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512k to 2mb= now get packet loss in games

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512k to 2mb= now get packet loss in games

I play ut2k4 on jolt servers, i never had a problem with packet loss when gaming on 512k, but ever since being upgarded to 2mb i now get horrible PL when gaming, ranging from 2-15 PL.

any ideas?

im using a 15m telephone extension cable, dunno if that makes a difference, could a better quality cable improve things?
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512k to 2mb= now get packet loss in games

1. check your MTU / Rwin are set for 2mbit
2. try forcing the UT netspeed if you have it on auto detect, have the netspeed as high as possible with no packetloss
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512k to 2mb= now get packet loss in games

i have:

mtu= 1492
rwin= 65535
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512k to 2mb= now get packet loss in games

Yes that length of extension cord could make a difference. I was going through a period of my connection dropping rather frequently when it was through a 15m extension. Plugging it into the main BT socket sorted it. A long extension lead will make even more of a difference if you're already on a long/noisy line. Check your SNR/Noise Margin and Attenuation figures if you can. You're looking for a low Attenuation (less than 45-ish for 2mbps lines IIRC) and high SNR/Noise Margins (more than ~10. apparently ADSL won't work with a noise margin below 6).
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512k to 2mb= now get packet loss in games

Just foundout that 2moz my contention ratio goes from 50:1 to 30:1, this should improve my online gaming experience and reduce packet loss and pings i believe.

Fingers crossed Smiley
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512k to 2mb= now get packet loss in games

Still have the pl problem Sad

Used winMTR, my results with plus.net and two game servers:

plus.net

|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| WinMTR statistics |
| Host - % | Sent | Recv | Best | Avrg | Wrst | Last |
|------------------------------------------------|------|------|------|------|------|------|
| lo0-plusnet.pth-ag3.plus.net - 0 | 195 | 195 | 0 | 15 | 31 | 16 |
| gi1-2.802.pth-gw4.plus.net - 1 | 195 | 194 | 0 | 15 | 16 | 16 |
| gi5-0-22.pth-gw2.plus.net - 3 | 195 | 191 | 0 | 15 | 16 | 15 |
| atm0-1-0.ptb-gw1.plus.net - 1 | 195 | 194 | 15 | 21 | 282 | 15 |
| vlan18.sec.ptb-gw4.plus.net - 1 | 195 | 194 | 15 | 17 | 32 | 16 |
| if2.ptb-al1.plus.net - 1 | 194 | 193 | 15 | 18 | 32 | 15 |
| portal.plus.net - 0 | 194 | 194 | 15 | 18 | 32 | 15 |
|________________________________________________|______|______|______|______|______|______|
WinMTR - 0.8. Copyleft @2000-2002 Vasile Laurentiu Stanimir ( stanimir@cr.nivis.com )

jolt ut2k4 server 82.133.85.27

|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| WinMTR statistics |
| Host - % | Sent | Recv | Best | Avrg | Wrst | Last |
|------------------------------------------------|------|------|------|------|------|------|
| lo0-plusnet.pth-ag3.plus.net - 0 | 201 | 201 | 15 | 17 | 265 | 16 |
| gi1-2.802.pth-gw4.plus.net - 1 | 201 | 199 | 0 | 14 | 16 | 15 |
| ge1-0-0-23.ptn-gw1.plus.net - 2 | 201 | 197 | 0 | 15 | 47 | 16 |
| lon1-10.nildram.net - 1 | 200 | 199 | 0 | 15 | 47 | 16 |
| 84.12.225.130 - 2 | 200 | 196 | 0 | 15 | 63 | 15 |
| jolt-gw.nildram.net - 3 | 200 | 195 | 0 | 15 | 32 | 15 |
| 82.133.85.27 - 2 | 200 | 196 | 0 | 15 | 31 | 16 |
|________________________________________________|______|______|______|______|______|______|
WinMTR - 0.8. Copyleft @2000-2002 Vasile Laurentiu Stanimir ( stanimir@cr.nivis.com )

dutch gothica server 217.148.191.122

|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| WinMTR statistics |
| Host - % | Sent | Recv | Best | Avrg | Wrst | Last |
|------------------------------------------------|------|------|------|------|------|------|
| lo0-plusnet.pth-ag3.plus.net - 2 | 189 | 187 | 0 | 16 | 47 | 16 |
| gi1-2.801.pth-gw3.plus.net - 1 | 189 | 188 | 0 | 15 | 47 | 16 |
| ge0-0-0-22.ptn-gw1.plus.net - 2 | 189 | 186 | 0 | 16 | 63 | 16 |
| ge-0-2-0-0.lonth-inter-2.interoute.net - 2 | 189 | 186 | 0 | 15 | 16 | 16 |
| PO2-0.lon-wal-core-1.interoute.net - 2 | 189 | 186 | 0 | 22 | 203 | 16 |
| PO1-2.rtm-vla-access-1.interoute.net - 2 | 188 | 186 | 16 | 18 | 31 | 16 |
| 212.23.59.170 - 2 | 188 | 186 | 16 | 19 | 31 | 16 |
| so-0-2-0.M160.RTD.we-dare.net - 1 | 188 | 187 | 15 | 22 | 78 | 16 |
| 217.148.191.122 - 0 | 188 | 188 | 16 | 19 | 31 | 16 |
|________________________________________________|______|______|______|______|______|______|
WinMTR - 0.8. Copyleft @2000-2002 Vasile Laurentiu Stanimir ( stanimir@cr.nivis.com )

when i was on 512k i had no pl, but when my line went to 2mb games would average 2-4 pl, with spikes of 15 sometimes.

[Moderator's note by Liam Martin (martinfamily): Inserted 'Code' Tags.]
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512k to 2mb= now get packet loss in games

aijain - its only 30:1 on plusnet's network
it'll still be 50:1 on the bt network and it tells u this somwhere.

Do u have line stats handy? Mainly SNR figures + any error figures ur router/modem may report?

Do a speed test a few times and make sure plusnet have untrottled ur accounts connection from the old 512
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512k to 2mb= now get packet loss in games

when line was upgraded to 2mb i had to contact them to unthrottle my account which they did, had nice 2mb con for a while, just did a test today and realise im still getting random speeds below 1mb even, look slike they have some kind of problem with the throttle.

I have a feeling these packet loss issues are just a sympton of what evers going on at plusnets end.