Frequent "timeout" in all games.

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by Nautalis, Jul 18, 2005.

  1. Nautalis

    Nautalis Network Guru Member

    Alright.. before anyone gets confused, I put timeout in quotes because it actually isn't a timeout. When playing any games (I play world of warcraft, starsiege: tribes, and starcraft), every 45 seconds or so I get a 5 second lag. After the 5 seconds is up, the connection resumes as normal and everything is fine for about 45 seconds till it does it again.

    I never get disconnected from the games, and I never have any trouble connecting.. when I'm browsing, I can't really tell if it does it or not because it would have to be lagging like that the instant I requested/recieved information.

    I already forwarded all of the ports, and I also tried setting myself as the DMZ host. We have 5 computers on this network, and I use a WRT54G (not speedboost) v3 router. When I bypass the router completely, and go directly into the DSL line, it works perfectly. This same thing happened with the last router I had, and I simply assumed it was a bad router because I tried pretty much everything anyone suggested and none of it worked.

    Anyone have any suggestions as to what the problem might be? Thanks.
  2. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

    have you tried setting the QoS to have more priority for your PC or the Ports you use?
  3. Nautalis

    Nautalis Network Guru Member

    Nope.. I shall try it promptly. I'll let ya know if it works!
  4. Nautalis

    Nautalis Network Guru Member

    Let me guess.. I can't do it with the official firmware? =/

    Under "Applications and Gaming" there is a QoS tab, and there are only 2 options for wireless qos (but a lot more for wired).

    There is WMM Support (which is disabled) and No Acknowledgement (also disabled). Would enabling either of those possibly give me any major problems? (I'm not an expert network technician as you can tell ^_^)
  5. meimei

    meimei Network Guru Member

    Perform a PING to a computer and check if you see the lag there. I have a similar problem with wireless clients. Every ~20 seconds one packet wil drop or have very high latency. No solution, yet...
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