Okay, I joined a network made by my friend, and when I join his Hamachi server, I lag BAD . I ask everybody else if they're fine, and they obviously are; like it takes me about 30 seconds to open a chest, but instantaneously for them . Yes, we talk in Skype, but the server lags nonetheless when I don't even have the Skype process on. This is no FPS lag, but rather block lag.
AMD Athlon(tm) 7550 Dual Processor
2.51 GHz, 3.00 GB of RAM (Note: RAM isn't a problem)
Windows XP x32
ATI Radeon HD 4300/4500 series
AT&T 18mbps internet. (I download at 2 megabytes per second)
I am having EXACTLY the same problem. I am logging into a friend's hamatchi server, 2 other people are on the server, both in different locations, not on the host PC, and they are not lagging at all. I'm getting 30 seconds to a minute lag, and it's completely unplayable. This is not FPS lag, my computer specs can run MC just fine, It's a connection problem. I have deleted everything I have minecraft-related, I have tried the in-browser version, I have tried everything I can think of to fix this problem, and get nothing.
I have the exact same problem. It's not the server's upload speed because nobody else experiences it. There is however, another person with the same cable provider as me and he gets the 20-40 seconds of delay in everything (even chat) as well as getting rubber banded backwards to where you were 10-20 seconds ago. And this typically happens during peak internet usage time, 6-10pm.
If I ping the server and it comes back 80ms or more, I cannot play the game because of these huge delays. Break 10 blocks only to have them not drop any loot and spawn back after a few seconds, with me being teleported back where I was a few seconds ago. Send a message in chat? Sometimes it takes up to 30 seconds to show up.
It feels like the server is waiting for something to time out. .08 seconds (.16 round trip) should not result in walking the distance of a whole chunk only to be catapulted backwards where you were 10 seconds ago.
It's not an upload problem, this game doesn't consume that much bandwidth. I think it has something to do with latency or packet loss.
What do you get if you ping or tracert your friends ip address when you're having these problems? I've noticed if I'm < 50ms the game runs pretty consistently, no rubberbanding, no reappearing blocks.. but as soon as i get a few pings near 80ms things start to go right into the garbage. 50ms="" the="" game="" runs="" pretty="" consistently,="" no="" rubberbanding,="" no="" reappearing="" blocks..="" but="" as="" soon="" as="" i="" get="" a="" few="" pings="" near="" 80ms="" things="" start="" to="" go="" right="" into="" the=""> 50ms the game runs pretty consistently, no rubberbanding, no reappearing blocks.. but as soon as i get a few pings near 80ms things start to go right into the garbage.>
I'm not familiar with hamachi or any other vpn tunneling program but I know that having your data encrypted and encapsulated like that does add some processing overhead which could be where they get that 150ms ping. Do they use the same ISP?
768 kilo bytes per second upload speed...
IT'S NOT MY INTERNET!
Funny you should put those two lines right next to each other.
It's your internet.
That's a terrible, terrible upload speed (which sadly is par for the course these days,) which is pretty much guaranteed to be your problem.
AT&T only provides that much here in LA. The problem is definitely not my internet.
I disabled my firewall, and Hamachi is giving me a relayed connection. It won't establish a direct connection for some reason. Definitely not my internet. I can play non-hamachi servers fine with no lag.