USR Netservers and packet loss

David Payer ( (no email) )
Mon, 30 Mar 1998 16:43:56 -0600

I am about to lose my entire Quake group who were the first to jump onto the
bandwagon in support of 56K.

I was using a Modem Pool plugged into a Portmaster and all was well. I
stepped up to a Netserver and several unexpected things occurred. One of
them affects the Quake players so much (100% packet loss for 1-5 seconds)
that they can no longer play on our server.

I have put in trouble tickets in to USR but they have been 3 weeks "looking
into it". (The feeling is that this cant be a serious problem if it is
affecting gamers, maybe I am taking it personally ... who knows).

A second problem is that some modems simply cut out on the X2 modems, they
cant make a connection. The biggest culprits are Sportsters.

Has anyone run into routing problems or packet loss problems with the

David Payer
OMNI Internet