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Azmira Zalof
the Adept Flamer

Post Fri Apr 13, 2007 6:46 am

Dorm internet won't let me ping any EA servers, with command prompt or UOTrace. :(

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the Grandmaster Typist

Post Fri Apr 13, 2007 1:05 pm

Azmira Zalof wrote: Dorm internet won't let me ping any EA servers, with command prompt or UOTrace. :(

Cudos to over zealous dick head admins who do this to hide there own incompetance..

BTW UOTRACE is a GUI for Tracert in the command prompt, it uses the exact same protocol. So does ping for that matter.

the Adept Flamer

Post Tue Sep 25, 2007 2:05 am

DoOM wrote: ---Yes use anti Virus... No dont use the network packages like kaskersky's internet security or Symantec's Internet security. You have a Firwall built into windows and 99% of you have a Router with Nat that doesnt forward ports.

Just curious as to why you think KIS could cause connection slowdown? Or why you think Windows Firewall is sufficient? Or why you think 99% of people have NAT enabled? I know it comes standard now on consumers devices....but you have to take into account that not everyone is up-to-date. It's a 10 year old 2d game, after all.

Not busting ur balls, your right on with your other points, however over technical your delivery is on a UO message board...

Just curious as to the above. :)
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the Grandmaster Typist

Post Tue Sep 25, 2007 10:03 am

because. the Internet security packages such as KIS, and Symantec. Do further inspection based on content. each time you move up the layers. To inspect the next level up causes a larger and larger delay. To just block on Port is very trivial. State takes more resources, and content type blocking can get pretty heavy as far as resources.

If a person hasnt upgraded to XP by this point and they try to run one of the new A/V firewalls on win98 on a 7 year old box. They wont be playing much ultima thats for sure.

Even the first of the Cable modem sharing devices back in the day, had to provide Nat in order to allow more then 1 device to access the internet at the same time. it has always been a standard.

Besides if you get a hit by someone who can get past a Port block and the windows firewall. Your fucked period, its doubtfull that another firewall is going to help you.

Security has a limit as it approches total security.. You can never be on the internet and be totally secure. You can get very very very very very close, But each tiny little bit takes ahuge ammount of resources to get to the next step. Its like trying to approach the speed of light.

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the Apprentice Baker

Post Wed Apr 02, 2008 8:34 am

Kayne. wrote:what would i do to get it lower?

When it shows up as black " unknown " it just means those routers including your own do not accept pings. 99% of the time the first hop and perhaps 1-2 hops in between are blocking pings.

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the Eldest Elder

Post Thu Apr 03, 2008 10:17 am

thanks for answering that 8 months ago :( Lol. my cable just sucks out here
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the Apprentice Baker

Post Tue Jul 27, 2010 2:06 am

This might sound crazy. What if you do a trace route and all ping times are around 55-60 with no packet loss. However, when you log in game you ping 120 and have a 50% lag spike every 2-3 seconds. Any suggestions?

I tried running traceroute and polling again, but for some reason all servers besides EA show up black now.

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the Apprentice Baker

Post Fri Jun 10, 2011 3:24 pm

Sounds like it is something between your Modem and CPU..

Even possible it could be a Networking Issue (Firewall, etc.)

I know back in the day I used a router and it had a featured called "DMZ"..

That meante a certain IP on the network, whichever one you associate with it, would be completely exposed to the Internet -- meaning no internal Firewalls, or security, etc.

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the Posting Master

Post Fri Jun 10, 2011 5:24 pm

Talk about a quick response to that one... :roll:

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Post Thu Dec 01, 2011 1:12 pm


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