|Jamaraen||Date: Sunday, 2012-12-30, 1:37 PM | Message # 1|
|a very weird thing that I can't really explain. |
First of all, I'm not a noob in computers, and I have been a teacher in LAN and Internet for years...
1 year ago I could switch my ADSL connection to a 8 MB one, but as I am 3.5 kilometers from the dslam, speed is a lot slower.
When I play a game, and ONLY when I play, I am disconnected once or twice an evening. Not from server, from Internet : I lose the connection. Need between 30 sec and 1 min to reconnect.
That's so weird : I can be for hours working on my Internet sites, with joomla for example ; I can be downloading files for hours, or uploading, I don't lose the connection.
I play ? , hop, in the next hour, or 2 hours, I lose the connection for while.
If some computer specialist, knowing better than me, can explain that, I'll be happy.
|Rob||Date: Wednesday, 2013-01-09, 7:49 AM | Message # 2|
|Hi mate, |
You probably have fixed this already?
Anyway I think I have seen this problem before.
At 3.5 km and allowing for quality of copper I would be surprised if you get a good connection better than 2Mbit download with aDSL.
I assume you have an aDSL 2+ (modem/router)?
It will attempt to connect at the fastest speed possible that it assumes is stable.
Sometimes this speed is a bit optimistic.
Running ping tests a troublesome times will probably show some packet loss to you ISP's router.
Run a tracert to a web site and pick a hop close to you for this test preferably the next hop beyond your router.
If you see packet loss, Phone your ISP and ask them to test the connection.
I had a similar fault and had to reduce my max speed to stabilises the connection. (I assume this is dont at the DSLAM)