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Hey folks,

 

I've been experiencing unusual ping problems for about 1 week now and I am wondering what the problem might be.

 

If I launch NOLF2 and join a server my pings is above 200 (usually it is 113), but then slowly, step by step goes down to my usual ping of 113. This takes approximately 45minutes...and I sure don't want to wait that long until I can really start playing.

 

I installed Service Pack 2 one week ago, but I doubt this affcts my ping, as my firewall doesn't block NOLF2 and even if the firewall is completely off, those problems occur.

My connection is still the same as it was before.

 

Can anyone help me? Is it me? Is it the server? Shall I reinstall NOLF2?

 

Thanks in advance for many, many posts helping me to get out of this misery :1eye:

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I have the same problem, especially in NS server...My usual ping there is about 150 but lately it was 200-300. It was also jumpy in SFI server but not that bad like NS. I saw other people had the same problem...Natter,Baron,Alexa,Rops..

 

So NS server was rebooted, ping got better for a while but then started to act bad again. Dunno the problem though and it seems it only affects "some" people.

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Try canceling some of your German porn subscriptions. Also, the donut of the week notice that Winchells sends you probably is contributing to the problem as well.

 

 

LOL RXS though he technically has an idea there. Spyware can affect your ping if it's trying to report to it's mothership at certain times. Wouldn't hurt to start with a good anti-virus scan and spyware scan to see if anything is on your system.

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Sascha's at a concert tonight so consider me his sub. :P

 

Of course he has run thorough spyware, adware and virus scans, plus defragmented his computer. He also does not have uploads or downloads running while experiencing these issues. Starting at the beginning is nice but let's move past the preface :P. Thanks for the thoughts though, any others?

 

So long and thanks for all the fish :bounce:

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Run a speed test on his internet connection. Also does this only happen at certain times?

 

Could be the load on his ISP during heavy use hours too.

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How might one find and/or peform these speed tests, Seng? I wanna try one of those for myself too.

 

As for heavy load on the ISP, well it might be, but I think we've tried both morning and evening and night with no luck. In any case, isn't that some sort of breach of contract if they offer a crappy connection outside the hours 01.00 and 08.00 of the night?

 

I'll be sure to forward your advice RXS. :D I'm sure he hasn't tried that already!

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Hey I found many, but to my disappointment only one of them came even close to my real speed. Pfff. Trying to tell me I have a T1 line or even 200-something k per second? Well I guess I came to the conclusion these things are mighty unreliable, but then again most of us would know when it's all wrong, right?

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One thing most ISPs advertise what the line is capable of and somewhere in the fine print is the actual speeds may vary.

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Well, i ran various adware, spyware and virus scans, defragmented my computer and ran "clean disk" or whatever this is called...

 

so my PC should me clean...what else could it be? :S

 

Because I can't continue nolfing with such a crappy ping :mellow:

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There's no need to have the virus scanner running while playing Nolf, Nat. Mine is also running while I play, I even got a personal firewall up, but that is unneccessary anyway. I'm absolutely sure that I got no spyware or anything like that on the system, I'm extremely careful, use spyware detector programs etc...

 

As Moody said, I'm having the same problems on all servers running. It's gotten better, the ping isn't so high anymore, but quite jumpy. I suspect the EU - USA connection to be the problem. I can't imagine that the master server is needed after the cd-key check and the connection to the host.

 

Would be interesting to hear if non-EU players are having the problem too.

 

I tried the holy water, but my CPU fan was just splashing it all over the place. Didn't work, but I think my cat is no longer possessed.

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As Moody said, I'm having the same problems on all servers running. It's gotten better, the ping isn't so high anymore, but quite jumpy. I suspect the EU - USA connection to be the problem. I can't imagine that the master server is needed after the cd-key check and the connection to the host.

 

Would be interesting to hear if non-EU players are having the problem too.

 

I knew it! The Americans are so scared of us they sabotaged the line just for the EU vs USA match! :P

 

No, really I'm having the same problems.

 

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LOL !! actually shouldn't lower your firewall nor turn off your antivirus software while playing online as it potentially exposes your PC.

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Well, the risk is at least low when turning off your anti-virus software while playing online, as long as you don't start other programs while playing. Though my Norton AV even checks critical ports, admitted.

 

As for the firewall, I meant that I don't need a PF running, since I'm sitting behind my own router which has all shields up. Of course every Windows (XP) user should be aware of the (unbelievable) dangers of Windows catching a Worm simply via an open port. :(

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I have no suggestion other than for you to move to the States. :lol:

 

It is rather odd that this crept up as suddenly as it did and is affecting so many people. Is there something going on with the ISPs over there? :huh:

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Very difficult to give advice, since small changes in the network structure could lead to this. Could be interesting to trace the route the packets are taking. If you're a Win XP user, open the shell and type:

 

tracert 64.34.47.10

 

and

 

tracert 64.37.104.75

 

In my case, the result is:

 

E:\>tracert 64.34.47.10

 

Routenverfolgung zu 64.34.47.10 über maximal 30 Abschnitte

 

1 1 ms <1 ms 1 ms 192.168.1.1

2 56 ms 54 ms 55 ms 217.0.116.64

3 53 ms 53 ms 52 ms 217.0.68.146

4 139 ms 140 ms 140 ms nyc-e5.NYC.US.net.DTAG.DE [62.154.14.53]

5 139 ms 139 ms 140 ms 62.156.138.46

6 137 ms 139 ms 145 ms dcr4-so-1-1-0.NewYork.savvis.net [204.70.192.213]

7 141 ms 140 ms 141 ms kar2-ae1.NewYork.savvis.net [208.174.228.18]

8 142 ms 142 ms 139 ms 204.70.150.254

9 140 ms 142 ms 140 ms 216.187.115.217

10 140 ms 141 ms 142 ms 216.187.115.158

11 142 ms 142 ms 142 ms 216.187.115.162

12 142 ms 143 ms 142 ms 64.34.47.10

 

Ablaufverfolgung beendet.

 

E:\>tracert 64.37.104.75

 

Routenverfolgung zu Cisco1.VSK.GS-75 [64.37.104.75] über maximal 30 Abschnitte:

 

 

1 1 ms <1 ms <1 ms 192.168.1.1

2 56 ms 55 ms 52 ms 217.0.116.64

3 54 ms 52 ms 52 ms 217.0.68.150

4 139 ms 140 ms 139 ms 62.156.131.150

5 141 ms 141 ms 142 ms dt-gw.n54ny.ip.att.net [192.205.32.57]

6 171 ms 172 ms 173 ms tbr1-p012201.n54ny.ip.att.net [12.123.3.106]

7 172 ms 172 ms 174 ms tbr1-cl14.cgcil.ip.att.net [12.122.10.2]

8 170 ms 169 ms 169 ms tbr2-cl22.cgcil.ip.att.net [12.122.9.134]

9 174 ms 170 ms 171 ms tbr2-cl7.sl9mo.ip.att.net [12.122.10.46]

10 172 ms 172 ms 172 ms gbr2-p20.sl9mo.ip.att.net [12.122.11.118]

11 170 ms 172 ms 171 ms gar1-p370.sl9mo.ip.att.net [12.123.24.213]

12 171 ms 172 ms 172 ms cybercon.com [12.118.144.70]

13 267 ms 270 ms 530 ms gig408.sw2.cybercon.com [216.15.195.53]

14 268 ms 263 ms 263 ms Cisco1.VSK.GS-75 [64.37.104.75]

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