Problems with Wireless internet and gaming

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Anonymous, May 15, 2005.

  1. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest


    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. . 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 tried moving my PC to the wired connection but it still crashed.

    I have upgraded the firmware to v3.03.1. As is is crashing I got the latest drivers for the USB adaptor (4.1) might solve it but it did not.

    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 PC plays online games fine.
    Do I need to change the settings in the router setup somewhere or is it a problem with my PC?

    Full Specs:
    Foxconn NF4 Motherboard
    AMD64 3000+ skt 939
    1gb PC3200 ram
    ATI X800XL PCI-E
    Audigy 2 ZS
    120GB WD Cavair SE SATA HDD
    XP Pro with SP2.

    Many Thanks
  2. jagboy

    jagboy Network Guru Member

    did you put your parents pc on the wireless and try to play the games on their pc with the same wireless adapter?
  3. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    good idea,

    i'll try that now
  4. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    Ok, tried it on this PC and it all works absolutly fine. Is it time for a windows re-install?
  5. jagboy

    jagboy Network Guru Member

    ok now you know it is the pc you were talking about in your original post. you could reintall windows. make sure you backup everything. even if it is not inportant. i reinstalled windows a while ago and did not some important info and now i am kicking my self :clubbed:
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