Why is my ping so high?

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Mar 24, 2011

Why is my ping so high? by tijntje_7 at 8:58 PM (2,662 Views / 0 Likes) 7 replies

  1. tijntje_7
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    Hello there,

    I have a problem with my internet.
    Multiple times a day, my internet disconnects or gets a HUGE ping, I obviously don't really care when browsing, but I do when I'm playing some online games [​IMG]
    This is somehow worse when I play league of legends. The disconnects are after 17:00 mostly. (Which I think is kinda strange) before 17:00 I have no problems at all most of the time. But that's probably 'luck-based'. It is actually true, that my disconnection rate is way higher than normal when I play League of Legends. (I don't know about my ping though [​IMG])
    My internet is wireless n
    Router = cisco WRT160NV3 (is link)
    My wireless internet pci card = Tp-link TL-WN781ND
    Drivers are fully updated (I'm pretty sure I did it right, I even did it multiple times to be sure it's not a driver problem..)

    Router is placed (simple chart)
    http://img860.imageshack.us/i/naamloosqj.png
    There..
    I guess around 8 meters total distance, probably even less.

    Does anybody have the slightest idea what might be causing this? I have no problems with internet at all on my iPod touch, neither does my mom with her laptop (though, she just told me she wasn't able to connect a a little while ago)
     
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    Have you checked the status of your router directly after the lag spikes/disconnects? Sometimes routers under load will randomly reset themselves. It can take between 10 and 160 seconds to reboot, depending on the router.

    The more connections the router has to deal with (both WAN side, like with torrents, and LAN side with wireless devices), the more likely it will randomly reset at times.
     
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    I haven't checked my router (yet) after a lag spike/disconnect, but I can reconnect 10 seconds after most of the time (though, it's still pretty laggy :/)
    We don't have many devices connected to our internet. My pc, my mom's laptop, my iPod.. And when my sister is home her phone and laptop, nothing more really. I also always pause my torrents while playing games (not that I download much with torrents, and yes, I'm serious)

    Also, if it matters, I run windows 7
    And according to when I connect my browser to my router via my ip-address, the router set-up thing. The firmware of the router itself is 0.0.01 outdated or something [​IMG]
    I'm on v3.0.0.1 iirc, newest is v3.0.0.2, at least, there is newer firmware available. I'm pretty sure that if I would try to update it I will screw it up and everybody dies. Could this be a part of my problem?
     
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    hmm. . .
    reduce internet load ?
    sometimes , when you have a lot of programs that use the internet , it increases ping .

    eg. downloading something will increase your ping .
     
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    Well err... yes, I knew that [​IMG]

    When I play any online game, I'll stop my torrents (if any are running -.-), and stop any other download. My actual connection bars drop sometimes, it actually disconnects. I'm not specifically looking for a way to fix my ping if you read my first post well. (Or have I made a mistake in my first post [​IMG] [​IMG])


    Also, if it matters. When I connect my pc with ethernet (I do that sometimes when downloading steam games for example) I have no problems at all, very stable and very high bandwith (3 MB/s ftw! [​IMG])
     
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    Phones and ipods can have a surprising amount of internet usage... but never mind.
     
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    My guess is that it's those strange black lines emanating from your router.

    But seriously, most likely it's an issue with the router itself. I would try asking on a router forum or trying the Live Help through the site.
    I use to love Linksys routers, but in recent years they've seem to have gotten pretty crappy. I bought a router a few years back that would drop the wired connections every 10 or 15 minutes like clockwork. While looking for a solution, I found a bunch of other people had the same problem. Eventually an update was released to solve the problem, but by that time I had ebay'd the router and bought a new one.


    Actually, now that I fully read your post, I'd look into trouble shoot the wireless card first.
    Since other devices aren't having the issue, it's more likely the card.
     
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    I tried something. 5 minutes after installing w7 on this pc, (or about 5 mins, who cares) The automatic windows drivers were installed. They worked greatly for the first week. After a week I had a bit of lag, it worsened. I installed the actual drivers from the website, that driver was the most up-to-date one.

    But now, I took the box of my wireless card. Used the cd included to install the driver. My wireless is on 3 bars now, and I haven't encountered any problems (yet, I did this 20 mins ago [​IMG])
    I think this might actually be working [​IMG]

    (still 3 bars [​IMG] and internet is fast. Might still be luck though >.>)

    Holy edit: HOLY F*CK MY INTERNET IS TERRIBLY HORRIBLY INHUMANELY FAST O_O I DON'T EVEN (/caps) know if those words exist.
    I can stream 1080p? ;_;
    This is a dream come true what the f*ck XD
     

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