how to improve internet speed (in Off-topic)

Angel of Death [Hell Blenders] January 14 2006 12:14 PM EST

how you increase it?
im playing a game called rakion and my speed is always 0m/s, and i can never play with people who has m/s of 150+ so i cant play mostly
i have cable (for the Belgium people its Telenet) so if anyone know please tell me

bartjan January 14 2006 12:19 PM EST

m/s is meters per second. Not many cable modems are designed to be used in a dynamic physical environment, so I guess you mean something else?

Angel of Death [Hell Blenders] January 14 2006 12:22 PM EST

what i mean is how can i make my speed faster without changing provider

Undertow January 14 2006 12:29 PM EST

I'm assuming he means megs/sec.

bartjan January 14 2006 12:41 PM EST

First start with telling us what the actual speed is you are paying your provider for, and what speed you are getting when playing that game. Make sure that you also get the dimensions right, because else we end up comparing apples with oranges.

Angel of Death [Hell Blenders] January 14 2006 1:15 PM EST

i donno what speed im paying for, i know its cable but thats all
when i play the game i see its 0 m/s but donno if other people see it that way but i guess its 0

Zoglog[T] [big bucks] January 14 2006 1:17 PM EST

I guess you mean mb/s and not m/s?
m/s is a measurement of travelling speed, last time I checked my modem couldn't run ;P.

Special J January 14 2006 1:18 PM EST

0 m/s is killer latency!

And it is also wrong if it is a measure of your latency, unless you are hosting this game?

Maelstrom January 14 2006 1:32 PM EST

It wouldn't hurt to check for viruses or spyware that are slowing down your computer or Internet connection.

Angel of Death [Hell Blenders] January 14 2006 1:39 PM EST

i daily run ad-aware and spybot and it doesnt say i have viruses
i mean m/s cuz its a game i play, not downloading something (when i download i sometimes go up to 2000 k/s)

bartjan January 14 2006 1:41 PM EST

m/s or ms? If it's ms, then it's latency, and there the lower the better...

AdminJonathan January 14 2006 1:43 PM EST

Even though we still don't know what you're talking about, we can still answer your question as it was asked:

Pay for a faster connection. Sorry, there is no other solution.

Now, it's probably worth making sure that the bottleneck for your game isn't some other piece of your setup (e.g. slow computer causing lag), but from the information you've given us, there it is.

Special J January 14 2006 1:47 PM EST

Well I hardly think 0 m/s is his transfer, as that says he is not sending any thing.

If he is hosting this game and getting 0ms and his friends are getting 150ms, it makes more sense.

Stop doing that, you are on a basic cable line with really poor upload. You can pay for a larger upload I am sure, but they hardly provide what they advertise.

PoisoN January 14 2006 1:57 PM EST

A ping of <50 msec is good enough for every game(when reaction is necessary like in a first person shooter, rpgs can be playable with 200+). As cable internet is already very fast when talking about latency, all you can do is maybe to tweak it a bit. Check ie. for details and software. If the game server is on the other side of our planet, bad luck :) For Belgium - Asia or America the ping is naturally high(physical limits).

If your problem about up/downloading data you can test your speed on pages like You can tweak that a bit too, but ie. 1 Mbit is 1 Mbit...

Angel of Death [Hell Blenders] January 14 2006 2:17 PM EST

took the test and this what i got Download aus Deutschland Downloadtest einer Datei (128KB ~ 1MB Dateiübertragung abhängig von Ihrer Geschwindigkeit) aus Deutschland Erfolgreich 684.8 KByte/Sek Upload Hochladegeschwindigkeitstest. Es wird eine Datei hochgeladen. Erfolgreich 21.7 KByte/Sek Verbindung Messung wieviel gleichzeitige Verbindungen von Ihrem PC zu einem Server in Deutschland möglich sind Erfolgreich 777.0 Verb/Min Ping Test Deutschland Absenden mehrerer Pings zu Ihrem PC. (Hinweis: Ihre Firewall (wenn vorhanden) muss unsere Pings durchlassen. Sie sollten keine Verbindung über Proxyserver benutzen) Erfolgreich 59.0 ms im not hosting a game and the server is somewere in europe and i dont think my mother (i still live at home :( ) want to pay more for internet

