Since the start of SL's network maintenance on May 15th, 2019, I have noticed degraded performance from Second Life (Slow rezzing, avatars not loading, or popping in deformed due to their meshes loading, textures loading in slowly), and figured this was due to their network maintenance, so I've thought nothing of it, and just made the best of it for the time being.
However, it is now the 18th, Second Life's network maintenance has long since finished, and I am still experiencing slow rezzing, slow loading of avatars, textures not loading, or loading improperly, and, sometimes, difficulties moving, despite statistics telling me there's no dropped packets, or any of the sort.
On top of that, whenever I l load up Second Life, and it starts loading a region, I notice my internet slows down, too - YouTube videos start loading slowly, webpages take much longer to load than they should, and my Discord messages have a delay (and sometimes don't even send at all), and now I'm wondering if it's a problem with Second Life, or if there's something on my end that happened? Here is what I have done to try to rectify the issue
- Increased (And decreased) max bandwidth in Second Life's settings.
- Changed graphics settings ( Even forced SL to load lower-quality textures, to no avail ), draw distance, shadows, etc, etc...
- Cleared cache manually after closing SL (This includes inventory, logs, cached textures, sounds and models)
- Reset settings to default (This includes bandwidth)
- Reinstalled viewer after clearing cache (Firestorm 184.108.40.206680)
- Rolled back Windows Updates that occurred on May 15th, 2019
- Rolled back network adapter update
- Reset computer 2 times
- Reset router/modem
- Used Second Life viewer as an alternative to Firestorm.
I could swear I have tried every solution I could think of, but for some reason, SL still seems to perform poorly, and slow down my internet. This has never happened before the maintenance period, so I have to wonder what happened. What did LL do to degrade performance? Unless they are still working on things behind the scenes in the wake of the network maintenance. If there's any tech-savy people who can help me figure out what's going on, that would be awesome!
If you need computer specs, I will post them tomorrow. for now, I have to sleep. I've been hammering at this issue all day, hoping to find a fix! Thank you all in advance for any assistance you can provide!