Solved

High ping times, but instant return?!?

Posted on 2008-10-10
5
549 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-05
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?
0
Comment
Question by:CCG9980
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 3
5 Comments
 
LVL 9

Accepted Solution

by:
Jeff Brown earned 125 total points
ID: 22686742
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.
0
 

Author Comment

by:CCG9980
ID: 22699753
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...
0
 

Author Comment

by:CCG9980
ID: 22699812
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?
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:CCG9980
ID: 31504984
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...
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: Path Explorer

An intuitive utility to help find the CSS path to UI elements on a webpage. These paths are used frequently in a variety of front-end development and QA automation tasks.

One of a set of tools we're offering as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

It is only natural that we all want our PCs to be in good working order, improved system performance, so that is exactly how programs are advertised to entice. They say things like:            •      PC crashes? Get registry cleaner to repair it!    …
If you have done a reformat of your hard drive and proceeded to do a successful Windows XP installation, you may notice that a choice between two operating systems when you start up the machine. Here is how to get rid of this: Click Start Clic…
Two types of users will appreciate AOMEI Backupper Pro: 1 - Those with PCIe drives (and haven't found cloning software that works on them). 2 - Those who want a fast clone of their boot drive (no re-boots needed) and it can clone your drive wh…
Finds all prime numbers in a range requested and places them in a public primes() array. I've demostrated a template size of 30 (2 * 3 * 5) but larger templates can be built such 210  (2 * 3 * 5 * 7) or 2310  (2 * 3 * 5 * 7 * 11). The larger templa…

734 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question