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Unable to connect to a server - joined timeout

stevozilik
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Posts: 1
Registered: 28-10-2008

Unable to connect to a server - joined timeout

Hi guys,
I play rFactor on Simracing.cz - Czech server. The servers are not in any matchmaker so you have to enter the adress with port manually to find the server. However some days, I have really hard time to find the server for some, to me uknown, reason. Ping to that server is always below 100. Once I manage to find the server and I connect to it, there are no problems with the connection at all. However for me the cruical point is to find the server. I know that the servers are running and many people (especially from Czech republic) are able to see and connect to that server, however I'm in the UK and I have (some days) hard time to find it. Sometimes it takes 50 - 100 attemps to find that server, sometimes I can see the server straight away. However even if I have really hard time to find it, once I'm there the connection is stable and the ping is alright.
I'm using Vista 64 Ultimate. It appears to be the number of legs on the plus.net side that affects my experience.
And here are the trace routes samples:
When it works properly:
Tracing route to 81.31.32.110 over a maximum of 30 hops
1 1 ms <1 ms <1 ms 192.168.0.1
2 32 ms 32 ms 30 ms lo0.homesurf.thn-ag1.plus.net [195.166.128.102]
3 32 ms 33 ms 29 ms vl706.thn-gw1.plus.net [84.92.5.9]
4 30 ms 32 ms 43 ms LINX2.LON-2.uk.lambdanet.net [195.66.226.99]
5 46 ms 47 ms 59 ms FRA-1-pos313.de.lambdanet.net [82.197.136.25]
6 53 ms 52 ms 53 ms MUC-8-pos620.de.lambdanet.net [217.71.96.50]
7 68 ms 66 ms 66 ms PRA-2-pos300.cz.lambdanet.net [81.209.172.26]
8 59 ms 58 ms 60 ms master-PRA1.cz.lambdanet.net [81.209.172.66]
9 62 ms 63 ms 65 ms brno-cejl-c1-vl66.masterinter.net [81.31.47.52]
10 61 ms 62 ms 62 ms 81.31.32.110
Trace complete.

When it doesn't work properly:
Tracing route to 81.31.32.110 over a maximum of 30 hops
1 1 ms <1 ms <1 ms 192.168.0.1
2 33 ms 38 ms 37 ms lo0-homesurf.pcl-ag01.plus.net [195.166.128.28]
3 35 ms 31 ms 44 ms gi1-5-806.pcl-gw2.plus.net [84.92.5.69]
4 33 ms 36 ms 36 ms te2-2.thn-gw2.plus.net [212.159.0.190]
5 35 ms 37 ms 44 ms vl23.pte-gw2.plus.net [212.159.4.28]
6 48 ms 51 ms 46 ms LINX1.LON-2.uk.lambdanet.net [195.66.224.99]
7 50 ms 61 ms 55 ms FRA-1-pos313.de.lambdanet.net [82.197.136.25]
8 62 ms 62 ms 68 ms MUC-8-pos620.de.lambdanet.net [217.71.96.50]
9 67 ms 77 ms 74 ms PRA-2-pos300.cz.lambdanet.net [81.209.172.26]
10 88 ms 58 ms 64 ms master-PRA1.cz.lambdanet.net [81.209.172.66]
11 66 ms 67 ms 69 ms brno-cejl-c1-vl66.masterinter.net [81.31.47.52]
12 68 ms 88 ms 64 ms 81.31.32.110
Trace complete.

thanks for any ideas!