Computer causing ping spikes to router

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zetka

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I've just started using wireless again after being on wired for a long time and I am having some severe ping troubles.
Previous to being on wired and using wireless I had no issues but now coming back to it something is wrong.

Issue:
Ping spikes of over 1000ms to my router at random intervals

Pinging to my router:
Code:
Reply from 192.168.1.254: bytes=32 time=4ms TTL=64
Reply from 192.168.1.254: bytes=32 time=1ms TTL=64
Reply from 192.168.1.254: bytes=32 time=2ms TTL=64
Reply from 192.168.1.254: bytes=32 time=1ms TTL=64
Reply from 192.168.1.254: bytes=32 time=4ms TTL=64
Reply from 192.168.1.254: bytes=32 time=4ms TTL=64
Reply from 192.168.1.254: bytes=32 time=2ms TTL=64
Reply from 192.168.1.254: bytes=32 time=3ms TTL=64
Reply from 192.168.1.254: bytes=32 time=1ms TTL=64
Reply from 192.168.1.254: bytes=32 time=1ms TTL=64
Reply from 192.168.1.254: bytes=32 time=3ms TTL=64
Reply from 192.168.1.254: bytes=32 time=3ms TTL=64
Reply from 192.168.1.254: bytes=32 time=587ms TTL=64
Reply from 192.168.1.254: bytes=32 time=1ms TTL=64
Reply from 192.168.1.254: bytes=32 time=1ms TTL=64
Reply from 192.168.1.254: bytes=32 time=2ms TTL=64
Reply from 192.168.1.254: bytes=32 time=1ms TTL=64
Reply from 192.168.1.254: bytes=32 time=1362ms TTL=64
Reply from 192.168.1.254: bytes=32 time=4ms TTL=64
Reply from 192.168.1.254: bytes=32 time=3ms TTL=64
Reply from 192.168.1.254: bytes=32 time=1ms TTL=64
Reply from 192.168.1.254: bytes=32 time=1ms TTL=64
Reply from 192.168.1.254: bytes=32 time=1421ms TTL=64
Reply from 192.168.1.254: bytes=32 time=1ms TTL=64
Reply from 192.168.1.254: bytes=32 time=1ms TTL=64
Reply from 192.168.1.254: bytes=32 time=3ms TTL=64
Reply from 192.168.1.254: bytes=32 time=3ms TTL=64
Reply from 192.168.1.254: bytes=32 time=3ms TTL=64
Reply from 192.168.1.254: bytes=32 time=1181ms TTL=64
Reply from 192.168.1.254: bytes=32 time=1ms TTL=64
Reply from 192.168.1.254: bytes=32 time=1ms TTL=64
Reply from 192.168.1.254: bytes=32 time=42ms TTL=64
Reply from 192.168.1.254: bytes=32 time=2ms TTL=64
Reply from 192.168.1.254: bytes=32 time=3ms TTL=64
Reply from 192.168.1.254: bytes=32 time=2ms TTL=64
Reply from 192.168.1.254: bytes=32 time=2ms TTL=64
Reply from 192.168.1.254: bytes=32 time=3ms TTL=64
Reply from 192.168.1.254: bytes=32 time=2ms TTL=64
Attempted Solutions:
Reinstalled Drivers
Trying different Wifi settings
Switching between 2 and 5 GHz bands
Factory Resetting Router
Installing WLAN Optimizer
Disconnecting all other wireless devices from the network
Virus/Malware scan
Using older drivers

So far none of the above have worked

OS: Windows 8.1 64 Bit
My NIC is as http://www.asus.com/uk/Networking/PCEAC68/ , I spent a lot of money on it to make sure I would have no wireless issues but apparently that is not the case.

This is not occurring on any other wireless device I use with this router which leads me to believe something on my PC is causing it.

Any help would be appreciated
 
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First thought is - there's something running on your OS that's occupying your CPU frequently.
Try reducing the workload to the minimum of programs / threads running in parallel.
Alternatively give the PING thread the highest priority in the task manager.
 

zetka

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First thought is - there's something running on your OS that's occupying your CPU frequently.
Try reducing the workload to the minimum of programs / threads running in parallel.
Alternatively give the PING thread the highest priority in the task manager.
Hey thanks for your reply!

My CPU is an overclocked i5-3570k and the spikes have been occurring with nothing going on so I'm not so sure if it's CPU related but I'll try and monitor that.
I booted up in Safe mode with networking to test if there was a program causing the issue but the ping spikes still remained.
 

dustyjay

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What is the make and model of your wireless router? While not a networking expert, is it possible for there to be an occasional interference problem?
 

zetka

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Thanks for your reply, my most recent troubleshooting test was actually trying it on wired for the slim chance that the same would happen, and it does! So that rules out it being a wireless issue, there must be something on my PC causing network spikes to the router
 
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