As many multiplayer games are constantly being released and played, there requires a good internet connection and a good internet speed to play your best when playing online games such as Overwatch, Fortnite, CSGO, and many other games. This guide is going to show you some of the ways in which you can reduce your your ping on League of Legends. Be sure to do a LoL ping test before start following this guide. You can use this website to compare LoL ping on various League of Legends servers. Without any further ado, let's get down to business.
There are a few methods and procedures to increase and maintain a great internet speed:
- Directly connect to router
- Close unnecessary services and programs
- Make sure that the cables are properly connected
This direct connection via an ethernet cable, whether it is for a console or a PC/Laptop, increases your upload and downloads speed. WiFi connections may not always have a fast connection because of their location from the router but an ethernet cable connected directly to your router provides optimal speed that your router can provide. If because of your home setup, it is understandable if you cannot directly connect to your router, and there is a solution to this: a wifi extender. A wifi extender can boost the signal of the router to wherever you need in your home and allows for a direct ethernet cable connection to the wifi extender. This creates an artificial router and allows for optimal speed connectivity.
Other programs running on your computer take up valuable bandwidth, which League of Legends uses to run smoothly. As other programs are on, such as google chrome and other browsing programs, it uses bandwidth leaving less for League of Legends. This all contributes to higher CPU usage which when too high, results in slower downloading and uploading times. So it is best to close all other programs, and nonessential background programs, if you want to play with great internet speed.
Internet cables have developed over the years and if you're still using very old cables, their capacity to download is a lot less because of their material. Cables made from up to date fibers can deliver much more data to your router and results in using the full data capacity your router can be able to use. This increases your internet speed depending on how old your router is, and the type of internet provider you have.