Science, why is it taking so long to connect to TF2 servers?

Discussion in 'Team Fortress 2 Talk' started by TheBladeRoden, Oct 12, 2011.

  1. TheBladeRoden

    TheBladeRoden L7: Fancy Member

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    It seemed to get better a couple months ago. But now my connect times are out of control again. Just tonight I timed it, and I was sitting at "getting server info" for 3 minutes and "sending client info" for 5 minutes before I quit and tried again.
     
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  3. Fr0Z3nR

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    I've noticed that if my internet is slow or laggy, then it take longer to connect to TF2/its servers.


    Was it a certain server you are trying to connect to? (is it one of ours :/)
     
  4. TheBladeRoden

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    Seems to be servers in general, but especially the ones in my favorites :(
     
  5. Fr0Z3nR

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    Well, I hadn't seen too much issues with connecting to general servers...

    It might be on your end, if you got a new ISP or a new router you might have to open certain ports.
     
  6. Retroid

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    Loosely related to the OP but latency has doubled for me since yesterday and everything seems ok in terms of my internet speed and such... I can't find a single game below 60 latency and with the amount of time/money I've speant on TF2 it's a real scary situation for me.

    Any way to diagnose what's wrong/fix it? Any help would be really appreciated.
     
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    Yeah new updates makes more Space and Space. It really isn't fair but its to make it more fun and updated ;)
     
  9. TheBladeRoden

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    Update: Either that 1% fragmentation made a hell of a difference, or it was my antivirus.