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    Originally posted by BlueCloud View Post
    I think I can provide some insight on why your friend is the problem.

    DLE happens when Gamespy thinks that you are trying to login to Gamespy even though you already have a connection to it.

    This can happens when your internet goes down or there's a interruption somewhere in the path from your ISP to the Gamespy server.

    Or it can happen en masse to everyone when a network connection near the Gamespy server itself fails.

    I am guessing it's the internet connection to blame. Take the laptop somewhere else, like another home(preferably to someone who is not a frequent victim of DLE) and try it there. You shouldn't be getting DLEs.

    The issue can lie with his network card, router, cable modem or ISP.
    Thanks a lot, BlueCloud. That does make sense. I'll see if he can test it.

    Peace,
    -Rhykker

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    I think I can provide some insight on why your friend is the problem.

    DLE happens when Gamespy thinks that you are trying to login to Gamespy even though you already have a connection to it.

    This can happens when your internet goes down or there's a interruption somewhere in the path from your ISP to the Gamespy server.

    Or it can happen en masse to everyone when a network connection near the Gamespy server itself fails.

    I am guessing it's the internet connection to blame. Take the laptop somewhere else, like another home(preferably to someone who is not a frequent victim of DLE) and try it there. You shouldn't be getting DLEs.

    The issue can lie with his network card, router, cable modem or ISP.

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  • replied
    so it have some thing too do with DLE any one have a fix for it

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  • replied
    Originally posted by rek View Post
    consistencies/inconsistencies. there must be something that ties it all together. or is it all random?
    Like you, I'm thinking there must be something that ties it all together. If it were random, how can it randomly be targeting my friend, over and over, on different computers, with different CD keys? That would be awfully coincidental.

    His explanation is that God hates him

    Peace,
    -Rhykker

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  • replied
    troubleshooting approach ftw!
    consistencies/inconsistencies. there must be something that ties it all together. or is it all random?

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  • replied
    that's the good way to solve it , good luck.

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  • started a topic Understanding the Duplicate Login Error

    Understanding the Duplicate Login Error

    For most of us, this happens once in a blue moon and is nothing more than a minor inconvenience.

    For others, the Duplicate Login Error (DLE) is a constant presence that kicks in every few minutes and renders online play impossible. This is the DLE to which I'll be referring.

    We know it's somehow Gamespy's fault. We know that Gamespy has apparently been "working to resolve the issue" for over two years. We know that most people have not found a solution.

    I believe that if we can understand why the DLE targets some people and not others, we can take a huge step towards solving the issue ourselves.


    Recently, a friend reinstalled UT3 after a year of hiatus. He didn't have the DLE in the past, but now he does. In his attempts to fix it, we've established that:

    1. The DLE is not specific to a given system.
    Why? He installed the game on his laptop and on his PC, with the same result.

    2. The DLE is not specific to a Gamespy login.
    Why? He tried creating a new login, with the same result.

    3. The DLE is not specific to a CD key.
    Why? He purchased the steam version, thus acquiring a second CD key, with the same result.

    4. The DLE is not specific to a given install.
    Why? He reformatted his HDD, thus wiping any trace of the previous install, with the same result.


    Given all the above, how does the DLE continue to target him, specifically?

    Remaining possibilities:

    1. His IP address has been targeted.
    Test? Use a VPN, connect to a neighbor's wireless, or ask for a new IP address from ISP.

    2. His new router is the culprit.
    Test? Plug computer straight into modem.



    There must be something specific that makes certain people targets of the DLE. If we can determine what that is, we may be able to solve this once and for all.

    Any insight would be appreciated. I'll edit this post to include new findings.

    Peace,
    -Rhykker
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