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UzIs Rock
02-05-2005, 10:06 PM
Hi. I am having serious lag problems on Steam. I run an ICS(Internet Connection Share) with a neighbor that lives on the roof of my house. Before i reformatted and reinstalled my computer, my ping was very low(30-120 Average), But now my ping scores very high(500-2000 Average) on all my Steam Games(Exept Half-Life Single Player). What do you guys think the problem is?? :(

02-05-2005, 10:54 PM
click on the steam icon and go to "monitor" make sure steam isn't updating something.

coffee luke
03-05-2005, 12:57 AM
Try in console
fps_max 101
net_graph 3
cl_updaterate 101
cl_cmdrate 50
rate 20000
Then play online and watch for choke and/or loss (shown by net_graph 3 as text in the bottom right of your screen). You may need to tune your updaterate, cmdrate, and rate to minimize choke and loss.
if ya leave the #s out it will tell what its set at

UzIs Rock
03-05-2005, 07:33 PM
When I tuned cl_updaterate and cl_cmdrate, my lag was just as bad. My lag is very strange, when i move a few feet away it sends me either back to where i started or to some other spot a few feet away. This kinda thing dont happen when im playing Half-Life or any single player game. This is very confusing and i need HELP!

03-05-2005, 08:27 PM
Of couse it doesn't occur with 1 player games, you're not connecting to anything through the internet.

Check and see if you have ports forwarded to your computer correctly. It sounds like you're using a router or hub to split your internet connection. When you formatted your computer, it probably reset your local ip address.

UzIs Rock
03-05-2005, 11:03 PM
I am using a linksys wireless access router model:BEFW11S4

04-05-2005, 05:19 PM
Ok, go to [Start] > [Run...] Type in ipconfig, and select [Ok]. This will bring up a DOS screen that should tell you what your local ip address is. Most likely its 192.168.0.(some 1 or 2 digit number). Write that down, and also write down the address for your local gateway.

Next, start up an internet browser. Type the local gateway address (probably into the address feild, and hit enter. This should bring up a diagnostic screen for your router.

From here, you're somewhat on your own. Routers differ from brand to brand and product to product. What you are looking for is some way to open/forward ports. Make sure ports UDP 27000 to 27015 and TCP 27020 to 27039 are opened for your ip address. Save the settings. You may have to reboot your router and/or your computer.

Please note that this is a very general guide. I can't really give you anything more specific without actually being there in person ($50 an hour, plus travel and expenses). There is, however, a steam support page (http://steampowered.custhelp.com/cgi-bin/steampowered.cfg/php/enduser/std_adp.php?p_faqid=160&p_created=1093381261&p_sid=l-nwaCEh&p_lva=&p_sp=cF9zcmNoPTEmcF9zb3J0X2J5PSZwX2dyaWRzb3J0PSZwX3Jvd19jbnQ 9MjQmcF9wcm9kcz0wJnBfY2F0cz0wJnBfcHY9JnBfY3Y9JnBfc2VhcmNoX3R 5cGU9YW5zd2Vycy5zZWFyY2hfbmwmcF9wYWdlPTEmcF9zZWFyY2hfdGV4dD1 wb3J0&p_li=&p_topview=1) that may be useful.

UzIs Rock
08-05-2005, 02:05 PM
I tried to forward some ports and resulted in losing my Internet Connection. I've fixed it now but i still have the lad problem.