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# 38854 5-Aug-2009 12:47
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Hi guys 


Just wondering if anyone else is having problems with gaming on big time, there are a couple of online games i like to play (city of heroes and champions online) I find that the games / patches work fine between 2am - 9am but after 9am everyday the game just does not work and have problems even logging in.


Now it seems that after 9am the rate of the game drops to under 1k (a 6.3 meg patch for city of heroes was going to take over 6 hours to download)




I have done a number of test of the last few days and each day between 9am and 9.05 the game comes to a stop and becomes un-playable, I have even connected my iphone up and used 3g data via the iphone and the game is playable again so its nothing server side (which are based in the US). However i do not want to have to play a game via 3g data as this cost a lot of $$$


I do think it has everything to do with the filters that are on the plan.


Any help would be great.


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  # 242974 5-Aug-2009 12:49
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Just did a test with WOW and that seems to work fine however the other COH and Champions online still have problems (COH and Champions are made by the same company)

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  # 242979 5-Aug-2009 12:53
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I guess the traffic management rules aimed at p2p/file sharing could be impacting COH and Champions. If you find out the server addresses someone from Telecom or with Telecom contacts that reads geekzone might be able to find out for you.

 
 
 
 


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  # 242981 5-Aug-2009 12:56
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As above poster says its going to be the p2p filter, which could be a general filter that applies to everything not running on port 80 after 9am..



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  # 242989 5-Aug-2009 13:03
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My understanding is that the traffic management is not based on port shaping anymore but the traffic on the port, so it should not be filtering the gaming traffic at all as its not P2P traffic,

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  # 242994 5-Aug-2009 13:15
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Yeah it shouldn't and games themselves use hardly any bandwidth (5-20 KB's) compared to p2p so it doesn't really make any sense to restrict gaming. If wow is not impacted I'd say it's inadvertent that COH is.



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  # 242999 5-Aug-2009 13:23
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well that is what i am thinking, from the iphone it works and that is limited to under 200k for speed where i am, i have no problems with patching the game being slow during those hours as some of the patches can be big (300megs etc) as i can do that offpeak but not being able to play the game for 17 hours of the day really sucks and then only being able to play the game when normal people are asleep :P

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  # 243036 5-Aug-2009 15:02
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with interleaving off, on iconz servers im getting between 8-10 ping constantly during the day and night, doenst seem to be affected by the shaping in any way. p2p definitely suffers during the day, some days im on about 30kbps, some days it goes up to 150ish, but at night it opens up on full to about 900kb-1mb. at the same time i can stream youtube any time between 6 and 10pm with no worries, loads up in no time.

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