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Problems with ping

CaptainWaffles

I moved my computer to another room, but my ping has been going crazy and is unplayable. What are my options to get stable ping? Im using a small wifi adapter right now, but i heard that a powerline adapter is the best way to go. When I game on my laptop in the same room my ping is fine, so I am assuming its not my WiFi or router problem. Also, I am receiving about 500kbps to 8mbps and sending from 50kbps to 80kbps when I am playing games (not sure if that matters). What is my best solution?

 

EDIT: I can't move my router or use an ethernet cable

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Wired is always your best solution. If that is impossible, then moving the router to a spot where it will have less distance and obstacles between you and it.

Getting a better router or wifi adapter MAY help as well.

When in doubt, re-format.

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PS. Little wifi usb adapters are rarely as good at getting signal as laptops are.

When in doubt, re-format.

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I got powerline on black friday and I get no speed loss whatsoever. And my ping stays more consistent on powerline than it does my actual router. If you want I can link the kit I have.

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use a long ethernet cable

nothing beats an ethernet cable

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I got powerline on black friday and I get no speed loss whatsoever. And my ping stays more consistent on powerline than it does my actual router. If you want I can link the kit I have.

sure that would be great

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use a long ethernet cable

nothing beats an ethernet cable

if i did do a long ethernet cable i wouldnt be able to close my door, and it would look weird.

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if i did do a long ethernet cable i wouldnt be able to close my door, and it would look weird.

Theres always a way to make it work, but sometimes that can involve drilling and such

When in doubt, re-format.

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if i did do a long ethernet cable i wouldnt be able to close my door, and it would look weird.

if you use a cable that is the same colour as the wall t will blend in

you need to put the cable at either the top or bottom corners of the wall so it cant be seen

and it will probably fit easily under or over the door, there is almost always a gap there

 

anything that's not an ethernet cable will have higher ping and reduced speeds

and be more expensive

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If cabling is not an option, the best bet would be a powerline kit, or an actually nice and fancy PCIe wifi adapter with external antennae. Powerline is likely cheaper, and better anyway since it is closer to a proper hard line than fancy wifi.

When in doubt, re-format.

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