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Got bf3 the other day and online its almost unplayable, every 20 seconds or so i get a really bad lag, like to the point where sometimes i think ive walked round a corner and then after the lag im still miles away from the corner lol.

Single player plays perfectly fine, as do all my other online games such as dirt 3.

my router is a belkin n300 and so is my wireless adapter. Ive put my pc in the dmz or the router.

My internet connection is 10mb virgin media. I has the exact same issues with bf2 and bad company 2 but yet all my other games my ping is usually below 50.
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don't use wireless. Worst thing ever for games.

Also try and go on Uk servers not USA (assuming ur in the UK on virgin).

I have 3mb internet and doing those 2 things i have 0 lag
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Certain maps have discernible lag (why that is, is beyond me). Try to play on really low Ping servers <30 should be fine. Wireless in my opinion is never great for online multiplayer because of the lack of constant connection. Hope that helps.
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i thought it might be the wireless but its never caused problems in any other games.

Yeh i only play on eu servers with less than 60 ping.

Wired isnt really an opntion, my dad would go mad if i was laying cables all over the place lol.
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post #5 of 15
Wireless latency nowadays isn't a big deal unless you know you have spotty reception.

Typically the lag is server side, unless you're downloading torrents in the background.

Honestly, the only thing you can do is filter the servers by region (e.g. North America, Europe, etc), and sort by ping. Also typically the larger maps like Caspian Border will have more lag than say a 32 player Rush map because of additional players and vehicles.
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Virgin media is crap. I'll throw that out there. We used to get ping spikes up to 300ms all the time. Wouldn't touch them with a barge pole.
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Originally Posted by neonraver;15543072 
Virgin media is crap. I'll throw that out there. We used to get ping spikes up to 300ms all the time. Wouldn't touch them with a barge pole.

I like how your avatar reflects the message in your post. lol
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Its probablt due to the 3870, yes it meets spec for lowest setting but I think thats yer issue
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Originally Posted by neonraver;15543072 
Virgin media is crap. I'll throw that out there. We used to get ping spikes up to 300ms all the time. Wouldn't touch them with a barge pole.

I've been with Virgin Media since they were Telewest, never had a problem with their services. Used BT and Sky for bits between (before they had they're cables run to these specific streets), but for me, Virgin Media has always been a better signal, with better download speeds.

@OP, what kind of signal strength is your wireless reporting?

Also, try lowering your visual settings, see if that reduces the lag spikes.

I personally wouldn't use wireless for online gaming, there are alternatives to having a 50m ethernet lead run from your bedroom to the router, they run via the plug sockets in the house, but aren't exactly cheap.

Check your signal strength, to be fair a 50+ping is awfully high IMO, I used to run 8-16ms in UK/European Servers on 2142 with 2MB Broadband.
 
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Originally Posted by Subby;15543101 
Its probablt due to the 3870, yes it meets spec for lowest setting but I think thats yer issue

this is definatly not the issue the game plays fine, im 100% its a connection issue.


Windows says that my signal is max and that its running at 300mbp/s

Are those powerline plug socket things better than wifi? I have considered one of those plenty of times.
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