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Why does my internet connection go crappy when I use secondlife ?

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If it is your internet connection that is crappy, that might be due to the time of the day that you're online, and possibly sharing your broadband service with other people - all those bl**dy Twits and FB-ers cluttering up the line :matte-motes-mad:

And if you're using wireless, you'll get worse peformance on SL too.

Things you can do to improve your performance in SL are keep your graphics settings low, avoid busy sims, or sims that are using tons of scripts, and keep your own scripts down to a minimum.

Other suggestions will follow from more technically-minded forum folk than I. Hopefully something will provide solutions to your current frustrations.

Edited to add: V3 users should be able to offer ways of tweaking it so it performs as well for you as Phoenix does.  I'm a Phoenix user mainly, but don't find a ton of difference performance-wise when I flit between this and V3.  TPs are sometimes a bit dodgy on V3 for me, but I got into the habit of removing my Omicron HUD, and that seems to work for me. 

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If it is your internet connection that is crappy, that might be due to the time of the day that you're online, and possibly sharing your broadband service with other people - all those bl**dy Twits and FB-ers cluttering up the line :matte-motes-mad:

And if you're using wireless, you'll get worse peformance on SL too.

Things you can do to improve your performance in SL are keep your graphics settings low, avoid busy sims, or sims that are using tons of scripts, and keep your own scripts down to a minimum.

Other suggestions will follow from more technically-minded forum folk than I. Hopefully something will provide solutions to your current frustrations.

Edited to add: V3 users should be able to offer ways of tweaking it so it performs as well for you as Phoenix does.  I'm a Phoenix user mainly, but don't find a ton of difference performance-wise when I flit between this and V3.  TPs are sometimes a bit dodgy on V3 for me, but I got into the habit of removing my Omicron HUD, and that seems to work for me. 

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This sounds like a network/connection related issue somhow.

Have a look at the performance panel in the viewer (ctrl+shift+1) and check the packet loss number close to the top. If you consistently get numbers above 2-3%, try lowering the max bandwidth in preferences (somewhere. I don't know where this is in Phoenix...). I would probably not set it to higher than 1000 kbps with your internet line. Then check the quality of your internet connection. 6 mbs should be enough speed, but the quality of the connection might not be up to the task. Check by running the test at http://www.pingtest.net/ and see what result you get. Also try to disable http textures in the viewer (don't know if this is an issue with Phoenix, but it is in the LL viewer) although this should not affect sim crossings...

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Glad you LOLd, Luc. I'm struggling with my internet connection right in this moment, since the kids came out of school for the day. This street is full of them, and I just know my connection issues are because they're all twitering away like little birdies - oh or they might just be researching via the internet for their homework (haha right!)

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