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Phobia July 15, 2008 10:12 PM

Constant Ping spikes
 
I am soo frustrated. When i play cod4, or css approximately 1-2 times per round, i'll get about 5-10 seconds where my ping will spike so bad, i lag around, and my game is unplayable. At the end of my cs, all my weapons load again, like, on the side of the screen, as if i just bought them. Any ideas? I have my router passworded.

blogz101 July 15, 2008 11:10 PM

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Originally Posted by Phobia (Post 69404)
I am soo frustrated. When i play cod4, or css approximately 1-2 times per round, i'll get about 5-10 seconds where my ping will spike so bad, i lag around, and my game is unplayable. At the end of my cs, all my weapons load again, like, on the side of the screen, as if i just bought them. Any ideas? I have my router passworded.

uhm have you tried portforwarding the game ? Some games needs to be portforwarded

Cheator July 16, 2008 05:28 AM

Who is your provider? Ping spikes are normal for some connections. Internet over DOCSIS for example is prone to massive spikes, depending on a few things. DSL aswell, though they usually last a fraction of a second. If you have DSL and are on interleave, that might be the cause.

also, if you have DSL, can you take a screenie of your DSL modem's webpage showing your stats?

Mibs July 16, 2008 05:59 AM

Are they any other applications running on your pc during gaming that would use lots of bandwidth?

Squeetard July 16, 2008 09:34 AM

I had that problem too. Someone on the Infinity Ward forums figured out that thier router was getting flooded with udp packets and it was dropping some. I flashed my linksys wrt54g with 'DD-WRT' an open source firmware for the router and have not had a hitch since.

3.0charlie July 16, 2008 09:42 AM

Be careful; not all versions of the wrt54g are compatible with dd-wrt.

Supported Devices - DD-WRT Wiki

Squeetard July 16, 2008 09:45 AM

They make a flash bin for every version now.

Phobia July 17, 2008 10:50 PM

I have shaw high speed internet. I've been running no other applications in the background either :( We're moving in a week, and i think i'll buy a new router then.. want a wireless N anyways.. hopefully that fixes it.. thanks for your help guys.. I've figured it was something to do with it all along

Infiniti July 18, 2008 12:12 AM

What router do you have? Because I also have that problem, but I blame the ISP, and we both have the same ISP, and same service.

tehgooch July 24, 2008 12:08 PM

Are you connecting to your router via wireless? I've always had problems with gaming and wireless internet access.


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