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    Latency and Virtual Private Network

    I decided to see if could reduce my latency using a VPN. My lowest available ping is 60 to Virginia and I would consider eliminating 15-20 milliseconds to be a huge success. Likewise, lowering the latency on my worse servers (Texas, Illinois, California, Washington, ...) would help quite a bit. So far there is nothing good to report. The first VPN service I tried is HideMyAss and it seems to have only doubled my latency. The second service I tried is Overplay and I can't seem to connect to QuakeLive while it is enabled. The error I receive is "XMPP Connection Failure". If anybody can shed light on this I would appreciate it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Retribution View Post
    I decided to see if could reduce my latency using a VPN. My lowest available ping is 60 to Virginia and I would consider eliminating 15-20 milliseconds to be a huge success. Likewise, lowering the latency on my worse servers (Texas, Illinois, California, Washington, ...) would help quite a bit. So far there is nothing good to report. The first VPN service I tried is HideMyAss and it seems to have only doubled my latency. The second service I tried is Overplay and I can't seem to connect to QuakeLive while it is enabled. The error I receive is "XMPP Connection Failure". If anybody can shed light on this I would appreciate it.
    I know that the World Freeze League guys were looking into VPN's as a way of evening out pings in international matches. I'll see if I can find out how they got on. It's certainly an interesting topic.
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    Try to find a VPN provider who has a server close to the QL server that you will be playing from.
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    Quote Originally Posted by swampy View Post
    Try to find a VPN provider who has a server close to the QL server that you will be playing from.
    Apparently HideMyAss has several servers in these states. Concerning Texas, I connected to the VPN and ran a tracert to the Dallas QuakeLive server and each hop is ~56 milliseconds. However, when I connected to the Dallas server my ping is 130. Is there something I'm misunderstanding?

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    Seems like a few people use them

    This is fairly helpful, from the WTFast site, as used by one of my friends (kanzo) :

    http://blog.wtfast.com/2012/12/ssh-t...educe-lag.html
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    http://www.quakelive.com/forum/showt...905#post228905

    c3 had a forum thread on VPN's back in August 2012. You may want to read that too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DocPossible View Post
    Seems like a few people use them

    This is fairly helpful, from the WTFast site, as used by one of my friends (kanzo) :

    http://blog.wtfast.com/2012/12/ssh-t...educe-lag.html
    I'll check it out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by drunkenFooL View Post
    http://www.quakelive.com/forum/showt...905#post228905

    c3 had a forum thread on VPN's back in August 2012. You may want to read that too.
    Might try FixMyLag.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DocPossible View Post
    Seems like a few people use them

    This is fairly helpful, from the WTFast site, as used by one of my friends (kanzo) :

    http://blog.wtfast.com/2012/12/ssh-t...educe-lag.html
    WTFast doesn't seem to work for me.

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    Does anybody know why when I use Overplay there is an XMPP Connection Failure?

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