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Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 525
# 6
02-24-2013, 03:30 AM
disconnects are quite rare for me. Even when I am on for a few hours, I never DC. I think DCs for me are about once a week.

If you are in the US, sometimes this site can help you figure out if there is a problem with your ISP or a connection line.

http://www.internetpulse.net/

It lists the companies that own data lines and from time to time, you can see that there is an issue beyond what Cryptic can control. It could also be the path your connection takes to get to the STO servers. You can also do a tracert here:

http://www.yougetsignal.com/tools/visual-tracert/

It tells you how many hops it takes to get from your location to another. The lower the hops, the better. If you have a lot of hops, that can cause problems with your connectivity. Also keep in mind that if you use a wireless connection at home that in itself is a hop. If possible, directly connect to your router.

Since we are on the topic, in case you are dealing with lag issues, you can check your internet speed and ping here:

http://speedtest.net/

While a faster download speed is good, what you are looking for when online gaming is a low ping. My ping averages about 105 which is pretty good. I have seen people with a ping as low as 8, but that's on a super fast connection.

I hope some of this helps you understand a little more. If not, well...

never gonna give you up! never gonna let you down! never gonna turn around...and hurt you! never gonna make you cry, never gonna say goodbye. never gonna tell around and desert you!

I've had that song in my head for 3 days. Now you deal with it.
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