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redsunx,

It's possible that your lag spike is related to the known issue that many Vista wifi users experience that causes spikes every minute. It's related to WLAN autoconfig, which searches for a more powerful wireless signal every minute. As far as what I've been able to find this cannot be turned off. It may not be the reason for your issue but it COULD be. I had the issue and it drove me crazy and it's unrelated to my router (which is the excellent DIR-655 Extreme N).

Here's how to see if it's related to that... run CMD. Do the ping www.google.com /t or ping www.google.com.uk /t depending on where you're located. You should get a constant stream of pings. Watch it for a couple of minutes as you watch your clock as well. Does the ping shoot way up every minute? If so then you may have the WLAN Autoconfig issue. If so then download a program called WLAN Optimizer and keep it running in the background. It totally solved my issue. This is the only serious issue I've had with Vista.

http://www.martin-majowski.de/wlanop.../downloads.php

brad
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redsunx,

It's possible that your lag spike is related to the known issue that many Vista wifi users experience that causes spikes every minute. It's related to WLAN autoconfig, which searches for a more powerful wireless signal every minute. As far as what I've been able to find this cannot be turned off. It may not be the reason for your issue but it COULD be. I had the issue and it drove me crazy and it's unrelated to my router (which is the excellent DIR-655 Extreme N).

Here's how to see if it's related to that... run CMD. Do the ping www.google.com /t or ping www.google.com.uk /t depending on where you're located. You should get a constant stream of pings. Watch it for a couple of minutes as you watch your clock as well. Does the ping shoot way up every minute? If so then you may have the WLAN Autoconfig issue. If so then download a program called WLAN Optimizer and keep it running in the background. It totally solved my issue. This is the only serious issue I've had with Vista.

http://www.martin-majowski.de/wlanop.../downloads.php

brad
It reduced them. Not completely gone, but MUCH better. And it COULD be I'm uploading like a mad man.
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i am currently using the linksys wrt300n it works great just be sure to get the linksys wireless N adapter for your computer. only down fall with wireless N right now is that some wireless G devices like the adapter for xbox360 doesnt pick up the wireless G signal that well since the way it transmits( i think). other than that wireless N is awesome for gaming if you HAVE to be wireless. and yes i no its a little above your budget but its much worth it.
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It reduced them. Not completely gone, but MUCH better. And it COULD be I'm uploading like a mad man.
Great! I'm glad I could help because that WLAN Autoconfig issue caused me a lot of grief for a while until I got serious about solving it. I also thought that it was my router for a long time because I'd gotten a brand new PC and I thought maybe since I was running at higher graphics or something the old 802.11b router couldn't keep up. Once I got the new one though I knew it had to be something else.

Yeah, if you're still lagging in CSS it could be the uploads. Occasionally I accidentally turn the WLAN Optimizer off without thinking about it (I hit the X rather than clicking on the "hide" button) so if you ever start lagging like that again just make sure that the optimizer is still working in your system tray.

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