It was revealed by CS Nation’s Site Director that the PC version of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, that your ping is terrible with the exception of the host.
Apparently the bars are deceiving. If you go in and see three bars next to your name, just let it go yet. This means your connection is terrible.
Original Guide from here:
Zips (Site Director) states:
The sad truth? You might wanna pound a few beers before you read this:
If you go into a server and everyone’s ping appears to be good, but there’s still a lot of apparent lag and rubber-banding going on, this may be the reason why.
This is what host advantage looks like:
If you want to see the real representation of ping do the following: