I have a linksys WRT54G router so i can use my laptop but i have a huge lag.what can i do to fix this problem..it didnt use to do this..
Well, I want to know what you mean by "lag". If you think that your lag is caused by your router, try running a traceroute.
Open a "cmd" window and type the command
You will see output like this:
Microsoft Windows [Version 6.0.6002]
Copyright (c) 2006 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
Tracing route to google-public-dns-a.google.com [18.104.22.168]
over a maximum of 30 hops:
1 3 ms 3 ms 4 ms 172.30.1.1
2 * 10 ms 10 ms fl-71-0-247-129.sta.embarqhsd.net [22.214.171.124]
3 10 ms 11 ms 10 ms fl-71-3-1-134.sta.embarqhsd.net [126.96.36.199]
4 10 ms 9 ms 10 ms host-233.embarqservices.net [188.8.131.52]
5 25 ms 25 ms 26 ms xe-10-3-0.edge2.Miami1.Level3.net [184.108.40.206]
6 29 ms 35 ms 35 ms ae-32-52.ebr2.Miami1.Level3.net [220.127.116.11]
7 35 ms 34 ms 31 ms ae-2.ebr2.Atlanta2.Level3.net [18.104.22.168]
8 58 ms 270 ms 72 ms ae-21-52.car1.Atlanta1.Level3.net [22.214.171.124]
9 26 ms 25 ms 26 ms GOOGLE-INC.car1.Atlanta1.Level3.net [126.96.36.199]
10 25 ms 25 ms 25 ms 188.8.131.52
11 31 ms 34 ms 37 ms 184.108.40.206
12 26 ms 26 ms 28 ms google-public-dns-a.google.com [220.127.116.11]
Now what this does is steps through the internet, timing how long it takes you to get to each step. My first step is my local wi-fi router, it should take under 5 milliseconds. Next step (for me) is the default router at the ISP. That 10 milliseconds is typical. The next jump, hop 5, is where my data leaves my ISP to go to level3, one of the big backbones. Google connects straight to Level3, and end-to-end it is 26 milliseconds, pretty good. (18.104.22.168 is a public google nameserver, easy to remember and fast to type).
So if you have numbers like those from your traceroute, then, well, your lag is not network based.
I have seen laptops get riddled with spyware and then they became slow. I have even seen them slow the network connection because they were so hagridden that they were slowing down because they were doing nothing but forwarding connections for hackers and sending spam - one for three spammer outfits. Run a scan for spyware and for viruses.
Now if your lag is web based, well, you might try installing Google's Chrome browser. I like it a lot. It seems faster to me than IE. Also, look at your disk light. It you try to browse somewhere and you get a long lag with the disk light on, you might be a little overloaded on background stuff. There might be things in your tray you do not need. Kill as many as you can and see if the problem goes away. Good luck.
Feb 01, 2010 |
Linksys Wireless-G WRT54G Router