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MG42Maniac

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#1 13 years ago

Hi,

I recently brought a Linksys WRT54G Wireless-G Broadband Router/4-Port Switch and a Linksys WUSB54G Wireless USB Network Adapter from OCUK. I installed it with a few hickups but it is working. Internet surfing and downloading is fine and both work at full 2mb speeds. I did a speed test and I was getting my full 2mb NTL BB speed so I seem to be getting enough juice to my PC. But when it coems to online games I get constant hanging/freezeing on games like BF1942 , Far Cry and HL2 and the only solution is a restart. One thing to note is that when the games freze I can still here my buddies talking on TS. I have played these 3 games in SP are they work perfectly well its just they crash in MP. I have tried these games on my parents PC which has a wired connection and goes through the router and all is fine.

I havn't changed any settings in the router setup apart from upgrading the firmware to v3.03.1 as the default drivers were causing crashing so I thought latest drivers mind solve it but it did not.I have 128bit WEP on. When it came to installing the USB network adapter I plugged it in and it came up with a box saying this driver has not passed XP something or other and I pressed install (it said this would pop up in the manual but the drivers were ok). I thought it might be a problem with the drivers so I DL the newest ones abut it still crashes.

I have tried disabling Wireless Zero Config but thats no help and I have also turned off WEP but it still crashes. I think it might be a prob with XP, but I really do not want to have to reformat, I thought it might be a router issue but the other CP plays online games fine. Do I need to change the settings in the router setup somewhere or is it a problem with my PC?

Thanks




SlauGht

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#2 13 years ago

Step 1 - Disconnect all wires from the wireless adapter and the PC Step 2 - Collect some wood from the nearest forest -Start with small twigs (medium sized twigs are acceptable) -Have some additional wood handy Step 3 - Light the small twigs Step 4 - Gradually add larger pieces of wood as the fire grows Step 5 - Take your wireless adapter and immerse it in oil Step 6 - Strap several cans of opened deodorant to the adapter Step 7 - Project the adapter in the general direction of the fire. Step 8 - Fire in the hole! Step 9 - Consult your nearest 100mbps Internet Service Provider.




Big {Daddy}

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#3 13 years ago

A router won't cause a game to crash so I doubt that's your problem. I've never heard of a network interface causing a game to crash either tho :clueless:

It sounds like you have a very unusual software problem. I can't help, but I wish you luck. If you end up getting another card, get a PCI one.




MG42Maniac

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#4 13 years ago

Ok, I forwarded all ports and it worked fine for about 20 mins then it hung and it keeps doing it now :bawl:




Ignacio

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#5 13 years ago

I have the identical LinkSys router, and have not had any problems like you describe. But, I do not attempt to game using the wirless portion, all my PCs are connected with a cable.

I DID have tremendous problems getting more than 1 wireless connection to work though. I had to turn off WEP and don't broadcast the SSID. I use just MAC authentication to keep unwanted computers out.




GreatGrizzly

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#6 13 years ago

how many computers are connected to this router? (not physicaly) do you have windows xp sp2?




MG42Maniac

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#7 13 years ago

2 computes are connected. One using cables one using wireless. Wired PC has XP Home with SP2 and Wireless has XP Pro with SP2.