HALO with AOL/ Dial-up
SOme of my friends and I are trying to run Halo. However, three of my buddies all use dial up via AOL. All three of them have ****ty connections and usual get kicked off servers.
When I host, (DSL), and some other people with dial-up join, they are fine. It justs seems to be AOL.
Anyway, we are looking into getting a server. We are concerned though that these three people will still experience these problems.
NOTE: None of them will get rid of AOL because they are all getting it for free one way or another and their parents won't let them switch.
The closer the server is to were they live, usually the better the connection that they will have. You can test out how good theyre ping will be by dowloading neotrace here and have them type in the ip address to the server. This should give them a rough estimate of what there ping will be to the server. ADSL is not that good for hosting a server b/c the upload speed is usually not sufficient for more than a couple of people tops.
Unfortunately there's not much you can do short of looking for a server that's more central to were they live (the closer the better to there location normally) and to have new phone cords hooked up to there modem's. Also have them try different access #'s to see if they connect at a higher speed.
Thanks for the info! The only thing is we can't use Neotrace because we are thinking of purchasing a server from Art of War. We are interested in seeing if the lag issue will go away with a new server and all these people running dial-up, especially AOL.
I will however have them use new #'s to connect. That makes a lot of sense!
The server provider should be able to tell you the location of the server that you would purchase. You can also ask for other web site's or game server's name that they host and use neotrace to see if they get a good connection.
Maybe you could get a cable connection (or convince your folks to get one). It's a world of difference. Then you don't have to fork over $35/month for a HALO server.
Might want to do a cost-benefit analysis on which would be better in the long-run.
And think of how popular you'll be with your buds! And I heard cable gets you chicks
edit: Those guys at Art of War need someone to spell-check their web content.
Last edited by rusty4x4; 02-24-2004 at 09:31 PM.
You noticed that too!
If cable gets me chicks, what does DSL get me...?
Anyway, I think for now, my folks, who thankfully pay for all this stuff, are sticking with cheaper DSL. Now, if they upgraded and my friends were willing to try and help for the difference, that's another story.
Then again, how long would they pay for me having a good connection? Plus, if I was in their shoes, I would want a server that is up and running all the time - not just one that relys on me, you know?
Anyway, thanks for the info.... DSL chicks, call me!
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