Ded server high ping spike

rodent321

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Hello my 16 player ded server at home has 2MBPS upload and its pc spec is am3 phenom 3 3.2 ghz quad core with 4gig 1300mhz ram.
Windows 7 premium and its a internet host as well as lan, useing 27015 as steam query port.
Problam is server runs fine with 16 players for 20 minuts and then everyones ping goes over 900 ping, even mine goes up to 900 and im on the home network.
I also tyed it with 2 good firewalls but same problam.
I also have screensaver and sleep disabled.
Could some one please give me advice to what problams could cause this and may be a remidy as well.
Thanks in advance.
 
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rudedog

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My best guess would be your home ISP/Provider is throttling your connection, or you have something else in the house doing something at the times you're seeing the latency issues.

Could also be your router overheating.

Can you describe your home network and ISP connection.

ie: 3 computers all wired to a linksys router/hub/switch then connected to cable modem.
 

rodent321

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Gday Rude Dog it is a linksys router BEFW11S4, on cable and isp is tranact.
Also only have 2 computers on it.
The modem is set basicly set at default but i enabled dmz and had speed duplex set at 100Mbps half, plus wireless was enabled but i dont have wireless devices.
When i test speeds with 2 different duplex speed settings i do get different results as example:
100Mbps full gives me 8Mbps download and 2Mbps upload,
100Mbps half gives me 19Mbps download
2Mbps upload.
Auto duplex speed gave me
19Mbps download 2Mbps upload.
I have not tryed runnig server with full duplex as yet but did with auto and half.
I have had the router and the modem since 2008 and have also been targeted by a paticular hacker since 2009, here is my default security settings below.

Filter IP Address Range NUM Start End 1: 192.168.1. ~ 2: 192.168.1. ~ 3: 192.168.1. ~ 4: 192.168.1. ~ 5: 192.168.1. ~ Filter Port Range NUMProtocol Start End 1: ~ 2: ~ 3: ~ 4: ~ 5: ~ Filter MAC Address

Block WAN Requests Block Anonymous Internet Requests:Enabled Disabled Filter Multicast:Enabled Disabled Filter Internet NAT Redirection:Enabled Disabled Filter IDENT(Port 113):Enabled Disabled
also here is my basic setup with obtain ip automaticly.

Internet Setup
Internet Connection Type
Optional Settings
(required by some ISPs) Host Name: Domain Name: MTU: Enable Disable Size: Speed & Duplex: Network Setup Router IP Local IP Address: . . . Subnet Mask: Network Address
Server Settings (DHCP) Local DHCP Server: EnableDisable Start IP Address: 192.168.1. Number of Address: DHCP Address Range: 192.168.1.100 ~ 149 Client Lease Time: minutes (0 means two day)
Static DNS 1: . . .
Static DNS 2: . . .
Static DNS 3: . . .
WINS: . . .
Basic Setup The Basic Setup screen is where basic configuration is performed. Some ISPs (Internet Service Providers) will require that you enter the DNS information. These settings can be obtained from your ISP. After you have configured these settings, you should set a router password from the Administration->Management screen.
Completing the Internet Setup section is all that is required to set up for your specific ISP. Please look at the table below to configure the Router for your Internet connection.
More...
 
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rudedog

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Has this always done this or is it just happening now?

Does your ISP have a history of throttling your connection? Try starting a skype video call with someone and see if it does the same thing.
 

rodent321

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Thanks for sugetions rude dog, first time i had problam besides occassional hacker denial of service, and isp dont throttal back.
I did notice today with 16 players the router was cool, but motorola sb 5101 modem got hot and pings went up.
It was also full of fluff may have needed vacume clean, or should i get bigger modem.
I will report out come once solved.
 
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zeroy

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Make sure the PC acting as server gets a fixed IP address from this router you have - or set it manually and outside of the DHCP range and make this IP address DMZ on the router.
 

rudedog

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Thanks for sugetions rude dog, first time i had problam besides occassional hacker denial of service, and isp dont throttal back.
I did notice today with 16 players the router was cool, but motorola sb 5101 modem got hot and pings went up.
It was also full of fluff may have needed vacume clean, or should i get bigger modem.
I will report out come once solved.
1) clean out modem ASAP
2) make sure the modem has good airflow around all vents and fan
3) point a small or large fan at it, to see if it helps
 
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