A few days ago I got a new 4port modem, so that I don't have to keep unplugging and re-pluggig the patch cable between the PC an the Xpox (not a typo).
I noticed that there was now a warning about Upstream Bandwith which was not there with the old modem. On the Reach main screen press the start button. the next page has 3 sections down the right hand side.
The top one is for Upstream Bandwidth and says, Warning (in red) - Less than optimal networking conditions. Mathchmaking and gameplay will be slow.
The next is for NAT. Open green OK.
The last is for Packet Loss. Low green OK.
So, I swapped the modems over and checked again. Hmmm, the warning was there now with old modem too.
Course of action:
1. Open ports on new modem for both port forwarding and port triggering.
2. Set Xpox IP/Netmask/ etc to same settings as new modem.
3. Check all cables for integrity....OK.
4. Do speed test on PC to check new modem is sening recieving at expected rates...
.......ADSL2/2+ (with M annex enabled) = 8321 / 867 kbps, latency = 25ms.
Ok, I think, considering my distance from the exchange (about 3500m as the wire goes)
So, being at my wits end with this warning and slow/laggy gameplay (which by the way had not changed, there was just a warning there now), I get on the phone to Xpox support. I tell them all of this and they say there shoud be no problem. I go into great detail in describing the warning and am told they'd not had that before.
So, I ask what the optimal upstream banwidth is....1500kbps I'm told.
Cable isn't available where I live, and 700 to 1000kbps is about the average nationwide for ADSL2/2+.
JHC, no wonder we are seen by the world as parochial......we are!
Is anyone else in Aus / NZ, who is on ADSL getting this warning? Are your speeds comparable to mine?
Should I kill the Xpox with a 3 pound dumphammer? (not joking here, either)
Replies will be welcomed. Cheers.