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Been happening on and off, every other day or so. My lowest ping for say L4D online versus will be mid to high 20's, and out of nowhere I will get 400 ping. It will stay 200-400, and if it's in the right mood it will go back down, or go down and keep going back up etc. Does this on my PS3 as well, playing MW2 with 4/4 bars, then goes to 2/4 then 1/4 and run in place, then its fine for 5 seconds and repeats until I get mad enough and turn it off. Some help would be appreciated in solving this. Have Windstream as my ISP, some junk SpeedStream modem they gave me, and a wireless Linksys WRT-54G, which is bridged to the modem if that helps. Thanks guys.
    
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Any other computers on the network?
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Just my laptop in my room, theres the computer downstairs, but my mom only uses it once or twice a month.
    
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I can suggest a few things:

1. Power cycle router and modem
2. Disable NAT firewall on router
3. Forward some ports
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1. What does power cycle the router and modem mean?
2. The only thing about NAT i see on my router page is under security>firewall called "Filter Internet NAT redirection, which is unchecked.
3. What ports are we talking about?
    
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Power cycle means to just disconnect the power from the modem and the router, wait a minute, and reconnect them.

For ports: certain game servers have ports to forward; you can do this manually, but I actually owned that router at one point in time and I never needed to forward ports.

There should be an option to disable the firewall...I just don't remember the interface.

Anyway, I would highly recommend you power cycle the two devices and upgrade the firmware on the router.
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post #7 of 11
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Power cycle means to just disconnect the power from the modem and the router, wait a minute, and reconnect them.

For ports: certain game servers have ports to forward; you can do this manually, but I actually owned that router at one point in time and I never needed to forward ports.

There should be an option to disable the firewall...I just don't remember the interface.

Anyway, I would highly recommend you power cycle the two devices and upgrade the firmware on the router.
After I do the power cycle can I still redo the bridge between them without anything getting screwed up again? I'll let you know in the next day or two if it's fixed or not, thanks for the help sir. +rep
    
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post #8 of 11
Nothing will get screwed up. It is sort of like refreshing a webpage. The thing about modems and routers is that they store so much power within them that it can actually affect the connection; this is why some routers that have problems with overheating often suffer the most when it comes to latency.
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The power cycle didn't do anything to help, ping is still 40 then 300 and jumps around entire time.
    
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post #10 of 11
Try directly connecting to the modem using a LAN cable and see if you still get lag spikes.

If you still get spikes, then it may just be your Wireless Zero Configuration. It is a utility that searches for networks, known to make its mark on XP machines. What you want to do is disable it so it stops searching and thus disrupting your connection.

Go to Run and type services.msc, ENTER. Go to Wireless Zero Configuration, right-click it, properties, then click stop.
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