Fruit of the loon

So two weeks ago I made the glorious switch to Time Warner's Digital Cable and Road Runner ISP. DTV rules. I've got more movie channels than I know what to do with (thank god for TiVo) and the picture's never looked better. I haven't had quite the same experience with Road Runner, however. Obviously it's fast - it has the same upload rate as my sDSL line did, but a much larger download rate. I'm disturbed by one small thing, however...I have yet to successfully play any multiplayer game. I have a reasonably complicated network set up, with a PC acting as a proxy server, but theoretically that shouldn't be a problem. I haven't managed to actually connect to a game, since no server browser I've tried yet has been able to refresh a list of servers (which is odd, since I can ping servers manually just fine). I'm going to play around with my network this weekend, and hopefully I'll find a solution on my end, since any ISP that prevents me from multiplayer gaming is not one I'd like to stay with for too long.

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Find a tool to check your packet loss. My connection went to crap for gaming several months ago, while surfing was flawless. It got worse and worse for a month until the connection started coming and going once or twice a day. When the guy came out and tested my line he found 99% packet loss at a junction outside the house. Fixed that in 15 minutes and all my troubles were gone. Also, with a proxy server or router, the effect of packet loss with games seems to be amplified.

I love my connection. I'm planning on installing linux on my box so i can play with some bioinformatics tools. I downloaded each of the RedHat ISO's at between 10-11 Megs a minute

I don't really see what the big deal about them charging for multiple IP's, buy yourself a cheap router and you don't have to worry about it. You gain a little protection in the process, and unless you had a switch before rather than just a hub, probably better network performance.

As for the digital cable, not bad, but my roomy has very nice digital satellite service

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