Static IP’s are just like a landline phone number to an exchange really as far as im aware
they are just a fixed number for your connection,but i know where your coming from as
I would like them to have additional features as well.
The ping is defined by how long it takes your router to contact your nearest internet server
and i’ve seen that as well with my connection where im rarely connected close to home
and more like miles away.
One day im in porthmadog,wales,next day im in oswestry shropshire,later in the day im in pentre gb,and the ping is how long it takes to connect to these random points and back to my router,on average im seeing 15-21ms pings/latencys on my side which is terrible (not cuckoo) but when i attempt to play online games its near on impossible to stay stable as the pings go into the 1200-1800ms range and
my connections download speed is gone by at least 75% and i freeze.
Pings are tricky to nail down unless you can find a good local server with a low ping.
I’ve opened a google map for a real world game i use and the map stated i was
in the middle of wales based on my connection details so maybe the IP addresses
do have some configurable location data options on them that could be tweaked
but as of this moment im unsure how to do that…personally id like to see being
connected to local servers to see if the connections are better but this out of
our control as users.