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I've had TelecomNZ as my ISP for a few months now and I've constantly had server time outs like every 5-10 mins. This happens when I play Black Ops, BC2 and now BF3 is doing it as well. I never used to have this problem in South Africa but I was using a very good router.

So what is causing this problem, is it my ISP or is it because I'm using the free router that was given to me (would using a more expensive router solve this?), OR is it something completely different?
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Even a basic router should be able to give you information about line errors.

Check the router and see if there is a lot of errors from the line, lost packets, resynchs etc etc. If there if the get the ISP to check your line.

If not, then give me the model of the router and i'll look up the features and get it configured best for gaming. How are you connecting to the router from your gaming pc/console, wireless (g or n?) or wired ethernet?
     
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K, i don't know much but what I cansay is that when I went to pingtest.net 4% of packets were lost. Also I've connected in many ways, console- wired and wireless pc-wired and wireless, all the same problems. The router Im using is a thompson20f788.
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Originally Posted by MiKE_nz View Post
K, i don't know much but what I cansay is that when I went to pingtest.net 4% of packets were lost. Also I've connected in many ways, console- wired and wireless pc-wired and wireless, all the same problems. The router Im using is a thompson20f788.
4% packet loss is not acceptable. Have your ISP check your line for errors.
     
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K, will do.

Thanks for the help
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