Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


5 posts

Wannabe Geek


Topic # 10105 5-Nov-2006 15:15
Send private message

For the past couple of months I have been having problems with my Ihug (2mb heavy use) broadband and magic the gathering online - namely massive lag spikes for 30 seconds to a couple of mins then a brief rush of data followed fairly soon by another bout of lag.  Wierd thing is the internet works fine with all other software and untill a few months ago also worked fine with magic.  After alot of hairpulling re: my own set up to no avail I read about users having a strongly analagous (and to my understanding as yet unresolved) problem running ventrillo. (see for example http://www.gpforums.co.nz/showthread.php?s=&postid=5374308 )  

Consensus seems to be a problem upstream with asianet.com that is causing the problem with vent, and that there is nothing ihug is able / willing to do to fix this, meaning that the best solution would be to switch ISP to something like xtra (shudder) which goes through global gateway. 

I guess my question is - before I go through all the hassle of changing ISP email addresses etc...  has anyone else encountered similar problems with magic online running through asianet?

[Moderator edit (JF): URL Hyperlinked]

Create new topic


5 posts

Wannabe Geek


  Reply # 51729 9-Nov-2006 13:51
Send private message

Problem solved (for the benefit of anyone searching for a solution to this in the future) - contacted Ihug who sent me this:

"Thanks for your email. The issue with traffic through asianet experiencing lag spikes and delay issues is at this stage ongoing, and we are not sure when we will have a resolution for this problem, or even if it is possible to get this matter resolved, since it involves international services outside our direct control."

Confirming the asianet problem - switched over to xtra go large (which does not use asianet) and the software in question now functions fine. 

Create new topic

Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.