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WiFi Lag

by Dusco85 / January 19, 2017 10:22 PM PST

I been having a problem for months and my ISP says its nothing on their end causing it. This is my issue. Gaming on the PS4 or streaming Netflix, Hulu and Youtube gets very laggy, If I unplug my modem/router it will all work fine for about 2 hours then all at once it starts doing it again.. I have took my modem back to my ISP to get it replaced, I bought a different router and it still does it.. I have to reset my modem sometimes 10 times a day to ger rid of the lag. And it is only the wifi, the PC never has any issues.

Any ideas?

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It's a common problem.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 19, 2017 10:29 PM PST
In reply to: WiFi Lag

Get wired or use a powerline link. No more WiFi issues.

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by MarHazK / January 20, 2017 6:22 AM PST
In reply to: WiFi Lag

There's solution for this (either one will works) where you must configure the router by yourself, especially 2.4GHz wireless router
- Don't use ISP DNS. Use the preferable DNS such as:,
- Disable the IPv6 (which I experienced it and it cause lags as well)
- Use different channel (preferable: 1 or 13)
- Check your wireless mode, if your router is BGN, make sure you must active the N-mode. Avoid the B-mode.

If you're using 5GHz wireless router, should be no problem

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