I'm no networking expert

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Subject: I'm no networking expert
Name: ludicrous
Date: 8/3/2001 7:42:42 PM (GMT-7)
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In Reply to: Multiple computers on one connection posted by Solo

but it sounds like he may have some sort of bottleneck in the wireless LAN setup.

cl_rate controls the rate, in bytes per second, that the client will send data to the server. The server, of course, is sending data back but at what rate I do not know. A higher rate obviously consumes more bandwidth but still very little. The main issue, IF I understand things correctly, is that a higher rate on a connection prone to fluctuation (modems especially) will result in greater packet loss, or "lag".

Bandwidth should not be an issue, as you state.

Do you have any idea whether his wireless LAN setup acts as a hub or a switch? If a hub, I would suspect collisions, but if a switch I am at a loss.

Maybe you could try launching a server on one of his machines and then running a large multiplayer game on his internal network. If all is fine, then try connecting to it from a few nearby outside machines (unless he has a firewall that prevents that), and see if the outside machines suddenly go high.

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