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Connection Speed and Christmas

Posted: Thu Jan 04, 2007 12:29 am
by bzflaginator
OK, here's the dish...the day after Christmas I noticed my connection on bzflag slowed down greatly. The ping is ok but the jitter is very high, around 80-100. I very rarely have packet loss accompanied with it. I was wondering if my ISP maybe slowed down due to people maybe getting new computers and connections after Christmas? Its awfully frustrating. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Posted: Thu Jan 04, 2007 12:55 am
by A Meteorite
Possible, but I can't imagine some new computer gifts would cause the ISP so many problems (probably a very small percent of the overall count of their customers).

If it's related to the holidays at all, I'd guess it's all the kiddies on break torrenting/downloading cause they have nothing else to do. :)

Posted: Thu Jan 04, 2007 12:59 am
by bzflaginator
Well the ISP is branches send to each modem and if there is enough new traffic at a givin point, the connection will slow down. I notice its worst in the evening when Im assuming people are home from work and school. I periodically get on in my house between classes at the college.

shared connections

Posted: Thu Jan 04, 2007 5:17 am
by learner
If you're on cable internet or adsl, you usually share your connection with those in your neighborhood/locale. So a combination of everyone returning home from visiting families, kids still being home on winter break from college/high school/etc, and other "free time" people tend to have around the holidays could mean that your local network is basically just slightly traffic-jammed. See if it persists past the end of January, and if it does, I'd maybe complain to your ISP.

Posted: Thu Jan 04, 2007 7:32 pm
by $Bullet Friendly$
darn them neighbors:( Causuing u lag

Posted: Thu Jan 04, 2007 10:35 pm
by bzflaginator
Correct you are learner. Ive also noticed some issues with my Movies On Demand service because I get digital cable with my connection and some things have been a bit screwy here and there. Is there a way I can maybe get a security config for my router (Linksys) because I seem to have miss placed the CD. I have a feeling its just a security issue because the frat house behind me likes to take my connection :evil: . I went over there to kick some of their butts at Madden and noticed one of them on the PC and went to look at the connection and infact that like (blank) was on my connection. :roll:

Posted: Fri Jan 05, 2007 4:02 am
by learner
Ah, heh. If you have folks "taking" your connection, then you probably have bigger concerns. I'd suggest pulling up the docs on your linksys router, doing a *full* reset, setting the admin password to something different, and set up whatever other settings you need from there. It's very possible that you are actually sharing your linksys with others, especially if it's wireless -- and that could be what's traffic jamming you. You can go to the admin panel for your linksys and see how many connections are active.

Posted: Fri Jan 05, 2007 11:39 am
by bzflaginator
Yup. I did it last night. I had the security setup at my other home but forgot to do it here. Now my game is fine :)