TechSpot

Problem with my DSL

By Zeating
Jun 8, 2009
  1. I finally got highspeed (yay) when i play online games such as halo, cod, combat arms, warrock, CS ect my ping is very low, always under 100 but it feels like i
    m lagging bad. When i spec people they warp and look very choppy, and sometimes when i move i warp back to where i was. I think this may be a packet loss issue, but i don't know how to check. This is my speedtest.net results:

    [​IMG]
     
  2. clickit

    clickit TS Rookie

    Zeating, who are you using for DSL? Has this been going on since you received your service?
     
  3. Zeating

    Zeating TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 25

    I'm using Aliant. I only got it 3 or 4 days ago, and its been going ever since then.
     
  4. clickit

    clickit TS Rookie

    Do you have a router connected to your DSL modem? Have you tried pinging any other web addresses from a dos command prompt? I had a similar problem with a pc I did a repair on once. I had it hooked up to my network. The pc had a nic built into the mobo. I installed a new nic and no more problems. If you have a spare nic card laying around, you may want to try that first to rule out your nic card. You may want to check the settings on the nic too.
     
  5. Zeating

    Zeating TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 25

    Thanks for the replys, i have no router. my nic (network card right?) is built into my mobo. Realtek RTL8168C i think.. Could having no router be any problem? also, what settings should i look out for in my NIC?
     
  6. spehling

    spehling TS Rookie Posts: 54

    it's not just packet loss you want to look for. High latency could definately be your problem.
    for example:
    if you are constantly pinging at 78ms and you begin to ping at 300ms. this change (if continues for several packet transfers) will cause the lag. which will have nothing to do with your nic. hope this helps
     
  7. clickit

    clickit TS Rookie

    spehling is correct. If the time changes from a quicker speed to a slower speed, it would not be the network card. It could be something between your dsl modem and your provider. Na, you don't need a router. You can also get those guys (your ISP) and have them test your connection.
     
  8. Zeating

    Zeating TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 25

    My ping never gets over 130. In any game. So theres no big jumps. any other ideas?
     
  9. spehling

    spehling TS Rookie Posts: 54

    I dont know that I would consider 130ms to be a good thing but, are you playing online and are you uploading at all? when do you notice your lag? We can point all day long but, its my belief that this is your network connection. I was a field manager for an WISP and I dealt with this issue often. Anyone have any other ideas. I would like to see about of 5 minute ping result to whatever server your drawing from while gaming online.
     
  10. Zeating

    Zeating TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 25

    How would i do that?
     
  11. spehling

    spehling TS Rookie Posts: 54

    first i would have to be sure how your connecting to your online game.
     
  12. Zeating

    Zeating TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 25

    Going into the game, going into the sever browser, and joining a server?

    Heres my specs, if it helps

    GPU: Ati Radeon 9550 Iceq4 Turbo
    CPU: AMD Atlon Dual Core 4850e 2.50ghz
    2gb ram
    Mobo: Gigabyte GA-MA78GM-S2H
    Network Adapter: Realtek RTL8168C(P)/8111C(P) PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet NIC

    Windows XP Sp3
     
  13. clickit

    clickit TS Rookie

    what site is the game you are playing located on?
     
  14. Zeating

    Zeating TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 25

    Not a site.. its downloaded. Call of duty 4, and pretty much every other game i play. even on xbox 360.
     
Topic Status:
Not open for further replies.

Similar Topics

Add New Comment

You need to be a member to leave a comment. Join thousands of tech enthusiasts and participate.
TechSpot Account You may also...