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So that's how I stop the unusual wireless pings...

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Jimmy 2004, Jul 8, 2006.

  1. Jimmy 2004

    Jimmy 2004 New Member

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    Hopefully this thread might be useful to anyone using a wireless network (especially for online gaming) like me. I was finding that if I ran 100 or so pings to my router, over 95% of those would be 1ms, with one or two around 7ms BUT a couple which were ridiculously high like 900ms. I'd done my best to set up the router, tried changing wireless channels, using hardware by the same company ect, but I couldn't get past it.

    My problem: Microsoft Wireless Zero

    I'd always prefered to use the built in M$ tool for managing my network, because I don't like having to use extra third party programs for stuff like that, but now I've moved to the Ralink Wireless utility all my pings are 1ms and I no longer get BF2 telling me "There is a problem with your connection". I beleive it could be related to the way XP scans for wireless networks in the background every minute. So if anyone else is having wireless problems like this, I now strongly recommend you use the application that came with your card, I think it can also sometimes solve wireless drops. Hope this is useful.
  2. zekrahminator

    zekrahminator McLovin

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    Thanks! The drivers for my Gigabyte card auto-disabled anything by Microsoft, so I win :D.
  3. DRDNA


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    Be very careful of ping mites they are nasty little critters and if you catch them you will need a veterinarian.

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