Streamers lag ???

Discussion in 'SOCOM On XLink' started by WESTC0AST, Jun 15, 2017.


Streaming lag

  1. Real

    3 vote(s)
  2. NOT Real

    6 vote(s)

    WESTC0AST Butterstick

    So what do you guys think. Do people who are streaming xlink live while playing,..lag??and do "they" just lag or do they lag up the "whole" room??i personally believe that streamers DO lag and unless they are the host I do not believe they lag up the whole room.
  2. WAR_PIG

    WAR_PIG Wings

    I was in the room last night and was defending you. I admittedly don't know enough about the whole thing technically but can say I wasn't seeing any extreme lag more than what your laggy ass does normally. haha! I did see @Mantis lagging and skipping around a lot but was really the only shit I saw.

    From what I have heard from @Tawok and others... this is a myth that ppl use. Not 100% but what I have heard.
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  3. Tawok

    Tawok Not *That* Kinda Guy

    I think it's another one of those XLINK rumors that people pull out of their asses without any substance other than their personal opinion.
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  4. Harry62

    Harry62 hacker

    It can and it depends on your computer, network hardware, your upload speed, etc etc.

    - How fast is the NIC on the streaming computer?
    - Is your upload speed low? If it's less than 20Mpbs then it's too low to stream and play xlink.
    - Is the streaming computer also the xlink computer? This goes back to the NIC question since the computer is streaming and relaying packets to PS2.
    - Is the streamer the host in game? If host lags the game can lag.
    - Is the streamer watching their own stream in the background? Cheap network hardware can get screwed by this.
    - Is the streamer on an overloaded network? Most rural places have horrible infrastructure. Typically those within city limits have significantly better connections. After 5pm in most places = slower speeds.
    - Is the main line supplying the network connection to the modem good? This is the main issue I've seen in the past for network related issues. People are using 20+ year old cable lines for their main internet connection. This line usually needs to be replaced.
    - Is the streamer using a low end router? Cheap routers have shit firmware. Get a better router or put DD-WRT firmware on it if possible.
    - Are other people streaming/downloading/playing games on the same network? This goes back to weak network hardware. $50 routers won't cut it.
    - What is the streamers ping to their ISP?
    - Is the network hardware sophisticated enough to send packets to the right place? This should be a YES if you bought equipment in the last 10 years but people somehow still buy hubs instead of switches. Hubs send packets to all network ports and can/will flood a PS2 causing major lag. Switches send packets to whatever port it is marked for.
    - Is the streamer using wireless? This is usually automatic lag unless you have a nicer router (>$300).
    Last edited: Jun 15, 2017
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  5. Animal-_-

    Animal-_- Incurable

    Good information but I think with how terrible and sometimes random the lag can be on Xlink in general, it's not a safe bet to just blame the lag on someone because they're streaming. Not attributing that argument to you, just saying in general. There's hosting issues and like you brought up, no one knows what other traffic is happening on anyone's connection in a game.

    I think it's just easy to blame it on a streamer when people get tilted over lag.
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  6. Harry62

    Harry62 hacker

    Remove the streaming comments from that post and it will explain why some people have issues with xlink and others don't. People will blame xlink when their own hardware is causing an issue. It's a wonder xlink doesn't have more ip conflicts due to people not using the ip calculator to create a unique IP.
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  7. Focuzed

    Focuzed Navy SEAL

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  8. If the user doesn't have the correct IP their traffic won't be forward. Which happens a lot with new users if their do not put the right IP, or if their PS2 get assign the IP by the router instead of XLink Kai DHCP Server. XLink Kai should really notify the user when this happens though.
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  9. dizee

    dizee Lucille is thirsty

    i dont buy the streamers cause lag argument.

    its s2 being a laggy mess as it always was, its xlink being xlink and people who dont configure their routers correctly either. i do think that people who use wireless setup are more prone to lagging though.
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  10. One of the possible things that could cause extra lag with WiFi is if someone on Windows with power saver on WiFi. That could be fix through control panel and changing that setting through the power options.
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    SHUDRSKI Butterstick

    Thanks for all the input guys. Idk how many on S2, but 3 or 4 of us on CA have been streaming a lot and posting over the net trying to let ppl know that the game is still kicking. weve upped our numbers by about 15-20 or so with new faces. Streaming/videos help us spread the word that much faster. Just so I'm straight on the unique ip. That's the part where we put in the part of our mac address and it generates the new one for us?

    WESTC0AST Butterstick

    so would it help to manually input the ps2's ip address even if auto network setting works to connect to xlink?

    SHUDRSKI Butterstick

    Would also like to know this.

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