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GAMERS IF YOU WANT TO FIX YOUR PACKET LOSS READ THIS!

Hi All,

I thought I would pass this on as I recently switched to virgin and then discovered I was getting some serious packet loss on EU servers on multiple games.

I tried everything suggested and even had an engineer call out to the house to switch the hub.

The solution to fix this  = Use a VPN for gaming.

No need to buy a new hub or reconfigure anything.

Hope this helps,

 

 

 

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No! NO! NO!!

A VPN will not help with your connection.

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>> The solution to fix this = Use a VPN for gaming.

+1

Since moving from Talk Talk to Virgin Media a couple of month ago I have had problems with Insurgency Sandstorm not listing all the community servers any more. Before the move it would show 400+ servers and afterwards it would randomly list anything between 60 and 180 servers. However if I connect the work VPN (BT Business Broadband) before opening the game it will now consistently list > 400 community servers.

I will have to bring an old router home from work and try the 'Less than Super Hub' in modem mode - lets hope it makes a difference.

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Could you please educate me on how introducing a VPN, which adds more time between connections, would help to fix an issue which already exists like latency?
The last time I checked a VPN provides an "encrypted connection" and nothing more. 

I would be very interested in learning about this new ground breaking achievement  which hardly anybody uses when gaming.

Cheers 👍 

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Well for some reason when I go virgin direct to a London gaming server I get packet loss and a ping of around 30

But if I go through a VPN to a London server to the London gaming server, I get a lower ping 12- 15 and better smoother experience.

Its almost likes its tightening up the connection.

I have no idea why I just have my experience to share.

If you are a fanatical gamer like me, you will hate any packet loss, lag or rubberbanding.

I simply wanted to pass this on and it might help someone else.

No gain.

 

 

 

 

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VPN can change the route.
If the direct connection routes over a poor link you lag. the VPN may go over another route.

that only works if the problem is not your VM connection but routing.

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The VPN will also bypass the funny business that goes on inside the SuperHub in regards to DDOS protection or whatever it is called, which seems to be causing problems for so many online gamers that use Virgin Media for their Internet connection.

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a vpn will not bypass anything on the hub.

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In that case why do I see such a huge difference when browsing community servers in Insurgency Sandstorm with the VPN on (> 400 servers) vs VPN off (< 200 servers)?

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different routing/load balancing.

Its nothing yo do with the hub as your VPN is still going though it

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