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if anyone can help me it would mean a lot. i have a linksys wireless-g router and i reacently got moved to wireless (not by choice). I have a WMP54G pci card. now everything looks fine my singal strength is execellent and im always connected (WZC tryed useing linksys wireless monitor wont connect to itnernet) but when i go to play online games i randomly get lag spikes where i will stop moving and my ping will jump. HOW can i fix this im going insane. if you can hellp please do

much love paul.
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Hi Paul,

First of all, goto Start, Run, type EVENTVWR, press 'OK' and then look under the System log for any Errors or Warnings. Please post the errors/warnings.

Secondly, whilst you're playing the game, when you experience the high latency, please goto Start, Run, type CMD, press 'OK'; now type: PATHPING Address of Server you're playing the game on
For example (say you were playing Starcraft: Broodwar): PATHPING uswest.battle.net
(*NOTE: Depending on the game you're playing, the address of the server may be an IP Address.)

Alternately, you could download PingPlotter, and then use the application to perform a search to your Game Server. Once it is finished, click on 'Edit', and then select 'Copy as Text'. Paste the results here.

I would also suggest following all of the steps located here to ensure that your computer is free of Malware.
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I also have the same problem. Prior to having to use a router, I got a great connection playing Warcraft 3, but now that i'm using a wireless router, even though it SAYS my ping is very low, like 40ish, I constantly get huge lag spikes, I get disconnected all the time, and i get huge delays in my actions, despite the low ping.
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I also have the same problem. Prior to having to use a router, I got a great connection playing Warcraft 3, but now that i'm using a wireless router, even though it SAYS my ping is very low, like 40ish, I constantly get huge lag spikes, I get disconnected all the time, and i get huge delays in my actions, despite the low ping.

You need to open ports. Find your router on PortForward and then follow the steps. It's pretty straightforward.
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kthis is my system log errors that it pulled up
http://www.angelfire...tzss/system.txt
and i know its not the servers im playing in

ping plotter:
Target Name: N/A
IP: 205.234.209.71
Date/Time: 1/12/2006 7:26:32 PM

1 0 ms 0 ms 0 ms 2 ms 1 ms 0 ms 2 ms 1 ms 2 ms 0 ms 0 ms 1 ms 1444 ms 443 ms 0 ms [192.168.1.1]
2 9 ms 8 ms 8 ms 7 ms 7 ms 9 ms 7 ms 7 ms 8 ms 8 ms 8 ms 8 ms 1435 ms 473 ms 8 ms [10.30.192.1]
3 7 ms 8 ms 8 ms 8 ms 7 ms 7 ms 8 ms 7 ms 8 ms 9 ms 8 ms 8 ms 1405 ms 443 ms 8 ms dstswr1-vlan2.rh.hntnny.cv.net [167.206.34.161]
4 7 ms 8 ms 8 ms 7 ms 8 ms 8 ms 8 ms 8 ms 7 ms 8 ms 8 ms 8 ms 1375 ms 413 ms 10 ms r1-ge9-2.mhe.hcvlny.cv.net [167.206.34.129]
5 7 ms 8 ms 8 ms 7 ms 8 ms 9 ms 8 ms 7 ms 8 ms 8 ms 8 ms 9 ms 1347 ms 385 ms 19 ms r1-srp0-0.wan.hcvlny.cv.net [65.19.104.193]
6 8 ms 9 ms 9 ms 9 ms 9 ms 8 ms 9 ms 8 ms 8 ms 9 ms 9 ms 9 ms 1321 ms 356 ms 9 ms r1-srp5-0.in.nycmnyzr.cv.net [65.19.96.39]
7 28 ms 29 ms 29 ms 28 ms 28 ms 28 ms 29 ms 28 ms 29 ms 29 ms 29 ms 29 ms 1315 ms 343 ms 29 ms r1-pos3-0.in.chcgildt.cv.net [65.19.97.194]
8 36 ms 35 ms 35 ms 35 ms 35 ms 34 ms 34 ms 38 ms 35 ms 35 ms 35 ms 38 ms 1297 ms 320 ms 35 ms ge0-0-1.j2.ord.scnet.net [206.223.119.57]
9 75 ms 30 ms 29 ms 29 ms 30 ms 30 ms 30 ms 29 ms 31 ms 30 ms 30 ms 30 ms 1289 ms 286 ms 30 ms so2-1-0.j1.ord.scnet.net [205.234.158.81]
10 35 ms 35 ms 36 ms 35 ms 35 ms 36 ms 36 ms 36 ms 36 ms 36 ms 35 ms 35 ms 1265 ms 262 ms 35 ms unknown.ord.scnet.net [205.234.205.74]
11 29 ms 29 ms 29 ms 29 ms 29 ms 30 ms 29 ms 28 ms 28 ms 29 ms 29 ms 29 ms 1229 ms 227 ms 29 ms [205.234.209.71]

thanks for responding
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Hi Paul,

What game are you playing?

Have you opened the appropriate ports? You should follow the PortForwarding link above as well and ensure you have all the necessary ports forwarded.
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half-life mods
counter-strike
counter-strike source
ect

fowarded ports, still lag spikes
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Can you tell if the lag spikes occur at random intervals, or do they seem to occur at constant intervals?

Is your computer clean of Malware? Have you followed the steps located here?

You could also try making a post in the Games Forum.

