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#1 14 years ago

My computer hates itself. If it isn't a graphics card, its my sound, if it isn't my sound, its my internet.

Just this past weekend, after I installed my new 7800GS to replace my ailing 9800XT, I started getting slow internet. Unable to play Battlefield 2 and pinging around 200 with serious lag spikes, regardless of which server I played in, I got a bit worried. I noticed I was using a 12Mbps outboard wireless reciever, which is hooked up to the downstairs work computer router, so I replaced it with a 54Mbps wireless. I had to get some NerdsOnSite technical help service to come in because I had misplaced my WEP code, which he fixed. The new wireless reciever still didn't help my BF2. After tinkering around and setting up my new wireless, he said that my internet was seriously slow for what I should have been getting for top of the line Rogers. He fiddled around for about 2 hours, with my modem and speed checks and technical help and said the problem was solved, and charged me 250 bucks for his services. The problem is, this guy didn't understand video games, and while his fiddling a somewhat visible difference, at least for a while, in my internet page loads etc. , it did nothing to help my game. Once I loaded it up for him to check out, and as soon as Battlefield 2 got ingame, he said "SEE IT WORKS!" and charged me and left. It didn't work, I was still getting bad pings of 200 and unplayable lag. My internet is now back to being slow and for some reason, if I even touch any program connected to the internet, my new wireless reciever drops from 54Mbps to 36Mbps and then stays at 24Mbps in a matter of a few seconds, which is what I'm writing on now. It recks havoc on my MSN, which isn't letting me sign on right now. I'm overall very upset that I had to pay 250 bucks and he didn't do a god damn thing. The problem is if I call him in and explain to him what happened, he'll just do the same thing as before and leave me with fast internet for about 15 minutes. I'm not risking another 250 dollar bill and an irritated techie in my home.

So I ask of you, dear techies of filefront, what do I do? I really want good internet for heavy games such as BF2 because I have such a great Graphics Card that I'm not getting to enjoy.

Thanks for any help! cc.




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#2 14 years ago

Try downloading UO Trace (Click here). It allows you to trace the DNS route your computer takes to access the server. Also it displays the time taken between servers to help you identify if one of the servers in your route are slower than others.




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#3 14 years ago

Or you could just tracrt.

In any case, I don't see why your graphics card should affect your wireless speed. The only thing I can think of is that the GPU fan is creating static interference, although it's a long shot. :uhm:




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#4 14 years ago

Have you tried checking your BF2 internet setting and your firewall and router is accepting the outgoing/incoming connection.

Maybe a reinstall of BF2 may help




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#5 14 years ago

@Kage - I'll try that, thanks. @Rook - I seriously doubt my graphics card. my wireless is on my floor, my GPU is in my computer on my desk. Talk about a long shot. @EE - Nah, its my internet. It effects my FH as well. All games get the same laggy play and medium pingings of 200.

Oh well, I'm moving into a new house and I'm leaving for camp soon. I picked up COD2 so I'll beat that in single player. should keep my occupied.




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#6 14 years ago
Campin' Carl@Rook - I seriously doubt my graphics card. my wireless is on my floor, my GPU is in my computer on my desk. Talk about a long shot.

Actually I was referring to the internal wireless reciever - unless you use a USB one?

Has anything moved around that now blocks your wireless line-of-sight? I.e cabinets, furniture, etc.




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#7 14 years ago
Rookie_42Or you could just tracrt.

I agree, but I dont like to assume a level knowledge and kids these days prefer a nice GUI interface :nodding: