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40mins to find server + 'Connection lost'


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Hi all,

 

Been having some issues on MP which seem to be getting progressively worse.

 

Launching DCS for the first time, it seems to take ages to fully populate the server list and requires multiple refreshes, exits from the lobby, exit DCS, starting up DCS again before the whole list of servers finally appears. (Note I am fully up to date with latest DCS version).

 

It gets there eventually and seems to settle down after a go through this, but recently has been getting worse. Last night for example it took the best part of 40mins to refresh/reload, exit, restart and find a friends server - and then when I did find it I had a couple of 'connection lost' messages booting me back out.

 

I can connect directly by IP fine and also hosting myself squadmates can see my server and log-in without any hassle - it just seems to be having trouble picking up all the servers and populating the list. (as well as the odd 'connection lost'). 

 

Any ideas? 

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It happened to me at one point and my friends also, the most reliable fix we found is to make sure no Antivirus is blocking connections or overriding firewall and then doing a Network Reset with Windows 10 (Computer restart required) and it worked fine after that.

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That sounds very much like a DNS issue. I've seen another thread where comcast blocks Russian domains and people couldn't update their DCS instance. Which country are you in and can you access your router and set DNS servers manually? The reason I'm 95% certain is that you indicated direct IP access working instantaneously. Conversely, of course Microsoft could do some blocking on their internal DNS resolver. I'm not sure how far DNS over HTTPS has been integrated into Windows 10 already. If it has, Microsoft now controls what internet content is suited for your poor soul and which is not. Yes, this issue is a debacle and they sell it, once again, as "improved user experience" and shit. Google does it too BTW.

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Thanks folks - will give these a try. Autotuning is on and just done a Network restart so see if that works.

 

 

I'm in UK. Can access router setting but I'm loathe to go poking around in the settings just in case I inadvertedely wreck other online games/services (Steam) etc. Just seems to be DCS MP that is the issue - no problems for example in standalone Il-2 BoS.

 

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