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Computer-related issue with in-game ping

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#1 UnhappyCyborg


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Posted 25 April 2016 - 05:25 AM

Hello there,


My laptop just died some days ago... It was a great machine, may he find peace in the nether. 

I had to acquire a new one which is great as well (ASUS N751JX), but one thing is really annoying...

Whatever game I try to play, the ping always rockets in a few seconds and never really stabilizes (sometimes ~500ms, sometimes ~6000 or sometimes I just get disconnected).

This is not a router/ISP issue because I never had that problem with any of my previous computers, plus my brother doesn't have it either (we are sharing the same connection). No, this is computer-related for certain.


And so began my endless search for the trouble-maker. I already tried so many things. At first I thought it could be a network adapter issue (mine is an Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260) so I tried updating the drivers and it didn't change anything. Then I ran a few speedtests & pingtests and this is what I usually get :


So yeah, maybe my adapter is not the issue here... Then I'm going for the firewall : completely disabling it as well as the antivirus (desperate times indeed). Not a change, of course, that would have been too easy huh? (I'm using Windows Defender and no other firewall than the Windows Firewall)

I don't think it is a bandwidth issue because my speedtests are pretty good :


I don't know if it helps but the in-game ping is always correct at first, I think it's so strange. I.E. for World of Warcraft, I have a minute of ~30ms ping before it all goes tits-up. Likewise, for League of Legends for instance, the ping appearing in the loading screen is ~100ms then rises so fast to ~500 - ~6000ms once in-game.

I also ran Malwarebytes Anti-Malware.


I'd be so grateful if you could help me with this, I don't know what to do anymore.

Thanks in advance for your time and consideration.

Edited by UnhappyCyborg, 25 April 2016 - 09:54 AM.

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#2 UnhappyCyborg

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Posted 25 April 2016 - 11:22 AM

Allright. Fixed.


I just turned off every single non-windows service in msconfig. :) No clue about which of them it was, but well one of them for sure. Discovering it would be easy now.


Have a nice day.

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