Any good network tweaking utilities for gaming?

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  1. negative zero

    negative zero New Member

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    Not sure if something like this even exists.

    I've been playing some COD:WaW recently but get a good bit of "lag" during mutliplayer. I always close the common programs (anti-virus, etc) but I still have issues.

    Single player plays flawless so I know it's not graphic card related. There has to be something running that I am missing.

    Dslreports speed test shows ~9900Kb/s download/upload so my speed should be fine. Aslo, a strange thing is that my pings on the server I normally play at are always 40 - 80 or so.

    Any utility that will run and close all other network hogs besides the game?
     
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    How is your computer connected to your DSL modem?
     
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    Cat5e to router then to Cable modem.
     
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    Does it run any better if you plug straight into the modem?
     
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    Haven't tried yet. I'm sure the router takes a way a small amount of speed but as I said in my first post I've ran a speed test several times and it seems it should be fast enough.
     
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    Is QoS enabled on your machine? I don't recall if that helps or hurts for purposes of gaming, but it's worth toggling it to see if there's a difference.
     
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    Not sure. I can try it tonight after work and see. thanks.

    Anything else?
     
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    speedtests aren't going to give you true results of your connection

    plug it in directly to the modem and try playing
     
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    ping the server(s) and see your latency to the server(s). lower the number the better.

    the further away the server is, the higher your ping will be.
     
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    Also, speedtest tests your sustained upload and download speeds, not the latency between thousands of tiny packets which need to be processed in realtime. (Maybe they could add a gaming mode, but it doesn't exist now.) Whatever latency exists during large downloads will be multiplied dozens or even hundreds of times when dealing with lots of tiny packets instead of a few huge packets.
     

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