Posted by jessthehuman
I can tell you why it usually happens (The reason you lose connection to a poker
site and not other Internet applications)
Poker sites don't use regular ports, all Internet traffic is routed through ports. Basically - for whatever reason you lose the route through to that specific port. On PKR
it's especially annoying as they use different ports for every different table and it's not uncommon to be 'disconnected' just from one or two tables while another 6+ are running fine.
Without going into more detail regarding how networking actually works, the things you can do to prevent this are:
Find out what ports and protocols the poker
site you play on uses, then:
Set your poker
playing computer to STATIC IP address, then log into your router and set up port-forwarding (this is probably the most important thing) : you then forward all internal and external ports through to your computers IP (the one you set statically) . People with VoIP phones are probably familiar with this process, likewise those how use remote access software behind a NAT (and the NAT is what is making the connection drop is most cases, btw).
Once you have your port forwards set correctly - you should also prioritise the poker
traffic in any way you can, generally under a router heading of QoS (quality of service).
Lastly - and this one isn't always feasible but it's worth checking that your ISP doesn't use certain QoS rules that drop non-HTTP traffic during peak times, or anything like that. Sometimes they'll randomly block or limit common P2P ports as well.
Regarding OPs specific issue: that he lost his connection on HIS account only - most likely for whatever reason, the port he was logging in through was dropped - so if he really was able to log in with another account - then it would have opened a NEW connection via a different port. Restarting his router probably would have fixed the problem, also as he mentioned, this is tricky in hyper-turbo games. At any rate - it wouldn't have been the poker
site trying to steal his $42 lol.
Not that he'll believe a word I am saying, clearly anyone thinking they are beating the pub slots really aren't that bright (unless you geniunely have a way to reprogram their software - but holy s**t to they put safe guards against people being able to do this, seriously can't wait to hear your claim buddy).
At any rate: my point is networking is actually complicated engineering, it's not magic. Set your network addresses to static addresses and use correct port forwarding and QoS options in your router and I guarantee you'll see a lot less problems.