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Wireless drops out while gaming

Discussion in 'Networking' started by inflames07, Jan 29, 2009.

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  1. inflames07

    inflames07 Thread Starter

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    First off, I'd like to say that if I had the option of using a wired connection, I would have it. So please don't resort to saying "get a wire" =/

    Router: D-link dir-628
    Wireless adapter: N1 Wireless USB adapter
    Other info: I get 270.0 Mbps, so the windows XP wireless thing says. I have 4/5-5/5 bars at all times, and I run on channel 1.

    My problem is that while I do anything on the internet, I always have a pretty nice connection. However, when I start playing games like warcraft 3, I drop within 5-20 minutes from the game. This has just started happening as of recently, and was perfectly fine before a week ago. I also just got the wireless router/adapter for christmas, so they are pretty much brand new. The firmware is updated and my computer so far does not drop while playing City of Heroes, browsing the internet, going on youtube, downloading large files (like games over steam), etc. but when I play Warcraft 3, every single game gets dropped.

    In my router login, I have the ports for WC3 forwarded also, and I usually have my firewall turned off. There hasn't really been any changes in the last week that could have caused this to happen, but now I can't play WC3 with my friends.

    My solution to recovering my internet is simply unplugging the adapter, then plugging it back in. That's the only way to reconnect to the internet besides restarting my computer.

    If you need anymore information, please ask me. Thanks in advance.


     
  2. inflames07

    inflames07 Thread Starter

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    Bump, the situation is still persisting. I've changed these to:


    • Lower the MTU (Maximum Transmission Unit) from 1500 to 1492 or less (usually found on your router's main/ basic setup page)
    • Adjust the following advanced wireless settings:
      • Lower the beacon interval from 100 to 50
      • Lower the fragmentation threshold from 2346 to 2306
      • Lower the RTS threshold from 2347 to 2304
     
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