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So my mom takes my computer and puts it in my room and sets me up with a D-Link Wirless Router and A D-Link Usb stick thing because the "Huge blue computer looks trashy in my wood/ leather living room". Anyway in any game I play wether it be counterstrike or Planetside I get lag. Like in counterstrike ill be fine for 30 secs then boom i zip off into another dimention and come back and then im usually dead. In planetside I have a continious .1 loss of packets and every 20 secons a "Your computer is losing packets or whatever" comes up. Whats the deal?
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post #2 of 29
sounds like it isnt configured correctly.
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More information please. What is being run on the network? Is the network secure because if not someone can be leeching bandwidth. It could be a multiple of things. Is the wireless router near your computer? If it is I would reccomend running a cable to it. Gaming is not bad at all with wireless. I run a Linksys WRTG54GS and I have a G card.. so I'm running 54mbps. I have been connected for 89 days and counting, not one drop since and not one reboot. However, check those things I mentioned:

- Who's connected to your network?
- What is the bandwidth on your line being used for (do your siblings run file sharing programs - if so, UNSHARE all of their files and that easy step may solve your problems)
- Goes with whos on your network, but is it secure??
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post #4 of 29
i play halo on my laptop and i get no lag with a wireless setup...make sure your on channel 11 2.4Ghz.
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post #5 of 29
http://www.portforward.com/ is a great site, im not sure if it will have the games in which you would like to condigure though but it has alot of programs, it will also give you step by step instructions on how to configure your specific router to how it should be
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post #6 of 29
You might need to allow your router to allow certain ports. In World of Warcraft for example it requires several ports to be open for it to run properly. There is usually information on doing this on the game's website.
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post #7 of 29
i say its a bandwidth leecher, happened to my mate, got bursts of lag every so often, now its sorted though.
Could that be a possibility?
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More information please. What is being run on the network? Is the network secure because if not someone can be leeching bandwidth. It could be a multiple of things. Is the wireless router near your computer? If it is I would reccomend running a cable to it. Gaming is not bad at all with wireless. I run a Linksys WRTG54GS and I have a G card.. so I'm running 54mbps. I have been connected for 89 days and counting, not one drop since and not one reboot. However, check those things I mentioned:

- Who's connected to your network?
- What is the bandwidth on your line being used for (do your siblings run file sharing programs - if so, UNSHARE all of their files and that easy step may solve your problems)
- Goes with whos on your network, but is it secure??
Only my laptop and My desktop are connected.

I have 54MBs

My router is about 25 feet away / one wall.

Where do I go in to configure it?
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post #9 of 29
can you tell me what router you have and i will be able to take you to the page on the link i sent to you
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post #10 of 29
usually you type in the url or ip number that's printed on a sticker under the router to access the configuration page. you'll need the admin name and password to get any further.
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