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WoW Lag, need help Asap!
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Recently I have been playing wow and have had perfect internet (Past year or so). Last night was weird though, my internet spazzed out while playing WoW and I have been having a terrible ping ever since the occurrence, it started fluctuating and I was not able to finish my raid. My general ping is around 50-70 ms
and the exact same for
Since the extreme lag ordeal I have been having the EXACT same ping except almost every 1-5 minutes I will get an extreme lag spike that makes me have to exit out of the game and log back in. When i say extreme lag spike I mean going from 50 ms to 5,000 ms in a matter of 2 seconds, and that is the same for
. I have reset my router several times (30/30/30 hard reset) and it still doesn't do anything.
After some investigation and playing around with my ip (which didn't help at all) I decided to run a trace-route. I'll post what it said. Warning: you will now be spammed with numbers.
1 192.168.1.1 (192.168.1.1) 3.903 ms 0.858 ms 0.822 ms
2 10.212.66.1 (10.212.66.1) 18.218 ms
dtr01wvvlnc-tge-0-0-0-2.wvvl.nc.charter.com (126.96.36.199) 17.348 ms 11.349 ms
3 crr01ahvlnc-tge-0-0-0-6.ahvl.nc.charter.com (188.8.131.52) 8.989 ms
crr01ahvlnc-tge-0-1-0-0.ahvl.nc.charter.com (184.108.40.206) 9.884 ms 10.563 ms
4 crr02gnvlsc-tge-0-7-0-2.gnvl.sc.charter.com (220.127.116.11) 19.766 ms
crr02gnvlsc-tge-0-7-0-1.gnvl.sc.charter.com (18.104.22.168) 14.458 ms
crr02gnvlsc-tge-0-0-0-3.gnvl.sc.charter.com (22.214.171.124) 12.755 ms
5 crr12gnvlsc-tge-0-1-0-6.gnvl.sc.charter.com (126.96.36.199) 13.135 ms
crr12gnvlsc-tge-0-1-0-5.gnvl.sc.charter.com (188.8.131.52) 14.434 ms
crr12gnvlsc-tge-0-1-0-4.gnvl.sc.charter.com (184.108.40.206) 14.563 ms
6 bbr01gnvlsc-bue-4.gnvl.sc.charter.com (220.127.116.11) 19.591 ms 24.273 ms 24.657 ms
7 chr-edge-03.inet.qwest.net (18.104.22.168) 21.046 ms 30.201 ms 20.491 ms
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9 22.214.171.124 (126.96.36.199) 24.798 ms 23.095 ms 26.108 ms
10 188.8.131.52 (184.108.40.206) 50.959 ms 52.134 ms 53.251 ms
11 cr1.nsvtn.ip.att.net (220.127.116.11) 52.739 ms 50.714 ms 55.827 ms
12 cr2.nsvtn.ip.att.net (18.104.22.168) 49.349 ms 51.174 ms 52.036 ms
13 cr1.cl2oh.ip.att.net (22.214.171.124) 61.164 ms 58.041 ms 61.449 ms
14 cr1.cgcil.ip.att.net (126.96.36.199) 77.129 ms 51.471 ms 52.074 ms
15 gar2.clboh.ip.att.net (188.8.131.52) 49.421 ms 50.021 ms 49.860 ms
16 184.108.40.206 (220.127.116.11) 50.665 ms
18.104.22.168 (22.214.171.124) 49.780 ms 49.295 ms
17 126.96.36.199 (188.8.131.52) 51.162 ms 51.660 ms
184.108.40.206 (220.127.116.11) 50.855 ms
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I'm not sure if I was suppose to let it go on longer, I let it sit for an hour and this is all it gave me. But anyhow, can anyone decipher this for me? Is it good, is it bad? And can someone tell me why my computer is acting so jumpy lately? I only have bad connection when I play video games after the disaster with my internet, my online surfing is just fine.
Is there also any ways to fix this if it is terrible internet? Any answers would be helpful, I'd just like to be able to play WoW without running in place every two minutes.
P.S. I run on a Mac so please input whatever advice you have into "Apple Language" ^_^.
P.P.S I also use Wifi from a router.
I actually experienced a very similar problem while playing SWTOR, and I fixed it by clearing my DNS Cache.
It's really easy to do. Just google "how to clear DNS cache on mac" and you'll find a page anywhere that shows you how to use the flushdns command properly for your version of OSX. It might not be the solution to your problem, but I don't see how it could hurt to try this out.
Hi! The trace route looks fine as far as I can tell. Now, as far as troubleshooting goes- the only way to see a better picture of what's going on would be to take wireless out of the equation. A lot of people play on wireless (including myself, from time to time) but due to how connectivity works over wireless connections it is almost impossible to get an accurate reading while you are running a trace route on such a connection.
If I were you, I would A) get set up with a direct connection to the modem to see if that helps, and/or B) move the computer to a new network to see if the issue persists. As far as troubleshooting anything for the mac, I would also recommend trying to run your standard system updates for the computer, and then open the launcher for the game, choose '
' on the launcher, and then run the
Please let us know if that helped!
Also, if you are on any kind of internet that gets to your home by way of overhead lines, ie...cable (just cause it's underground at your residence it may not be before there, but squirrels like to chew these lines. As a cable installer I see chewed lines more of an issue than anything especially with someone that has never had issues before. So once you've ruled out everything in your house, don't be afraid to call your service provider.
Are you on DSL? Whenever i had that issue it was because humidity in the air and it was always on DSL lines not cable. Good luck OP
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