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Lower Ping via firewall

Discussion in 'New Player Tips & Tricks' started by KeredCaltith, Jul 14, 2017.

  1. KeredCaltith

    KeredCaltith New Member

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    By default windows blocks inbound connections.
    darkfall roa\darkfall_roa.exe is the lobby. firewall exception prompt on first run

    Darkfall RoA\data\darkfall.exe is the client, I had to manually create the firewall rule, lowered my ping by about 5


    ??Darkfall RoA\data\sfbrowser.exe might help too??
     
  2. HiramA

    HiramA Goblin Warrior

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    Firewalls are either going to allow or deny 100% of traffic either way. I'm not sure how manually allowing RoA would lower ping. The application/port(s) have be allowed on each level you have a firewall or you won't be able to play at all.

    I haven't looked at a pcap of the connections but I assume your PC talks out first so any stateful/modern firewall should allow the traffic back in without having to write a rule.
     
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  3. Ansem

    Ansem Skeleton Archer
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    If your firewall isn't allowing the game you're not connecting.
     
  4. HiramA

    HiramA Goblin Warrior

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    The only thing I could think of that could cause this would be having so many firewall rules written that processing them adds 5ms of delay to the connection.

    If a new rule for RoA was written and placed as the first rule processed then maybe it would improve the latency?

    I just don't know how you ever think "writing a firewall rule will lower my ping."
     
  5. Caer

    Caer Goblin Warrior

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    No way it could take 5ms, that's _ALOT_, computers are fast.
    It's just a random ping fluctuation. My ping varies throughout the day for way more than 5ms.
     
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  6. HiramA

    HiramA Goblin Warrior

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    Yeah, perhaps I should have emphasized the "SO many rules" part of my sentence... but that would be a ludicrous amount of rules.

    In the end, a firewall rule lowering ping makes no sense... as I think we all agree.
     
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  7. MikeJT

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    This reminds me of the TCP_NODELAY arguments people used to get into.

    I'm sure you're seeing random error and mistaking it for an actual change in your ping.
     
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