Updating punkbuster 2142
No idle players; connecting and not playing just ties up a player slot from someone who actually wants to play. The main gotcha rule to know, is that the center silo / flag is a dedicaed knife only arena.Once inside the circle walls, you can only kill the enemy with a knife (weapon #1).
Please see Mod Requirements and Installation Instructions for details on where to download the correct versions.
TCP: 80, 443, 4711, 9964, 1024-1124, 17475, 18000, 18300, 29900, 27900, 28910 UDP: 9964, 16567, 1024-1124, 1500-4999, 18000, 18300, 18510, 27900, 27901, 28910, 29900, 55123, 1 Reduce the Number of Punkbuster Checks After joining a server, open up the console by pressing ~ Type in 'pb_sleep500' without the quotes and push enter Now, to save this new setting, type in 'pb_writecfg' without the quotes and push enter Punk Buster Kicks / Other Issues Download the apps available on the Punk Buster page.
Other things to look at include your router settings, firwall, antivirus, anti-spyware, punkbuster version, drivers... Assuming you have already dealt with all these possible issues already, you seriously need to consider the problem being your ISP.
I personally have had my internet drop in and out so fast that my modem lights aren't affected.
After much, MUCH pestering to my ISP, they finally admitted there was a problem and ended up fixing the local node.
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Remember, "the squeakiest wheel gets the grease", so keep bothering them! Assuming you installed everything to the default directories, this file is located in "C:\Program Files\Electronic Arts\Battlefield 2142".