Help! Broadband Bother!

  Singerz 11:36 28 Nov 03

I've just had broadband connected on my pc. Its great on downloads etc but when I load a game to play online, my pings are terrible, worse than with my normal 56k modem.

Any ideas?

  tenplus1 11:38 28 Nov 03

Mayb ethe server's for that particular game are busy, so you will probably get slow ping times...

  Singerz 11:42 28 Nov 03

Thanks tenplus1 but its not just one particular game, its any game.

  Giggle n' Bits 15:02 28 Nov 03

Are the games all from the same website ?

games are they? any software running? firewall at all ? what spec is your computer? what is your isp?

  Ivor_Monkey 15:07 28 Nov 03

don't you need to change settings in the games/options to show that you are using BB?

Look at internet options and tick never dial.

  Singerz 16:09 28 Nov 03

Yes I'm running XP on a P4 2.6 processor, 60gig HDD, 1024mb RAM and 128mb ddr Geforce 4800Ti graphics card. The game is IL-2 Sturmovik Forgotten Battles (Flight Sim). I play them on 2 different websites. No other software running except the firewall with Norton Internet Security 2003. ISP is DataComms Europe.

  Jester2K II 16:12 28 Nov 03

Try a differnet server. Some servers are slower than others...

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