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Worf101
03-13-2006, 08:48 AM
I've a cable modem and thus far I've had little or not problems when flying with the RedTails online but last night was awful. I just got a new wireless ethernet hook up for the house so the ole lady can use her laptop without touching my rig. Well last night I'm flying a mission and there are "ghosts" all over the place, planes are warping like X-Wings, flying backwards, flying into the ground and still running.

Was the above a problem with the mission or high ping due to my home network setup. Any help would be appreciated, I can't fly like this.

Da Worfster

Worf101
03-13-2006, 08:48 AM
I've a cable modem and thus far I've had little or not problems when flying with the RedTails online but last night was awful. I just got a new wireless ethernet hook up for the house so the ole lady can use her laptop without touching my rig. Well last night I'm flying a mission and there are "ghosts" all over the place, planes are warping like X-Wings, flying backwards, flying into the ground and still running.

Was the above a problem with the mission or high ping due to my home network setup. Any help would be appreciated, I can't fly like this.

Da Worfster

stathem
03-13-2006, 08:56 AM
I too would be interested to find an answer to this since a wireless network would be an answer to a problem I've got.

Xiolablu3
03-13-2006, 09:16 AM
I use wireless and its great, only lag when others do (ie the server lags), ping of 25 to UK servers.

First of all, do you have a good signal? I used alumnium pie dishes shaped like a satellite dish to make sure the signal is strong.

Simply by a pack of 10 from supermarket (around 50p) and tape one to the router areial and point the 'dish' towards your computer aerial.

Now, I am guessing your tower back is to a wall like mine.. Take another dish and move it around on the wall behind the computer aerial until you get a very good or excellent signal and then pin it into place. This will amplify the signal and it got me thru a thick wall.

Its effectively like using a satellite dish behind your aerial. You can also cover cardboard with tin foil and use this, but the pie dishes are thicker foil and better.

If you already have an excellent signal then it must be something else.

Tell me how you get on/ if this will help at all.

Also - WHat does your ping do when you are online? DOes it fluctuate? Is it steady? What is the ping?

BenQ-the-Hawk
03-13-2006, 10:36 AM
i also use wireless and normally it works quite good! i have a slightly higher ping than without! But Sometimes the w-lan doesn't work properly and i have pings about 500 lol

a good thing is to check which signalstregth you got low or normal or good if i have low online playing is not possible

vanjast
03-13-2006, 10:57 AM
The problem with wireless like TV, as mentioned above, if your signal is weak, your set most probably is locking onto reflections, like a TV with a miss-aligned aerial. Not to mention interferences from every imaginable electrical goodie in the vacinity.

But as this is a digital (analogue = wireless) system, 'Ghost' sounds peculiar. The only thing I can think of is a weak signal caused by distance to base station, or miss-aligned (positioned) aerials, that is causing the data-link to duplicate/resend it's data. How the game 'ghosts' this is http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_confused.gif.

As Xiolablu3 says, If you can use a reflector/parabolic dish similar to DSTV, to align your wireless aerial with the base station, you might be able to improve your reception and maybe the ghosting.
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Swivet
03-13-2006, 01:25 PM
Wireless,,ewww...not for flying online i wouldn't think, just dont seem right to me. Maybe for email or surfing the net but, As mentioned above, too many variables interferring with your connection. Why not just keep the solid cable connection use a router and get a very long ethernet cable for your wife, so she can go any where in the house with her laptop http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/winky.gif,,or just keep her in one room with her laptop,,, http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif Tho she may hate you for that. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/disagree.gif AM sure there is something you can do to keep a solid connection, but i'd rather be hard wired. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif

Bearcat99
03-13-2006, 01:29 PM
It shouldnt be a problem.. My son and I fly IP to IP all the time... well we use his sisters PC.. and she hates it.. so tats why I am building him one of his own capable of running FB.

Slipstream_
03-13-2006, 02:48 PM
How about one of those neat WiFi routers with Ethernet ports integrated? That way she gets her wireless and you can still use a wired connection to the router. Get one with a good firewall as well....the enemy is listening http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

You might want to try to raise the output power of your access point/router, some of them has that feature in their config. Quantity has a quality all of its own.

You might want to try to rule out the source of the prob by placing the AP/router really close to the PC and see if the prob goes away. If it does, then it's the wireless.