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What's the difference between lag and jitter?

Lag is a noticeable delay between the time something is initiated and the time when it happens. For example, pressing an "attack" button and finding that the attack doesn't happen until a second later....
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Steam Remote Play SLOW / stutters / buffers when In-Home Streaming - it connects via Relay and not Direct (no SteamLink)

When Valve released Remote Play, it seems there's a bug where multiple network adapters (from VPNs, virtual machines, etc.) can cause direct connections to fallback to relays too greedily. You need to ...
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Overwatch PNG, RTT and IND: How they affect gameplay experience

PNG = Ping = how long it takes you to contact the server IND = indication = how long it takes the server to tell you stuff RTT = round trip time = both of the above together
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Is it possible to play ultra graphics games online where the actual graphics computing is happening in remote location?

While streaming video is no problem (doesn't matter if you're watching YouTube or game feed), control latency is. Input from your controls will have to travel to remote location and then back with ...
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What ports does Clash of Clans use?

The Clash of Clans port is currently 9339 and the port 80 is used for the ads and also service.supercell.net. Source
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"Failed to Bind Port" Minecraft Server

A currently running process is listening on port 25565 and will not give it up to the new instance of your server. In your situation, it's likely the process that's "clogging" the port is (part of) a ...
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Sometimes enemy bleeds but no damage is done

You probably don't hit his hitbox. This can be caused by you (not hitting hitbox) or your internet (lag). If bleeds when you hit him on your pc and not on server (lag) or when you shoot his model, ...
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Overwatch PNG, RTT and IND: How they affect gameplay experience

https://eu.battle.net/support/en/article/7779 Check under performance information. PNG: Ping -- the time it takes for packet to be sent to the server and back. RTT: Round Trip (Delay) Time -- ...
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Why does the Nintendo Switch only work with USB-LAN Adapters with the AX88179 chipset?

The data is indeed the same, but it's packaged in a different way. The adapters do not simply convert USB signals to Ethernet signals, and the computer cannot simply start sending Ethernet frames ...
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What are the ports used by Magicka Wizards War?

It seems that Magicka: Wizards War uses random ports from my own testing. I tested it several times, and the result showed that it listened on port 15303, 15582, 16167, 17393, 17521 respectively in ...
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Don't Starve Together LAN MP

I would suggest using Evolve or Tunngle instead of Hamachi. I use Tunngle to host and play with my friend. These are more reliable ways of setting up virtual LANs. Just get in one room with person you ...
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How can I connect to the same server in Agar.io?

You can use the Chrome plugin for it. You just type the IP address out in the Start GUI.
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How to resolve Wii U networking dysfunction?

Found the solution. Apparently the Wii U is extremely sensitive to any "invisible" proxy services on your router or gateway server. Someone had actually turned on an invisible proxy server on the ...
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Is it still possible to play AOE2: The Age of Kings over a LAN?

I played the old version of AOE II with expansion for a long time over lan, including Windows 10. The only problems I ever had starting the game (ranging from Windows XP to Windows 10) was ...
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Why does ping get higher if the server is in a different region?

Network latency (sometimes called ping, after a tool used to measure it) can be affected by many things, but a big one is distance. This is why stock brokers get offices as close to the exchange as ...
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"Failed to Bind Port" Minecraft Server

You posted seven hours ago, so the immediate problem may have been resolved by the reboot suggested in another answer. However, as a more fine-tuned solution, you might find this answer valuable: How ...
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I can't connect to a friend's Minecraft server, but none of the usual culprits seem to be the problem

Here are some more things to try before giving up: Check that in your friend's server.properties the server-ip is set to your friend's internal ip NOT localhost or 127.0.0.1 Try with a LAN server, ...
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Can no longer connect to private Minecraft server

This happened to me with a different host, oddly enough you need to sign in to your host's website and chances are they need you to agree to the updated EULA system, THis was from 1.7.10 onwards and ...
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Why can't I connect to my Minecraft server?

Are you hosting the server on the same machine as you're trying to play? You wouldn't want to connect to the IP; that won't work. Assuming this is the case, try connecting to "127.0.0.1:25565", if ...
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Would powerline networking be suitable for Steam link?

Steam Link is essentially streaming rendered gameplay and user input back and forth between multiple devices. This will require a reasonable amount of network bandwidth but more importantly, stable ...
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What is the most reliable way to connect two PlayStation 4 consoles over LAN?

I've set up various large LAN parties involving multiple consoles (once with ~12 Xboxes for a Modern Warfare 2 party). If you're only hooking up two consoles, you can generally get away with a "...
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Is it still possible to play AOE2: The Age of Kings over a LAN?

If you mean the old Windows 9x game, then... kind-of.... It uses an older style of LAN networking that is not used these days (I think it is IPX), and you would have difficulty installing and setting ...
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Can't connect to Steam servers and other gaming servers on Windows 10

Your ISP is likely transitioning to IPv6 using "IPv6 Dual-Stack Lite" or similar. In this method: When a user’s device sends an IPv4 packet to an external destination, DS-Lite encapsulates the ...
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How do I connect to a server using IPv6 in Minecraft?

There's currently no way to do this in unmodded (vanilla) Minecraft. I'd suggest buying a domain and using something like Dreamhost DNS to route the domain or a subdomain to the IP.
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Minecraft Server connection refused (process running on 25565 being detected)

Here are a few things to try: If you are running both the client and server on the same computer, connect using 127.0.0.1 as the IP address (localhost), if you are running the server and client on ...
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Internet functions appears disabled when game starts in the Atelier Plus games

It's an unfortunate side effect of certain games...I think Uncharted Vita used to do it or something. As far as I can tell, it's simply the game disabling network features for...some reason, and there'...
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Is to possible to play Roadrash multiplayer (mano-a-mano)?

Unfortunately, Road Rash for the PC doesn't natively support internet play. Like many games of its time period, the only officially-supported multiplayer configurations are LAN (TCP/IP or IPX) and 1-...
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