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Hey all, I am having some maddening connection issues since I moved in with a friend.

Anytime I start playing games, I end up getting dropped out of the server reliably once every few hours, while my roommate on the same network connects and stays connected just fine. These are also just quick drops, and I never lose internet connection, other services like Spotify stay connected and functional. Immediately after I drop out of the server, I can reconnect no problem and with no delay.

This has happened in BF4, WoW, DotA2, CS:GO, and Blacklight Retribution so far, in other words a variety of games, services, and servers. this has also been happening on both a previous rig using a wifi dongle, my current rig on integrated wifi, and my current rig on LAN. So far I have tried disabling UPnP on our router and had no luck. The router is a Linksys WRT120N running the stock firmware.

Anyone have any idea what the root of this is? It's beginning to drive me nuts.
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Please clarify for me. are you on wifi?

or are you on hardline?
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It happens in both cases, however at the moment I am hardlined.
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Have you noticed the issue happening when you are both on the same server? What is the internet speed? How much bandwidth is being used at that time? Is your ping to the server consistent?
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post #5 of 6
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We have some conflicts playing valve games together, such as whoever tries to enter the server second can't connect, but my disconnects occur with or without my roommate playing with me.

Our bandwidth numbers are 20 Mbps down/ 2Mbps up and when the problem occurs typically no one is using any markedly large amount of the bandwidth. Ping is consistent and ranges from 40ms to 70ms provided I join US East servers.
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Try doing a terminal ping next time you play a game.

In command prompt do ping hostname.of.server -t

If that returns a ping that has a spike in it that indicates a spike in load or a route coming up/ going down. If you do see spikes then I would try running a few terminal pings simultaneously to your router, your isp default route, and the game server. One of those should be the culprit.
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