Avoid Tiscali During Peak Times

I have been in Liverpool for almost a week now and although Eve-Online has gone through a rough patch after they released a patch (get it?) on Tuesday 11th Septermber. Even with these problems, I was unable to connect between 17:00-23:00 or 00:00 every day to the game. At first I thought it was something to do with the patch but I was still able to “Authenticate” but not able to get any further than that.

Trying to figure out the problem has been annoying. Since it started at 17:00ish lots of things happened then.

  • Terina’s parents were home and usually turned on their computer.
  • The D-Link G604T router being used here is known for it’s instability
  • Maybe one of the neighbours were getting in from work and their wireless was interfering with the wireless
  • Just plain computer gremlin doing it’s thing
  • After googling the problem, it seemed Eve-Online has lots of login problems and I had to eliminate them one by one.

    After 2 days of pondering and 1 day of practical work, I have finally narrowed it down to the problem:
    I have been looking around to using a proxy and got an SSH tunnel to my server at home. Volia it works. There isn’t a large amount of lag but it does it longer to login.

    How to

    Create an SSH connection. I used putty with the tunnel settings:
    source port: 26000

    make sure it “Local” is selected
    IP protocol version to: Auto

    Connect to the remote server. Start Eve-Online.
    In the server drop down list where it says “Tranquility” delete the the selected server and type in “localhost” (without the quotes).

    Now proceed as normal by typing in your login information. The server message and player count should appear once the serve list box is de-selected.

    About Danny

    I.T software professional always studying and applying the knowledge gained and one way of doing this is to blog. Danny also has participates in a part time project called Energy@Home [http://code.google.com/p/energyathome/] for monitoring energy usage on a premise. Dedicated to I.T since studying pure Information Technology since the age of 16, Danny Tsang working in the field that he has aimed for since leaving school. View all posts by Danny → This entry was posted in Blog, Hardware, Networking. Bookmark the permalink.

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