online problems: lag on online games and very slow download speeds

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by James Brown, Sep 18, 2007.

  1. James Brown

    James Brown Guest

    Hi there
    Currently I have two problems
    1. Every time I try to play battlefield 2142 online it works fine except
    that it hangs up every now and again with the message there is a problem with
    your connection. It will once every minute or so and has rendered the game
    near unplayable. I have tried it on every quality setting (though I can
    handle best quality on offline play easily) and on many different servers all
    ports are open and according to uotrace a tool suggested by EA my conection
    to servers is excellent.
    2. Using Utorrent I am experiencing very very slow upload and download
    speeds in the region of <1 kbps. The port is forwarded correctly and the
    torrents are healthy.

    My specs
    Am using a D-Link usb adaptor (DWL-G122 Ver C) with wireless router (DSL
    -G604T) with a pipex max acoount (advertised 8mb speed test shows download
    speed of 5429 kbps and upload of 380 kbps) vista says signal strength is
    excellent and is running at 54mbps.
    Computer is new with vista home premium pre installed with a windows score
    of 5.2 (so should have no problems playing games).
    I have also installed Vista anti lag to try and combat the problem which
    says my connection strength is 63% and has helped somewhat with my gaming
    problem but not enough.

    Hopefully I have provided enough info if any more is needed just ask and any
    help anyone can offer will be greatly appreciated.
    James Brown, Sep 18, 2007
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  2. James Brown

    Dave Guest

    Have you made sure the firmware for your usb wifi dongle and router is up to

    Having played a lot of the Battlefield games it is common to get the
    'problem with your connection' message and I'm on a wired connection

    Can you temporarily connect to your router via a network cable or borrow a
    wireless networking card (if you have a desktop pc?) I've heard getting your
    internet connection via usb can be a bit dodgy at times
    Dave, Sep 18, 2007
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  3. James Brown

    Iskevosi Guest

    Hi there, I am having the smae issue with playing online games, such as
    Vanguard too. I could be half way through a fight and the whole thing
    hangs for a moment or two. When it comes back I found that the rest of
    my group have killed the target and moved onto the next mob 20m away.

    The one thing we have in commong id the D-Link DWL-G122. Now I am
    running Vista x64 and there are NO drivers on the D-Link site that match
    the my Revision C version 3.10 model. There are drivers for version
    3.01 but only XP drivers for 3.10. So I did some hunting on the Internet
    and found some drivers. Now these seem to work but not that well. I
    still have the same issues.

    I am now getting close to ordering a new USB WiFi dongle.
    Iskevosi, Jan 22, 2008
  4. Well my first suggestion would be to install the Vista drivers again. From
    there you can try to force install the XP driver. Just download them.
    Right click on them and use the Compatibility tab and run it under XP SP2
    and see if they install and work for you. If not contact DLink to find out
    if and when they plan on getting out new drivers.
    ~Alex~.:MVP Windows Shell/User:., Jan 22, 2008
  5. James Brown

    Curt Guest

    Is network discovery on?

    Curt, Jan 22, 2008
  6. James Brown

    Iskevosi Guest

    No, Network Discovery is not on. Why? Do you believe this would cause a


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    Iskevosi, Jan 23, 2008
  7. Yeah so i play a wide variety of online pc games and every single one o
    them has 5-30 lag spikes quite frequently... i am really looking forwar
    to warhammer when it comes out but i want this lag to stop before i
    come out... i am not to computer smart but i know enoguh to get by bu
    i cant fix this problem... i have tried all of the things previousl
    suggested and it still does it...

    I am running:
    Intel Core 2 Quad Processor Q6600
    3G Ram
    640G Harddrive
    Nvidia GeForce 8400 GS
    Built in Wireless
    and Vista Home Premium....

    Please help if you can i feel like time is running ou
    Silentmist0487, May 29, 2008
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