There are many other factors besides internet connection that can affect your ping, and I’ll help you to deal with these factors first:
Connect via Ethernet cable
Ethernet cable connection is usually preferred for online gaming. Because WiFi connection is prone to many real-world interferences, such as nearby electronic devices, walls and even distance from the router. Directly connecting via ethernet cable eliminates all types of interferences and ensures you get the best available speed. Alternatively, you can also disable the WiFi in your router and connect via ethernet. As each router has a different interface, I can’t give you precise instructions on how to do it. But to give you a hint, access the router settingsand look for Disable WiFi option under WiFi options/settings.
Eliminate bandwith hogs
If you want to play TruckersMP using your WiFi, I would advise you to turn WiFi off on all the devices that are able to connect to the network. Another app or device using your network can make the ping surge as they will eat the required bandwidth. Turning off the WiFi is important as background processes in other devices may still eat up bandwidth. Secondly, exit all the apps on your PC and make sure no background apps are eating up the resources. In Windows, you can check the taskbar and the task manager ( Ctrl + Shift + Esc ) processes section to look for background processes.
Use a gaming VPN
Although a VPN usually slows the internet connection, but it can also help make the connection clean, if that’s the problem. There is a chance your ISP might be throttling your connection or rerouting you through congested networks. In that case, you can try a gaming VPN. I have personally never tried a gaming VPN as my connection seemed clean. However, many users have achieved up to 70% ping improvement using a gaming VPN. Unfortunately, there is no reliable free gaming VPN available right now. Although my recommendation would be VyprVPN, as it offers a free trial to confirm whether it will work for you or not, which makes it a safe choic.
A great little tool for Windows users. PingEnhancer basically makes few adjustments in Windows registry to increase the frequency of TCP packageacknowledgment that enhances ping a bit. Without going into the technical jargon, it forces the network to check every data packet transferred, i.e, increasing the connection accuracy. Although accuracy leads to better ping, but it may inversely affect the overall internet speed as more packets are needed to be scanned now.
1. Launch the tool and click on the Optimize button.
2. Next, restart the PC and your connection will be optimized.
In case you have recently started facing high ping or it happens occasionally, then it might be a problem with your network or PC configurations. Below are some fixes:
- perform a clean boot
- make sure pc and router are not overheating
- keep all the drivers up-to-date
- clean up your pc
- contact your ISP
If these methods didn’t work for you, then a reset may help you. Both PC and router are involved in keeping your ping normal, resetting both of them should fix any type of software related issue. However, do keep in mind that resetting PC and router will lead to deleting all the data in your PC and resetting your configurations in your router.