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jbell
05-25-00, 01:42 AM
Hi All,

Here is my problem. I can surf the web for hours with no problems at all.
I get EXCELLENT downstream rates varying from 1.5M - 4M adverage and i'm
capped at 128k upstream.

Now when I play online games after about 20 minutes i'll start lagging and
continuely keep climbing with lag. This happens with quiet a few online
games but when I play Everquest which has a lag meter I can see it Climb.

I.E, I'll log on with 0 lag... and play for like 20 minutes with 0 lag....
then i'll climb to 1.6 - 3.7%, then 4.6 - 9.6% lag ... and it will
conitnuely climb up to horrid lag. I'll then exit the game and try and surf
and pages will take forever to load.

I release and renew my IP address and it does no good, even resync the modem
then renew and still no good, BUT if i reboot once i'm back up i'm fine.

This has me thinking (and was told as well from someone else) that it's my
NIC or driver for the card. I currenlt use a netgear card and heard if I go
3Com I will be fine.... do you think perhaps it is the NIC (or it's driver)
that is causing this?? Only other idea I have is my TCP/IP stack which i
tried reinstalling and it never gave me a problem with dala-up adapter
before. Could it be virtual mem settings? what's optimal for 128mb of ram. I think my nic is fine this drives me crazy! http://www.speedguide.net/ubb/smile.gifAny info, suggestions, comments much appreciated!!!

Thanks!
Jason

bluesun128
06-02-00, 02:17 PM
I am having the same problem. EQ plays fine for 20 minutes then the lag monster set in. I have called RR, and Verant. I have a 3com card that was installed as part of the RR install. I am considering trying a high end network card. Has anyone else on RR had this problem? What was the resolution??



Originally posted by jbell:
Hi All,

Here is my problem. I can surf the web for hours with no problems at all.
I get EXCELLENT downstream rates varying from 1.5M - 4M adverage and i'm
capped at 128k upstream.

Now when I play online games after about 20 minutes i'll start lagging and
continuely keep climbing with lag. This happens with quiet a few online
games but when I play Everquest which has a lag meter I can see it Climb.

I.E, I'll log on with 0 lag... and play for like 20 minutes with 0 lag....
then i'll climb to 1.6 - 3.7%, then 4.6 - 9.6% lag ... and it will
conitnuely climb up to horrid lag. I'll then exit the game and try and surf
and pages will take forever to load.

I release and renew my IP address and it does no good, even resync the modem
then renew and still no good, BUT if i reboot once i'm back up i'm fine.

This has me thinking (and was told as well from someone else) that it's my
NIC or driver for the card. I currenlt use a netgear card and heard if I go
3Com I will be fine.... do you think perhaps it is the NIC (or it's driver)
that is causing this?? Only other idea I have is my TCP/IP stack which i
tried reinstalling and it never gave me a problem with dala-up adapter
before. Could it be virtual mem settings? what's optimal for 128mb of ram. I think my nic is fine this drives me crazy! http://www.speedguide.net/ubb/smile.gifAny info, suggestions, comments much appreciated!!!

Thanks!
Jason

DillWeed PooP
06-14-00, 06:10 PM
Hi all,

I'm experiencing the same problem. The problem is worse when you're hosting a quake 2 server and everyone's ping shoots over 1000, some even goto 2000!! If they bare to stay on thru the massive lag, it finally subsides. This happens when there are any number of players connected. My maxclients is 7, so I'm not overloading the system. It's even happened with 4 players connected. I never get it since I'm connected thru the LAN. I'm running linux with 128meg and an AMD K-6 III 400 cpu, so I know the PC isn't the problem. This experience sticks in the players' minds and they end up leaving and never comming back again.

Anyone have any ideas or suggestions? This is driving me crazy too.

I noticed that it has been happening alot more frequently in the past 3 months then before.
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