SF4 pc online matches freeze during play


#1

Hi i’ve been getting this problem recently since i’ve started using my new computer. What happens is that during online play i get 5 second freezes/lag every 30 seconds or so while playing.

I used to play online with a 5 year old computer and never had any problems (other than finding people to play with…australia ftl). And now with my new rig i have this problem,although only online. Offline i can play with the same settings and have no problems in trials/arcade mode/training mode. I haven’t changed my modem/internet connection, so i’m thinking it might have something to do windows 7?

Intel i7 2.8 Ghz
4 GB ram
ATI radeon 5700

Any help that you guys can give me would be well appreciated


#2

New computer? Then I assume u got Win7?
I helped someone else with a similar problem some months ago. Win7 periodically does background scans of the WLAN connection, even if you use a wired connection.
Just take a look at this: http://www.shoryuken.com/showthread.php?t=206642&p=7404380
and this: http://www.martin-majowski.de/wlanoptimizer/index.php
Have fun playing :slight_smile:


#3

Hey mr.miyagi
I read through that thread before and used the WLAN-optimizer
it seemed to work the first time…even though i’m on a wired connection and that is mostly for wireless
however the 2nd time i tried the program it wasn’t much help at all
i’ll try to see if i can record some examples of the lag but it’s basically lag at ~30 second intervals and the gameplay freezes for a few seconds

Edit : I even turned the WLAN connection off on my router…should i look into getting a new router? It’s pretty crap…a zyxel prestige 600 series


#4

First, do those freezes only appear when playing SF4? What about other games?
Do u have installed a certain software for that router? Sometimes this software causes those lags, too (similar to the option u deactivated with wlan-optimizer).
U can try to search for a firmware update: http://www.zyxeltech.de/
Otherwise, if you have the option to try another router you could limit the possibilities for sources of error.


#5

I’m heading out to get a billion 5200grc tomorrow and i’ll let you know how that pans out.
However SF4 is the only online game that i am playing at the moment so i have no comparison with other games that i can provide. One thing though is that my browsing seems to be having lag spikes as well (can’t open hotmail for 5-10 secs, click reload and voila) so i guess it might not be a SF4 specific problem. Someone on the steam forums posted that old zyxel modems have a problem when running with win7 so i’ll just get the new modem. Bout time anyway, my modem’s about 6 years old.


#6

I’ve gotten my billion modem and everything seems to be alright now. Must have been the damn zyxel…


#7

Ah, Zyxel… Fond memories of shitness. Gratz on sorting out the issue.


#8

put frame to fix

put frame to fix