||[Aug. 21st, 2006|06:27 pm]
The Question Club
Is there a way to determine if your internet is being throttled, or whether it's a side effect of living with many many people?|
I live in a dormitory, there are probably... ~4000 people in here. Before most people moved in, my internet blazed along, very nice... and it still does, unless I'm playing world of warcraft.
Things I know: I'm getting about 1/3 the framerate I usually do, and even worse when I'm trying to run. For people who know the game, I'm a mage and Blink still works- it'll go off and I'll jump forward, versus some *other* laggy times when blink lights up, then goes off five seconds later and I actually jump *backward* because I've already passed the point I would've jumped to... Leaving ironforge doesn't help any more than usual. my "ping", i guess it's called? lag? is actually fantastic, 50-100ms, better than usual...
And, if I am being cut off, or if it is an isue with how many people are here, is there anything I can do to offset it besides turning the quality way down? not like I'm raiding much now, so it doesn't have to be fantastic, but I'd like it to be at least playable.
Edit: found it.
Apparently my wireless card went "zomgnoes! my software has been uninstalled, so despite the fact that i have been disabled in favour of a perfectly stable non-wireless connection, I will install something to... search for a connection, maybe... install a giant resource-sucking program! to make her regret turning me off!"