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Need help finding out my latency

Posted on 2004-09-25
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Last Modified: 2013-12-14
Ok so i just got this book hacking windows xp and it shows how to adjust your internet connection. You half to download a big file and while its downloading do a tracert on the website and then they say the highest ms is your latency well i dont quite understand it cause the highest i have is like 200 and something. Could someone please tell me what my latency is? Heres the results :

tracert www.tweakxp.com

Tracing route to www.tweakxp.com []
over a maximum of 30 hops:

  1    18 ms    26 ms    26 ms
  2    23 ms    19 ms    14 ms
  3    17 ms    20 ms    26 ms
  4    31 ms    30 ms    20 ms
  5    24 ms    24 ms    29 ms  tbr2-p012401.dtrmi.ip.att.net []
  6    42 ms    30 ms    31 ms  tbr2-cl1.cgcil.ip.att.net []
  7    30 ms    29 ms    30 ms  ggr2-p3120.cgcil.ip.att.net []
  8    33 ms    29 ms    33 ms  att-gw.chi.sprint.net []
  9    25 ms    31 ms    31 ms  sl-sbcint-4-0.sprintlink.net []
 10    27 ms    39 ms    30 ms  bb2-p6-1.emhril.ameritech.net []
 11    33 ms    46 ms    38 ms  bb2-p0-0-0.applwi.sbcglobal.net [
 12    30 ms    30 ms    38 ms  ded1-fa6-0-0.applwi.ameritech.net []

 13    34 ms    43 ms    36 ms
 14    36 ms   237 ms   215 ms  backbone.f0-0.c7206-2.noc.apl.athenet.net [209.1
 15    36 ms    43 ms    44 ms  border1.wel.mke.athenet.net []
 16    58 ms    54 ms    75 ms  radtke-host4.clients.athenet.net [

Trace complete.
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Your average latency is 62 ms ± 11
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First, latency is the time required for a packet to go from source to destination.  Tracert shows the latency between each routed device.  So, your total latency is the total of the latency between each device.

There is a much better command to use however to discover the latency.  It will give you results that are much more accurate.    This command is Pathping.

Here is a brief article on it and its use:




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