Packet loss with any online game
Posted on 2004-04-03
I'm currently using Pipex internet for my ADSL on a 1 meg connection, about 3/4 of the time I online game, everything works fine the rest of the time every single game I play, e.g. Battlefield 1942, Medal Of Honour, Call Of Duty, Unreal Tournament 2K3 and 2K4 etc is completely unplayable due to what appears to be lag, my ping however is still quite low at around 50ms but the "lagometer" in Medal of Honour shows lots of spikes, which unfortunately totally ruins the game, this happens on every server (I've tried around 20 tonight and several in various other games and the same problem occurs). I've tried pinging various web site's with various different packet sizes but never seem to replicate the problem, get constant replies of less than 30ms, I've also tried tracerts to various site's and still can't replicate it .. so that leaves me in the unenviable position of my ISP deciding that they are not going to fix my problem because their little manual which tells them what to ask customers to test doesn't cover my predicament :( Any ideas?