Originally posted 2011-04-18 09:11:36.
It seems like lag is following me around like a bad egg. I have tried everything I could to stop the lag from plaguing me, but nothing is really helping. I have disabled add-ons, deleted my cashe folder, even just tried logging on just by myself so to see if it was because my husband was on the same network as I. Nothing works. I am so afraid to run a dungeon with Sarindre because what if she lags and everyone dies! So I just played my Mage for a dungeon run, since DPS does not really matter too much at level 25.
I am just at a loss of what I can do. I need to play so that I can gear myself for raids, but can I even run a raid with lag this bad. The killer is that my husband has no lag! It is just crazy. He is running at green all the time and I run at yellow or red. Such a huge difference. It does not even matter if he or I log on first. This just adds to the frustration I have been having. Trying to gear and perfect a character cannot happen when you have so much lag it is sad.
So what should I do? I posted about this a few weeks ago and got a great response, which I tried, but it did not work. Any other tips I could try?
4 thoughts on “Oi the LAG!”
I vote for trading computers with your husband. Let him lag instead. 😉
Haha! I wish! The scary thing is that my computer is way newer than his.
If you have one computer on the same network that is having network problems while the others are not, then it is most likely a hardware issue. My guess is the reason you have “lag” is not because your connection is slow, but because it is bad and dropping/corrupting packets. This site has a pretty decent tool for evaluating the quality of your connection (http://pingtest.net/), it requires Java to be installed. It will tell you if you are having dropped packets as well as your “jitter”. You can google around for your realm IP or at least the IP to the Blizzard datacenter to pick the right city.
Things to check hardware-wise:
Make sure your network cables are fully seated and not loose (I had a problem with a loose head before).
Try a different network cable, yours could be damaged. (Cable shouldn’t be bent more than 90 degrees)
If your network cable is going through a rats nest of power cables and adapters, see if you can relocate it.
If all of the above looks ok, you may need to replace your network adapter in your computer.
WiFi – If both computers are on WiFi, then it is either a bad network adapter in your computer, or a bad location with environmental interference.
Thank you for all the help! I went to pingtest.net last night and it turns out I have a C rating. Hardware-wise, my computer is wifi because of the type of internet we are using (Verizon MiFi). I tried switching my wifi adapter with my husbands to see if that was the issue and it seems not to be. I still had problems. He says he gets lag from time to time but mine is way worse. It is probably something I will have to just deal with until we move and are able to get broadband internet.
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