Angel of Death [Hell Blenders] January 14 2006 4:04 PM EST

just found out my ms in game is 100 -150, other people just have better internet connection cuz they closer to server so guess i can't improve :(

PoisoN January 14 2006 4:36 PM EST

The test says that your ping is about 59 ms to a server in Germany, seems to be ok if you tweak your connection a bit you might gain a few ms but I'm afraid It wont get any faster. The game server is simply too far away :)

And you have a nice 5-7 Mbit connection ;-)

bartjan January 14 2006 4:55 PM EST

Most Cable and DSL ISPs tune their network for bandwidth, not latency. By reducing your own bandwidth to slightly below their limits, you can avoid their buffers and tweak the link for faster ping times.
It's fairly complex and I can only help with how it's done on Linux.
Getting faster cable from the same company won't help much anyway. Getting a better ISP and/or switching to DSL will help more, if spending cash is an option.

PoisoN January 14 2006 5:42 PM EST

Yep, DSL with fastpath might be an alternative. Or maybe Telenets forum offers some tips on how to optimize your MTU and RWIN values :)

Angel of Death [Hell Blenders] January 14 2006 5:47 PM EST

well i can only switch to dsl if my mom wants and dont think see wants to just of a game i play
guess i creat my own games and hope people will join in like i do now

Anubis January 19 2006 4:57 PM EST

There hasn't been a mention of how many PC's are connected to your modem or if you use Bittorrent etc while gaming.

ANY downloading or uploading on any PC connected to your cable modem will slow your gaming response.

The cure is to limit uploading/downloading a lot or stop it completely, or get a fatter pipe as already suggested
(and maybe still throttle the uploads/downloads as they may use up all the speed they can on a fatter pipe!).

Halcyon January 19 2006 8:19 PM EST

Before trying this, read the user aggrements in said game, and all that .. cause, this is technically a hack .. though, works WONDERS!

Will speed up your computer, and internet connection, I suggest a setting of about 15k'ish .. and not higher .. otherwise on games, it just goes way too fast. This link will let you d/l a trial version, which is good for 15 uses. A use, is counted, untill it is exited, or you reboot/shutdown your computer. I left mine on 24/7

PoisoN January 19 2006 8:28 PM EST

Or you do some research via google by yourself and save $29.95 :)

Anubis January 19 2006 11:12 PM EST is a blocked domain on at least one of the block lists hosted on
the home of Protowall and Blocklist Manager (BLM).

I highly recommend using the 2 products above as they are free and will block all access to/from your PC to all the sites listed as worth blocking.
Using my own selection of lists , over 61% of the Internet is blocked from accessing my PC and nothing on my PC can contact them!

Any site that I cannot get to I forget it exists unless I must go there.
In this case I place an exception for that site in Blocklist Manager.

The Domains are blocked for a reason, sometimes by accident (the lists change every day, sometimes the number blocked drops). The lists are created by security groups round the world and compiled into a usable form for Blocklist Manager and other similar programs (ie Peerguardian).

This can help keep you virus free in a number of ways:
1) Known infected sites are blocked
2) Known bad Domain groups are blocked
3) a virus wont be able to call home to download the latest attack
4) you wont be fooled/spoofed into going to bad places (from links in your IM, email, internet browsing, etc)
5) there's more I'm sure :)

The lists are updated every day as new bad places are found.
I wouldn't be without it!

CmdrHawkeye January 20 2006 9:54 AM EST

Simple, buy a new computer and get a really fast internet connection.

Angel of Death [Hell Blenders] January 20 2006 1:20 PM EST is this completly legal? and what are the bad parts about the program

Anubis January 20 2006 1:30 PM EST

thats a website :)

I don't know if anything is wrong with them, but given how easy it is to screw your PC up, I err on the side of caution.

If a place is blocked, I don't go there.
The program or the website could be dodgy.
Someone of merit found them to be disagreeable in some way.

bartjan January 20 2006 1:40 PM EST

No idea why it would be illegal. But from reading what they claim their product does, I have no clue how it is going to help you solve your problem.

Anubis January 20 2006 1:45 PM EST

The law doesnt protect everyone adequately from all manner of attacks. Even when what they do is illegal, there's little chance of doing anything against a bad company.

In this case, I have no idea if what they are doing is illegal, I didn't ever say that. They are listed as dodgy for some reason though.
If you want to find out, Google is your friend ;)
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