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A question for all you bz'ers

Post by Fiberchunks » Sun Feb 29, 2004 3:10 am

Heya,
I was wondering. How many of you play bz on a wireless setup? OS doesn't matter, but would be nice to know.

If you do play on a wireless setup, would you mind giving details, such as:
version of bz
OS
Any other active processes that may be using UDP (games and such)
What model / version / firmware version of your router

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Post by LibrarianBrent » Sun Feb 29, 2004 8:24 pm

I play BZflag on an AirPort network using an iBook 500mhz with 256 MB of RAM, and it works fine as long as I don't have two or three downloads running, one is OK.
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Post by Noodleroni » Mon Mar 01, 2004 4:28 pm

I've got a B/G wireless network going with a homemade access point with a Netgear card of which I have forgotten the model number. It seems to work fine usually, although the atheros linux drivers are still pretty buggy, and sometimes the network seems to burp (although that could also be because I don't have enough access points throughout the house :-))
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Post by Fiberchunks » Thu Mar 04, 2004 7:11 pm

Have you all ever noticed a crash as a result of playing bz over the wireless network? I.e. Is your router unable to handle UDP properly?

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Post by sid6.7 » Thu Mar 04, 2004 11:10 pm

i dont do wireless myself but was looking into it instead
of trying to run wires around the house for 3 computers..

BUT,

my server owner runs a bzserver off a wireless and pushes
it to the max...hes connected by wireless to his neighbors
house at least 50 feet away i belive....it creates some lag
on bad weather days...

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Post by rooter » Thu Mar 11, 2004 2:45 pm

I sometimes play wirelessly... with a linksys router on a powerbook G4... As long as I'm not downloading too much Pr0n it works perfectly ;)

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Post by rob1n » Wed May 12, 2004 11:19 pm

I use an AirPort Extreme setup with a 800mhz iBook G3 w/CDROM drive.

i use Mac OS X 10.2.8, and when I play I only have Finder and somethimes Stickies running...

it's GREAT!

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Post by elmer fudd » Thu May 13, 2004 12:25 am

airport 802.11b with a 600mhz iMac DV running Mac OS X Panther(10.3) and sometimes it can get laggy but usually i only get anywhere from 50 - 150ms lag on quol and ducati

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Post by Princess Mononoke » Wed Jun 23, 2004 7:41 pm

I have an iBook G4, with Mac OS X Panther (10.3.3) I only use Wireless. I think my neighbor has Verizon DSL, and I use her connection. In the neighborhood of Brooklyn that I live in, houses are basically attatched to each other, so I get a strong signal from her connection. I hardly ever have any lag at all. My school is a laptop school, and we have Wireless, there, but it can be a little laggy, sometimes.

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