I agree Maccabi. I have cable Internet at home and I use the Comcast modem that came with the service BUT I have a Netgear gaming router. This makes all the difference as the router is the one that organizes the data coming back and forth. The better the quality, the better the machine. Simple as that.
I have been in games that have lagged, terrible hit detection etc. in Black Ops 2 BUT it's nowhere near as frequent as MW3.
Yes thats correct, its not a bandwidth issue. As you touched upon I was referring to, both the labeling being a misrepresentation, and that the matchmaking system should not progress to the next level automatically if you have chosen to only find matches lets say using your numbers like between 0 and 50 ms ping. It would notify you that no matches could be found at this time. You then could choose to increase you search range if you wanted, realizing that you may get put into a lesser than a "Best" lobby. That makes it your choice, not theirs... ,but then how do you keep other high pings from entering into the same match if it is still left up the the user to choose, shouldn't that be controlled by the game in that the match should only be made up of 0 to 50 pingers in this example
If you are bouncing between 2 and 4 bars you probably have a problem with either your router or your modem. That's what mine did when it was going bad. So buying a new one is bound to help. With your broadband being what it is you should have plenty good enough service coming to the house but if your modem is holding you back then the game is going to play terribly.
I used to wonder how I could get a 50ping to the lobby and still lag but when you consider the possibility that this game may just be pushing more data through the modem than the standard ISP provided one can handle, it starts to make sense. Maybe the game shouldn't have been built that way but we have to work with what we've got. I know that lag is very frustrating as I suffered all of last year with it and felt like I should spread the word of what worked for me. I hope that your new modem works out as good for you as mine did for me.
i've got a great respect for those who have knowledge for all the internet stuff, it's really usefull.
But we are trying to report here a huge issue, i'm from France and on all french forum there are many many complaints about this issue, it's incredible !
i've got a solid internet connection, wired, great router with gigabit ports, all ports forwards (go to port forwarding.com), check severals times with ping test and speed test, check all stuff (mtu for example), try with different router special gaming...
i really hope that a treyarch dev read this thread, really annoying...i sent an email to the activision support with more details.
Ps : i'm a PS3 user. sorry for my english.
I know that lag is very frustrating as I suffered all of last year with it and felt like I should spread the word of what worked for me.
Ok. You've spread your word enough in this topic, hopefully.
I repeat what I've said earlier. MW3 and BO2 are the ONLY online games that don't work properly on my connection using my router/modem. Everything else works perfectly fine. The problem is NOT on my end. It's the broken netcode.
Remember that MW3 has this same problem and the devs have admitted that this problem exists and it is indeed the game that is broken.
So yeah, enough with this modem thing. I wouldn't recommend anyone buying a new modem for this game. Chances are it's not going to make any difference, because the problem is with the game itself. Which is why I'd like to keep this thread on topic and focused on the core issue, which is the broken netcode.
Again, any dev input would be appreciated.
Good luck to you. However, even if you are correct that the net code is the problem and it may very well be why you need that other topic that you don't want to talk about in MW3 and BO2 while you don't need it in other games, the devs aren't going to be able to rewrite the game. It's already launched. Maybe they can for the next game but it's too late for this one. Since you seem to prefer to be right over happy, I won't try to argue the point further. However, I appreciate your passion and wish you well.
If there are any devs out there that could weigh in on this issue please do so. Disconnected_ as well as several others are very frustrated (understandably so) and need to hear directly from you what will make their gaming experience in BO2 a better one. I hope that you will be so kind as to help them.
On another post there is someone who was complaining about "lag comp" and how bad the "net code" was.
I wont say how but he used something to bypass the matchmaking system the game uses ,
He then reported that the game ran fine even with a 3 bar. Doesn't matter how many times someone says the netcode is bust the simple fact is it isnt.
^^^^this proves that fact
at this point I don't care what it is. if someone is using something to bypass the way the rest of us have to play then isn't that modding. and if your having to mod to just to play on a fair playing field then that tells that Theres a problem. what ever its is netcode matchmaking somthing's wrong and its needs sorting.