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#1 12 years ago

Hiya guys

Having some problems with my wireless. Here goes! lol I am with virgin broadband and have a Netgear WGR614v9 and have no idea how to set it up to play counter strike. For some reason when me and my flatmate try and play CSS all the servers have have high latency which is stopping us from joining them it starts off at 34 then shoots up to 2000 we can get on sometimes but most of the time it acts up. When i disconnect the wireless and connect via main modem it works fine so theres defo something wrong with the wireless router. I have looked on the net for settings but there either too hard to understand or not for the router i have. Ive looked into port forwarding but to be honest everything ive tried hasnt worked.

Is there anyone that knows how me and my mate can get on there without these issues. If anyone knows what to set then id be soo thankfull as at the moment paying for the router has become pretty much pointless as we cant both play at the same time.

Any help would be sooo great



Dark Saint

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#2 12 years ago

Don't play on wireless. EVER. Bottom line, you don't play on wireless. There are people that will come in here and say " I play on wireless just fine " blah blah blah.... You shouldn't. You sacrifice latency and ping when you do it.

But just to let you know, THAT particular netgear is TERRIBLE when doing wireless for gaming. I have one. It is in a box.... By itself.... screaming for help.

My suggestion would be to upgrade the firmware on it as they just did an upgrade in july. you can find that HERE

one thing you didn't tell us, where are the pcs according to where the router is ?

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#3 12 years ago

Other than echoing the advice to use the cabled type of network for gaming: It might be Windows searching for other network connection points I guess, they made that even more intrusive with Vista. What version of Windows are you using?


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#4 12 years ago

Netgear is terrible, its considered the worst router for gaming. It limits your gaming by around 90% the only fun you get is that 10% playing alone.

I don't have netgear but I do have a wireless network. I tried some games out while playing wireless and i got a ping raise of 50 mainly because it was so far away. With a cabal however, my ping didn't increase, it lowered and I had a pretty damn good connection.