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Hey dont know if any of you know counter-strike but its a video game you play over the internet on the computer.. Now our team consists of 5 members from the same town and all have the same internet provider but one of our members lags out alot while none of ours does... The problem is he will be playing and all of a sudden his connectivity on his modem will stay lit instead of flashing. After a min or two it will restart on its own and the internet will come back up. The strange thing is this NEVER happens when he is just browing the internet on firefox or ie. or just playing solitate through the games section in start.

Any ideas?

ps. we all have comcast and all of us have routers and he doesnt if that means anything.
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You said same ISP, but do you all have the same connection speed (approximately similar bandwidth)? You're using router, and he (your friend) is using modem, so i assume that you have different connection type and your friend maybe has lower bandwidth. Usually modem connection has very low speed compared to router based connection.

Browsing maybe just fine, but an online game usually needs more bandwidth than what browser requires.
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