Quick ping spike during online gaming

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by nesman90, Oct 26, 2009.

  1. nesman90

    nesman90 Addicted to LI Member

    Hi guys,

    New to the forums here and I have a question regarding my Linksys WRT54GL router with Tomato. I race in an online league with a game called Nascar Racing 2003. When running, I always have the connection meter that is built into the game up to monitor anything that might be going wrong network wise.

    My question is when someone else in the house (on a wireless laptop) is browsing something such as YouTube or Myspace, my ping will spike for maybe a second or two everytime they initially connect to the site. This normally isn't a problem, but could potentially be an issue if it would indeed cause me to jump around for even a second.

    I tried turning QoS on and tried a few different settings from suggestions I have read, but QoS actually made things worse not better.

    All of my settings within the Tomato firmware are at default other than securing the wireless and turning the power down a little bit.

    Just looking for any suggestions you guys may have on the issue and maybe hopefully it is something fairly simple here I am missing... Thanks!
  2. rhester72

    rhester72 Network Guru Member

    DNS request flood?

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