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post #11 of 20
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I might reinstall the game, but there's no way in he.. heck I'm reinstalling Windows Not worth it

BF2142 uses punkbuster(it doesn't work, everyones a hacker (tounge in cheek )) figure it would have updated with the game since they don't give you any direct access to it from what I've seen, integrated/homogeneous configuration of the two, but I'll look into it.
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Even though I doubt it will help with server connection, it's always good to have an updated AC so it's not dragging down performance. Here's the PB update client, it's a very convenient program I use for all my games. Check it out:

http://www.evenbalance.com/index.php?page=pbsetup.php

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I might reinstall the game, but there's no way in he.. heck I'm reinstalling Windows Not worth it
Hehe, I was talking about about reinstalling the game not your OS. Sorry if I wasn't clear.

edit- Sorry for getting sidetracked lol. But yeah, right now I would try a fresh install and see what happens.. ya never know.
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post #13 of 20
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I upgraded PB with no change in things, I did some reading around and apparently the issue is not totally uncommon, if you set your TCP/UDP connection timeouts a bit higher in your router it's supposed to help the issue. So I figured I'd give it a shot.

I went to go that in my WRT54G and no such option, well that sucked. So I did a bit more searching and found DD-WRT.COM which is basically a Linux firmware router mod. It was a mild pain, but the interface is much more flexible than the linksys stock one and lets me set my TCP and UDP timeouts. Now to see if it fixed anything

Here's the new WRT54G interface at anyrate...
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Any luck?
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post #15 of 20
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Tested it a bit last night and the router mod didn't change it, however what I did discover is that if I played a couple of hours of BF2124 then went to a command prompt and pinged google or wherever I would get the negative ping as well.

Apparetly the networking controller is acting up/glitching out after some time of playing bf, but I've never had anything else glitch it like that. I'm brining my overclock down this morning and I'm going to see if its perhaps affecting the onboard networking.
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post #16 of 20
Alrighty, good luck! And be sure to post back your results.
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post #17 of 20
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brought my OC down to 2.4 and there were network issues, then brought it down to 2.2 and now there's no network issues occurring now. Hmmmm what to do.
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post #18 of 20
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Well dropping the OC helped the problem, but didn't resolve it. I did more digging and found the solution. It turns out my AMD CPU driver was outdated and it was causing this issue. How that relates, I'm not quite sure. I updated the drivers and everything works again. Pings stay above 0, my overclock.net live feed doesn't choke and die after 5-10 minutes, winamp feeds don't act all weird and I'm generally a much happier person

Whoops, the live feed is still dying, but no neg pings.. always somethin
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Congrats on semi-fixing your problem(s)! hehe

It's great to hear that you're making valid progress, despite my little to no help.
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post #20 of 20
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hehe, some kind of progress is progress anyways, I just posted additional stuff in case someone else has the same problem. Nothing sucks more than doing a search on Google and finding posts where no body ever bothers posting their solution and what they checked. Sorta like forum posts where people help out, and then the person never comes back to say if it worked or not
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