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I can connect to my wireless G network with excellent or better signal strength. I can browse the web and load youtube videos in a timely fashion. Yet my games have regular, constant lag spikes that they didn't have before.

This started happened after I changed my computer case (I know weird eh?) to a Lian-li K60. I used to connect to the internet wirelessly by running an ethernet cable through my laptop to my main pc. After switching cases I got lagspikes and unplayable lag that I didn't get before.

I also have recently gotten a Tenda W322P wireless card and that has not helped at all. Even though the wireless connection says "excellent" or "very good".

Yes I have port forwarded. My wireless router is the one iinet gave me (so it probably sucks), it supports wireless G (my wireless card supports N), and is a Belkin F1Pi242EGau, I am not aware if it's firmware is the latest edition but well... I don't know if it would matter, seeing as they were last updated 8/13/08 and we got the router after that.

Anything else I can do, BC2 is actually completely unplayable now, cod blackops can have some pretty bad lag and 'connection interrupted' (even though nothing of the sort is happening) and stuff like that.

But what's weird is that when I lag it is the smoothest lag I have ever seen. If it says I have a ping of 200 then I have a perfect ping of 200, rather than how I normally view lag as data loss or connection loss. When I have a ping of >999 roughly every second the game updates to where everyone is no problem.

What's even weirder is that (especially noticeable in blackops) is that I don't lag when I spectate, only when I am playing. I noticed this because I play a fair bit of SnD and CTF and you get large periods of spectating in between deaths, and the lag magically goes away when I die and start spectating (unless they are also lagging of course).
Edited by Eskanasi - 3/4/11 at 1:46pm
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I can connect to my wireless G network with excellent or better signal strength. I can browse the web and load youtube videos in a timely fashion. Yet my games have regular, constant lag spikes that they didn't have before.

This started happened after I changed my computer case (I know weird eh?) to a Lian-li K60. I used to connect to the internet wirelessly by running an ethernet cable through my laptop to my main pc. After switching cases I got lagspikes and unplayable lag that I didn't get before.

I also have recently gotten a Tenda W322P wireless card and that has not helped at all. Even though the wireless connection says "excellent" or "very good".

Yes I have port forwarded. My wireless router is the one iinet gave me (so it probably sucks), it supports wireless G (my wireless card supports N), and is a Belkin F1Pi242EGau, I am not aware if it's firmware is the latest edition but well... I don't know if it would matter, seeing as they were last updated 8/13/08 and we got the router after that.

Anything else I can do, BC2 is actually completely unplayable now, cod blackops can have some pretty bad lag and 'connection interrupted' (even though nothing of the sort is happening) and stuff like that.

But what's weird is that when I lag it is the smoothest lag I have ever seen. If it says I have a ping of 200 then I have a perfect ping of 200, rather than how I normally view lag as data loss or connection loss. When I have a ping of >999 roughly every second the game updates to where everyone is no problem.

What's even weirder is that (especially noticeable in blackops) is that I don't lag when I spectate, only when I am playing. I noticed this because I play a fair bit of SnD and CTF and you get large periods of spectating in between deaths, and the lag magically goes away when I die and start spectating (unless they are also lagging of course).
Have you hard wired to make 100% sure it's a wireless issue? Took static discharge precautions when switching cases?
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Yes I did try this, and it is definitely a wireless problem.

The other thing is that I noticed that when I lag in black ops I'm the only one lagging and stuttering around. If I just stand still everyone else moves, dies and shoots exactly when they should be, if I stand still with "connection interrupted" then I can easily convince myself I am not lagging. I have a thought that that means that my upload is screwed but my download is fine? I don't know really if that's how it works.

And yes I was careful when moving the parts into the case, I mean if static had fired into the mobo wouldn't the whole thing be dead? the wireless card would be dead at any rate.
Edited by Eskanasi - 3/4/11 at 9:03pm
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