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Windows 7: Network stuttering and freezing

09 Jun 2009   #1

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
Network stuttering and freezing

Warning: semi long block of text ahead

plz help me out i am now running 7201 but have had this problem since windows 7 build like 6595 or whatever it was,. anyway my problem is that whenever i play online games like tf2 and l4d i get great ping usually like 50ish give or take but for some reason every few minutes or half hours depending on what it feels like that day my character and everyone else s will just freeze in place like my pc doesn't know what to do with them like its not frame-rate issues but rather a network issue i thought it was my router and network but i even got a brand new router and wireless adapter,. this didnt happen ever on vista so idk so in short my network basically stutters while playing online games and every once in a while ill get that yellow symbol on my network status next to the clock but i just have to wait a few seconds or disconnect and then reconnect so can someone plz help me ?

btw my old router was a linksys wrt54g and my new one is a d-link gaming router i have a linksys wifi usb adapter

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10 Jun 2009   #2

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate

well, it turns out for some reason the lag spikes are only in tf2 as far as i no cause i was playing css fine,. however it still drops everyonce and a while and i cant find a fix for tf2
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11 Jun 2009   #3

windows 7
sounds like normal behavior to me

This is common for on line games when there is an interruption in the network connection. Freezes are also common when the server changes maps. You will usually see Network Connection Problem in the upper right corner after a few seconds in all Half Life based games. When you see that, it's typically the server and not you. You can open the console and type retry and see if that works. If it fails after the 4 auto attempts, more than likely the server has crashed. A good way to test it quickly if that happens to be one of your favorite servers, get the IP address and the IP address of another one or two of your favorites. When you get the "lock up", see if you can open the console and type retry first. If that fails, type connect (then the IP address of a different server without the parenthesis) for example: connect If you can connect immediately to a different server then obviously, the one you play on crashes alot and you might want to think about finding a different one. If you cant connect, you more than likely have some sort of local issue going on. Big things to look for, make sure Windows Firewall is disabled, dont run any anti-virus programs while playing and try to have as few programs running in the background as possible. You especially don't want any file sharing or torrent software running. Hope that helps.
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02 Jul 2009   #4

Windows 7 RC (Build 7100)

I have exactly the same problem on tf2 and css, though possibly on other online games, havent tried yet..

Never had it in XP and its definitely not the servers i use as it happens on all servers and pretty much every 5 minutes. Whats weird is it always happens in 3's. I will get three identical freezes all with 3 secs apart from each other and then the cycle will repeat itself 5 mins later.

I'm not convinced this is a network issue though, because if i'm moving at the time of the freeze, my character will have moved once the game resumes, suggesting that the server is still receiving data from me.

Need to find a solution for this though as its getting very annoying.
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02 Jul 2009   #5

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate

yes exactyl!!! finaly someone else has this issue i mean i can still c the other ppl moving so i am still receiving the connection and it is still receiving mine, but i still cant find a solution, but mine is def connection releated cause i am also having netowork drops alot and im on a wired connection
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02 Jul 2009   #6

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
game play netowrk freezes

Let me ask everyone except sly cause he is wired. How many of you guys are wifi?

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02 Jul 2009   #7

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate

well i had the problem with wireless b4 and then i switch to wired cause i thought that was the problem i just never went back so i dont think it matter how ur connected it has to do with something else
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03 Jul 2009   #8


Please read this for my resolution with Realtek drivers. This permanently solved my issues with lag and drop-outs using a Realtec builtin NIC
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