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Wireless Internet problems

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Nerdsmasher
12.21.2011 , 02:39 PM | #1
I play through a Verizon Wireless USB Modem (Living in the sticks sucks).

Anyway, on 12/20 I was able to log on play with no problems throughout the day. Now, 12/21, after about an hour of playtime my internet signal drops to nothing, causing horrendous lag. This hasn't happened in any other game, and only happens while playing SW:ToR. Just wondering if anyone has any suggestions or if it's a common problem with people playing over wireless connections.

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Nerdsmasher
12.21.2011 , 02:58 PM | #2
Bump, hoping for replies.

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Rammon
12.21.2011 , 03:23 PM | #3
Haven't heard of this one yet, generally a game won't necessarily cause a poor connection. It could indeed be bottle necking traffic somewhere and cause your network card to say "Whoa, hold up, you're trying to do way to much for me to process at once, I'm out of here..."

Run SWTOR without any other applications running that use the internet, (close any browsers, messengers etc). Run it as an Administrator as well, just for kicks and giggles. Do all the basic troubleshooting as well, ensure you have the latest drivers for your wireless card from the OEM (Manufacturer), run a spyware/virus scan.

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TomWhiting
12.21.2011 , 03:24 PM | #4
Quote: Originally Posted by Rammon View Post
generally a game won't necessarily cause a poor connection
This
I run my own off of a wi-fi, and haven't had any issues since August when i started testing.

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Herr_Heimlich
12.21.2011 , 03:25 PM | #5
Unfortunately I get the same problem though my ISP is in order and all, only in SWTOR I get latency up to 200k at times. Kind of strange really. And itīs the best kind when I then get the disconnected from server message and need to wait another 2h before reentering the server to continue playing. I know itīs only the first day after release but this is rather strange.
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Nerdsmasher
12.21.2011 , 04:30 PM | #6
I appreciate the responses.

Yea, everything is up to date, and I can get about an hour or two of playtime before the signal just drops for no apparent reason. I'll go from 90-120ms latency to upwards of 2000.

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Souleymann
12.25.2011 , 05:31 PM | #7
I am having the same problem at my home wireless network. Unusual extreem lag spikes, yet when I trace the ping, there is no packet loss of data.

Funniest thing is, when my connection gets red and all action stops, as I switch to desktop, wait a while and switch back to the game, connection is normal, but the second I start playing it gets back to the red numbers.

It happens often when I'm on wireless network, but when I go to my friend and plug in the cable, all is fine. I have opened ports on my wireless router as it is said in the technical support, yet that does not help.

Could be, that SW:TOR is very demanding connection wise and some wireless networks can not handle that transfer.

I am seriously thinking of running the cable to my room now.

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zombiemannsev
12.25.2011 , 06:28 PM | #8
Do you have an Aetheros wifi card in your computer? My laptop does that sometimes, I picked up a USB wireless N adapter for like 20 bucks from amazon and haven't had any problems since

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Geraz
12.25.2011 , 06:35 PM | #9
Quote: Originally Posted by Nerdsmasher View Post
I appreciate the responses.

Yea, everything is up to date, and I can get about an hour or two of playtime before the signal just drops for no apparent reason. I'll go from 90-120ms latency to upwards of 2000.
This statement makes me wonder if you are hitting a usage cap...

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newtab
05.02.2012 , 08:04 AM | #10
I know its months on but I've got the same problem and I don't think I'll be getting much love from BioWear. Did anyone happen to sort this out?
Also, I'm currently 2m short of the longest cable I can find to connect to my router. I'd need to knock out a wall to get where I need to by cable...