Sorry, that first link doesn't work, here's the right link: https://www.amazon.com/TP-Link-N150-Wireless-Adapter-TL-WN725N/dp/B008IFXQFU/
So, starting about a week ago I started experiencing random ping spikes that usually brought along FPS drops while playing Overwatch and TERA.
Sometimes it'll be fine, then randomly my ping will go from like 60ms to 100 to 300 and keep climbing super high and then suddenly drop, and then my FPS will go from 30 to 12, 13, 14. And it's a seesaw of random dips and spikes - makes no sense to me! The two usually happen together, but sometimes my FPS will drop to mid-to-low teens while my Ping will stay around 60-80ms.
Once it kept climbing and climbing until it hit 816ms and Overwatch lost connection and booted me off.
I use my phone's mobile hotspot to game since there are no ISP's that come out here other than satellite, which is bad for gaming and requires a three year contract(and I won't be living here for three years). Before any of you automatically assume this is my issue, I've had NO ISSUES LIKE THIS AT ALL for nearly a year and a half.
I've tried everything, I've reset network settings on my phone, restarted phone, restarted laptop, updated phone software, updated drivers, closed everything in the background while gaming, closed everything on my phone, updated apps, deleted temp files, got rid of Avast, disabled SSPDV(something i saw on a HOtS reddit thread - didn't work for me), and reset network card. NOTHING is working. I even contacted Verizon to see if they were throttling me too early (I haven't reached my monthly cap) and they said they weren't and that my speeds were set to full strength 4G.
I also did a ping test with the "ping -n 30 -l 1000" method in CP and all my pings were super low except for the very last one on my first scan, which randomly spiked to 318ms. But every other one, in all my scans, were like 10-14ms, if not lower.
The only thing left I can think of is that perhaps my network/wirless card is dying?
And I was thinking if that was the case this could solve the problem:
What do you guys think?
Is there anything else that you think could be the issue? And what do you think about getting a USB wifi adapter to help the issue?
Also, I read that a symptom of a failing wireless/network card is that you don't see it in your Device Manager. Well I do see it, and it claims to be working properly. Could it say that but still be malfunctioning in some way??
Thank you so much for any help!!!! <3