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Anonymous
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May 12, 2005 7:20:48 PM

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I find something funny when playing WoW over a wireless N/W... the
latency and lag make the game unplayable... when i plug a N/W cable in
and play over a wired N/W (to the same router) i rarly get a latency
of over 100ms.

I've met one other person with this problem, anyone else seen it or
got any suggestions?

Cheers

Tom

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Anonymous
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May 12, 2005 7:20:49 PM

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"Tom John" <news@decsixth.co.uk> wrote in message
news:ets681t71p3sb2ip7e050a4bffl7mgu0u5@4ax.com...
> I find something funny when playing WoW over a wireless N/W... the
> latency and lag make the game unplayable... when i plug a N/W cable in
> and play over a wired N/W (to the same router) i rarly get a latency
> of over 100ms.
>
> I've met one other person with this problem, anyone else seen it or
> got any suggestions?

You shouldn't be getting much latency... I've played on a wireless laptop
often, and never experienced a problem as long as I had a decent signal.

Try moving closer to the base station, or adjusting any antennas involved,
and see how that works. Or try moving the base station just in case there's
interference.
Anonymous
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May 12, 2005 7:20:49 PM

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Same as Everett, my wireless router located on the first floor and my
pc located on the second floor. As long as no one use the 2.4GHz phone
next to me, I will experience no lag.


Everett Hickey wrote:
> "Tom John" <news@decsixth.co.uk> wrote in message
> news:ets681t71p3sb2ip7e050a4bffl7mgu0u5@4ax.com...
> > I find something funny when playing WoW over a wireless N/W... the
> > latency and lag make the game unplayable... when i plug a N/W cable
in
> > and play over a wired N/W (to the same router) i rarly get a
latency
> > of over 100ms.
> >
> > I've met one other person with this problem, anyone else seen it or
> > got any suggestions?
>
> You shouldn't be getting much latency... I've played on a wireless
laptop
> often, and never experienced a problem as long as I had a decent
signal.
>
> Try moving closer to the base station, or adjusting any antennas
involved,
> and see how that works. Or try moving the base station just in case
there's
> interference.
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Anonymous
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May 12, 2005 7:20:49 PM

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are you running wep encryption in combination with wireless gear from
different manufacturers? This is what turned out to be the cause of my
wireless latency problems. In the end I had the choice of either running
without encryption or buying a PCMCIA card by the same manufacturer as the
router. I chose to buy a new card of course.

Xanex....UndeadRogueazon, worked great without encryption turned on, but I
live in a condo so that really wasn't such a hot idea.




"Tom John" <news@decsixth.co.uk> wrote in message
news:ets681t71p3sb2ip7e050a4bffl7mgu0u5@4ax.com...
>I find something funny when playing WoW over a wireless N/W... the
> latency and lag make the game unplayable... when i plug a N/W cable in
> and play over a wired N/W (to the same router) i rarly get a latency
> of over 100ms.
>
> I've met one other person with this problem, anyone else seen it or
> got any suggestions?
>
> Cheers
>
> Tom
Anonymous
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May 12, 2005 7:20:49 PM

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On Thu, 12 May 2005 15:20:48 +0000 (UTC), Tom John
<news@decsixth.co.uk> wrote:

>I find something funny when playing WoW over a wireless N/W... the
>latency and lag make the game unplayable... when i plug a N/W cable in
>and play over a wired N/W (to the same router) i rarly get a latency
>of over 100ms.
>
>I've met one other person with this problem, anyone else seen it or
>got any suggestions?
>
>Cheers
>
>Tom


I play on a wireless laptop, and it does take a little longer to load,
but I imagine that's processor/ram speed vs lag. Otherwise it plays
fine. You could try getting a wireless repeater. Also, My friend had
lag problems whenever he enabled WEP. He found if he disabled it, the
system worked great; if that's your case, you may want to get a
different brand of router, or see if there's a firmware upgrade.

Zeligg

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just like facts have no place in organized religion."

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Anonymous
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May 12, 2005 11:10:33 PM

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"Tom John" <news@decsixth.co.uk> wrote in message
news:ets681t71p3sb2ip7e050a4bffl7mgu0u5@4ax.com...
> I find something funny when playing WoW over a wireless N/W... the
> latency and lag make the game unplayable... when i plug a N/W cable in
> and play over a wired N/W (to the same router) i rarly get a latency
> of over 100ms.
>
> I've met one other person with this problem, anyone else seen it or
> got any suggestions?
>
> Cheers
>
> Tom

Are we talking wireless cellular or wireless wifi?

I play wow on my laptop through my home wifi network. Ping times of less
than 100ms. Runs great!

Rom
Anonymous
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May 13, 2005 12:20:19 PM

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On Thu, 12 May 2005 12:18:41 -0400, "u" <u@mail.com> wrote:

>are you running wep encryption in combination with wireless gear from
>different manufacturers? This is what turned out to be the cause of my
>wireless latency problems. In the end I had the choice of either running
>without encryption or buying a PCMCIA card by the same manufacturer as the
>router. I chose to buy a new card of course.

Yea, i think this is the problem. I have been having nightmares... I
am playing on a Toshiba M200, which has built in WiFi and have gone
through a couple of routers, the first was just a pain to recognise,
just vanished quite often. The latter, a linksys, although always
available has this latency problem... even when sitting right next to
the thing!

I did not really want to plug in another card, cos that defies the
point of centrino, but i think i will have to try it to rule things
out... not sure about turning off wep either, there are 2 other
wireless n/w i can see as it is from my house!

Cheers

Tom
Anonymous
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May 13, 2005 12:21:16 PM

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>I play on a wireless laptop, and it does take a little longer to load,
>but I imagine that's processor/ram speed vs lag. Otherwise it plays
>fine. You could try getting a wireless repeater. Also, My friend had
>lag problems whenever he enabled WEP. He found if he disabled it, the
>system worked great; if that's your case, you may want to get a
>different brand of router, or see if there's a firmware upgrade.

I think i will just play with turning off the WEP... for a test
anyway! All the firmwares are bang up to date.
!