However, your computer seems to be recieving a high ping at fairly constant intervals:

1 0 ms 0 ms 0 ms 2 ms 1 ms 0 ms 2 ms 1 ms 2 ms 0 ms 0 ms 1 ms 1444 ms 443 ms 0 ms [192.168.1.1]
2 9 ms 8 ms 8 ms 7 ms 7 ms 9 ms 7 ms 7 ms 8 ms 8 ms 8 ms 8 ms 1435 ms 473 ms 8 ms [10.30.192.1]
3 7 ms 8 ms 8 ms 8 ms 7 ms 7 ms 8 ms 7 ms 8 ms 9 ms 8 ms 8 ms 1405 ms 443 ms 8 ms dstswr1-vlan2.rh.hntnny.cv.net [167.206.34.161]


EDIT: Could you please also perform a Tracert to your game server(s)
Goto Start, Run, type CMD, press 'OK' and then perform a Trace route by typing: Tracert location - ie: Tracert Yahoo.com
Once the trace has completed, please post the results here by right-clicking on the window, selecting 'Select All', and then pressing Ctrl+C; post the results here.

Edited by Dan G, 12 January 2006 - 07:43 PM.

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yes my comp is clean
well my ping was like 20ms i just hit copy when the i saw the spike happen
i set the app to ping every 1 sec

the servers i play at are on the east coast or mid east and im from new york so i useally ping 8-35 but my ping will spike to like 200-500

im not sure if there random or not ill clock the spikes
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just timed it and it happens every 60 sec give or take a few sec
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Could you go to Start, Run, type EVENTVWR, press 'OK'. Now look under the System logs for any TCP/IP errors.. The actual error should be something like: TCP/IP has reached the security limit imposed on the number of concurrent TCP connect attempts.

If so, please download this Patcher (the english version; top link). Run it (choose to increase the limit to 50). Then restart your computer. Test your connection.

(Note: You'll only recieve that error if you're using SP2)

Could you please also download HijackThis (if you don't already have it), run a scan, and then from the log file, could you please copy/paste all of the 'Running Processes' (please don't post the whole log).
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hijackthis scan:

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Linksys Wireless-G PCI Wireless Network Monitor\WLService.exe
C:\Program Files\Linksys Wireless-G PCI Wireless Network Monitor\WMP54Gv4.exe
D:\Aston\aston.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wscntfy.exe
D:\Aston\XP\internat.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\NORTON~1\navapw32.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_06\bin\jusched.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\tbctray.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
D:\Program Files\AIM\aim.exe
D:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunes.exe
C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
D:\Program Files\Steam\steam.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\paul_\Desktop\hijackthis\HijackThis.exe
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Hello. Your processes are fine from what I can see. Would you post the entire HJT log here for me to glance through quickly, please?
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Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 11:20:21 PM, on 1/12/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Linksys Wireless-G PCI Wireless Network Monitor\WLService.exe
C:\Program Files\Linksys Wireless-G PCI Wireless Network Monitor\WMP54Gv4.exe
D:\Aston\aston.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wscntfy.exe
D:\Aston\XP\internat.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\NORTON~1\navapw32.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_06\bin\jusched.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\tbctray.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
D:\Program Files\AIM\aim.exe
D:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunes.exe
C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\explorer.exe
D:\Program Files\Steam\steam.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
D:\Miss\apps\hijackthis\HijackThis.exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://google.com/
F2 - REG:system.ini: Shell=D:\Aston\aston.exe ,svchost.exe
O2 - BHO: SSVHelper Class - {761497BB-D6F0-462C-B6EB-D4DAF1D92D43} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_06\bin\ssv.dll
O2 - BHO: NAV Helper - {BDF3E430-B101-42AD-A544-FADC6B084872} - C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\NavShExt.dll
O3 - Toolbar: Norton AntiVirus - {42CDD1BF-3FFB-4238-8AD1-7859DF00B1D6} - C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\NavShExt.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NvCplDaemon] RUNDLL32.EXE C:\WINDOWS\system32\NvCpl.dll,NvStartup
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NAV Agent] C:\PROGRA~1\NORTON~1\navapw32.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SunJavaUpdateSched] C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_06\bin\jusched.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [TraySantaCruz] C:\WINDOWS\system32\tbctray.exe
O4 - Global Startup: Adobe Gamma Loader.lnk = C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Calibration\Adobe Gamma Loader.exe
O4 - Global Startup: Microsoft Office.lnk = D:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\OSA9.EXE
O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_06\bin\ssv.dll
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Sun Java Console - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_06\bin\ssv.dll
O9 - Extra button: AIM - {AC9E2541-2814-11d5-BC6D-00B0D0A1DE45} - D:\Program Files\AIM\aim.exe
O9 - Extra button: Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Windows Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
O23 - Service: InstallDriver Table Manager (IDriverT) - Macrovision Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\Driver\11\Intel 32\IDriverT.exe
O23 - Service: iPodService - Apple Computer, Inc. - C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
O23 - Service: Norton AntiVirus Auto Protect Service (navapsvc) - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
O23 - Service: NVIDIA Display Driver Service (NVSvc) - NVIDIA Corporation - C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
O23 - Service: ScriptBlocking Service (SBService) - Symantec Corporation - C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\SYMANT~1\SCRIPT~1\SBServ.exe
O23 - Service: WMP54Gv4SVC - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files\Linksys Wireless-G PCI Wireless Network Monitor\WLService.exe" "WMP54Gv4.exe (file missing)




the linksys monitor is disabled and im useing WZC. for some reason it won't find my ip on the linksys monitor
oh and dan i used that patch and i still lagg out every min

Edited by paul_, 12 January 2006 - 10:24 PM.

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EDIT: Then, in your Event log, whilst you're playing the game, do you recieve any other errors? Look at the time you start playing, and the time you finish playing, and try to see if there are any errors occurring then.

Edited by Dan G, 12 January 2006 - 10:32 PM.

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