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i have a residence networking using a 1mb broadband sharing by 8 person. and i kept on get disconnected by my online game. It doesnt happen when im in uni where hundreds of people are using. Im using a router/ethernet modem which have 4 slots and i have tried both hub and switches but the results the same. Can i know is it because of too many people using problem or i have to change a router? how can i make every single people get a constant bandwidth?
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    by:Fatal_Exception
    First, you don't want to use a hub, as it broadcasts way too much traffic throughout your entire LAN.  The switch should not be a problem though.  When you get 'kicked' off, are you still able to surf the internet?  If not, then see if you can still see the other computers in the network.  If so, then the problem is more likely in your gateway/modem..  Routers traditionally (consumer grade) will allow for up to 253 connections simultaneously.
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    by:tcyap67
    its not even the game got kicked off... even in msn, icq and stuff i kept on get disconnected within 2-3 min and connected back. Dont think i can really surf the net once i got disconnected by msn and icq.  IM using a adsl modem called "ADSL Barricade smc7204bra" by SMC network
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    by:Fatal_Exception
    I see you are using DSL for your connection.  In this case, the first thing I recommend is taking a look at the DSL Troubleshooting page on my site, under Broadband Cable and DSL links...

    www.doverproductions.com

    Also, ck the MTU link too...

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    Hi Fatal_Exception,
    Your DSL modem may be set to drop the connection.  Look in your DSL or Router admin pages and look for an option to "keep alive"

    Cheers!
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    by:Fatal_Exception
    Good point fox..
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    by:tcyap67
    erm... wht kinda word as in "keep alive"?
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    by:Fatal_Exception
    Keep Alive refers to keeping the PPPoE connection alive, and not allowing the router to disconnect your session.  PPPoE is not an 'always on' protocol.  It uses authentication for the connection, and it will drop the connection if Keep Alive is not enabled..

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    by:tcyap67
    hmm think im using PPPoA
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    by:Fatal_Exception
    Here is a short explanation of PPPoE and PPPoA:

    PPPoA (point-to-point protocol over ATM) and PPPoE (point-to-point protocol over Ethernet) are authentication and connection protocols used by many service providers for broadband Internet access. In particular, many LECs (local exchange carriers) such as Verizon, SBC and Bell South use these protocols to manage their ADSL users. These protocols are popular with the service providers because they make the broadband connection look like a dial-up connection from an accounting and billing perspective. Also, they let the service provider get more users onto the same facilities by logging off users that have no activity.

    So, the operative phrase "logging off users that have no activitiy" should help you understand the issues with these types of connections..

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    by:tcyap67
    ic but its not suppose to logging off when im in the middle of the game rite? sonce i kept upload and download..?
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    by:tcyap67
    and thanks fatal for help me so much i learned more these days
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    by:Fatal_Exception
    No Problem...  I am not real sure we are helping you much with this specific scenario, but we try..!!  :)

    And you are correct, as long as the connection is being used, it is not supposed to log you off, but then again, "suppose to" are the operative words here..  :)  I am thinking possibly that latency could be the issue now...  hmmm  

    Along with this, I have found DSL to be inherently finicky..  as you have already seen from my website..  If you really want a good reliable connection, I usually advise my clients to go with cable broadband rather than DSL, but am not sure you are in a position to do that.. ???

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    by:tcyap67
    hehe dont think so.... we are oversea student u see.. o.O ... we just rent the house so dont think well get cable tho...
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    by:Fatal_Exception
    hmmm  Bummer..  *grinning*  I am just thinking of what my dad would have said when I was in school...  (What are you doing playing GAMES, you should be studying.!!!  :)
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    by:tcyap67
    lolz.. hehe np man... my dad is 13 hours flight away from me =P... erm will it be better if the bandwidth is controlled and limited to everyone?
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    Depends on what kind of network you are using, and the types of packets that the other users are creating.  As I mentioned above, you definitely want to use at the minimum a smart switch (preferably a router) so you are not broadcasting packets throughout your network.  What you should probably do is to test your theory by disconnecting everyone but you from the network.  If disconnection still continues, then the problem more than likely is in your modem OR external to your network.  It could even be the routers on the Provider's network dropping your connection.
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