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Kozmonaut

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I live in a multi-unit apartment building that offers QWest DSL service to tenants. Each unit is supplied by a line from the same router, in a little room somewhere. The router hooks into a QWest business DSL account. Neither the manager nor landlord really know much about how the service works. The manager just activates the appropriate port on the router when a tenant signs up.
I got the service to take my PS2 online (I have no computer), mainly to play first-person shooters. I use the Sony adapter, not USB. I immediately noticed a lot of lag. The best ping-time available was about 150, usually it's more like 300. (connection is DHCP). Then I got a message from one game that I was behind a firewall, and could not host games. When I asked the landlord about this, he said the router doesn't have a built-in firewall, but essentially hooks up all our dynamic addresses to its static address, so the effect is the same. When I inquired about things like port-forwarding and DMZ he had no clues or suggestions.
The problem is that they have the router, and I don't have much access. I doubt they'd let me monkey around with it very much; If there's anything I need to do to it, I'll have to know what to do beforehand, as well as convince them that I'll do no harm. I can probably find the make and model of the router easy enough.
20 bucks a month is what they charge, and it'd be a good deal if I could get down to a decent ping time, but right now it's essentially worthless. Even worse, QWest won't likely let me buy my own line from them directly, because there's already a line there.
If I can't solve this, I'll have wasted a fair bit of money.
 

Squashman

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I would say your only solution is to get your own DSL or Cable Internet connection.
 

JohnWill

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I don't understand the comment "QWest won't likely let me buy my own line from them directly, because there's already a line there." :confused: It's pretty hard to believe that the fact that there is DSL somewhere in the building, that the company won't let you buy it! That's a sure recipe for going out of business quick!
 

Kozmonaut

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thing is they have set up a business account with the landlord, and their only line in is to the landlord's router on that account...
maybe they would give me a static address, with my own line instead of one off the landlords line. It would cost me more though, so I wish there were a way to get ping times down below 100 with my current situation.
For FPS games there is no other way.
 
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