HOW TO RESET YOUR CABLE OR DSL CONNECTION
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
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
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
connection with every other machine in the game. This may come
as a shock, but
the God's honest truth. Hopefully that small insight will help
bring you closer to an understanding about your machines performance
of your Internet Service Provider.
follow these steps to get your machine racing at its peek
recommend printing this page or bookmarking it before you continue.
your connection to your ISP. Power down the following pieces of equipment if you own them.
1. Your Cable Modem (Do it now)
- 2. Your
Router or Hub (Do it now)
this page (don't forget to bookmark first) and shut your machine
**Read below before completing this step.
- Wait 5 minutes before plugging anything back in or rebooting your
- 3. Power
down your machine and follow the procedure below when restoring
power back to your equipment.
- 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.
- 5. Turn your router or hub back on.
- 6. Turn your machine back on.
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.
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.
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
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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