Does anyone know of a way to get your ping lower or overall better service when getting internet through Hot Spotting or Tethering
Best answer by tmo_chris
Sure, sure... blame it on the ping lol. Out of curiosity, have you tried "getting gud?" I kid, I kid. I am also an avid gamer and the ping overlords have smote me on many occasions. Truth be told, mobile hotspot/tethering is not going to provide you with the best gaming experience as there are so many variables not only with the game servers but with the actual T-Mobile signal you are getting. The best thing you can do to ensure you have the lowest ping is ensuring that your hotspot or tethered device has the best possible signal it can get.
In a pinch I have used my phone as a mobile hotspot after my home ISP decided to take a nap in my 5th promo game of League and it held up pretty well. Games like KOTK, PUBG, or even the OG Arma III mod BattleRoyal are going to play havoc with your connection as there are up to 100 people on the same server sending you all the little details they’re doing and relaying back what you are doing. In League, its only gotta worry about 10 people so it's not as taxing. One thing I can recommend is killing anything else on your PC that is using bandwidth when you are hotspoting for gaming. Kill the Skype call, pause your Steam downloads, close any browsers you have open. Doing these little things might just help stabilize your ping for long enough to get that Chicken Dinner.
GG - Chris