Having comm problems with WOW on both Macs

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by Shivetya, May 18, 2009.

  1. Shivetya macrumors 65816

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    I am losing connectivity to the game, anywhere from ten to twenty seconds, at totally random times. I lose no other internet connections - vent/surfing/etc

    Is there some log I can view which might shed some like on what is going on? None of the console logs I viewed seem to have anything to do with the network (wireless to linksys then at&t (formerly bellsouth) dsl
     
  2. topgunn macrumors 65816

    topgunn

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    I had many problems like that with DSL. I bought a new modem/wireless route combo (D-Link 2640b) and it fixed most of my problems. Then I only disconnected in 25-man raids and only on occasion. Since, I have switched to cable and I have had zero connection problems.

    There are a few support threads on the official forums you may want to check out. Just do a google search for something like warcraft dsl disconnect.
     
  3. gorebeast macrumors newbie

    gorebeast

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    if you are the only person playing WoW on your router, you could try modifying your Port Forwarding settings on the router

    World of Warcraft communicates on port 3724 with the TCP protocol. The patching process requires port 3724, 6112, and 6881-6999.

    If you can not forward ranges of ports and are only planning on having one computer playing WoW, just forward ports 3724 TCP and 6112 TCP. The 6881-6999 port range is mainly used where multiple computers on a network may be trying to play WoW at the same time.
     
  4. Shivetya thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I am really leaning towards cable as this is tiresome. I have had the same dsl "modem" and separate wireless router working for over two years and am only now having problems and only in WOW.

    I was hoping that I could turn something or trace the network connection to see what is really going on. Since I have no direct connect to the router its not easy talking to it either
     

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