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I have written this story too many times now, posting on several forums to get help. I still cannot understand.

BASIC ISSUE: Connect in LAN, in a game such as Half-Life (but not only this one), and when playing the client get severe lag issue with ping/latency randomly jumping every second to 500 or even 1000. Essentially unplayable.

This happens in more than 1 game.

I am normally connected to a router/modem. However, I also tried simply connecting both computers with a crossover cable. Results are exactly the same.


Important things to know: Both computers have had NO change in hardware, and no change in cables. The modem was changed for a better internet connection. And I don't count a change in HDD on my part.

HOWEVER, I -have- formatted my computer. Now, my old computer was prebuilt, got it from some.. strange fellows in a strange shop, for cheap. Anyhow, everything, drivers, etc, it was all set in advance.

So, something -could- not be set properly. So far I tried a few things, change the Duplex settings on both computers, reinstall NIC drivers, no effect.

I am mystified and need assistance. It worked in the same games a few months ago...

Specs (if I need to say more than that, do say):

-Computer 1
System Model: HP Compaq dc7100 CMT(PP956US)
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.40 GHz (2 CPUs)
Memory: 2048mb RAM
My Network Card (according to Device Manager): Broadcom NetXtreme Gigabit Ethernet.

-Computer 2
Prcessor: AMD Athlon (TM) XP 2200+, MMX, 3DNow, ~1.80Ghz
Memory: 1536 MB Ram
Network Card: Realtek RTL8139 Family FCI Fast Ethernet NIC

Both are on Windows XP.
Edited by SFJake - 3/12/11 at 1:08pm
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Is your router causing the issue? Routers matter a lot in LANs.
    
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I didn't see the specs on your router. It could be the router, or could be one of the computers going nuts due to a virus or malware or something.
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But how would it be the router if the same issue arise when you use a crossover cable, with no computer connected to the router?

My router is a D-Link, thats all I can say out of my head.


Oh, yes, forgot to mention I cleaned both computers already, with multiple anti-virus, quite recently to try and fix this.
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But how would it be the router if the same issue arise when you use a crossover cable, with no computer connected to the router?

My router is a D-Link, thats all I can say out of my head.


Oh, yes, forgot to mention I cleaned both computers already, with multiple anti-virus, quite recently to try and fix this.
There you go. Use a router, not a crossover cable.
    
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I tried with both.. >-<
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HOWEVER, I -have- formatted my computer. Now, my old computer was prebuilt, got it from some.. strange fellows in a strange shop, for cheap. Anyhow, everything, drivers, etc, it was all set in advance.
Which did you reformat?
Re-do the old one, too.

I'd never trust someone's random software setup considering all the crap they could install beforehand, as well as the fact that most people uneducated about technology inherently acquire a crapton of viruses/malware and don't have a clue how to set up basic components.


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Is your router causing the issue? Routers matter a lot in LANs.
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There you go. Use a router, not a crossover cable.
Please, never post in this subforum again.
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Do you know how to set up a basic computer beers? Can you teach me?
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I used a computer once..
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Really I hope to use one some day...
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