Squad Makes My Internet Hang Up
Serathis Member Posts: 2 Civilian
in Game Support
I have this really strange bug that only seems to happen with Squad. It doesn't come up with World of Warcraft or Tarkov. However while playing Squad, my internet seems to hang up for around 10 seconds randomly. I have the red square, everyone runs in a straight unresponsive line AND all communication on Discord cuts out, no one hears me and I can't hear anyone else. Then I get booted back to the server browser with "Server Closed the Connection" error message. I have to restart Steam to get EAC back online. I have no idea how or what is causing this.
I am having the exact same issue. It will sometimes last 5 seconds, but other times longer than 10 seconds and I get booted. Windows shows no available network.
If I were to guess, it's because you are hitting refresh on the server page a LOT. I noticed on my firewall that the number of sockets that are opened for refreshes is insane, and often times your firewall (aka Internet router) will run out of usable sockets for all traffic. When this happens, I usually have to wait a fair amount of time for my workstation to release the sockets, or I have to reboot my router.
So long story short... try two things. First, when it happens, try exiting the game and then rebooting your router which will release all the sockets being used. Second, if you have been hitting refresh a lot on the server browser, stop doing that. Select your most used servers as your "favorites" and then filter on your favorites so that when you do refresh, it's not hitting every server in OWI's list and opening tons of sockets up on your router.
Hope this helps!