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Default WPN824 v3 Lag Spikes while gaming.. fix?

Hello I just bought a new router for my new PC. Every game I play I end up getting frequent lag spikes every 30 seconds or so. the router is set up right next to my PC so I have no clue how to fix this. Does anyone know of a solution to make game play smoother?
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Old September 18th, 2008, 12:45 PM
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Is this wired or wireless? Is your modem ADSL? If so what brand/model?
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Old September 18th, 2008, 12:58 PM
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my modem connects to the router through a ethernet cord and then since my PC is built in wireless it just picks up connection from the router. my modem is an Arris TM402P.. came with comcast installation
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If you are getting lag with wireless you need to scan for other wireless networks to see if you can find a clear channel (typically you need to use either 1, 6, or 11). Also you may get better results by setting the router wireless mode to B/G only or 54 Mbps max.
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Old September 18th, 2008, 04:07 PM
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okay ill try it. what does changing channels do? and if this doesnt work do you have any other suggestions
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okay ill try it. what does changing channels do? and if this doesnt work do you have any other suggestions
make sure you do have any other emitting device.

CRT monitor can cause issues . look other emitting devices and make free from other devices
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okay ill try it. what does changing channels do? and if this doesnt work do you have any other suggestions
Wireless networks within receiving distance of each other basically share wireless time, and in a congested area of lots of networks this can cause significant delays. Also channel selection is important because wireless frequencies of the channels overlap (three higher and three lower. If for example you saw four networks on channels 1, 4, 6, and 11 then 1 can see 4, 4 can see 1 and 6, 6 can see 4, and 11 is all on its own. In that situation I would use channel 11. Also higher speed wireless networks still need to operate in the presence of Mode B/G networks, and some will lower their rate to make this work properly.

June is also correct in saying that a number of 2.4 GHz devices such as wireless phones, video senders, baby monitors, door bells etc. can cause the kind of problems you see, and if you have near neighbours they don’t even have to be in your house.
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so my channels go up from 1-11. does that mean 11 is best? and do wireless mouse/keyboard cause any interference?
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No single channel is better than another, it all depends on what channels are used. You need to use a wireless PC or similar to scan for wireless networks and see what channels are in use. If you have any doubts about what to use post the details here. Here is the added complication that some people hide the SSID (network name) in which case its possible that the channel they are on may appear clear, another reason why I dislike the idea of hiding SSIDs.
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so my channels go up from 1-11. does that mean 11 is best? and do wireless mouse/keyboard cause any interference?
download netstumbler (google it) and check surrounding wireless channel. compare to YOUR existing area to see. if you Chan6 strong to you then check Ch11 or Ch1

plus other emitting devices. there is not right & wrong. although there theory to setups.
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