make it work as fast as humanly possible. They had then given me a list of possible reasons for such high ping:
1. The computer I was using was preventing the ping from performing at it's highest. (Debunked because my computer can burn a hole into the hole that it just burt on the surface of the sun. Also I had set up everything I could humanly do way beforehand)
2. My internet provider is not providing me that there high quaintly internets I had been paying for. (I'll get to those SoBs in the morning)
3. The game, LoL, had changed their ports or even other problems on LoL's end.
As you can tell I'm a linier kinda guy when it comes to trouble shooting, so did you guys change your ports recently or any other problems that would result in such high ping.
(Note: I cannot go back to my old router, as it is no longer within my reach)