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High ping times, but instant return?!?

Posted on 2008-10-10
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Ok, I just have a little strangeness going on on my PC... When I try to ping anything on my network or on the internet, I get an almost instant return of all 4 replies... however, the times are in the 5000ms range... a ping time that high should take a few seconds at least to return on each one... and it will probably drop the packet anyway.... however, it is returning and my internet is working fine... I think this is a glitch somewhere... anyone else seen anything like this?
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A bad switch or hub can cause this.   Also  Bittorrent or other simular filesharing applications can cause this type of latency when not configured correctly.
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Well, at first I would think this too.... However, the ping times are not correct... the pings are actually coming back very fast, but they are reporting as being very slow... I don't know if it is doing it on all PC's on the LAN, but I will certainly check.... I have turned off uTorrent, but it doesn't change anything...
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Check... it does NOT do the crazy ping symptoms on a different machine on the network... As for the PC with the bad experience, it has AVG antivirus and that is all... no firewalls or antispyware agents are installed... any ideas?
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It turns out it was BitTorrent, but I'm not sure exactly why it does that... when I turn it off, my ping time return to normal...
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