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Windows 7: Ping spikes during online games

18 Jan 2010   #11

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Hi all,

I never normally post but this issue took me a good 4 hours to resolve....

I was on a solid 50Mbp line on installed windows 7 (previously Vista) and went down to 6Mbp and really laggy ping spikes.

Everyone told me it was the isp but from reading this post I knew it was windows 7 and refused to give up.

Tried all of the above fixes from cmd commands / audio fixes / Graphical Fixes / antivirus fixes / bandwith reservation.. / disabling IPV6 and so on.....

All had a slight but mimimal effect but did not fix it.

The last thing I tried was updating my routers Firmware and it fixed the issue.

Im no tech expert but can safley say that there is a diffrence in the windows 7 internet code / settings.

For info router was a NetGear Wireless N Router

So as a first priority before installing windows 7

a) make sure you download your modem / router drivers
b) update your router settings.

Hope this helps.

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