Ok I thought i would take a moment and jot down a few tips for some of the new members that are having Lag issues.
- What is lag I have fast internet its got to be chopcoins fault right? Wrong
Latency and ping are two closely related concepts that have a huge impact on how fast or slow your Internet connection feels, but are rarely mentioned in ISP ad copy. Cable and telephone companies sell their services solely on the basis of bandwidth, typically expressed in megabits per second, or Mbps.
The problem with emphasizing bandwidth is that it’s just one component in the perceived speed of an Internet connection. The simplest way to understand the difference between latency and bandwidth is to picture a water pipe. Bandwidth is the total amount of water that can flow through the pipe in a given period of time (typically expressed in gallons per minute or gallons per hour). If you have a 10Mbit connection, you can download data at a maximum of 10 megabits per second.
What is Latency?
Latency, in contrast, is the amount of time it takes for the water that enters the pipe at one end to exit at the other. If your pipe is just a few feet long, water exits the bottom of the pipe almost as quickly as it flows into the top. If the pipe is 50 to 100 feet long, it’ll take several seconds before the water starts to flow.
Now, imagine that instead of keeping the water flowing in one smooth stream, you have to turn it off and on again every 10 seconds. Each time you do, it takes several seconds for the pipe to fill again (for the purposes of this example, assume that the water inside the pipe vanishes as soon as the valve is closed and must refill when the valve is opened again). If it takes five seconds for water to traverse the pipe and you can only turn the pipe on for 10 seconds at a time, you can only deliver five seconds of water to the end user in every 10 second period.
One way to “solve” this problem is to make our hypothetical water pipe larger. If you can only run water for 10 seconds and it takes five seconds to start flowing, pumping more water per second would seem to solve the problem. If your goal is to fill a series of buckets, then moving more water per second allows you to fill the buckets more quickly.
If, on the other hand, you’re trying to take a shower, then moving more water per second is useless. The goal isn’t to be wetter during the flow period, it’s to maintain a steady, consistent stream of water. What you need, in this situation, is less latency — if the pipe can only open for 10 seconds at a time, you want 10 seconds worth of water to come pouring out that pipe.
Let’s leave the water pipe example for now and return to the real world. Every time you visit a website, stream a video, or download a program, it takes your computer a certain amount of time to contact the host and begin the data retrieval process. If you have multiple tabs open, your computer may be performing dozens or hundreds of these connections per second—juggling incoming versus outgoing traffic, and, in some cases, prioritizing content that needs to be delivered immediately, like Netflix, over traffic that is less latency sensitive, like a background webpage refresh. How long it takes to initiate these connections, and how quickly the data arrives, is critical to the Internet connection’s perceived speed.
Which is more important depends entirely on what you’re attempting to accomplish. If you’re downloading huge files, you probably care more about bandwidth than latency. If you’re trying to watch high-definition video, both are equally important. If you’re playing an online game, latency may be far more important than bandwidth.
*Lag is not coming from the server or Chopcoin HQ lol well not most of it
- Ping to see what your dealing with for speed not bandwidth see blow steps to try and improve ping.
Windows & Linux
Press "Win-R" to open the Run dialog window.
Type "cmd" and press "Enter."
Type <ping www.chopcoin.io> or <ping 188.8.131.52>
Look at the four "Reply" lines for each packet's round-trip time in milliseconds. Look for "Average =" to see the average round-trip time.
Type "exit" and press "Enter" to exit the Command Prompt.
If linux and you dont know how to ping please close the PC as your probably on the wrong computer anyways. lol (network tool is a really nice utility)
Improving Piing times and reducing lag
No magic bullet here but instead a number of possible solutions – it’s a trial and error process. The first, and simplest solution is to close all other programs and windows on your computer, making sure that there are no active downloads running in the background that might be affecting the ping.
The books all now say move closer to the router if your on a wireless connection. Im going to give you my thoughts instead HARDWIRE connecting an ethernet cable its the only way for online gaming a wifi signal can be perfect one second and bad the next and unless your constantly monitoring the signal and channel strength and can multitask and still play the game just plug in and be done.
The next one is the oldest one in the book.
Power cycle the modem ( unplug and remove bat (if present) ) leave with out power for 30 seconds. plug back in and retest.
If you are still having lag issues call your ISP as they should be able to further assist you. There are a number of other things to try but they require much more knowledge then I have time to detail here.
Hope this is able to help you all.