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Random latency spikes

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  • Latency
  • Lag
  • Games
  • Wireless Network
Last response: in Wireless Networking
November 3, 2013 2:09:57 PM

Whenever I try to play online games on my pc I get random lag spikes my ping in game is low but sometimes it will just lag. I pinged some websites and every once in a while I would get a huge latency spike example


Pinging google.com [2607:f8b0:400a:801::1009] with 32 bytes of data:
Reply from 2607:f8b0:400a:801::1009: time=647ms
Reply from 2607:f8b0:400a:801::1009: time=20ms
Reply from 2607:f8b0:400a:801::1009: time=27ms
Reply from 2607:f8b0:400a:801::1009: time=20ms

Ping statistics for 2607:f8b0:400a:801::1009:
Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss),
Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
Minimum = 20ms, Maximum = 647ms, Average = 178ms

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November 3, 2013 5:53:29 PM

That is pretty normal for the very first ping. Not sure exactly what it is doing but you will see that all the time. You need to run continuous ping and see if you get other random ones. It is caused by many many things anything from local wireless interference to ISP having issues in the network.

Unless it is something in your house on your equipment there is little you can do. The ISP will not promise any latency..they will not even promise any minimum bandwidth in most cases.
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November 3, 2013 10:06:45 PM

It ended up being my wireless adapter.
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