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 PROPS Racing - Connection Maintenance

 

PROPS

HOW TO RESET YOUR CABLE OR DSL CONNECTION

Online racing is more than just flying a straight line and having the best fuel setting. It's about having a good computer connection as well. When you are connected to the PROPS Sessions you are responsible for every connection in the session. What that means is that each machine is connecting to your machine and you are in turn connecting to theirs. This is the basis of Peer to Peer technology which is what Microsoft Flight Simulator uses as their connection platform. When you get those messages that say "the server has removed you from the game" what Microsoft should have said is that your connection was unable to maintain a connection with every other machine in the game. This may come as a shock, but it's the God's honest truth. Hopefully that small insight will help bring you closer to an understanding about your machines performance and the performance of your Internet Service Provider.

Please follow these steps to get your machine racing at its peek performance.

  1. We recommend printing this page or bookmarking it before you continue.

  2. Reset your connection to your ISP. Power down the following pieces of equipment if you own them.

  3. 1. Your Cable Modem (Do it now)
  4. 2. Your Router or Hub (Do it now)
  5. Close this page (don't forget to bookmark first) and shut your machine down. **Read below before completing this step.
  6. Wait 5 minutes before plugging anything back in or rebooting your machine.
  7. 3. Power down your machine and follow the procedure below when restoring power back to your equipment.
  8. 4. Turn your cable modem or DSL / cable modem on first. Allow it to sync back to your provider, usually you'll have a solid signal or connection light when that is complete. If not wait 1 minute and then proceed.
  9. 5. Turn your router or hub back on.
  10. 6. Turn your machine back on.

    Please make sure you followed that procedure exactly. If you don't own certain pieces of equipment (i.e. you don't own a router or hub) skip that step and move on. Soft resets like this one should happen before every race. It doesn't hurt your equipment, and honestly it helps clear the stored data in your modem and your modem will run more efficiently.

  11. Now that you're back to this page after the soft reset click the link below and follow the steps to complete the system tweak report at DSLReports.com.

http://www.dslreports.com/tweaks

Follow the onscreen instructions to complete the test. When you get to the report page enter your line speed (reference: cable connections use 3000 for speed, DSL lines are rated, enter the type of connection you have). When done entering the information, click the results or show results button.

When the results page comes up you'll be able to see how your connection is performing. More information is available there to help you optimize and configure your connection for best performance.

 

 

 

 

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