Hi, I really hope im posting in the correct section.
First off I am on a wireless network with a TP-Link WN722N USB dongle, and using a Netgear DG834G router.
The problem: While playing League of Legends, which is the only game I play now, I get huge lag spikes, sometimes they just last 5-10 secs and the game speeds up again. But most of the time I get a Disconnect, then I can reconnect 1min-5mins later.
The interesting thing is that when I get the lag spikes or a Disconnect it drops my wireless connection entirely, I am still connected to the network but not to the internet.
I have tried multiple solutions from all over the web:
Reinstalling Drivers / Alternate USB Dongles
Even a reinstall of Windows (was going to anyway)
Deleted all Firewall Rules and Services and did the ports from scratch.
Downloaded and now using WLAN Optimiser to disable background scanning.
I had a problem with my DNS Servers getting reset to 192.168.0.1, now using googles public ones.
Tried multiple channels for the router, now operating on 11.
I dont know what to do next, I've had this problem for a few months. I used to play LoL fine on the wireless network and I cannot remember anything that has changed which would cause this!
Apart from that, my brother is also on the network a lot, he is wired to the router. A wire isnt an option for me at this time.
Your router is 'wireless G' and will restrict speeds to 'G' standards even though you have 'N' on the computer.
Another reason for the slowdown is the reduction of bandwidth because of sharing with other computers.
Here is an extract from an article:
In 2002 and 2003, WLAN products supporting a newer standard called 802.11g emerged on the market. 802.11g attempts to combine the best of both 802.11a and 802.11b. 802.11g supports bandwidth up to 54 Mbps, and it uses the 2.4 Ghz frequency for greater range. 802.11g is backwards compatible with 802.11b, meaning that 802.11g access points will work with 802.11b wireless network adapters and vice versa.
Pros of 802.11g - fast maximum speed; signal range is good and not easily obstructed
Cons of 802.11g - costs more than 802.11b; appliances may interfere on the unregulated signal frequency
The newest IEEE standard in the Wi-Fi category is 802.11n. It was designed to improve on 802.11g in the amount of bandwidth supported by utilizing multiple wireless signals and antennas (called MIMO technology) instead of one.
When this standard is finalized, 802.11n connections should support data rates of over 100 Mbps. 802.11n also offers somewhat better range over earlier Wi-Fi standards due to its increased signal intensity. 802.11n equipment will be backward compatible with 802.11g gear.
Pros of 802.11n - fastest maximum speed and best signal range; more resistant to signal interference from outside sources
Cons of 802.11n - standard is not yet finalized; costs more than 802.11g; the use of multiple signals may greatly interfere with nearby 802.11b/g based networks.
You can increase performance by installing an "N" router.
I upgraded from Linksys WRT 54G to Linksys E1000 (N) - I got a refurbished E1000 (N) router for $25. It is working very satisfactorily for the past 6 months. Easy to setup. My i7 computer has a Linksys WMP 600N wireless card in it. COD Black Ops multi-player runs great with the "N" wireless.
If you want to go this route, wait for the online (and in-store) sales on the day after Thanksgiving.
Please tell me first what type of Operating system you are using and do you also use graphics card with you play time. Because where you are playing computer games there should good graphic card and OS, Ram .