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Losing connection when I play a game

By jacobbigshow
Mar 29, 2008
  1. I have a wireless network, the computer I play games with has a netgear wireless usb adapter. The connection never loses connection except when I play games. It is a fast cable connection so I should not have problems. The network is about 5 years old and in the beginning I did not have this problem. Any ideas on what the problem could be?
     
  2. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Posts: 2,393   +108

    1. Updated the firmware for the Router
    2. Update the firmware or driver for the USB Adapter
    3. Check the performance and see if you have the same problems

    If you do might be time to replace the wireless router or Wireless USB Adapter is defective.
     
  3. jacobbigshow

    jacobbigshow TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Ok I will do so, I am thinking the USB adapter or wirless router is defective cause 2 months ago I re-booted by router but didn't update the firmware for the driver....I will try that when I have a chance and update ya, or just buy a new wireless adapter.
     
  4. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Posts: 2,393   +108

    Don't know where you live but if you're here in the USA Office Depot has this stuff reduced to a low amount for Netgear products. Sale is good for 4/12 but that's for online prices. If you have this store nearby might call to check first. Otherwise same brand or different one. I had to replaced failing switches and Netgear 5-port was $9.99 online at Office Depot. When I got to the store yesterday it was $4.99 but the 8-port was only $19.99 so I got that instead. Suppose to run cool it does.. I had seen the adapter USB ones also but I wasn't in the market for those.
     
  5. jacobbigshow

    jacobbigshow TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I see they are like $45, I will eitheir get them on ebay or wait since I never really play online games, just innoys me when I want to play some once in a blue moon.
     
  6. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Posts: 2,393   +108

    Yeah I no... Some people play them 100% and other don't...
     
  7. jacobbigshow

    jacobbigshow TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Took me awhile but I got a new card and the game works, you guys were right thanks.
     
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