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by: Bladactania March 12, 2012 2:48 PM PDT

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by Bladactania - 3/12/12 2:48 PM

I play an online game (World of Tanks to be specific). On occasion I am subject to crippling lag. While this is to be expected in MMOs from time to time, I always seem to be victim to it when no one else on the server is experiencing the problem. After some investigation, I noticed it's when I'm in a part of my house where the wireless signal isn't perfect. However how can this cause a problem? My cable internet has a max speed of 12Mbs per second and even at the lowest connection speed, I'm connected to the wireless network at 72Mbs per second. And when I look at my network utilization, I'm at a meager 10%. Is there a setting somewhere for individual applications that limits the portion of network bandwidth the application can use? Can there be another explanation?

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