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ApolloGod

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Alright, I've got a problem.
My home network seems to suck. My brothers and I are all huge Soldat fans, but only one of us can play online at a time, any more than that, and it starts handing out 'Connection Problem' error messages. Same story for Counter strike:source. Except with that, no one can play at all. It usually just hangs on "Parsing Game Info". When it DOES get through, i can look around the map but i can't play because of the connection problem message i consequently get.

My ISP= Time Warner (Road runner)
My home network setup= a stock RCA modem/wireless router that was installed by the network techs. Coming off the modem, ive got a Linksys Wireless-G router (WRT54GS). I have port forwarding enabled on all Steam ports (2700-27050).
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update your router firmware. For some reason Linksys doesn't updgrade the firmware before it leaves. Mine was 1.1 when I got it a few months ago. when you go into the web page for management at the very top right it will show you the firmware version. you should be Firmware Version : v4.20.7 or newer.

Does your modem ever drop connection? Frequently have to power cycle it? Static pictures on the TV? if so then its possible that you have a weak singnal coming into the modem. FYI, for every one of those coax splitters installed there is a 3db drop in signal strength. They ended up redoing the cabling in my apt building because of faulty wiring.

just some things to try. Let me know how it goes.
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well, the firmware is updated, but still no good. To answer your question, yes my modem does drop connection and i do have to power cycle it. There is only one coax splitter, and thats the one that splits the feed coming into the house ( i wired it myself, so im sure of this). Any more help you can provide would be great!
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I think you need to have the cable company come out and do a single strength on the line. Don't say anything about gaming. Just say you keep loosing connectivity all the time and have to frequently power cycle the modem. I think that is the source of the problems.
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alright thanks a ton
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