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Lag with friends using same ISP as me


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Just as the title implies, any time I play with friends who are using the same ISP as me, in the same city or the next town over, I get bad lag with them often, particularly when in a vehicle with them. Vehicle will seem to stop for a very long time, sometimes up to a minute then it will all catch up and I will teleport to where it really is only to have the vehicle stop and start lagging again. This never or very rarely happens when I play with friends out of state using a different ISP than what I use. Does anyone know of anything that could cause this kind of lag to happen when with a friend using the same ISP as you? Or any way to fix it like some port forwarding that needs to be set up in the router? And no we are not using the same network, we are not even in the same neighborhood, just same city and ISP. And it isn't just one person I have this issue with.

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Here is an extensive post on connection issues http://gtaforums.com/topic/692081-fixing-lag-issuesconnection-timeouts/



Do you know if it is a specific friend that could be causing the lag (when they are in the session)--


There are ports you can forward... but they vary with what you are playing on....


For PC-- #16 located in first post here-- http://gtaforums.com/topic/785007-bug-list-with-solutions-pc/


For Consoles-- #14 located here-- http://gtaforums.com/topic/765990-bug-list-with-solutions-console/


"I want to design a video game where you take care of all the people shot in all the

other video games.... It's called Busy Hospital II" -- Demetri Martin


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It is not just one friend, I have the problem with two different friends I play with, both within about 15 miles from me and whom use the same ISP as me. No issues with other friends I play with out of state though.


And thanks for the info, I'll look into that forwarding.

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Not sure if this will help-- I posted this a while ago...


If it is a DNS issue-- each of your friends would likely have it too since by default your router will use your ISP's DNS (Domain Name Servers) and you all have the same ISP.



It may help you to forward the required ports on your router for GTA


For PC--- See problem #16 in this thread--- http://gtaforums.com/topic/785007-bug-list-with-solutions-pc/


For Consoles-- see problem #13 in this thread http://gtaforums.com/topic/765990-bug-list-with-solutions-console/


Changing your DNS (Domain Name Servers) may help with this also... by default your PC/Console will use the DNS specified by your router-- Your Router will likely default to using the DNS specified by your ISP (internet service provider)


This shows how to change your DNS on your PC to one that "should be" faster....help with speeds and ping




If you set the DNS on your router you will likely have to reboot your router after your change your settings...


If you are changing the DNS on your console-- search youtube on how to do so-- ie change dns xbox one


There are programs you can download out there that claim to find the best DNS servers for where you live-- but I am wary to download and run these programs as they may contain some type of malware....I have no knowledge of one that may be safe to use (I have never tried this as I do not have any connection issues) and I can accept no responsibility if you do this and it harms your PC....


That being said-- https://www.google.com/?gws_rd=ssl#safe=off&q=faster+DNS+tool


Doing all the above may help but if not, it is possible that your above assessment is correct...


About the only thing you might be able to do is join or create a crew or keep a group of friends that are "local" to you....




"I want to design a video game where you take care of all the people shot in all the

other video games.... It's called Busy Hospital II" -- Demetri Martin


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Please post back if this works or you guys figure it out.


I do wish you luck...


"I want to design a video game where you take care of all the people shot in all the

other video games.... It's called Busy Hospital II" -- Demetri Martin


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  • 4 weeks later...

Yeah, still doing it. Real intermittent so I don't know. Just no riding in the same car together when it starts acting up. Other than in vehicle, it isn't noticeable.

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