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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Re: road runner
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Re: road runner Aug 4, 2001, 10:03
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Looni, ditch the proxy. Theoretically that's not going to cause a problem but does anything ever work in a theoretical sense? I agree with several of the previous posts, get yourself a cheap linksys router that'll also give you some protection. You'll notice a big diff and things should be much more solid for you.

The reason I say that is the ISP I work for installs a router at any customer's location if they have two or more systems wanting an IP. We have a few who say "no, I don't want one" and of those there's a couple gamers who call to complain at least once a week. Get a router, you'll be very satisfied. I can get you a model # of one that we usually sell to gamers and they're very happy with it. Just let me know.

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