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Thursday, May 28th 2015, 8:54am

Packet Loss - Symbol anyway

For the past few weeks, ive been getting the packet loss symbol. In pretty much every round, on every server.
Its not constant, but i notice it multiple times per round.

I spend a fair while trying to debug my connection. Doing ping -t, changing the time it would run etc.
Also tried a web based client, whos name escapes me. That ran for hours with no issues.

A few people have told me they get the same symbol.
So is this some kind of bug ?

Is there a definitive test i can do to rule out my connection ?

Im on Virgin 150mb in the UK if that matters. I know with Sky you could ask for a 'Gamer' profile to be applied to your account. That would reduce latency at the expense to checking data arrives properly, or something like that.


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Thursday, May 28th 2015, 10:25am

Are you sure the server is always a different hoster etc? I can't recall which ones but some hosters keep giving me that symbol all the time as well.

Open up network diagnostic window (I believe you can do it from advanced settings now, but also console command "networkoverlay.drawgraph 1" or something similar. If the "packet loss" line jumps to one from zero every now and then it is not a big problem unless you can "feel" the lag effect.
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