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RACENET is bad today or it's just my filthy brazilian internet connection fault?

I was a forever alone on Dirt Rally till now when a friend got it in the last sale and loved it! We decided to try online rallycross and in my first ever attempt to race online I was getting disconnected all the time in the menus! So we got together quickly mashed buttons and we manage to race a little but it started to kick me in the middle of the race so I gave up. Why I keep disconnecting? Is RACENET bad today or it just hates my almost dial up connection of 4 mbps? :(


  • HikikomoriGamerHikikomoriGamer Member New Car Smell
    Well I tried again and it's still disconnecting me :(

    Do I need to port forward or something? If so can someone please help me since I never had to do it before!
  • LudwigVonMisesLudwigVonMises Member Co-Driver
    I'm in Argentina and have never had problems except when Racenet is down. What platform are you on? How's your internet? Are you wired or WiFi?
  • HikikomoriGamerHikikomoriGamer Member New Car Smell
    Thanks for trying to help man!

    I'm playing on Steam/PC. My internet is not the greatest but I was able to play games online before and never had so many disconnections as I get in Dirt Rally!!!

    I always play wired to avoid any problems and I even called my ISP and a guy came here, made some tests in cables and stuff said everything is fine and even gave me a new router saying my old one was outdated.

    Obviously it's not the game and I know internet service here is always garbage but I would like to know if there is something I could do like change some router option or something :(
  • LudwigVonMisesLudwigVonMises Member Co-Driver
    Do a speedtest at http://beta.speedtest.net/ or install the SpeedTest app on your phone. Your Brazilian ping should be under 50ms and if you choose a server in the USA it should be under 300ms.

    I assume you are playing Rally Cross. I never had issues with disconnects on the PS4. I have a 10MB ADSL connection in Patagonia which basically puts me in internet la-la land but I never have problems playing online in any game.

    If your ping looks ok, make sure no-one is hogging all your bandwidth with YouTube and/or Netflix. Also make sure you are not downloading any updates, torrenting movies or uploading any videos or anything like that. Isolate your PC, turn every other device off, and try again.
  • HikikomoriGamerHikikomoriGamer Member New Car Smell
    edited October 2017
    I think since the guy changed my router it made my gaming PC with Windows 10 randomly disconnect for no reason for only a second but I guess it's enough to disconnect me from the game server right?

    I was not noticing till I decided to observe the little icon and saw the connecting thing Windows show you quickly get red like the cable was disconnected!

    Don't know what to do since in my old laptop with Windows 7 I don't get random disconnects so it must be a Windows 10 thing.

    If you know something about it please let me know if not I will need to google something!

    EDIT: I used this command on windows powershell: ping -t and I get in both PC's the message request timed out after a feel good replies so I guess even if I can't see in my Win7 laptop the connection drop it's still there

    EDIT2: Thanks anyway man! Since it's not the game fault I will have to fix me problem
    Post edited by HikikomoriGamer on
  • LudwigVonMisesLudwigVonMises Member Co-Driver
    Sorry, can't help with Windows as I am a Linux user.
  • HikikomoriGamerHikikomoriGamer Member New Car Smell
    edited November 2017
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