OK here is my issue. Its a really tough one, and i'm quite confused.
Recently i have had really bad lag spikes.
Ok first of all my computer has much more power than i need to play wow and i dont have any framerate issues. My computer can run it at 60+fps all the time on max settings. The problem is with somewhere in between my computer and the server. I have another computer that i have upgraded a few times and is my backup computer. It doesnt have lag issues, but it can only run wow at about 10fps so id much prefer to run wow on my main. I have two computers on my network, both hardwired. My main computer is the one that is having lag issues.
Ok now i do all of the following things weekly: defrag the hard drive, run a virus scan, anti-spyware and anti adware programs. I also run registry mechanic.
I did all the usual stuff for troubleshooting the network. try just using the modem....etc.
I took my pc down the street to use my friends house, plugged my pc into his router and it worked perfect no bad lag. i logged into wow and had a latency of 59ms. I did my nightly kara raid and went home. He has the same isp and router as me. comcast and a linksys wrt54g
Why does mine work at my friends house and not at my house 1 mile down the same street?
All my other games work just the same as they used to. I did an isp test last night to see if comcast was just slow or what and they had great speed as usual. 10mbps down and about 900kbps up.
I called blizzard and the guy told me that the reason i am lagging is because my characters are lvl 70. i tried not to laugh to hard at the guy. since when did my toons lag becasue of lvl 70. i was like ive been 70 for a long time and this is the first time its happened like this.
OK the lag im getting seems to be just like most peoples. i can still see what people are doing, but my character is the one thats unable to do anything. My latency will jump to 1000ms+ ive seen it at 15000ms+
often ending in a disconnect. Most of the time i can do daily quests and not have a problem. Its when i get into a group or go into a city that i have really bad problems. Even 5 man dungeons i have bad lag.
If anyone can help me that would be awesome. I am going to stop playin wow for a while if this doesnt stop. I hope i gave enough information.
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