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Why is my ping so high in the first column only when i do a tracert?


When i do a tracert my ping is really high in the first column only on each hop and then it drops to a respectable level. Does anyone know why it is like this on my 4G LTE device? On my dsl when i do the same ping test its pretty even across on each hop. This is what im seeing when i do a ping test on my 4G LTE device.


Tracing route to []
over a maximum of 30 hops:

  1     9 ms     3 ms     3 ms 
  2  1101 ms    34 ms    38 ms []
  3   169 ms    55 ms    52 ms []
  4    52 ms    56 ms    54 ms []
  5   179 ms    58 ms    57 ms []
  6   168 ms    57 ms    60 ms  TenGigE0-0-1-0.GW14.BOS4.ALTER.NET [
  7   181 ms    58 ms    57 ms []
  8   170 ms    59 ms    58 ms  0.ae3.BR1.NYC1.ALTER.NET []
  9   177 ms    67 ms    59 ms []
10     *        *        *     Request timed out.
11     *        *        *     Request timed out.
12     *        *        *     Request timed out.
13   192 ms    49 ms    60 ms []

14   185 ms    51 ms    60 ms [
15   380 ms    73 ms   129 ms []
16   339 ms    69 ms   146 ms []
17   215 ms   152 ms    80 ms [
18   289 ms   217 ms   217 ms []

19   187 ms    87 ms    79 ms []

20   474 ms   314 ms   294 ms []

Trace complete.

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Re: Why is my ping so high in the first column only when i do a tracert?


hi there

see you never got an answer from vzw

take it you still have the high ping or no ping  in my cases

your doing better then i

seems the lte is getting bad with this problem over time as my connection times out causing half loaded web pages  and lots of buffering in video playback

i have had 3 tickets in the past 3 month to try and get this fixed  but they say cant find anything wrong

and noone else is having the problem here are a few things that seems to have helped me out

1  increase your TTL  time till live 

this tells your computer to wait a bit longer before giving up and requesting that a packet of info be resent

2 in your computers network settings and reg you can change packet size to a smaller number and add a stop bit to the packet with a time stamp on each packet back in the old days  this was what v 90 modems did to get v92 speeds and did help with noisy copper wire dial up and seems to help here too

is a tool that will help you change your computer setting and reg

use drtcp and the results from this page

xp win 7 win 8 this will help.  vista did it right and dynamically change these settings on the fly and all of step 2 is unnecessary

remember your original settings write them down so you can go back to them should you have problems

also make a restore point and backup your reg before tinkering with windows os

send a private message to me if you need more help  or get a computer savvy friend to help you out if you need

3  if your signal noise is under 4G  -100bd the lower the better,  there is a way to set your android to lte only  mode.

more likely to lose data and voice in weak signal areas but great if tethering or hotspotting at home

dail *#*#4636#*#* this is a back door to your android software and is open source code by android os  not vzw

and will not unlock your phone voiding warranties. be warned though if you set things wrong in here

you can make more problems  be very sure what you change  and do one thing at a time so you remember and can  dial in again and change it back should you disable something you need. fyi each time you dial in the number it resets to vzw default setting and may look like it did not save setting but it doz. till you dial in again.

good luck


ps im not a vzw rep in any way other then a fellow customer not getting answers.