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  • Hi all, this is beyond annoying now.

     

    I was running Windows 7 Ultimate on my machine, but was getting Horrible lag in games. Ping / latency would fluctuate from 40-900, every second, rendering playing online Impossible.

    I was at witts end untill I decided to get my old Windows XP DVD Out and install it on a seperate Partition. I booted up Call Of Duty 5 and Battlefield 2 to find my ping was PERFECT at a stable rate, depending on the server I was playing on. After a few hours of fun, I went to bed. Woke up on my day off (today) and hopped back on.. by the afternoon, my ping was screwed again. Does not stand still, not as intense as the Windows 7 problem, but will hover around 100-300, no matter what Australian server I am on, these servers are based no more than 200km from my house, my ping should be 40-50, not 200. 

    I haven't contacted my ISP, I am on an ADSL 8Mbit/s connection, download speeds remain normal, but my ping is ridiculous. I figured it wasn't an ISP problem seeing as I had a full day of NO lag on windows XP. I even tried re-installing my LAN NIC Card drivers.. but no luck.

     

    Please guys, if you have any answers / advice / solutions let me know, I appreciate it greatly. I just want to play some games with a decent ping!

     

    Cheers / peace 

    Wednesday, January 5, 2011 8:34 AM

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  • Hi Funkyyyy,

    I would make sure your network drivers are up to date. I know you said you reinstalled them, if not with the latest drivers i would make sure you do. Secondly, i would give your adsl modem a reboot. Turn it off for a few minutes and then put it back on your modem may have lost the plot. You could also try a firmware update (if there is one) on your adsl modem. You could also try getting another computer into the house to see if that has the problem or taking yours elsewhere (if you can be bothered) failing that i would definately give your ISP a ring they may be able to do something at the exchange to make it more stable.


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    Wednesday, January 5, 2011 4:01 PM