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StallMeister
04-27-2004, 08:40 PM
I haven't gone online yet. I'm a bit of an offline, single-player guy who's ignorant about but keen on, online play. My modem is fairly ancient and I'm uncertain about just how slow it can get before its a problem. Not wanting to jump on and screw up,can someone give me some pointers? The modem is 56K. I think. (Posting from work). Cheers.

StallMeister
04-27-2004, 08:40 PM
I haven't gone online yet. I'm a bit of an offline, single-player guy who's ignorant about but keen on, online play. My modem is fairly ancient and I'm uncertain about just how slow it can get before its a problem. Not wanting to jump on and screw up,can someone give me some pointers? The modem is 56K. I think. (Posting from work). Cheers.

Wildman_TAW
04-27-2004, 08:46 PM
S!

All modems are 56k (i think), its what you connect at.. i connect at 49.2kbps, and i hardly lagg unless somthing is wrong with isp. Also depends on how fast the sever is. On some servers, i can have a ping under 150 or so, and on some i can have between 190-250..

Tully__
04-27-2004, 11:45 PM
Except in very busy missions or on the very large maps, IL2/FB works fairly well down to about 28.8kb/s (even as low as 14.4 if the missions are real simple with only a few players) provided the connection is stable.

If the connection is not stable (constant brief interruptions to allow other traffic on the internet, noisy (static prone) transmission lines etc...) you'll suffer problems even if it's cable speed.

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Cadet_Flagello
04-27-2004, 11:54 PM
Very True...And very good Points http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gifhttp://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/11.gif....

Take that u anti-56k slaags http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/smileys-gun2.gifhttp://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/mockface.gif

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CaptainGelo
04-27-2004, 11:57 PM
some1 still useing modems? http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/blink.gif

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Tully__
04-28-2004, 12:36 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by oleg86:
some1 still useing modems? http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/blink.gif
<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Some don't have any choice, not all locations are DSL or cable connected.

BTW, oleg86, those divider bars in your sig are too long, they're breaking the forum on small desktop resolutions. Knock about 20% off the right hand end please.

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CaptainGelo
04-28-2004, 12:38 AM
better+?

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Tully__
04-28-2004, 01:07 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by oleg86:
better+?

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DuxCorvan
04-28-2004, 05:14 AM
"How slow can a modem go?"

If you attach wheels to it and let it go downhill it can reach up to 30 km/h easily! http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/59.gif

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KADESH70
04-28-2004, 11:09 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by DuxCorvan:
"How slow can a modem go?"

If you attach wheels to it and let it go downhill it can reach up to 30 km/h easily! http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/59.gif

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attach it a 109k4 engine and you'll see how fast can it go http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/35.gif

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El Turo
04-28-2004, 11:17 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Wildman_TAW:
S!

All modems are 56k (i think), its what you connect at.. i connect at 49.2kbps, and i hardly lagg unless somthing is wrong with isp. Also depends on how fast the sever is. On some servers, i can have a ping under 150 or so, and on some i can have between 190-250..<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

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Man, what does that say about me that I remember quite vividly typing faster than my poor little 300 baud modem could transfer the information to/from the other party?

It wasn't THAT long ago that 28.8 modems were still in use, was it?

I remember upgrading to the 1200 and then to the 9600 (wooooo boy, was THAT fast!)

[that's 1.2k or 9.6k for you peeps born after 1980... Jesus that makes me feel old to say that!]

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