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# 1 STO crashes my internet?
05-31-2012, 09:59 PM
Hey all... first post.
Whatever.. I'm probably subimitting this wrong.. but


Apparently STO is using up too much bandwidth- and it crashes the internet for my whole house- bringing about the anger of my family. I've already talked to my internet's support, and they're working on it... but
is there any way to reduce bandwidth usage on my side? Like deleting a file/program, or lowering something?

I do not know my specs, but it is a windows 7.

I apologize if this is in the wrong forum, or done incorrectly.
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# 2
05-31-2012, 10:03 PM
First thing that comes to mind is have you disabled on demand patching ?

Open up the launcher, click on options then make sure you have a tick placed in the box titled "disable on demand patching"

This option allows you to either download patches in one go before entering the game (with it on) however with it off it measn the patch is downloaded as you play the game. Now its just my opinion but its better to download the patch in its entirety beforehand rather than doing it over an even longer period.
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# 3
06-01-2012, 09:23 AM
I disabled that and Pando Media Booster. However, my internet still crashed. So I called up the itnernet people, and they told me to reinstall.. which I'm doing right now. any other tips on how to decrease bandwidth?
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# 4
06-01-2012, 04:45 PM
The issue isn't bandwidth, its the number of simultaneous network connections... Its a known issue that many 'cheap' routers will choke if forced to deal with as little as a dozen and a half network connections at the same time...

The first thing to try is to disable STO voice chat, and shutdown any other networked applications not required for STO play... If this doesn't fix the problem, the only other solution is to query your ISP for a router that is better able to deal with the network load...
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# 5
06-01-2012, 05:13 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Grouchy.Otaku
The issue isn't bandwidth, its the number of simultaneous network connections... Its a known issue that many 'cheap' routers will choke if forced to deal with as little as a dozen and a half network connections at the same time...

The first thing to try is to disable STO voice chat, and shutdown any other networked applications not required for STO play... If this doesn't fix the problem, the only other solution is to query your ISP for a router that is better able to deal with the network load...
That's good to hear! I called the network people, and they are sending ina faster router. Thanks for your help.
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# 6
06-01-2012, 07:39 PM
Yes it is not the Game that is causing the crash your router most likely can not handle the ware and tear of other wireless items in the house make sure its not being used bye any body eles other then the family in the house hold bad things can happen when the wireless is free to every one.

Does your wireless connection have a password on it if not then some body eles is probably messing with your router on the out side.

And if you want to test your internet speed go here.http://speedtest.net/ It will show you how many upload and download connection you are really getting.

You can all ways try to optimize all of your computers internet connection http://www.speedguide.net/downloads.php

This guide will explain on how to do it.
http://www.speedguide.net/tcpoptimizer.php
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# 7
06-01-2012, 10:20 PM
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# 8
06-01-2012, 10:22 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by alexanderbyte
Yes it is not the Game that is causing the crash your router most likely can not handle the ware and tear of other wireless items in the house make sure its not being used bye any body eles other then the family in the house hold bad things can happen when the wireless is free to every one.

Does your wireless connection have a password on it if not then some body eles is probably messing with your router on the out side.

And if you want to test your internet speed go here.http://speedtest.net/ It will show you how many upload and download connection you are really getting.

You can all ways try to optimize all of your computers internet connection http://www.speedguide.net/downloads.php

This guide will explain on how to do it.
http://www.speedguide.net/tcpoptimizer.php
Downloaded the thing you recommended.. haven't tried it out yet, fam members still up and running.

BTW, how do you disble voice chat?
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# 9
06-02-2012, 02:56 AM
Are you talking about Voice Chat in game Well in Game Press ESC

Then in game options go too Then go too the 2nd option Voice chat then To disable

You tick the Disable Voice chat.

I know how annoying the Voice chat is while playing i fell yeah.
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# 10
06-02-2012, 05:58 AM
Just realised your using the Pando Media Malware ?

Completely uninstall that rubbish, you might want to read here :

http://forums.steampowered.com/forum....php?t=2275931

and here :

https://forums.eveonline.com/default...=posts&t=68539

and here :

http://forums.lotro.com/showthread.p...other-programs

i dont care what PWE tech support says, REMOVE AND UNINSTALL PANDO MEDIA MALWARE and I bet that will resolve your bandwidth issue
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