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PostPosted: Mon Aug 30, 2004 3:25 pm 
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Location: Milwaukee - Wisconsin
current setup:
netgear 8 port hub, with anywhere from 1 to 4 computers on it
motorola surfboard sb5100 cable modem

problem is this, while playing any ping-displaying game (i.e. UT, UT2003, counterstrike...) pings will go at ~60ms for about 4 seconds, then jump to ~500ms for a second, then go back down to ~60ms. this goes on systematically... 4 seconds good, then 1 bad, then 4 good, then 1 bad. over and over.

anybody got any clues on this one? even if i run only 1 pc on the hub it'll still do it (pulled out all other cabling).

wondering if anyone had run into something similar in the past? cable modem setting?(although i can't see any way to change it) known downstream cable fix that i could tell my providor? anything?

-Roach


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 31, 2004 10:36 am 
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post system specs


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 31, 2004 1:16 pm 
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ye ol' aging system... :(

tyan s2266
p4 1.7 400fsb
256mb ddr-266
winxp pro
ati radeon 9600pro
sb live
40gbx2 7200rpm WD
linksys lne100tx(v5)

netgear en108tp hub

this problem also occurs on my roommate's brand new pc, although i don't know his specs.

-Roach


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 31, 2004 4:38 pm 
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could be a connection issue with isp or the load on the same line at the same time, hard to tell.
any other programs running in the background?
could also be some emi causing problems near the cable line
make sure you have windows up to date inlcuding directx and video drivers


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Well first and foremost, I would trade up the hub for a switch or a router (/w switching). That'll cut down on the amount of useless traffic going back and forth.

Another issue could be the NIC cards in use. Some perform better than others. If anyone is using a SIS 900 based ethernet adapter (usually onboard) that would definately slow things down.
In a hub type environment, one slow card can slow the entire network down.

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