Hey everyone, first i would like to thank you all for your hard dedicated work to help us less experienced users. The issue i am experiencing has to do with lag spikes while playing any game online and pinging www.google.com reads *Request Timed Out* even when not gaming and when gaming. My diagnosing so far: I set myself to be the only one who is connected to the router, opened command prompt and pinged www.google.com with an avg. 60ms ping. I open up the steam and play Team-Fortress 2, play for an hour or so and got hit by the lag spike (which last about 5-10 sec long, keep in mind this isn't a raid of spikes, its just one long one every 10min -1 hour). I quickly checked the cmd prompt for the ping and i shows 1-3 Request Interrupted in a row and sometimes a following 300-700ms ping then back down to 60ms avg. Called my ISP, they said could be a virus (so i scanned all computers, deleted whatever was found but nothing serious), they also said they arent having problems on their end. Then i disconnect myself from the router, and hook myself directly into the modem, played for 2 hours straight with beautiful latency. now i am wondering if its the router at fault. When my brother and i play games online, the lag spike happens more frequently (5-10 sec lag spike every 10-30min). We BOTH get hit by it at the same time and ends at the same time, but this time the cmd prompt pinging www.google.com sometimes shows 1000-3000ms ping then back to 60ms avg. I never had this problem until i set-up an extra gaming computer for my brother, the same day i left for a 1month and half vacation overseas, so i dont know if the problem happened RIGHT after attaching that computer to the router. I also tried disabling wireless completely, disabling QOS but still getting the lag spikes. Yesturday i was playing a game online, my brother playing counter strike: source, and i was downloading a file on uTorrent (which was NOT on while doing my other tests) without QOS and received a lag spike with 3 Request interrupts in a row. Also while pinging steam.com (computer idle, no gaming, no computers online but mine) i get an *request timed out* and a following 1600ms ping.... i used ping plotter to trace route www.steam.com and it went through without problems. Any help will be greatly appreciated. **UPDATE: Im just sitting here watching the cmd prompt pinging www.google.com with no game application, no p2p application, no other computer on but mine and i received an *Request Timed Out* !