Since joining in 2013 I have often logged in at Centerworld or Metropolis in order to load my inventory, and proceeded to where-ever I was going.
Since mid December I have had extreme lag and frequent disconnects when I log in to either region.
This is an old, old problem, and I believe is because I live in Alaska. But has become much worse in the last month.
My packet loss has been between 1.2% to 1.5%, with a region ping between 50k to 300k.
It seems that if I manage to stay connected (this morning I had 3 or 4 disconnects), it calms down once my inventory is loaded. But this can take over 15 minutes and often I am disconnected before it finishes.
I have my network settings set to 850, which seems to work fine in other worlds (sl, osgrid, etc). I have my draw distance set to 128.
I am cable-connected; I'm not on wireless, I'm not on DSL. I performed some benchmarks:
Speedtest to Anchorage, Alaska; http://www.speedtest.net/result/6990330128
Speedtest to Phoenix, Arizona,US (recommended by firestorm); http://www.speedtest.net/result/6990325950
Speedtest to Berlin: http://www.speedtest.net/result/6990323406
I'm not sure what can be done, short of crashing on one of y'alls couch
I'd be happy to look at whatever, though, if there's a chance it can help.
I'm using Firestorm 5.0.7 (52912), on Windows 10, 64 bit, i5-7400, 16 gigs of ram, latest Radeon drivers, my router doesn't have any kind of QoS features enabled (those kill SL and Opensim)
Thanks for any help you're able to give.