Blizzard's blatant disregard for its Australian and New Zealand players seems like it is a never ending battle. Their 'Hot Fixes' do nothing but make it worse for some players, the only way they can fix our latency issues is to have a Australian/Malaysian/New Zealand hosted server.
I have some simple but small improvements that can be made to help over come extreme latency issues. Today i will show you and help you with some of the programs i use to help over come this problem.
Internet Service Provider:
We all have different ISP whether its Telstra Big Pond, Optus, iinet or even TPG, they can all effect our latency in some way.
To begin with check your internet speeds at http://ww.speedtest.net
Make sure you select an American hosted server in California to start the test. Give it 1-2 mins and you will have your results.
Average Ping/Latency is between 200-380ms.
My ping/Latency sits comfortably around 361ms.
Though this isnt an ideal connection speed it will be slightly different to what you get In-Game.
ISP Connection speeds:
ADSL= Downlad@150kb/s Upload@30kb/s
ADSL2+= Download@500-800kb/s Upload@150-200kb/s
Cable= Download@10mb/s Upload@2-3mb/s
If you are not getting your connection speeds you maybe to far away from you exchange server, which causes a delay in connections.
GameBooster3: I use gamebooster to max my FPS(Frames Per Second) and to help fix some latency issues on my side (Your own computer). Its a good little program that works well, mainly gets rid of background processes that hog up your bandwidth and CPU performance.
Description: Game Booster 3 is capable of delivering the best gaming experience to you even if you have an old PC. One-click to boost PC performance is not enough, Game Booster 3 also allows you to tweak your system for top PC performance. By temporarily shutting background processes and unnecessary Windows services, cleaning RAM, and intensifying processor performance, Game Booster 3 concentrates every little system resource for gaming only.
SmoothPing: I have not personally use SmoothPing but i did test with the test page they supplied me with. :http://www.smoothping.com/pingtest
Desciption: Smoothping is a service that creates a faster way to play multiplayer online games like World of Warcraft, Aion and Rift by reducing your ping time (the amount of time it takes for the information sent from your computer to reach the gaming server, and vice-versa). In most cases, Smoothping can lower your latency or in-game ping by as much as 50-70%.
If there is anything you would like me to add/fix/make a guide for please leave me a comment and i will get back to you ASAP.
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