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Packet loss on otherwise ok connection

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by meimei, Jul 13, 2005.

  1. meimei

    meimei Network Guru Member

    I have a WRT54G router. In the laptop a D-Link DWL-G650+ PCMCIA card and the desktop has a Linksys WMP54G PCI card. Although the connection is ok, gaming is nearly impossible. It seems every 10 seconds or so the router will cause lag or a time-out and then function allright again. This causes major problems when playing online games. Is there anyone who knows how I can resolve this?

    Ping screenshot:


    I have tried:

    * Adjusting RTS and Fragmentation threshold to 2304.
    * Beacon to 50ms
    * Place router on other side of the house
    * Place laptop in same room as router
    * Changing channels (I use channel 1, other APs in the neighbourhood are on channel 6 and 9)
    * Adjusting the position of the WRT54G attena's. Vertical seems the best position.
    * Changing transmit power on router
    * Changing firmware
    * Changing speed to 2Mbps. Doesn't improve a thing (!)

    All these had no effect on the occasional high pings (lag)/packet loss (time out). Note that only one single ping will time-out, the next ping will usually be <10ms again... I also have this problem with the WMP54G PCI Card, although it seems a little bit less frequently occuring with that card.
  2. EnigmaX4

    EnigmaX4 Network Guru Member

    Upgrade to DD-WRt and try using static DHCp. My connection seems to be better since I did this.
  3. meimei

    meimei Network Guru Member

    I am using the latest HyperWRT at the moment with DHCP disabled. How exactly will this help? (I'll try of course)
  4. meimei

    meimei Network Guru Member

    DD-WRT didn't improve anything. Does anyone else have any suggestions? What could cause a sudden spike (high ping/time out) in the signal if the rest of the pings are <10ms?

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