Solved High router ping with wifi (only my laptop)

March 25, 2013 at 07:00:06
Specs: Windows 7 Home Premium, Intel Corei5 M480 2.67GHz
Hi dear experts,
I have a problem with my wifi:
When I ping the modem with my laptop, I get high ping(e.g. 15~30ms and sometimes even 400ms).
I'm not sure what the problem is.
Laptop: Asus N53JL, Atheros AR9285 Wireless adapter.
Modem: TP-Link TD-W8901G.
The PC with wired connection and also another laptop have <1 ms ping. So I guess the source of my problem is my laptop since I have this problem with ohter wifi sources.
Thank you in advance for your help.

this is a sample when my network usage is idle:
Reply from 192.168.1.1: bytes=32 time=9ms TTL=254
Reply from 192.168.1.1: bytes=32 time=1ms TTL=254
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when i use the network (e.g. opening web pages , etc) the ping reaches 200~400ms !!!


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✔ Best Answer
March 25, 2013 at 20:43:07
If you're gaming, you definitely want a wired solution for your gaming rig. No matter how good your ping time, you'll still have latency issues which ping doesn't show with a wireless connection. Keep in mind, ping is simply a tool that tells you if you have a live connection at the other end. It doesn't tell you much of anything about latency.

I'm an avid gamer and have been since before video games were even invented. I've been in computing for close to 20 years now and I can tell you from experience, always, always, always go with a wired solution for gaming. Even if your wireless shows a less than 1 ms ping, wired will still kick it's butt performance wise.

I used to belong to a group who bought our own gaming server which we had hosted at a colocation site. One of our group who lived much closer (physically as well as logically) to the server who consistenly had a better ping time to the server than me could never figure out why I was always kicking his butt. Then one day he mentioned he was connecting wirelessly. The router was on top of his desk less than 3' from the computer. I told him to disable the wireless NIC, enable the wired and connect that way. His gaming improved 100% immediately. FWIW, I averaged a 100 ms ping to the server but had little latency so could do better than people with half my ping time.

It matters not how straight the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.

***William Henley***



#1
March 25, 2013 at 07:16:59
BTW tracert to router seems fine.

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#2
March 25, 2013 at 07:58:57
I wouldn't worry too much about the pings. Considering it's a wireless connection, they look pretty good to me.

You have to remember when dealing with wireless that it can never perform as well as wired due to it's inherent lag and latency issues.

About the only things I can think of that may help reduce the ping time would be to ensure the firmware on the router, and the drivers for the wireless NIC on the computer, are both as recent as possible. If not, update them.

It matters not how straight the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.

***William Henley***


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#3
March 25, 2013 at 14:03:14
Thank you for your answer.
Yes you are right, but the reason that makes me worried is that my other laptop has no issue with the ping and latency.the ping with router is always <1ms. I have downloaded a software http://www.martin-majowski.de/wlano... but it didn't help. I may buy a cable for my gaming but It really annoys me :D

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#4
March 25, 2013 at 20:43:07
✔ Best Answer
If you're gaming, you definitely want a wired solution for your gaming rig. No matter how good your ping time, you'll still have latency issues which ping doesn't show with a wireless connection. Keep in mind, ping is simply a tool that tells you if you have a live connection at the other end. It doesn't tell you much of anything about latency.

I'm an avid gamer and have been since before video games were even invented. I've been in computing for close to 20 years now and I can tell you from experience, always, always, always go with a wired solution for gaming. Even if your wireless shows a less than 1 ms ping, wired will still kick it's butt performance wise.

I used to belong to a group who bought our own gaming server which we had hosted at a colocation site. One of our group who lived much closer (physically as well as logically) to the server who consistenly had a better ping time to the server than me could never figure out why I was always kicking his butt. Then one day he mentioned he was connecting wirelessly. The router was on top of his desk less than 3' from the computer. I told him to disable the wireless NIC, enable the wired and connect that way. His gaming improved 100% immediately. FWIW, I averaged a 100 ms ping to the server but had little latency so could do better than people with half my ping time.

It matters not how straight the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.

***William Henley***


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March 26, 2013 at 01:39:12
Well I can't say anything :) thank you very much for your expert help :)

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