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Good internet "stats", horrible ping in all games

I use Charter internet which is cable, I am connected through a wifi connection using a PCIe wireless adapter for my PC. I use speedtest.charter.net to determine my "stats." I get around 30 mbps download, 4 mbps upload, around 15 ms latency, and about 3 ms jitter. When I start to play any game, such as Battlefield 4, Battlefield 3, CoD MW3, Minecraft, DayZ Standalone, I have a high ping (400+!!) it sometimes will jump from 40 ping to over 200 in battlefield 4 and I get kicked all the time for high ping in all the games listed above. What should I do? I am less than 20 feet from the router with 1 wall in the way, same floor, it is a Belkin N600 DB Wireless N+ Router; I have also tried some semi-old Linksys router and got around the same speeds off the speedtest, but I got terrible ping, I ran the speedtest 5 times for each router. I have connected straight to the Modem using Ethernet and it works fine, I have tried a macbook and it has the same fine stats, haven't played any games on the mac though, Macs aren't good for that lol, so I know it isn't my adapter or modem. But I cannot have my PC where the router is, it has to stay in my room, so it looks like it's my router, but I get fine speeds and latency and jitter according to speedtest, is my router just getting overloaded? Time for a new router?
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  1. Best answer
    1. join server from your region, you can sort servers by ping in most games
    2. make sure you are not downloading anything while playing,programs like μTorrent run in the background uploading file's
    3. scan your pc for viruses
    4. make sure your network is secure: have a decent password for the wifi (don't use WEP, use wpa/wpa2 instead) and keep your firewall on.
    5. if you have the option, turn uPnP on

    i don't think it's a router problem.
    for gaming i always recommend using an ethernet cable as it is much faster and reliable then wifi. but it shouldn't be that bad

    to change router settings follow this guide (http://www.computerhope.com/issues/ch001200.htm)
  2. Konnefke said:
    1. join server from your region, you can sort servers by ping in most games
    2. make sure you are not downloading anything while playing,programs like μTorrent run in the background uploading file's
    3. scan your pc for viruses
    4. make sure your network is secure: have a decent password for the wifi (don't use WEP, use wpa/wpa2 instead) and keep your firewall on.
    5. if you have the option, turn uPnP on

    i don't think it's a router problem.
    for gaming i always recommend using an ethernet cable as it is much faster and reliable then wifi. but it shouldn't be that bad

    to change router settings follow this guide (http://www.computerhope.com/issues/ch001200.htm)


    Works so far! Thanks man, pesky uTorrent in the background, did all the steps and I am now having a swell gaming time! Also, what is 5 GHz vs 2.4 GHz in wireless router terms? I have the option for either in my 192.168.2.1 under WiFi Protected Setup.
  3. rosenaaron said:
    Konnefke said:
    1. join server from your region, you can sort servers by ping in most games
    2. make sure you are not downloading anything while playing,programs like μTorrent run in the background uploading file's
    3. scan your pc for viruses
    4. make sure your network is secure: have a decent password for the wifi (don't use WEP, use wpa/wpa2 instead) and keep your firewall on.
    5. if you have the option, turn uPnP on

    i don't think it's a router problem.
    for gaming i always recommend using an ethernet cable as it is much faster and reliable then wifi. but it shouldn't be that bad

    to change router settings follow this guide (http://www.computerhope.com/issues/ch001200.htm)


    Works so far! Thanks man, pesky uTorrent in the background, did all the steps and I am now having a swell gaming time! Also, what is 5 GHz vs 2.4 GHz in wireless router terms? I have the option for either in my 192.168.2.1 under WiFi Protected Setup.


    Always choose 5Ghz its faster
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