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Fast and Reliable Wireless Internet Connection

Postby Amelia Camelia » Sat, 26 Jan 2008 11:52 pm

Hey Everyone,

I hope someone can help me.

Just recently my internet connection on the game I play, or my latency, has taken a big dive. I think I was averaging around 600ms but now with a cable plugged directly into the cable modem and bypassing my router, I have a latency of 1700ms. :(

I'm on Starhub's MaxOnline Express. When I use their Bandwith testing utility I get something like a top speed of 39Mbps but using a US one gives me a very bad result (141Kbps).

The problem is that my Warcraft game connects to a US server. I guess the speed might be temporary as it's only been happening for a week and I haven't changed anything at home, but I was wondering which ISP other online gamer's use?

I have an Asus G2s and Windows Vista (yuk), so a pretty high spec laptop.

Thanks for any help or comments
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Postby durain » Mon, 28 Jan 2008 4:13 am

head over to www.speedtest.net to check what is your real download/upload speed on your DSL. if you know someone else with the same DSL connection speed, compare if it's faster or slower. also do the ping test and compare the results.

just need to find out where the bottleneck is...

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Postby ksl » Mon, 28 Jan 2008 9:36 pm

All the tools you need to check the DNS, I suggest doing a trace route, to show you the m/s at each location, this is a USA website tool, so you will get better results, than doing the trace from your own Computer, but if you know how, to do the trace from DOS, typing: tracert (then the server address)

http://www.dnsstuff.com/

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Postby Amelia Camelia » Sun, 03 Feb 2008 1:54 pm

Thanks for your replies.

I got a call back from Starhub who said that the problem is with the Warcraft server. My latency is slightly better however I still experience bad patches.

I was wondering if I need to upgrade my router as I have the standard free one that came with my internet package. I think I'll look into it.

Thanks again
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Postby Splatted » Sun, 03 Feb 2008 2:05 pm

If you are thinking of purchasing a new router, consider buying one from a company that gives a life-time warranty. I personally prefer Belkin brand - a bit more expensive, but worth it in the end.

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Postby durain » Sun, 03 Feb 2008 7:41 pm

for rock solid reliability and stability, i go for the draytek vigor range.

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Postby ksl » Mon, 04 Feb 2008 4:50 am

durain wrote:for rock solid reliability and stability, i go for the draytek vigor range.
A good old Taiwanese brand name :) Though I'm not sure if they manufacture, them!

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Postby durain » Mon, 04 Feb 2008 8:19 am

i am sure draytek do their own stuff because no other brand come close to their router! they are still a very young company, about 10 years plus. all my broadband kit are from them. :)

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Postby ksl » Tue, 05 Feb 2008 9:21 pm

durain wrote:i am sure draytek do their own stuff because no other brand come close to their router! they are still a very young company, about 10 years plus. all my broadband kit are from them. :)


Yes I have seen them at the Computex exhibition in Taiwan, long ago, when D Link was just a very small player...although D Link have really made headway in the markets since 2000, and have rewarded me pretty well, in stock. And what a price they are today :D ....

I may even check draytek shares out, although they need to be manufacturing. When i was doing RMA in computer components, I very rarely so any failures, with routers, or networking gear, the biggest problems were consumers, that didn't know how to set them up correctly.

Motherboards, I would say were the biggest defect failures, along with hard disks and i can tell you, finding the suppliers again after a product is sold and returned, was a real enormous pain in the butt.

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Postby rihhana_taylor » Thu, 21 Feb 2008 1:03 am

You can visit the following link to take a look of your internet speed

http://www.numion.com/YourSpeed3/Select ... =&Top100=0

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Postby envee » Mon, 03 Mar 2008 1:42 am

There is also a problem that internet in Singapore isn't really that fast. We have rarely experienced getting the actual speed that we have here. But at night everything speeds up, from my experience this tells me that the actual backbone that shares the internet out to the users is having some problems dealing with the traffic here.

And remember that a server located in the US will give you somewhat high latency no matter how high connection you have.


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