Why is my ping so high? [Solved]Quick Fix ping issues (2018)

Why is my ping so high? Sometimes we get high ping values on games or getting answer from websites takes more long time.There can be many reasons.

Here is how to detect the problem and fix high ping ;

Reason 1 : Poor wireless connection

If you use wireless,be sure close to your router.Long distance,walls,other radio signals decrease your connection quality.Connecting to internet with ethernet cable is a good solution.It will decrease your ping.


Reason 2 : Dns Cache problems

1- Restart your router
2- Press Windows+R type cmd ,press enter ,open command prompt ;

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3- Type ;

ipconfig /flushdns

Press enter.

Reason 3 : A background software uses internet

Maybe other softwares uses your internet.To control that follow these steps ;

1-  Close all of your programs,
2- Open task manager and watch the wireless connection transfer graph,

If you close all programs,it should be look like this ;

If much more than that open resource monitor and detect the program with high bandwith usage ;

Uninstall or disable the high bandwith using programs.And check your ping again.

Reason 4 :Other users on your internet

Shared connections increase your ping.Make sure your internet is not used by other computers.Maybe your router password hacked.Change your router password.

Reason 5 : Outdated network driver

Your network drivers maybe outdated.Driver update steps ;

1-Press Windows + R , type ;


Press Enter ;

2-Find your network drivers (Under “Network Adapters” Tab.) , right click , select update driver.

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Reason 6 : Windows 10 update peer to peer connection

Follow steps to disable peer to peer connection ;

Click start,
Click settings icon,
Select update and security,
Choose windows update,
Click advanced options,
Scroll down, click delivery optimization,
Turn off  “allow downloads other pcs”


Reason 7 : Firewalls,Antivirus softwares

Why is my ping so high?Firewalls can slow down your internet connection with extra security processes. Close your firewall and antivirus programs , check your ping again.

Reason 8 : Virus uses internet

Maybe a virus uses your internet.You can find them with method 3.


Why is my ping so high?Another problems ;

-Dns problem : Change your dns to and and try again.If you use dns disable it and try again.
-Long distance : Long geo distance is also increase the ping.Select closest server/site to your location.
-Low internet bandwith : Low internet bandwith also increase ping.
-Internet provider problem
-Game server problem
-Vpn : If you use vpn disable your vpn and try again.