Very Frustrated: Help me god

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  1. 240 KA-T

    240 KA-T New Member

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    Very Frustrated: Help me god (UPDATED)

    I am in real need of your guys help. I have pretty much given up. Here is my situation. I go to a private college with (I think) a T1. I download things reasonably fast, but can't use P2P networks because of my college.

    My problem began when I tried using STEAM, a program to play counter-strike. I ended up thinking it was a firewall problem. I contacted my administrator and he told me that he can't open ports, but he could make me a server. In which case I would not be blocked at all, so I would have to run a personal firewall. No luck, even without the firewall.

    I contacted him again as it would still not connect, he gave me the following response which I beleive to be the problem:

    The firewall admin assures me we are not blocking your connections and
    your scan indicates things are correct.

    I recommend you work with this service you are trying to connect to. An
    outside possibility is network latency. Our internet bandwidth and in
    some cases our local network bandwidth is crowded by peer 2 peer sharing
    software and simply the fact that we are sharing it between 2400 users.
    The resulting delays can cause some services to fail if they cannot
    adjust for the possible delays.


    However, pretty much no one uses P2P networks. But I can't even connect at like 6 AM when no one is using the internet, ALL the time sucks.

    I then tried to play PristonTale, a free MMORPG but would get disconnected every minute, and very laggy. Again, with my personal firewall off.

    I then tried playing GunBound, a simple free tank game where you fight other players on the net. No luck, extremely laggy.

    I recently purchased Asheron's Call 2 (not impressed) and subscribed for a while ($$$). I have been trying to play it and screw with my network settings all day but I have a constant Latency of 3,000-5,000. Pretty much unplayable.

    I am at my wit's end and really hope someone can help me out... :x:
     
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  2. Pogi

    Pogi Official Pointy Boot Guey Ver 1.0

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    quit playing games and study!!!

    my bro goes to Lake Forest College, he has the same prob as you, everything is set up correct but he cant play online. :(
     
  3. Jezza

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    I second that; get back to work!
     
  4. Skyline22GTR

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    :slap: get back to work is right
     
  5. zero xeal

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    ur admins are newbs, and suck at life, and if your on a t1 only for a whole god damn college ur college sucks, your most likely on a t-2 or a t-3, i personally would call them up and explain it better and if that doesnt work contact people in ur school like people high up in your school, if that doesnt work either, id say try and get ur own internet ran in.
     
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    Update.

    I asked the guy what kinda connection we have...

    Matt,

    I'm not sure what you are looking for. We share 6 T1 lines that connect
    us to the Internet. (2000 students, 400+ faculty staff connections)
    Last semester, I heard a lot of complaints about BattleNet and Everquest
    not working, but after we upgraded some of our core network equipment,
    those people tell me things are working better. I have no idea why
    Steam is any different.

    If you don't mind, I'm going to give your name to one of the students
    working at our HelpDesk. He lives in Smith and has asked me about the
    same problem. Maybe co-ordinating your efforts with Steam will help you
    get things working.

    From our network perspective, there isn't much left that would prevent
    such a connection. Because of the traffic and traffic shaping, your
    connection might be slow, but nothing will prevent you from making the
    connection. We do block Pinging into and out of our network. This is a
    common tool that used to be used to verify a computer is on and
    accepting connections. Recently this is a target of many exploits, so
    we have stopped it altogether. Knowing this, most software does not
    rely on Pings any more. Most home users will have this blocked if they
    are using any type of broadband router.

    Good luck,
    Andy


    And I can DL at a constant 60kb/s it just sucks when I try and connect to any server for gaming. And don't gimme that, "your at school" BS! :rant2:
     
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    5Gen_Prelude There might not be an "I" in the word "Team", but

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    Have you tried dial-up? Not for a long term solution but to ensure there isn't anything wrong on your computer?
     
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    Same problems as mine on other computers on campus.
     

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