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Old 02-25-2005, 09:54 PM
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How to set Max rate

To determine the sv_maxrate, use this formula:

# of clients * sv_maxrate * 8(for 8bits) = upload speed
or

Upload speed / ( # of clients * 8 ) = sv_maxrate


For example, my cable modem downloads at 2mbit/sec. However, it uploads at 270kbps/sec. So, if I want to run a server that will host 16 clients I need to set my sv_maxrate to 2100 and my formula will look like this:

16 * 2100 * 8 = 268kbps

I would then open the console and type in the following command:

set sv_maxrate "2100"

In the end, you're trying to get the formula to equal your upload capabilities. This can be done by altering either the max clients or the sv_maxrate values.

Follow this formula and your server should run a little better.


Keep in mind that your upload
speed ( the speed in which you send data back to the internet ) can be quit a
bit slower then you upload speed ( the speed in which you receive data from the
internet)



You can use one of many speed test
site's on the internet. I would recommend DSLreports.



Not only can you test your upload
speed but there are many other test you can run. They even have some guides to
help you improve your upload and download speeds.



Check them out at http://www.dslreports.com/stest

You can use my online maxrate calculator here, you must have Excel installed on your PC and use IE to view this page.
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I quickly made a program which calculates all the above for you, it also has one section which recommends the number of clients according to your upload speed.

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bLiNd ReApEr, your more then welcome to upload your program to our downloads section.

Once there you can track downloads and make changes as you see fit.

Nice program
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With me the sv_dl_maxrate "" dont work at all.

nomatter what number i use, i keep getting a maxdownload of 18 kb.

and that is both on dedicated 1 and dedicated 2 .

im running cod, btw.
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You have no control over sv_dl_maxrate only maxrate.
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Question

What is the "max" max rate. I'm hosting a COD server off of a 1gbps ethernet port at a lan party. Not everyone has gigabit, so we'll limit it to 100mbps. So according to the formula, for 28 players, I could set the maxrate to 446428 (or 445k) and everything should be fine. Obviously people play just fine with 20k online and I've never changed it before for a lan party, but I want the best experience. So what about something like 50k or 100k? Any ideas, let me know.

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max rate come in handy when you have a really slow upload restriction. I would leave it at the default 20K. you will not gain anything by increasing it over that.

If you don't mind me asking, where are you having your LAN party? I just moved to FL and have been on the lookout for one.
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Cfl Lan

this lan will be hosted In saint cloud, fl (on Feb. 3-5, 2006) which is just se of orlando (15 minutes). I used to host these lan parties bi annually. The last one we had 80 people, but after last years hurricane damage, the shop where they were hosted was not usable. Now it's back and ready to be used. It costs too much to keep the shop cooled with all the PC's and servers, so it's easier to host them during the winter, and bring in heaters.

I have 4 Dell PowerEdge 2650's with:
Dual 2.4ghz 2GB Ram, 73GB SCSI 10k rpm HDD's x3

And I have unlimited Bay Networks Baystacks 450t's I believe the model number is. They have a 10GB backplane. My only problem is I need a gigabit switch with fiber uplink. All my game servers and file servers have dual gigabit NIC's. And I could get a lot more bandwidth from them if they were using a gig switch. But I don't want to bottlekneck the two by daisy chaining them together so a fiber uplink is a must. And I'm in need of another router, mine died (it was a cisco 1700).


I'm kind of interested in renting out my equipment for lan parties. Between now and february, I intend on having EVERY game installed, and setup as a dedicated server.

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I just moved to Seminal County, just NE of Orlando. Please submit any info to our news section so we can help spread the word.

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Here is the unofficial thread on my home forum:

http://www.gzhq.net/forums/showthread.php?t=13260

I'll have a webpage up with all the info in the next few months.

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