Post by Water Dumple on Dec 12, 2009 12:59:20 GMT -5
Unfortunately, my connection is still having issues. I've mentioned this before, but here it is again--Whenever I'm playing an online game, at random instances my ping will go through the roof. Last night on Battlefield 2142, I was on the server Texas ...Teamplayers... and I live 17 miles from the server's location. So usually my ping is <40 on that server. However, after twenty minutes or so my latency randomly bounced up to 600+ and made it nearly impossible to do anything. These weird bursts of high ping can last from five minutes to an hour, and they make online games nearly unplayable. There is no consistency.
Has anyone encountered this problem before or has a suggestion on what to do about it?
A. Your connection is kinda crappy. I don't get lag spikes like that, but sometimes mine will just disconnect for a minute or two. If you have wireless internet, that's probably the issue, and you might want to consider switching to a cable. How good is your internet anyway?
B. Something else is stressing the connection. Someone else using your connection might be browsing a lot of internet sites that take a while to load (I was on a friends connection when he opened 5 Youtube tabs, and my ping went from 40 to 600), is downloading something, or is also playing an online game.
That's all I can think of, really. I'll ask my friend who is more knowledgeable in this subject than me.
Post by Water Dumple on Dec 12, 2009 21:42:07 GMT -5
That's what everybody suggests, but it's too random to really be caused by that...Other computers on the network would need to be randomly downloading/viewing bandwidth-consuming things at very sudden times and at different intervals. Additionally, it happens when I am the only one on the network sometimes.