Thanks in advance for offering your time to help people like me. My tech knowledge is probably above average (below for this site), but the problem I'm having is compounded that I don't know a whole lot about WLAN configuration.
I moved a couple of weeks ago, and Comcast informed me the only options for internet are to run 80ft of cord along my baseboards and molding (the jack is in the front of my apartment, and I want my computer setup in the bedroom - at the other end). Anyway, very ugly if you can imagine. Or switch to wireless.
I'm using Windows 7 x64. My router is a Belkin F5D7230-4 v9 (I just put in the latest firmware update... it's the 4th I believe). I have a standard (new) Belkin b/g USB wireless card.
My internet is generally OK, but when gaming (and only one game in particular do I play - League of Legends if that matters) it's just a horrible situation. My in-game latency will go from 100ms to 650ms, the entire thing will freeze and just lag horribly. It's sporadic, but it generally happens more often when things are happening in game. For example, it's more likely to happen when I'm going to fight another enemy verses just running around on the map. Things will just freeze and when it catches up I'm dead.
Comcast in their infinite wisdom told me my internet was just too slow for gaming. I knew this was a lie, but they offered to upgrade me to faster internet (6 mb) for cheaper than the 1.5 mb speed I was paying for. Can't say no to that.
Important to note, in my old apartment I had no issues whatsoever (and everything was the same. 1.5 mbps internet speed, comcast, same PC), but was hardwired in.
I'm the only person on the WLAN, and it's encrypted. I've toyed with changing broadcast channels since I assume everyone else in my building has wireless too, but after a couple tries and no improvement I gave up. Do you think putting my PC in a DMZ is worth testing? I just have no idea what the problem could be. Is my router itself just cheap?
Interesting update I just ran from this. They even say "Unable to test packet loss. Some online games may not perform optimally"
Edited by Rocetmal, 14 June 2011 - 03:27 PM.