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Lots of ping when gaming

By Doctho ยท 5 replies
Dec 1, 2012
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  1. I live with one other person, and we are both wirelessly connected to the same router. I can't play a lot of games without experiencing up to 900 ping at times because the other person is doing something as simple as watching a video on youtube. I'm new to wireless internets, will simply getting faster internet help with this horrifying explosion of latency? If not, what can I do, because 900 ping is absolutely unacceptable.
  2. remixedcat

    remixedcat TS Rookie

    Hi, what router do you have... some have something called QoS or Quality of Service settings to make it so you can give one device more bandwidth then the other devices.

    Here's an example on my router:


    does your router have something like this to where you can give yourself more B/W???
  3. Doctho

    Doctho TS Rookie Topic Starter

    It's an SMC router. I can't find an option like that, though.
  4. remixedcat

    remixedcat TS Rookie

    That sucks... :( can you get alternate firmware for your router? or mabye there's an upgrade to fix it?

    if not you may want to get a better router if you can afford it that would have the QoS setting.

    or if you feel like it's the ISP contact them about it... how do your speedtests look?
  5. Doctho

    Doctho TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Speed tests are fine

    But whenever my roommate and I are doing something at the same time, the whole thing seems to fall apart.
    I guess I'll go for a new router.
  6. remixedcat

    remixedcat TS Rookie

    And have you done everything you can on both pcs like virus scans, network optimizations, dhcp release/renew, stuff like that???

    if all that checks ok , than yeah it's time for a new router...

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