[SLED] wireless requirements for second life?

Marrapodi, Elisabeth EMarrapodi at Trinitas.org
Thu Oct 2 11:13:54 PDT 2008

I have used wireless network at home since beginning SL in late 2007 without any problems.

Elisabeth Jacobsen Marrapodi
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From: educators-bounces at lists.secondlife.com [mailto:educators-bounces at lists.secondlife.com]On Behalf Of Mike Parks
Sent: Thursday, October 02, 2008 2:11 PM
To: SL Educators
Subject: Re: [SLED] wireless requirements for second life?

I only use wireless at work (university), home, starbucks, honda service waiting room, tire store, etc. and I've never had any problems accessing SL for over 1.5 years now. Maybe I'm just lucky? 

On Wed, Oct 1, 2008 at 3:42 PM, Juan Melendez < jjmelendez at gmail.com> wrote:

Hello all,
Has anyone had to overcome wireless access problems at their university or school?
We have complained at our university that SL is not accessible through the wireless network.

I found out that the following ports are necessary: 
443/TCP, 12043/TCP, 12035/UDP, 12036/UDP, and 13000-13050/UDP
However I am constantly given a footnote: "SL has inherent problems with some on wireless networks".

Is it really as complicated and unsolvable as it sounds?

I read for example, that the use of some networking standards, such as delivering packets out of order; can cause Second Life to run incorrectly. If you disconnect frequently from Second Life while using wireless networking, the wireless products may be the cause.
1. Current wireless networking solutions are highly prone to interference. (For example, many use the same radio frequency as microwave ovens.) 
2. Many wireless products also use advanced data compression features (such as "speed boost") that can cause problems with Second Life. Any features that claim to increase download speed should be disabled.
3. If you must use wireless networking, it is recommended that you use products using the 802.11g standard. If any of your equipment uses the slower 802.11b standard, you may experience more problems.

What is your experience?

Juan (aka Titom Melnik)
University of Puerto Rico

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