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Wireless latency

by Quarterpower / September 16, 2011 9:24 PM PDT

Hello guys please help me out here,
I live in UK and my house owner have BT internet.

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Also I forgot to mention that afte
by Quarterpower / September 16, 2011 9:30 PM PDT
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<span id="INSERTION_MARKER">I turn off my torrent I have 2 packet loss and my latency is 200-400ms, and after:
<span id="INSERTION_MARKER">I turn on my torrent I have 2 packet loss and my latency is 20-30ms (sometimes it jums to 100-200ms like 1 of 10 times)

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by MarkFlax Forum moderator / September 16, 2011 9:36 PM PDT
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I see 'torrents' all over the place in your post. That is not good.

These fourm's Forum Policy forbid discussion about certain things and in general terms this includes piracy. Since torrents are more often than not used for downloading copyrighted commercial movies and music, we do not discuss that.

But since your question is about latency I can say the following;

When your own system is not connected to a torrent, it does not surprise me that your internet speeds drop. Those other systems connected to torrents use the majority of the bandwidth and your system has no control about that.

But when 'your system' is connected to a torrent, the bandwidth is then shared between the other torrent using systems.Their bandwidth drops and yours increases. But then, your own OS can control, (to a certain extent), how it uses its own share of the bandwidth, and so that is why you may see an increase in internet usage.

The solution? Well, I think you know this. Certainly not changing router settings. That is for the house owner to consider and I suspect he would not be too pleased if you did that without his permission. In any case, I doubt the router can be utilised in this way.

The solution is to all stop using torrents.


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I am sorry about Forum Policy
by Quarterpower / September 16, 2011 10:07 PM PDT
In reply to: Sorry.

Thanks you very much, and sorry about that bad word in this forum (:

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There is only a few known cures.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 17, 2011 3:36 AM PDT
In reply to: Wireless latency

1. Ban P2P on your internet connection.
2. Get wired.

Item 2 seems to create the most push back. But a wired connection wins the race almost everytime.

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by Quarterpower / September 17, 2011 8:53 PM PDT

Hello Proffit,

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 18, 2011 2:22 AM PDT
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Get ethernet cables from the store that are long enough from the router to the machines and plug them in, turn off the wifi and 99.99% of the time the machine will get to the internet.

For even more payoff from this, open the control to the router and disable the wifi radio if you don't use it.

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Ethernet cable witch one ?
by Quarterpower / September 18, 2011 11:11 AM PDT
In reply to: Sure.

Hello Proffit,

Can you please help me to choose witch one is better ethernet cable from ebay -

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Ethernet cables
by bill012 / September 18, 2011 10:53 PM PDT

Buy whichever you like the best. Most difference are related to the look and feel of the cable and the ends. Although some cables claim they are "faster" if the meet the minimum specs to run 1G (which all cat 5e and cat 6 do) what does it matter. It is the end equipment that sets the speed. If you only have 100 meg ports even these cables will not make it run faster just at 100meg. Its just that the old cat5 (no e) which was designed for 100 meg does not cost any less. So just find anything that is long enough and is at least cat5e.

There are specialized ethernet cable but they are mostly for fire and water resistance.

Not sure I would go to the trouble of ebay unless you live out in nowhere. I have seen them even sold in the grocery but any electronics store will have a large selection.

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