I am currently having problems with high ping in games and was just wondering if anyone had any clues on any potential fixes. Recently I have moved into a new house and have Virging Media 10Mb fibre optic broadband currently installed. I am connecting to the router using a Belkin 150n wireless USB adapter which reads the connection strength as full bars (although the router is in a room underneath me)
What currently happens is that if I play a game it will be in general ridiculously laggy or will have sudden spikes of lag. What is that if i ping servers using the steam desktop client under the 'servers' tab it will ping fine, generally under 30ms for all my favourite servers. However, if I enter a game such as Team Fortress 2 and then ping the servers the ping jumps to around 300ms-1500ms and sometimes they don't respond at all.
I used a netgraph and it has a high choke rate but I am not really clued up to what this means.
I have also used WLAN optimiser which hasn't done anything.
Does anyone know what may fix this? Could this be a port issue? Is it a problem with wireless gaming in general?
This computer worked fine on my old router with a wired connection a day ago so it's not viruses or the like.
You also need to make sure that the computer that you are forwarding the ports to has a static ip address. If you don't use a static ip when forwarding the ports, you will get a different ip when your dhcp is set to refresh and then the ports would still be forwarded to the original ip, which you don't have anymore.
Thanks for the reply. I have forwarded all the ports but this doesn't seem to have done anything to alter it.
Anyone have any ideas? The key to this problem i think is that the steam client pings fine from the desktop but NOT in game, what could this mean?