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I occassionally get kicked from BF2 by PunkBuster for losing key packets. When it happens, it happens continuosly until I get fed up and play something else. Could it be my wireless router? Windows firewall? Am I hacking? lol

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It could be your router or your wireless card in your computer, or your internet connection. It means that you are loosing packets (of data). Too many aren't making it from you to the server or vice versa.
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Are there ways to prevent or minimize this?
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It is a scenario just short of loosing connection.. only a small portion of packets are bouncing so only a section of your player data is being updated. Servers will kick you if your packets arent all there for a certain time.. usually restarting the game or my router fixes it.

~Higgins

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Are there way sto prevent or minimize this?
Its almost always your router, so see if you can forward the game's port.
    
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what router/firmware are you using?

i have recently become a believer in dd-wrt. improved my network stability
    
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what router/firmware are you using?

i have recently become a believer in dd-wrt. improved my network stability
What's DD-WRT? I'm using a D-Link WBR-1310, with the latest firmware. All required ports are open.

EDIT: I've just realized it only happens when my mom is downstairs playing poker online. Solution: play when she ain't playin.
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dd-wrt is hoopty firware that works with many routers. i kept hearing about it and recently decided to give it a try. it improved my network

it is easy as updating your firmaware and best of all...its free (donations are accepted if you feel inclined)

dd-wrt explanation at wikipedia

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post #8 of 12
setup qos and put her as the bulk priority , problem solved
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setup qos and put her as the bulk priority , problem solved
I have no idea what that means.
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quality of service, a prioritization type service based on the computers connected to the router, bulk is the lower priority
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