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Wannabe Geek


Topic # 10105 5-Nov-2006 15:15
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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?

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  Reply # 51729 9-Nov-2006 13:51
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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. 

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