How to test your LAG/PING/LATENCY

That momentary lag, why some people react faster than you sometimes, we don’t realize it but choosing the right server and knowing how fast your connection is to each server can spell the difference between a wipe and your dream run.

For those of you who do not know how to test your LAG/PING/LATENCY in the FFXIV ARR servers, here’s how:

 

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Simplest way:

  1. Download our PING TEST application <HERE>
  2. Run the application and look at your average ping (lower ping is better)

Note: if you have a virus scanning program, it may try to block you from using of our application, I guarantee application is 100% virus free, ignore the notification. If you’re still freaking out check the alternative instructions below.

 

For those who want to get their hands dirty:

  1. Open up a the run interface (Windows Button + R)
  2. Type in ‘CMD’ – this will bring you to the command prompt
  3. Type in ‘PING <IP Address>’ – you can find IP addresses of each FFXIV ARR server below

FFXIV-ARR-Ping-Latency-Check

 

FAQ

Q: What are the FFXIV ARR server IP addresses:
A:
North America Datacentre | square-enix.montreal.com | IP address : 184.107.107.176
Europe Datacentre | eu.square-enix.com | IP address : 209.130.141.243
Japan Datacentre | jp.square-enix.com | IP address : 202.67.53.202

Q: There are many servers in JP/NA/EU how come you are only giving 3 IP addresses:
A: Square uses these main IP’s in their region data centres for each of the sub servers, by testing the main IP, it will give you a fair idea of how your ping will be in the sub servers. (ex. for JP servers are all housed under one data centre of jp.square-enix.com)

Q: How do I know if the servers are working?
A: There are a few sites that house this functionality http://www.arrstatus.com/ is our preferred one. They have an android app too.

13 thoughts on “How to test your LAG/PING/LATENCY”

  1. I realize this is an old article, but I’d like to shed some light to not confuse more people. There are only 2 datacenters for FFXIV:

    NA – 199.91.189.74
    JP – 124.150.157.158

    EU servers are under the NA datacenter.

    What the article is trying to ping is the local SE websites for each area, not the FFXIV datacenters.

  2. People leave me confused with these IP addresses. Because, if I open my resourcemanager window, look under network tab, see FFXIV and a ip of 199.91.189.52 and that’s the only ip address I find there under the game’s connection. And that gives me 124ms. (Cerberus server). So, for me, not too knowledged with computers+networkconnections/ip’s, the info on this thread and the info I get from resourcemanager leaves me confused.

  3. I read on the official forums that all the NA/EU servers are located in Canada, so I was expecting a rather high latency because I’m from EU. But to my surprise I get a smooth ~50ms when pinging EU, and not so smooth ~140ms for the NA.
    Are there servers available that are actually located in the EU now? If not, where does this difference come from?

    In any case thanks for your articles, they are very helpful.

    1. I also found a similar surprise! (118 NA, vs. 21 EU)

      @_@

      why did I go on a NA server, dodging AOEs with this lag is hell!

    1. [email protected] says:

      The Simplest way:
      is the dirty way. No need to download..

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