Question Ping Spikes to the Router??

Mar 25, 2020
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So recently I have noticed some insane ping spikes to the router spiking every 5 seconds upwards to 2500ms.

Im not to savvy with networking but believe this is as a result of the it continuously trying to search for other wifi networks. I can temporarily fix this by using the CMD command telling it to stop searching for the wifi signals but that doesnt seem like a right way of fixing it.

"netsh wlan set autoconfig enabled=no interface="Wireless Network "


Does anyone know how to fix this?

Prior to this acting up I havent changed anything. and it seems to only happen on my desktop but not my laptop.

Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks
 
Mar 26, 2020
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I have a similar problem. Interestingly, my desktop, which uses a USB wifi dongle, has nasty lag spikes. My laptop which has internal wifi card, has no problem. The RSSI to both machines is about -60dB (i.e. good). Here's some data from my PC:

>ping google.com -t

Pinging google.com [xxx] with 32 bytes of data:
Reply from xxx: time=20ms
Reply from xxx: time=19ms
Reply from xxx: time=22ms
Reply from xxx: time=21ms
Reply from xxx: time=19ms
Reply from xxx: time=2783ms
Reply from xxx: time=21ms
Reply from xxx: time=19ms
Reply from xxx: time=21ms
Reply from xxx: time=19ms
Reply from xxx: time=27ms
Reply from xxx: time=2787ms
Reply from xxx: time=21ms
Reply from xxx: time=35ms
Reply from xxx: time=22ms
Reply from xxx: time=26ms
Reply from xxx: time=20ms
Reply from xxx: time=2820ms
Reply from xxx: time=23ms
Reply from xxx: time=66ms
Reply from xxx: time=20ms
Reply from xxx: time=20ms
Reply from xxx: time=21ms
Reply from xxx: time=2780ms
Reply from xxx: time=22ms
Reply from xxx: time=21ms
Reply from xxx: time=21ms
Reply from xxx: time=19ms
Reply from xxx: time=19ms
Reply from xxx: time=2824ms
Reply from xxx: time=22ms
Reply from xxx: time=21ms


And I can run the same thing directly to my router, with no lag:

>ping <my wifi router IP> -t

Pinging <my wifi router IP> with 32 bytes of data:
Reply from <my wifi router IP>: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=128
Reply from <my wifi router IP>: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=128
Reply from <my wifi router IP>: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=128
Reply from <my wifi router IP>: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=128
Reply from <my wifi router IP>: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=128
Reply from <my wifi router IP>: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=128
Reply from <my wifi router IP>: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=128
Reply from <my wifi router IP>: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=128
Reply from <my wifi router IP>: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=128
Reply from <my wifi router IP>: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=128
Reply from <my wifi router IP>: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=128
Reply from <my wifi router IP>: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=128
Reply from <my wifi router IP>: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=128
Reply from <my wifi router IP>: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=128
Reply from <my wifi router IP>: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=128
Reply from <my wifi router IP>: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=128
Reply from <my wifi router IP>: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=128
Reply from <my wifi router IP>: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=128
Reply from <my wifi router IP>: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=128
Reply from <my wifi router IP>: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=128
Reply from <my wifi router IP>: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=128
Reply from <my wifi router IP>: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=128
Reply from <my wifi router IP>: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=128
 
Mar 26, 2020
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I should note that this issue is happening on both 2.4 and 5.0 GHz, and changing the router channels has no effect whatsoever. I do not believe this is an interference issue.

It is very noticeable that the wifi drops every 5 seconds like clockwork, it is extremely predictable.
 
Mar 25, 2020
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I should note that this issue is happening on both 2.4 and 5.0 GHz, and changing the router channels has no effect whatsoever. I do not believe this is an interference issue.

It is very noticeable that the wifi drops every 5 seconds like clockwork, it is extremely predictable.
i have basically the same problem and i have tried what you have but no luck. I really don't understand what is going on right now.
 
Mar 26, 2020
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I believe I have found a (rather unsatisfying) workaround for this problem.

In Windows, I did the following steps:
  1. Start Menu, search "Services"
  2. Scroll down to "WLAN AutoConfig"
  3. Right click on it, go into properties
  4. Hit the Stop button to kill the service, this should cause your Wifi connection to crash
  5. Hit the Start button to reboot the service
Now I run ping, and I see no lag spikes anymore.

So it seems clear that this is a software bug of some kind, in the Wifi services in Windows 10. An extremely annoying bug, which has been around for quite some time.
 
Mar 25, 2020
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I believe I have found a (rather unsatisfying) workaround for this problem.

In Windows, I did the following steps:
  1. Start Menu, search "Services"
  2. Scroll down to "WLAN AutoConfig"
  3. Right click on it, go into properties
  4. Hit the Stop button to kill the service, this should cause your Wifi connection to crash
  5. Hit the Start button to reboot the service
Now I run ping, and I see no lag spikes anymore.

So it seems clear that this is a software bug of some kind, in the Wifi services in Windows 10. An extremely annoying bug, which has been around for quite some time.
seems to be working for now thanks! Do you know if we need to do it everytime we restart the computer? It seems to go wrong when i restart my computer
 
Mar 25, 2020
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I believe I have found a (rather unsatisfying) workaround for this problem.

In Windows, I did the following steps:
  1. Start Menu, search "Services"
  2. Scroll down to "WLAN AutoConfig"
  3. Right click on it, go into properties
  4. Hit the Stop button to kill the service, this should cause your Wifi connection to crash
  5. Hit the Start button to reboot the service
Now I run ping, and I see no lag spikes anymore.

So it seems clear that this is a software bug of some kind, in the Wifi services in Windows 10. An extremely annoying bug, which has been around for quite some time.
yea it works for a while but suddenly it just resumes the ping spikes and i really dont know why.
 

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