Odd packet loss issue, network related.

Discussion in 'Networking Issues' started by mill, Oct 8, 2005.

  1. mill

    mill Guest

    For the past three days I've had my connection acting up. I'm getting a lot of packet loss in gaming. Internet browsing seems fine, download speeds are good, but in online gaming I really feel the problem. Just running around normally, not taking up a lot of bandwidth, it runs decently. As soon as I get in to a firefight on BF2, Enemy Territory, any game really - Packet loss goes through the roof, often resulting in a 'connection interrupted' message on screen. I don't know whats causing this, and I'm struggling to find a solution.

    I did traceroutes and ping checks, and they all came up relatively cleanly. The only thing that bothered me was the fact that I'm getting 5-8% packet loss from my external IP address. Doesn't this mean the packet loss is occuring within my network?

    I called cox.net (my cable provider) and they did line checks, and nothing seemed out of order. He concurred that its probably something within my network (seemed very well informed, wasn't just saying that out of laziness).

    If anyone can help, it'd be greatly appreciated, because at the moment, this gaming rig isn't doing any gaming.

    Computer/network specs:

    Cox Cable 6Mbps down/768 Up
    Linksys 54G 1.0

    AMD 3800+ OC'd to 2.88ghz
    2ghz DDR3200 ram
    Raptor 74 gig 10,000RPM h\d
    (just so you know its not my rig slowing anything down) :)

    I have force 100 full duplex on, as well. Tried it on and off.
  2. Guyfromhe

    Guyfromhe Network Guru Member

    have you tried this direct to the modem wihtout any network stuff inbetween?
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