View Full Version : Random Lag spikes in all online games

12-17-10, 08:16 PM
Ever since I have gotten my new computer, I have been having lag spikes while playing games online. I was on a router at the time so I knew I would get them so I didn't mind them that much. About 5 weeks ago I moved to our study and plugged the ethernet in, and I am still getting lag spikes, much more frequent and worse than before. I thought etherent was meant to be a lag spike free connection. I have searched the internet and I have only found 1 person with the same problem. He fixed his problem by updating his firmware, that only worked for about 3 hours for me before getting them again.

I did one of those tracert www.yahoo.com things and got this:

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7600]
Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

C:\Users\Nick>tracert www.yahoo.com

Tracing route to any-fp.wa1.b.yahoo.com []
over a maximum of 30 hops:

1 1 ms <1 ms <1 ms . []
2 1143 ms 990 ms 3202 ms dslgw- [
3 * * * Request timed out.
4 * * 2655 ms mas1-ge9-0.gw.optusnet.com.au []
5 1131 ms 1081 ms 1270 ms mas3-ge2-0.gw.optusnet.com.au []
6 724 ms 1217 ms 457 ms
7 3068 ms * * ge-6-1-0-0.plapx-dr2.ix.singtel.com [203.208.171
8 1980 ms 1254 ms 1155 ms
9 416 ms 361 ms 404 ms ae-1-d410.msr2.sk1.yahoo.com []
10 547 ms 1133 ms 695 ms te-8-1.bas-k2.sk1.yahoo.com []
11 222 ms 212 ms 222 ms ir1.fp.vip.sk1.yahoo.com []

Trace complete.


Just by those results it is obvious something is wrong. I am begging for help. :(

12-17-10, 11:40 PM
Holy god, you probably have packet loss. I would call your ISP and have a tech come out to check your line.

12-18-10, 08:15 AM
lol yeah you have a horrible amount of high ping levels... Time to call your internet provider and tell them what your looking at..something is wrong!!

12-22-10, 06:58 AM
I went on Pingtest.net

http://www.pingtest.net/result/30688635.png (http://www.pingtest.net)

You were right, it is packet loss :(

So the only way to fix is to get someone out?

12-22-10, 10:34 AM
So the only way to fix is to get someone out?

Well its a start

12-27-10, 10:45 PM
Well I have rang my ISP twice now and they refuse to admit that anything is wrong.
Apparently I have my normal dl & ul speeds, which I definately do not.

So either it is something on my end or the guys at the ISP support are dicks.