Talk:Preferences FAQ

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I have started reworking this to be extra info and recommended settings, in parallel to the "Preferences Window Guide". Previously this page duplicated that page, but was out of date. DanielRavenNest Noe 20:37, 11 August 2009 (UTC)

Hello. I just read the description of what the maximum bandwidth slider does and I believe it's incorrect. The maximum bandwidth slider sets the bandwidth that SL expects to get. You can't speed up or slow down your internet connection easily. Normally that's negotiated between the operating system and the device you're connecting to. SL is just an application on your computer, not a bandwidth controller for your entire TCP/IP stack. If the viewer is expecting more bandwidth than it's getting then it's going to "expect" data to arrive from the LL servers sooner than it actually does. If the viewer is expecting data slower than it actually does, then it won't send data fast enough. The key is to move the bandwidth slider to the bandwidth value that's closest to the connection speed to the Linden Lab servers in either Dallas or San Francisco. You can check that speed by using http://www.speedtest.net (or your favorite bandwidth testing site) and using the upload, not download speed to either of those locations. Note that many speed test sites use MB/s, but the bandwidth slider uses Mb/s. 1.5 MB/s is 1500 Mb/s, so move the slider appropriately. Any questions, send me a ping in-world or here. Orange Planer 11:59, 24 March 2010 (UTC)