06 Dec, 2016

Blizzard routing problems and how to fix it

No matter what Blizzard game you play, being online you are prone to network and internet issues that will make your gaming experience not so fun at all.

While, Blizzard on its part constantly tries to enhance the user experience for its games, the problem in many cases can be on the user side which they can’t solve on their own.

To solve this aspect, we today are compiling a list of things that will help you cater to the network issues at your end and will solve Blizzard routing problems for your favorite game.

While, there are separate aspects for each Blizzard game, we today will be covering the aspects that are common for all.

How to fix Blizzard routing problems

Before starting off, it is first important to know the root of your routing problem. To do this, Blizzard first recommends you to check it your game server is running with optimum performance or not. Blizzard’s Server status page is a good way to know if all game servers are working fine.

Now that this part is done, we will hop on to the different points on can follow to optimize his connection and fix Blizzard routing problems.

Pinging Game Server Locations

Depending on the game you play and the region that you select for playing it is always advised to first check the ping on that particular game server before connecting to it for playing. The game regions and their respective ip address are given as follows;

North America (Americas) (US West) (US Central)
Australia (Americas)
Singapore (Americas)
Brazil (Americas)
Korea (Asia)
Taiwan (Asia)

Resetting UI

Firstly, for World of Warcraft users, if you are facing network problems then it is recommended that you reset the User Interface for the game. A number of issues can be resolved by resetting the UI and is done by;

• Exiting the game,
• Finding the game location through Battle.net desktop application
• Renaming the “Cache”, “Interface” and “WTF” folders to CacheOld, InterfaceOld, and WTFOld
• Relaunching the game

Updating Hardware and Software

One of the major reasons why players facing routing problems are due to outdated hardware or software. This is why Blizzard recommends keeping your Operating System up to date and for connection stability making sure that all hardware drivers are up to date as well.

Optimizing Internet Connection

A good game connection and a good internet go hand in hand. Here are a few ways through which you can optimize your internet connection.

• Switching to a wired internet connection
• Closing background applications that might be leeching your internet
• If using a cellular internet connection then opting for a stable connection
• Disabling security software and torrents
• Adjusting In-game network settings
• Going to the in-game network menu
• Checking Optimize network for speed option if you have a good internet connection
• Unchecking the same option if you have a low internet connection

Advanced Troubleshooting

In the advanced troubleshooting options for Blizzard routing problems the following points are addressed.

Incorrect DNS configurations are cited as the main reason of high ping and disconnections. Flush you DNS if you are facing the issue. The steps are different for different operating systems. We have covered Windows 10

• At desktop, press Windows Key + X.
• Select Command Prompt (Run as Administrator).
• Type ipconfig /release in the command prompt.
• Wait a few seconds for a reply that the IP address has been released.
• Type ipconfig /renew in the command prompt.
• Wait a few seconds for a reply that the IP address has been re-established.
• Type ipconfig /flushdns in the command prompt.
• Close the command prompt and attempt to make a connection.

Once done, make sure that your network configuration is not causing the problem. You can do this by finding any issues with your firewall, proxy or maybe your routing that might not be prioritizing your game data.

Outdated Firmware for your router/modem and drivers for your network card can also be the reason of Blizzard routing problems. Keep your network card and firmware up to date and check for updates once a week.



Blizzard routing problems and how to fix it

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