Horrible pings in-game

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SnotRocket

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Nov 21, 2005
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Ok, so I just moved to a university and am living in the dorms. It's a Techhttp://www.anetforums.com/posts.aspx?ThreadIndex=60477# college, and they have stated in their policy that gaming is allowed and not restricted in access.

Whenever I connect to any game server (UT2k4, Source, BF2, RO)http://www.anetforums.com/posts.aspx?ThreadIndex=60477#, I start out with decent ping, ~50-60 ms. However, as time goes by (about 5-10 minutes), my ping skyrockets to 300-500. I then get kicked for having a high average ping.

Is there any reason for this random ping? It is also impossible for me to ping out to say google.com. I'm assuming they've got me firewalled, and that might be affecting connections.

Also, my friends don't have this problem. It just randomly affects me. I was just now playing UT2k4 with no problems for about 15 minutes, pings all well below 100, now I can't find a server with less than 500 ping.
 

Yellowbelly

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Feb 22, 2006
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you're lucky to get 50 and get up to 500. I'm like at 100 for about 2 minutes or less and it sky rockets to 900-1000. Completely unplayable. It took me like 2 weeks to get the new RO update because the connection was crappy or something, wouldn't let steam update. This is by far the worst part about being in the dorms. All in the name of security...
 
This is soo confusing, I've tried everything I can think of to check my connection.

I think that small beta patch thing the Devs released, I think they should get that thing up on the Steam auto-update quick, cause i dont think enough servers admins are downloading it themselves.

I dont even last five seconds untill my ping shoots from my normal 50 to a solid 500+.I hope this is fixed quickly, RO is almost unplayable on every server I join.
 

Yellowbelly

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Feb 22, 2006
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i think it's a server side problem, that's why the fix is for server admins. If it runs smoothely for a minute or two then spikes, I don't see how it could be a client issue if it never gets back to normal.

Just wait a while, it may take a couple days for most of the servers to get it.
 

Yellowbelly

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Feb 22, 2006
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Well it looks like this problem might not be solved. I tried playing AA 2.7 and i have just as bad lag. Gay colleges, won't even let me play my games. I need to slap someone.
 

SnotRocket

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Nov 21, 2005
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Turns out my problem was fixed by just adding a small list of favorite servers and ONLY refreshing the favorites. The university has a block against ping flooding, and refreshing several hundred servers causes problems.