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Hello there, I have 50/50 fiber internet. My ONT box is right outside my window and I have an Ethernet going from that straight to my XR500 as I didn’t bother to have a bridge mode with the supplied fios quantum gateway. When I geo-filter on my Xbox one S for Black ops 4. Ill be shown a ping of 9-12ms and my base is 9ms.....my range is for 700 miles on strict and filter mode. So when I play in team death match I’m wondering how it takes half a clip to kill someone if I’m seeing a 9-12ms ping to a dedicated server. It’s not showing packet loss so I’m at a loss of words. Also, even though I’m connecting to these dedicated servers, it still seems like the connection is off. The other team will have the better connection it seems, as they’ll all finish in 2-4KD ratio, meanwhile I’m wondering how I’m on the wrong side of the connection like their bullets hit right away. 

Any help would be appreciated. 

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Your settings sound great. and a ping of below 20ms means you have an insane connection. Obviously that will be an advantage, but it won't make you a better player!

One thing you might want to consider is moving your home location on the Geo-Filter to a different server location if you feel that plays better for you. For example, some of our the UK guys on here prefer to play on the French server instead of the UK server. The great thing about the Geo-Filter is you have full control.

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So if I’m based in Long Beach CA in the US, what server would you say I should connect to? Also, when I go into “find match” and I’m on filtering mode, whenever auto ping shows a server for me to allow or deny, is that within my radius? Or does that mean I’m allowing or denying something outside my radius? Because it gives me that every time. Last night I ended up not allowing anything and leaving it on filter mode and it seemed way better connection wise. 

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Well our recommendation would always keep it the filter closest to you so can't really advise on what further away server to go for, that's more of a trial and error thing for you to see what plays best in your opinion.

It just means you're in a game and that's that ping to the server. It could be within your radius or outside your radius depending on your settings (strict mode off or ping assist enabled). By allowing it there it just means that regardless of your Geo-Filter settings in the future it will allow that server. If for example you had it on the other side of the country the Geo-Filter would allow it as you've told it to do so. You don't need to allow/deny games in auto ping for every game you play, if you've got to the point of auto ping appearing you've the Geo-Filter has already allowed it as it's within your setting parameters.

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Yes thats absolutely fine. It 'allows/denies' hosts on it's own based on your Geo-Filter settings. The options for allow/deny on the ping panel are just if you want to allow/deny them in future if they pop up again even if your Geo-Filter settings in future were restricted so they would've normally been allowed/denied.

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So I don’t understand why I’ll be connected to a server and allow it, yet the router continually asks me to allow or deny it.

also, I’m beginning to believe the router is the issue as well. Consistently it will reset my range. For everything to work as it should, on each startup I have to flush cloud and set kilometers to miles. 

I find it insane that tonight I had 3ms ping to a dedicated server maybe 40 miles away from me, yet I’m aiming at a persons head and go half a clip spot on and STILL die!!! And on that replay it shows me freaking lagging. WTF?!?! And zero packet loss at that!!! Does this router even do its job? No way in hell can it be me at this point as I’ve held above a 2.00 KD/R previously and now it’s dropped to 1.63. It’s just weird and I’m at a loss of words. 

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What are your pings like? The router can help you control your ping - only you can affect your KD!

As for Settings like miles vs kilometres not being saved - it will save on your browser that you are using at the time. So if you switch device or browser your settings will be different 

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Well last night it was 3ms-8ms only because I’m right by a dedicated server. But when I was shooting someone it was taking a half to full clip and I’d still die. On the killcam it shows me completely missing the target. I just have it set to 700 mile radius and I flush the cloud before each use. I don’t have any servers allowed or denied. I just let it connect me to whatever while I’m on filtering mode. It’s on strict and auto ping. 

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14 hours ago, LuringGranny said:

Well last night it was 3ms-8ms only because I’m right by a dedicated server. But when I was shooting someone it was taking a half to full clip and I’d still die. On the killcam it shows me completely missing the target. I just have it set to 700 mile radius and I flush the cloud before each use. I don’t have any servers allowed or denied. I just let it connect me to whatever while I’m on filtering mode. It’s on strict and auto ping. 

The router is 100% doing its job. There's absolutely no doubt here. The objective of the gaming feature set is to give you full control over the hosts you connect to, and get you the lowest ping possible to minimise lag on your end. With a ping of 3-8ms, you've got a stupendously low ping, and by denying other servers / setting up the Geo-Filter radius, you can make sure that's the ping you always have.

Bad hit registration at this point could only be attributed to either the game net-code not dealing with the other players properly (which is likely with BO4) or ping spikes originating on your line / with your ISP.

You don't need to flush the cloud before use (doing that just checks for a new cloud version to update the cloud IP database - it won't affect gameplay), but if your Geo-Filter settings aren't saving it could be a cookies issue. As Admin said it's running on your browser, so using other devices / browsers can cause settings to be lost.

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