View Full Version : Lag and disconects!!!! HELP

10-02-00, 11:22 PM
I am on AT&T@home cable(GI SurfBoard 3100 cable modem). I usualy get good speeds,right now I'm at 2469 dwn/538 up kbps.
But when gaming such as UnralTournament,I can play for a short time and thenstart getting lag.
When I race in Nascar3 online,I get a bad connection message about 75% through a 10% race,then get diconected.
What do ya think my problem is?

PS: I did install (sguide_tweak_98.zip)
and really helped my speeds.
I installed the default tweak and ran it and had the same problems.I reinstalled the tweak 98.zip

10-03-00, 06:17 PM
BTW,I was wodering if yiou all think my ethernet adptor could have anything to do with it>

It's a(EZ Connect USB 10/100 Fast Ethernet Adaptor)
I seen some say that a pci adaptor is better.
Any thoughts

10-03-00, 06:19 PM
PCI NICs can have better pings than USB adapters. I would get a PCI NIC.

[This message has been edited by glc1 (edited 10-03-2000).]

10-03-00, 06:21 PM
I had the same problem. Bascially my toshiba modem was crap it would timeoue and lose synch a lot. Go get Netmon (http://www.nullsoft.com/free/netmon/) have it ping your gateway address and see if it times out a lot on the graph. It could always be that crappy usb adapter though so I don't know.

10-03-00, 07:09 PM
Thnx for the help guys. http://www.speedguide.net/ubb/smile.gif

I thought the SurfBoard 3100 was sapost to be pretty good.

I am running Netmon and show no diconnects yet.
One more thing.I am not running a static adress,and they are having me use DHCP for wins resalution.
This look rite?


10-03-00, 07:12 PM
What is a good PCI NIC?

10-03-00, 07:25 PM
I like Intel. I use the 10/100 S Management NICs on my server system and clients (4 NICs total).

10-03-00, 08:28 PM
Thnx for the help. http://www.speedguide.net/ubb/smile.gif
I"ll check out that Intel card.
Wonder if I have to contact @home support if I change from the usb ethrnet to a pci ?

10-03-00, 08:42 PM

2 of those intel 100s cards for 49$

10-03-00, 08:52 PM
Originally posted by cablenut:
http://www.adviceforpcs. com/network/selected.asp?SessionID=313767601393572281&ParentCategoryID=324&CategoryID=326&ProductID=1459&Referrer=category.asp (http://www.adviceforpcs.com/network/selected.asp?SessionID=313767601393572281&ParentCategoryID=324&CategoryID=326&ProductID=1459&Referrer=category.asp)

2 of those intel 100s cards for 49$That's where I got mine, both sets.

10-03-00, 09:57 PM
How do ya turn Netmon off? LOL

Do I just uninstall it then reinstall when I want to use it?


10-03-00, 10:02 PM
and how long do ya run it. I dont realy undestand it.
usually runing in low teens and twenties untill I run a speed test at DSL reports,then it will jump int the 300,s

10-05-00, 10:37 AM