Network Card

glenwilson

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For a few months now when playing BF4 I had been getting packet loss and some of the other network icons appearing. My broadband was 100/6mbps and always showed those speeds when measured. There was an occasional stutter but not much else to see. As nobody else was mentioning lag I suspected it was my network.


After getting a new cable modem I noticed that the ethernet cable into the motherboard wouldn’t click into place. It seemed sturdy enough so didn’t really worry.


As the cable modem was updated I also upgraded the broadband to 350/20mbps. Did the usual speed tests but on the PC I didn’t get that speed at the PC. On the Apple TV, connected via cable I got 100mbps down but using WiFi I got 380mbps down! Apparently Apple only use a 100mbps ethernet connection.


After some more testing I eventually ordered a new gigabit network card for £8. Installed it and the drivers and voila 380/20mbps on the PC. Also when playing BF4 no network error messages appearing. Only downside is that I cannot blame my network connection for being useless now! :)
 

DarkByD3sign

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Glad to hear that the network card fixed it @glenwilson. I had a similar issue with my onboard ethernet port so had to buy an internal card which fixed everything for me.

I too have the Virgin Vivid service and I can't get enough of it, the only problem I've found now is I've downloaded everything I need to so I'm almost sat twiddling my thumbs. :p
 
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glenwilson

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Glad to hear that the network card fixed it @glenwilson. I had a similar issue with my onboard ethernet port so had to buy an internal card which fixed everything for me.

I too have the Virgin Vivid service and I can't get enough of it, the only problem I've found now is I've downloaded everything I need to so I'm almost sat twiddling my thumbs. :p

If you want a real test for Virgin - download laka’s porn collection :D. (You will need a huge multi-petabyte storage array)
 
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