Weak server signal strength

Josh wrote:

Hello, My son complains of only having 2 bars on server despite all bars on his internet? Ideas? Thank you!

Answer:

Hi Josh

The bars showing for the server are an indication of the 'ping speed' for the server, which is how fast the communication is between the server and your computer. It can be affected by a number of different things like your internet connection, the set up of the server and the hardware that's running it, how far away the server is from you, if the server has to talk to other servers before it gets to you, how many people are playing on the server at one time and the ability of the server to handle that many players. Most of those things aren't in your control, unfortunately.

So the upshot is that even with the best internet connection you can get, you may still get a poor connection with some servers.

~Bec

Josh wrote:

Bec, thank you! I tried increasing the RAM Minecraft will accept and that maybe is helping a little bit.  I will pass this along to my son. Thank you again!

Answer:

No problem Josh! You might also want to try out the suggestions in How To Make The Game Run Faster which can help to reduce lag.

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