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  #257552 22-Sep-2009 13:19
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How many wireless networks are detected in your area?

Could you temporarily try his wireless adaptor in your machine? You might be able to narrow it down to a problem with your current adapter.  If you find it's your adapter you could just get a newer one.

Other than that I can't think of anything that's not difficult or expensive.  Figure out a way to run an ethernet cable, look at ethernet over power options like the Netcomm HomePlug NP285.

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  #257584 22-Sep-2009 14:51
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I have a friend I play Left 4 Dead with that connects via wireless to his router and he gets these periodic lag spikes too I think some of these articles and this utility might be useful

http://icrontic.com/articles/solve_xp_wlan_disconnects
http://www.counterfeitculture.com/how-to/how-to-fix-windows-wireless-polling-lag/
http://www.martin-majowski.de/wlanoptimizer/


 
 
 
 


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  #257598 22-Sep-2009 16:13
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Ragnor: How many wireless networks are detected in your area?

Could you temporarily try his wireless adaptor in your machine? You might be able to narrow it down to a problem with your current adapter.  If you find it's your adapter you could just get a newer one.

Other than that I can't think of anything that's not difficult or expensive.  Figure out a way to run an ethernet cable, look at ethernet over power options like the Netcomm HomePlug NP285.



First off, I wanna say thanks again Ragnor, it's really cool that you are taking time to help some random noob on the internet.

Anyway, I am not too confident regarding switching adapters with my brother's computer since I am not a whiz at putting stuff back together. Would it be roughly the same if I copy my WoW folder into a portable HDD and play it on his rig and see if I spike again?

And I have three wireless networks in my area, including mine, which are all low to no signal range and password protected. So is mine as well.

Will look at the links you gave me tonight after uni. Thanks again

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#257680 22-Sep-2009 23:14
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I read through all the links provided, have disabled that wireless probe thingy but the WoW servers are down for maintenance so I won't be able to test til then. Time to do homework I guess :)

did the cmd ping router thing and NO SPIKES WOO :) it's been a solid 5 minutes of 1-4 ms without a single timeout or lag spike.

dear god i think it's finally solved.

thanks so much Ragnor. you are the BOSSCool

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  #257739 23-Sep-2009 10:23
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No worries, I've been trying to work out this problem for my friend that I play Left 4 Dead with myself and the above tricks seems to have worked for him too.

Good to hear it might have worked for you.


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  #258121 24-Sep-2009 17:05
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a little update, it totally fixed my problem :) it's funny though since when i first had it, and googled it, this was one of the suggestions but after reading it i had the impression that it was vista only since i never had to do anything like this in the past four years to the multiple laptops i used while playing wow.

its all good now so thanks again!

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