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You have a wonky Internet connection.  That "walking forever" behavior is typical of a viewer being way out of sync with the servers.  In essence, you push an arrow key or WASD to make your avatar move, your viewer tells the servers to move you, but by the time the message gets to the servers, your viewer is already trying to move the avatar to a different spot.  The servers get confused, so they just keep on moving you.  We've all had that happen occasionally at region borders, when the server in the new region hasn't yet received word that you are entering, so it just makes you keep moving in a straight line.

If you open your Statistics Bar (CTRL + Shift + 1), you may see that your ping time is unusually high (over 150 msec).  That's especially likely if you are on a satellite connection or are halfway around the world from Linden Lab servers in California.   There's not much that you can do about where you live, but you may be able to avoid satellite connections.  A long ping time can be random, too, so your connection is fine one day and lousy the next.  Again, there's not much you can do about the slow routing in the Internet between you and the servers, except swear a lot.  Your ISP might have some suggestions, but don't count on it.

Do check your router and modem, and be sure that your cables and cable connections are good.  Older equipment can give spotty results.

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You have a wonky Internet connection.  That "walking forever" behavior is typical of a viewer being way out of sync with the servers.  In essence, you push an arrow key or WASD to make your avatar move, your viewer tells the servers to move you, but by the time the message gets to the servers, your viewer is already trying to move the avatar to a different spot.  The servers get confused, so they just keep on moving you.  We've all had that happen occasionally at region borders, when the server in the new region hasn't yet received word that you are entering, so it just makes you keep moving in a straight line.

If you open your Statistics Bar (CTRL + Shift + 1), you may see that your ping time is unusually high (over 150 msec).  That's especially likely if you are on a satellite connection or are halfway around the world from Linden Lab servers in California.   There's not much that you can do about where you live, but you may be able to avoid satellite connections.  A long ping time can be random, too, so your connection is fine one day and lousy the next.  Again, there's not much you can do about the slow routing in the Internet between you and the servers, except swear a lot.  Your ISP might have some suggestions, but don't count on it.

Do check your router and modem, and be sure that your cables and cable connections are good.  Older equipment can give spotty results.

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