I have been playing BF2 for awhile now with no major problems, once in awhile the ping went up a little bit but not excessive. Lately the ping has been even higher, when I join a squad or command the ping goes too high to play This just started about a week ago, about the same time I updated all of the Nvidia drivers and the latest 1.4 patch. I ran the network diagnostics, spyware checker, virus scan, defragged, updated Punbuster/GameSpy, etc. with no luck I have plenty of system cooling, no heat problems. Some suggested turning down certain settings like sound quality, shadowing/lighting, this didn’t have any affect. Any suggestions would be appreciated. System information: Cable; 1Mb uplink / 10Mb downlink; Linksys wired router.