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Discussion in 'UO Siege Perilous' started by Vortex, Dec 16, 2009.

  1. Vortex

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    Ok, they are finally bringing better internet out to my area. So as of today, I will be off the dial-up and onto a wireless internet thru the electric company. They say it is fine for gaming. Guess we will see.
     
  2. Wulf2k

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    They always say that it's fine for gaming.

    Then somebody turns on the microwave, or cordless phone, and BAM!

    IT'S THE DARK AGES ALL OVER AGAIN, AND YOU'RE FORCED TO EAT WHOEVER DOESN'T HAVE LEPROSY TO SURVIVE!

    Also, congrats. It still beats dial-up.
     
  3. HaHa

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    Wow, how far out of the city do you live? The only thing near me is a gas station and a wing shack and we got dsl years ago..... still dont have cable though.
     
  4. Vortex

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    Thats the weird thing. I'm on 20 acres but I'm about 5 miles from a small city and 15 miles from a huge one. Both DSL and cable are within 3 miles of my house and I have several neighbors but they refuse to bring it out to us.

    I say I have dial-up, but it is actually ISDN dial-up (just didn't bother cause most people have no clue what ISDN is. The speed is about 128k up and down.) The ISDN costs me around 90 a month! This wireless will be 50 per month.

    We have Time Warner cable and AT&T as the only choices and neither will priovide us service. In fact, the phone lines are so bad that no one out here bothers, they all use cell phones. Thats why the electric company is the one finally providing something. They will be here in a hour! I'm really excited.

    Wulf, thanks for the tip. I just thru the microwave and cordless phones in the pool. We all have our priorities.
     
  5. Wulf2k

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    What's the set-up going to be?

    Directional antenna, or standard wireless router style connection?

    I've never heard of power companies providing wireless internet before.
     
  6. I would bet directional, a tower capable of enough power for a wireless router. . . hmm, maybe with the power company.

    Speedwise will be better than dialup I'm sure, but I hope reliability is better than the city-wide wireless we have here.
     
  7. Vortex

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    It uses a radio to communicate with the nearby tower (about 2 miles).

    They just finished the install. The download speed is consistantly 1500-1600 and the upload is showing 1000-1100.

    They claim the latency to be less than 25ms.

    I've done all my internet tests and it is screaming compared to what I had before. Now, time to test the latency in game!

    See you there!
     
  8. Wulf2k

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    What do you get from pinging siege.owo.com?
     
  9. Kage

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    Well how is it running for you?
     
  10. Vortex

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    Results from speakeasy speed test:

    Last Result:
    Download Speed: 1890 kbps (236.3 KB/sec transfer rate)
    Upload Speed: 1335 kbps (166.9 KB/sec transfer rate)


    Pinging siege.owo.com:

    Pinging central-ae4.owo.com [159.153.233.47] with 32 bytes of data:
    Reply from 159.153.233.47: bytes=32 time=59ms TTL=54
    Reply from 159.153.233.47: bytes=32 time=59ms TTL=54
    Reply from 159.153.233.47: bytes=32 time=65ms TTL=54
    Reply from 159.153.233.47: bytes=32 time=55ms TTL=54
    Ping statistics for 159.153.233.47:
    Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss),
    Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
    Minimum = 55ms, Maximum = 65ms, Average = 59ms

    From the Siege login screen it shows a latency of 84ms.

    This is like a whole new experience for me! I will still suck at pvp but at least I'll suck in high speed!:thumbup:
     
  11. Wulf2k

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    Omg, Vortex is pinging slightly better than me.

    Hax! Speedhax! He's haxing the radio! That's why he won't show an uncropped screenshot of his ping!
     
  12. Vortex

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    Well, got the speed, now I need a mage teacher :)
     
  13. Kage

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    I'm sure there are several who will work with you. I would suggest Speedy if he has the time. If not I would be glad to help you.
     
  14. Wulf2k

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    ICQ me, 528-5549

    I'll bat you around anytime after 5 central, and give you some pointers.

    Edit: Or PM if you don't ICQ.
     
  15. kelmo

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    Hey, that is pretty good! *misses cable* This wifi at the motel is terrible.
     
  16. Mitzlplik_SP

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    Gratz Vortex. I know how ya feel. I played 5 years of UO and 4+ of DAoC on 56k until last year I finally got cable. I was so excited I could hardly sleep,rofl. It definately make an old game brand new again,lol.

    Enjoy! :thumbup:
     
  17. Vortex

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    Added you, you didn't answer. Will look for you tomorrow.
     
  18. Wulf2k

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    ICQ didn't give me the message on time, or something.

    Wasn't there when I went to sleep, was there when I woke up. I dunno. I blame bands of space-mogwai pirates that had water spilled on them mid-meal at 12:02 AM GMT.