Thursday, November 6, 2008

The curse of the online poker player - ADSL dropouts

The last few sessions have been fairly frustrating with dropouts in my ADSL in the middle of a session. I generally have all-in protection, but still they are only going to cause losses. And frustration. Lots of it.

So now i'm thinking my current router/modem has to go. I'm using a Billion 7404VGPM, which in theory was supposed to be a decent product. It was okay when it was running its best, but now its downright dire.

Anyways, i'm thinking of grabbing a Draytek 2700VG (yes I want VOIP as well). Anyone have any thoughts on this brand/model? I obviously want something rock solid reliable as priority #1, and VOIP would also be very handy.

No real poker last night because of the dropouts .... in maybe 10 minutes i made 1BB ...

I also signed up for a Party reload, but only for the minimum amount as I almost have enough points for another $20 cash, as long as I keep my current status on there. (which means earning 1 party point per week basically).

Current bankroll: $14,000


TiocfaidhArLa said...

Sorry, can't help you, but I do know that my BigPond ADSL connection used to be dodgy every time that it rains, so your problems may not be modem related.

Thankfully I've recently moved house. May be a bit excessive of a solution for you.

parttimebonuschaser said...

bought the draytek, and so far, rock solid. not a single drop out.

i suspect movin house might be a tad extreme :)