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I've been having something odd going on with BF2142 and networking. On a fresh boot all servers have positive ping values, and I can get in the game and play for quite a while, but after 4 or 5 games/rounds the network disconnects.

AFTER it disconnects, When I refresh the server list, some server ping times come up as negative values. and any server I try to connect to will connect, but only run for about 30-45 seconds(in game) and then drop my connection. The problem continues this way until I reboot the system, then all works fine again. It's very annoying to reboot every time I want to play or every time it drops out mid-game and won't go back in. Any suggestions?
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post #2 of 20
Latest game patch?

Updated router's/modem's firmware?
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Both of them are up to date.
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Hmm... hopefully this bump will attract someone currently playing the series. I'm really not that much help. Good luck and hope you fix it, though.
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No worries, thanks for trying to help out.
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post #6 of 20
Have you forwarded ports? Are you through a firewall? Do you have a cheapo router? I had network issues off seeing positive pings then being dropped then getting horrible pings. I would try forwarding/modifying your firewall first. Then hopefully you shouldn't have anymore network issues.
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post #7 of 20
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Router is a Linksys WRT54G, the machine I play on is hardwired to the router and all the ports are forwarded according tot he manual.

I get great pings, and I don't get anything like 'you have a connection problem' it just goes back to the server list screen and says connection lost, no other messages. Once it happens, if I try to reconnect, I'll sometimes immediately get dumped back to the server list, or I'll get to play for a tiny bit, then it will do that.

Also once this happens, I start getting servers listed with negative pings which is just bizzare to me as I can think of a network issue that would cause that, but certainly a *cough* software issue could.
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post #8 of 20
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No worries, thanks for trying to help out.
Yup, no problem at all.

Did you test any other online games out besides BF2142? Did the same thing happen? If your other games are working normal, then at least we can narrow it down a little bit.
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post #9 of 20
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Yeah everything else I do works fine with no net problems which is why this is driving me mad. Normally I have to reboot my system once or twice a month, if that, and now every night in order to play I have to restart
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post #10 of 20
Well, at least its not your network in general!

What kind of anti-cheat does the BF series use? I know, for example, that for CoD games Punkbuster is used throughout. Maybe give the anti-cheat a nice update? I'm really all out of ideas here . If it were me, though, I would start from scratch with a good re-install and re-patch being that there has to be something wrong with the game internally.
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