I have been getting constant disconnects since I started playing, Generally 5per 20min of game play. I have tried everything I could think of on my end an and am out of ideas and even tried port forwards with no success. Ideas?
ISP: Time Warner Cable
Connection Type: 10mb Cable
OS: Windows Vista 32bit
I have a Lan connection set up with a wireless laptop. (Desktop is connected to the laptop for wireless)
Check to see if you have the Nvidia application firewall
Uninstall Nvidia Application Firewall - This is a known issue initializing OLE/COM before STO can run. It is installed with Nvidia chipset drivers, not graphics card drivers. Look for Forceware network access manager as an installed program and uninstall it.
Ah, so you are using the laptop as a middle man between your desktop and your internet access? I'd get rid of that setup.
Been meaning to for a while, but it seems most of the wireless adapters (USB style) seem to give shotty connection. Any recommendation as to brand? Netgear? Linksys?
I did not find the nvidia firewall anywhere on my PC.
Also here is my DxDiag
Time of this report: 3/13/2010, 14:17:10
Machine name: XIONII-PC
Operating System: Windows Vista™ Home Premium (6.0, Build 6001) Service Pack 1 (6001.vistasp1_gdr.091208-0542)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: NVIDIA
System Model: 122-CK-NF68
BIOS: Phoenix - AwardBIOS v6.00PG
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q6600 @ 2.40GHz (4 CPUs), ~2.4GHz
Memory: 2814MB RAM
Page File: 818MB used, 5035MB available
Windows Dir: C:\Windows
DirectX Version: DirectX 10
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
DxDiag Version: 6.00.6001.18000 32bit Unicode
Description: Speakers (High Definition Audio Device)
Driver Name: HdAudio.sys
Driver Version: 6.00.5840.16387 (English)
Date and Size: 11/2/2006 02:36:49, 235520 bytes
Looks like your video card and audio could use current drivers also, they shouldn't cause you disconnects but could cause other game related issues.
As far as the wireless adapter, make sure it supports WPA2 and Windows 7 drivers as a minimum. Are you wanting to buy from some place like Newegg over the internet or from a local Frys/Microcenter/BestBuy?
Go with a name brand PCI wireless adapter that has WPA2 and Windows 7 support. I have a Netgear WPN311 in my wife's Windows 7 machine, but haven't played much STO on it to give long term quality of play reporting.
I have been having a similar disconnect issue ever since I started playing today .... not sure why. Initially it happened randomly. Later it started happening more frequently. Now it happens almost every few minutes. I've checked to make sure my system's updated ... including my video drivers .... not sure what is causing this problem ... but I am gonna give the game a break till it's fixed . Can't play much anyway ...
I get a million disconnects too, I have latest everything. I'm happy to adjust any parameter suggested, but it didn't used to happen, now it happens constantly. Nothing unusual about my network setup and as I say, "It Used To Work"(TM).