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    Fat Daddy
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    Cable Router and Packet Loss

    Hello,

    I purchased a Belkin 4 port cable router and connected it to my networked pcs. The problem is that I cant play my online game (Diablo 2) while running through the router. I have tried putting my machine in the DMZ but it hasnt helped. I can surf the web, but there is a noticeable slow down. (Not too bad). I got on the phone with Roadrunner tech support and they told me to try connecting without the router to see the results. No packet loss. Is there anyway I can resolve this issue?

    Thanks

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    Senior Member bug's Avatar
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    I have heard the Belkin routers can be quite problematic.
    My suggestion is to try a router from a different vendor.
    The NET running slow in not normal at all.....
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    Fat Daddy
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    Not ready to give up that easy.

    Here is more information from the games server website:


    Battle.net is now "NAT Friendly" and the Blizzard Entertainment games should work fine with most NAT implementations without ANY special settings. If you are behind a firewall you will have to open port 6112 and set it to receive inbound and outbound UDP packets




    In my Belkin setup program there are two options, but Im not sure which one to use.


    First option: Virtual Server Settings. This asks for ip address,
    private port, type(tcp or udp), and public port.

    Second option: Special Applications Settings. This asks for Trigger Port, Public Port, Public Type(tcp or udp).


    Which one is the right option and which values do I enter for each.

    Thanks

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    There is nothing wrong with the Belkin. In fact, I talked to one guy in here that did extensive comparison between the belkin and the SMC and both were neck and neck.

    Make sure you don't have any of those TWEAKS that are on this site or any other in your system. If you are on DSL/CABLE you do not need them and they may actually slow you down. Get rid of them.

    I edited this because my words were mispoken and ill conceived.
    I do not have this name for nothing.
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    Senior Member bug's Avatar
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    if the router purchased new, you should be able to return/exchange it within 14 days.

    least you can around here..........
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