Intel 5100 Wireless lag spikes?


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I have had a lot of problems with my wireless 5100 on my ASUS laptop. I have downloaded all the most recent drivers and just recently i started get lag spikes during games almost every 60 seconds, making them very hard to play. I also tried the WLAN Optimizer. any help would be appreciated

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Wireless is not good for games because its jumpy regardless off the signal strength and interference through objects you cant really stop this other getting a LAN connection strate to the router.

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  • CPU
    Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 (G0 Kentsfield) LGA775 (FC-LGA6)
    GIGABYTE GA-EP35C-DS3R (Rev. 2.1)
    Corsair TW3X4G1333C9A 4GB PC-10600 (2x XMS3 2GB)
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    Creative SoundBlaster Audigy 2 ZS/RealTek ALC885/889A/890
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    ChiMei CMV CT-730D 17inch (LCD Monitor)
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    Labtec Media Desktop Y-SAD65
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    Telstra BigPond Elite Liberty Cable 17Mbps/256kbps


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In this case, it's caused by the WLAN Autoconfig service scanning for networks every 60 seconds. Can't disable it as you lose network selection capability (and in my case, connectivity). The solution to eliminate the lag spikes is to go into the adapter properties, and under the Advanced tab and Wireless Mode subheading, set it to 802.11b/g. The default is a/b/g, and I'm guessing the lag spike is from Windows switching the adapter back and forth between b/g and a mode (2.4 vs 5.x GHz) very quickly to scan. It resolved things for me.

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