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Question Why does my ping spike up on laptop while gaming when other devices at my home use WIFI?

Jun 3, 2020
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So earlier I used to play using WiFi on my PC and had to ask everyone else at home to refrain from using WiFi as it would generate ping spikes. A friend suggested me to use Ethernet connection to solve this ping issue. Yet, even though my laptop is connected to Ethernet the ping spikes upto 400-600ms and is a lot unstable when others use WIFI to watch youtube or browse.
Note that I use the same router for providing WiFi at home and Ethernet connection to my PC. How can I fix this issue?
 

kanewolf

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So earlier I used to play using WiFi on my PC and had to ask everyone else at home to refrain from using WiFi as it would generate ping spikes. A friend suggested me to use Ethernet connection to solve this ping issue. Yet, even though my laptop is connected to Ethernet the ping spikes upto 400-600ms and is a lot unstable when others use WIFI to watch youtube or browse.
Note that I use the same router for providing WiFi at home and Ethernet connection to my PC. How can I fix this issue?
You may be limited by your WAN bandwidth. If the WIFI devices are streaming and using your WAN bandwidth then your traffic will have to wait.
 

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