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I recently just started gettin kicked from servers for having too high ping. It was never a problem before. Is there a way to fix my ping? I have cable internet and using a wireless G adapter.
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Try connecting directly from your PC to the modem. *Using a cable, not wireless adapter*
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reset modem and network connection on pc. try again.
Also, find game servers closer to your house.
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Yeah, hard wired is always best.

Try checking your speed on speedtest.net. Do it at an off peak time to get the best reading, if it is lower than what you pay for than contact you ISP.
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If your ping is jumping up a lot, you need to plug directly into the modem. Also other users might be taking up your bandwith - aka brothers

If you are on a network (dorm, apartment complex) those may be lagging you too.
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post #6 of 20
Do NOT use a wireless connection to play games.

If you're using wired, try running speedtest.
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Wireless is ok, just don't try to connect to servers from the other side of your house, at least be in the same room as the router. Wired will help a little though, and it will help prevent random disconnects. Do not download anything in the background while playing, make sure other people on the network aren't downloading anything huge as well. Other than that there is really nothing you can do to get better pings short of getting a better internet connection or moving closer to the server.
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Do you go through a router? Routers can also cause flaky pings depending on a variety of things.
    
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post #9 of 20
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Thanks to everyone. Rep+ all around. I do know that being wired is better, but it's not an option right now. I'll try the other things mentioned here, like resetting the router, cancelling background downloads, etc. Like I said, this is only a random and recent issue.

Another question, but maybe it belongs somewhere else: I'm downloading the demo for COD4, and the transfer began at 200-something KB/sec. After about 25% of the download was complete, it started transferring at 74 KB/sec, and has not gone back up since. My wireless speed is indicated as 54Mbps. Any ideas?
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Originally Posted by BabyHerc View Post
Thanks to everyone. Rep+ all around. I do know that being wired is better, but it's not an option right now. I'll try the other things mentioned here, like resetting the router, cancelling background downloads, etc. Like I said, this is only a random and recent issue.

Another question, but maybe it belongs somewhere else: I'm downloading the demo for COD4, and the transfer began at 200-something KB/sec. After about 25% of the download was complete, it started transferring at 74 KB/sec, and has not gone back up since. My wireless speed is indicated as 54Mbps. Any ideas?
the 54Mbps is what the hardware is capable of, that does not indicate your internet speed which is determined by your ISP. The more you pay, the faster speeds you get.
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