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Old April 10th, 2017, 03:35 PM
My gaming room doesn't get reliable internet connection :'(

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Old April 10th, 2017, 03:54 PM
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Realmworks is a glorified database. Why it isn't web-based boggles the mind, but then Lone Wolf seems to be trying to treat the internet like it's still 2004.
Web based can mean many things to different people.

If you mean a purely thin client accessible through a browser there are serious limitations to such a format.

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Old April 10th, 2017, 06:16 PM
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My gaming room doesn't get reliable internet connection :'(
I had the same issue and went round and round with ComSucks, aka Comcast, before I finally got a knowledgeable technician who told me I need a booster that I can get at Best Buy or store that sells electronics. It wasn't that expensive and was fairly easy to hook up. I just followed the directions to link it to my internet via wifi then plugged it in in another room close to the room I was having trouble with. I haven't had any trouble since, except when ComSucks does black outs at 2am when I'm still up, but that's a different thread.
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Old April 10th, 2017, 06:53 PM
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I had the same issue and went round and round with ComSucks, aka Comcast, before I finally got a knowledgeable technician who told me I need a booster that I can get at Best Buy or store that sells electronics. It wasn't that expensive and was fairly easy to hook up. I just followed the directions to link it to my internet via wifi then plugged it in in another room close to the room I was having trouble with. I haven't had any trouble since, except when ComSucks does black outs at 2am when I'm still up, but that's a different thread.
Comcast probably just plunked down a router and got out as fast as possible during the initial install.

A lot depends on how big an area you want to cover, the material your home is built out of and the networks in use nearby. When they installed the Wi-Fi in the first place they should have gone around to every place you intended to connect from and verify your signal strength and installed the extenders, or at least told you you needed them then.

But you have to love the fact that it was a struggle to find out something you could have discovered if you'd known about this app:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...analyzer&hl=en

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Old April 10th, 2017, 07:04 PM
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My gaming room doesn't get reliable internet connection :'(
My solution for my own house was to run wired connections all over the place; for the upstairs rooms that meant up through the unused clothes chute and along the floorboards. Then I put the wifi router in the game room.

Unfortunately most of the places I play aren't my house, so I have little control over what internet access is available there. Similarly, I have no control over cell reception (my gaming room is in my basement).

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Web based can mean many things to different people.
It can, but to most non-technical folks it means something they access through a browser that exists "somewhere". They may even remember the address instead of searching for it each time they want to use it. (Maybe.)

Even as a technical person, I'm going to assume "web-based" means something accessed on the Internet rather than local.

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Old April 10th, 2017, 07:11 PM
I could fix it quite easily I just don't need to at this stage. If Realm Works changed tomorrow to require an always on internet connection that room would be upgraded within 12 hours.

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Old April 10th, 2017, 07:49 PM
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But you have to love the fact that it was a struggle to find out something you could have discovered if you'd known about this app:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...analyzer&hl=en
Except I have an iPhone.
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Old April 10th, 2017, 08:25 PM
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Except I have an iPhone.
I'm sure there is something like that on the iOS.

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Old April 11th, 2017, 05:52 AM
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I'm sure there is something like that on the iOS.
I have a Windows 10 phone, ill have to check the store, used to have this exact app on one of my old droid phones when i was testing wireless reception.

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Old April 11th, 2017, 08:50 AM
this, 1000%.

if LW doesn't get their webview worked out in a functional and useable way RW will be eclipsed by an online tool that adds Realmwork like functionality.

There really is nothing that amazing in realmworks from an IP perspective that couldn't be implemented by roll20 or similar.

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Realmworks is a glorified database. Why it isn't web-based boggles the mind, but then Lone Wolf seems to be trying to treat the internet like it's still 2004.
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