How to Ensure an Optimal wtfast Connection

 

 

To get the best connection, we highly recommend that you use "Auto select best connection route" for the network setting of wtfast when you launch your game. That's it!  

By doing this, wtfast will optimize your game connection from end-to-end automatically. Under the hood, wtfast uses an intelligent expert system that learns about connection history and games to automatically route traffic through our global network of servers.

The wtfast expert system will continue to improve over time as it learns more about your games and network connection. We recommend auto-select for the majority of users, as it helps the system to improve, which helps everyone using wtfast!

Here are some tips to help you configure wtfast for the best possible performance for your online game:

  •  Switch from Wifi to a wired Ethernet connection

    • A Wifi connection can be interrupted by other signals

    • Wifi bands typically have lower speeds than Ethernet bands

  • Exclude wtfast from anti-virus applications

    • Anti-virus programs are programmed to find rogue services transferring data

    • wtfast may inadvertently be considered a rogue process and be blocked by your anti-virus

    • Adding wtfast onto your firewall exclusion list and anti-virus as a trusted program can also help eliminate these issues

  • Close programs downloading or streaming music/video

    • These programs take up huge amounts of bandwidth, which can interrupt your gameplay

    • wtfast is designed to accelerate only the game traffic from your computer, but extra traffic can still slow down your game, creating a poor overall connection

  • Close and terminate any VPN software

    • Using a VPN with wtfast will likely produce negative results to your game connection

    • Closing your VPN when you are gaming can help alleviate issues with unexpected lag caused by server changes from your VPN program

  • Select a server manually only if necessary

  • When available, always select (Choose Best). In most cases, there are multiple servers at each location. When you choose a server in Texas, Los Angeles, Germany, wherever, make sure to always pick the top (Choose Best) option, this will pick the best performing WTFast server available at that time.  Your connection to each WTFast server may change over time, (Choose Best) helps to ensure your connection to that location is always optimal. Learn more about manual server selection

    • Pick a wtfast server close to where you live

    • Pick a wtfast server close to where your game server is. 

  • Chained Connection: Advanced/premium users have access to chained server connections.  To activate, go to "Manage Settings" in wtfast, and activate "Enable Chained Servers."  We recommend setting up Server 1 close to where you live (Choose Best, or Sort by Ping), and Server 2 close to the game server.

  • Different combinations of wtfast servers will provide different results. Often a chained connection will give the best possible results for reducing ping, flux, and spikes because you can control your connection from end-to-end.

NOTE - often chained connections can require a lot of trial-and-error to configure properly. We recommend trying single server connections first before attempting chained connections. We also recommend trying "Auto-Select Best Connection Route" for chained connections, which will pick the best connection automatically and eliminate the trial & error of figuring this out.

  • Server Ports: Advanced/premium users have access to multiple port configurations.  In many cases, Internet Service Providers (ISPs) will throttle/restrict traffic based on the port that it is being sent on.

  • This option will allow you to send game traffic to a different port to avoid being throttled by your ISP.  You may adjust your port setting by clicking the "Manage Settings" button in wtfast.

Setting Up a Custom Game:  The name is just a way for you to identify the custom game.  

b.  The executable is the game file that actively sends/receives bytes while you are playing the game.  You can determine this using Windows Resource Monitor or a utility like Netlimiter.  

c.  The launcher is the game file that you use to launch the game normally. Often games are launched with a shortcut.  If you right-click on the shortcut and look at the properties, you can see the launcher file.  d.  Launcher parameters are any additional commands/scripts that you would like to append to the launcher file path/.exe.

Keep an eye on this page for future tips!

-Rob (aka WTFastPWNer)


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