I play Warcraft III, and I host games so everyone is connected to me. Whenever I play in games, I don't feel anything but people constantly complain about spikes. I know it's my host, because whenever I play with my friends, they complain about lag spikes as well. I've been trying to troubleshoot this, but I still cannot get a nice clear connection.
I'm currently WIRED (Weird right?), however I'm using a router that has ports 6112-6119 forwarded. When I run my game, I usually only have Ventrilo (VoIP Program), iTunes, StealthBot (WC3 Chat Bot) and Banlist (3rd-party WC3 program). I tried to minimize CPU usage by closing all of the known processes that aren't needed. I also purchased a new Ethernet cable, and that didn't seem to fix my problem.
You may be asking, "Have you done a scan for any spyware/adware/viruses/worms/etc.?" The answer to that, is yes. I've scanned my computer with avast! and Spybot S&D and I found no harmful spyware/viruses.
So, my questions are:
- What could be the source of my problem?
- Could this be a memory issue?
- Could it be a faulty network adapter (it could be a possibility)