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hey guys, im suffering alot of lag in my games (BF2142 in general) , and i was just wondering what i could do.

I am currently on Rogers Express (my isp) and I am connected to a Linksys WRT54G Router w/ a 3rd party firmware 'DD WRT v23 SP2.'

Without the router, I can play games fine with no studdering.

With the router, i get a ton of lag.

i was just wondering, is there anything i can do (besides anything illegal) to stop this lag, or further minimize it?

-Uber
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youve forwarded the ports yes?

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You'd need to forward the ports if you haven't already. Also try putting your PC in the router's DMZ to see if it's got to do with the router's hardware or software.
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i did the DMZ, it didnt do anything.
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ports are all open, DMZ is enabled.
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I do not recommend DMZ, I would only use that as a last resort.
    
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The DMZ has little to do with latency. Make sure that your RJ45 cable is good, wireless tends to have abit more latency (if you are using wireless), make sure your router firmware is updated, check what programs you are running. Programs such as norton internet security, bittorrent clients, xfire (if p2p is enabled) and a few others can cause latency problems. Another possible hypothesis could be that your latency is fine - but as a parttime BF2142 server admin I can attest that the pings can be abit insane and substantially higher than they should be, this is an EA problem.

"I do not recommend DMZ, I would only use that as a last resort."

I agree - this exposes your computer totally to the WAN removing the security of a hardware firewall.
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