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Connection drops randomly

By -Kay-
Jun 19, 2013
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  1. Hi there,

    Here is my problem,
    I game a lot, & if I disconnect from those games for 1 or 2 minutes I'll probably be dead and/or lost the game.
    My connection drops randomly, this happens once every hour or so, a few minutes later I reconnect to the same internet. The internet hasnt shut down, I can still browse on my phone & on another computer., but those arent on when Im gaming.
    I've had this problem for a while now and it also occurres on my other laptop when I gamed up there. I can solve this by going to controllpanel & troubleshoot problems with network adapter, but it is getting really annoying. Even when Im only browsing like now it just drops connection.
    Can someone help me?

    -Kay
     
  2. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,450   +324

    Sounds like you're on a DSL connection - - are you?

    I would log into the router and on the WAN side configuration, set the MTU to 1492.
    This will stop tcp fragmentation and therefore avoid the necessity of reassembly, which can easily overflow buffers and break connections.

    Might also reduce tcp ACK responses by applying this change.
     
  3. -Kay-

    -Kay- TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thank you very much, the problem is solved.
     


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