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Titan8990

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The past week or so my connection has been dropping at random times. Sometimes i am playing pc games and it causes a complete lag out and other times its x box live and game drops but x box live connection remains.

I don't know a whole lot about networks but I have a cable internet conection. The router is a Linksys Wireless-G 2.4Ghz but all my connection are wired. I believe the problem is my ISP because a women at my work has had simular problems with her wireless network. Most of the time i have multiple online games going at once but my ISP boasts that they just upped the speed to 10Mbps i assume is enough for 2-3 games. Also note this happens in all the games I play and whether there are 1 or 3 drop is always the same. If one drops they all drop at the same time.

Move to networking forum if you feel it is needed.

Edited by Titan8990, 28 February 2007 - 08:56 PM.

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X box live says my router has "moderate" network address translation. After doing some reading about NAT I believe this could be the problem. Can anyone confirm that NAT can cause this?
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For reference to people having the same problem: my problem was solved by simply updating the firmware of my router. I have not had any problems since. I plan to have the woman at my work try the same thing, if that does not work for her I will start a new thread.


Edit: Even though X Box Live told me that my router might have problem because of its moderate NAT it was still on the list of compatable x box live hardware.

Edited by Titan8990, 04 March 2007 - 03:16 PM.

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From what you have said it seems that your ISP has robbed you. Much of the time when you play games and your connection drops out, it means the modem they gave you has a bandwidth restriction. A really low limit at that. The reason I say this is because I had a similar problem when I tried playing games and hosting them. My entire connection would drop or get a limited connectivity. That is why I do not rent my modem or router directly from my ISP (Comcast [go to [bleep]]). I rented a combo router/modem and paid an extra 10 dollars a month. They do not tell their customers about this nor do the technicians know (like they would even tell you). I suggest you buy a (seperate) modem and/or router from radioshack or a computer store. You can also try confronting your ISP about this, but from experience I had to get an answer from someone in line at EB Games who was listening in on my conversation (lucky me). If you have any questions you may speak with me directly and I'll help you out.

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You can also reach me at my site which is on my signature.

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Nick

Edited by agentlopez, 05 March 2007 - 10:41 PM.

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