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Poor ping when hosting or connecting to L4D2 listening server.
Ok, I am have a strange problem with L4D2. I recently upgraded from a Dlink DIR-655 router to a home-built Pfsense router. Before my pfsense router I could play and host L4D2 (local/listening server) with decent pings. All my friends always got pings <100 with an average of about 30-50. Now, after installing the pfsense router people are getting pings >300! Even my friend who is on the same ISP hub as me gets 100+ pings when he always use to get 12. I also cannot connect to other peoples listening servers without getting really high pings as well (300+). When I run a dedicated server for TF2 on my network people can connect to it and get good pings so it is not a ISP issue.

Important info:

I have set up static outbound port forwarding for the listening server.

I also run a Source Dedicated server for TF2 (on a difference PC/LAN IP) and everybody gets good pings from it. All the appropriate ports are forwarded to that server IP and it works fine.

I have a 50/1 Mbps connection, windows 7 64x, Q9550, 8GB ram.
have you tried to make a DMZ on the router?
Slå den med jeres fiberforbindelser...

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(02-10-2010, 06:38 AM)lol554 Wrote:  have you tried to make a DMZ on the router?

I am a little hesitant to open my entire computer to the internet just to join or host a listening server. I guess I could give it a try just to see what happens.
make sure the new router also doesn't utilize packet shaping also. Not many home grade routers do, but there are some. This would de-prioritize all of those packets for the server and could certainly increase latency. Just a thought anyways. Other than that I would try DMZ to your machine.

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