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    Max Delays and Firewalls

    This is a discussion on Max Delays and Firewalls within the Gaming on Sky forums, part of the Sky Broadband help category; Thought I'd make a post, firstly to say thanks for all the invaluable advice there has been and to relay ...

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      Max Delays and Firewalls

      Thought I'd make a post, firstly to say thanks for all the invaluable advice there has been and to relay to you my own recent experiences, plus a question about Firewall choice.

      Tier 3 and Max Delay Setting
      Prior to my contacting sky's tech dept I had been suffering rather poor latencies on World of Warcraft, generally 200 and at times it would go through the roof and a 3k ping means the game is unplayable. Having read as many of the posts here I thought I'd give the max delay thing a go.

      The advice to ring late at night was spot on and once i'd got through the questions designed for idiots I got transfered to tier3. I was honest with the techie, saying it was a World of Warcraft issue and high pings. Five minutes later and a few checks and he changed my max delay to 8ms. The result was excellent, instead of 200 and above it was stable at around 50ms. In my opinion that is very reasonable for WoW. Also did a ping check to bbc.co.uk, usually I was getting 68ms and now it was 34, halved. Thanks again to all who posted on this forum, the advice was invaluable and obviously I'm rather happy.

      Choice of Firewall
      I've noted that that many on this forum think Macfee is useless, and I'm inclined to agree. What firewalls are people using? Anyone using Comodo, a freeware firewall which seems to get good reviews, just wondered if any of the gamers had reccomendations for a better firewall.

      Thanks

      Richard


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      Re: Max Delays and Firewalls

      McAfee - 7 years with NO issues whatsoever......cannot for the life of me see what problems anyone is having. If a program asks for access and I know what it is, I grant it - simple as that

      Might have something to do with my PC being set to DMZ on my router but i can't comment on that...
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      Re: Max Delays and Firewalls

      I use Comodo and it's certainly the best free (and indeed retail) firewall I've tried (I've run ZoneAlarm *shiver*, Norton, BitDefender and Kerio in the past). It's a lot less entry-level-user-friendly than some, though, and setting up permissions for some applications can be a little tricky. It seems watertight as hell, though, if you use it properly.

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      Re: Max Delays and Firewalls

      Thanks for the replies, I'm now using Comodo and so far no problems, also the PC has speeded up , I suspect Macfee is a bit resource hungry.

     

     

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