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Lag spikes in games caused by computer on network

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#16 eXtermia



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Posted 29 July 2014 - 09:28

Did you get to try a different Cable or the Live CD and did the problem get better or go away?

#17 Kelxin



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Posted 29 July 2014 - 10:18

By your description, it could be quite easy.  Some laptops when connected to a hard wired connection AND a wireless connection simultaneously create packet storm on the network.  I.E. The computer is talking to itself without even realizing it due to two different IP addresses on the same network both with gateways and DNS servers assigned.  Windows tries to figure out which connection is best to use, but because both are essentially equal, it bounces between both of them.


Disable the wireless card, plug in the ethernet cable and see if the problem crops back up.  If it does, check to see that you have the newest generic drivers for the network card from the chipset manufacturers website (not from the laptop manufacturer due them only updating their drivers every couple years on their websites).