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Wifi adapter causing stuttering!

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April 26, 2012 4:54:44 PM

hey all, Ive been having this issue with my wifi card for a while now.
randomly, when connected to the network, my PC will start to stutter. and will keep doing so until I disconnect and reconnect to my router.
its mostly harmless but if I'm gaming online, its annoying.

any idea whats going on?

my wifi card is a tenda n300, and is the only thing, bar my 9800gtx that's connected to any slots

and I'm using windows 7 64bit and windows own drivers.
April 26, 2012 5:35:12 PM

Your using a cheap wireless card, which on top of being cheap, is wireless which means it's going to have high latency and lag issues in online games.
April 26, 2012 6:53:14 PM

well that sucks... lol

i've plugged in my ethernet cable from my xbox for now, using those powerline adapters cos my router is down stairs. and i didnt wanna fork out for an expensive xbox wifi thing.

i'll get a new one at some point... any recommendations?

i've got a new netgear dual band router, so i could do with a dual band capable wifi card.
April 28, 2012 3:26:16 PM

netgear router <---> powerline <---> netgear ap <--> hard wired pc and xbox

This is how I have my son connected, except he uses a netgear wireless repeater instead of powerline+ap and has never had issues playing games online.
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