I'm on Virgin 20mb and get lag of some proportion when online gaming 90% of the time, no matter what time of day.
I've tried a Belkin router, a Zyxel router and VM's own branded Netgear router, but it's still the same. I'm using as short as possible cat 6 ethernet cables too for less speed restriction and length, but still the same.
I've set up a static IP for my PS3 and opened all ports for each game i play, which is mostly COD4, and i've even tried it in the DMZ with no noticeable difference.
Before you say, i realise there won't be a perfect connection to the US etc., but the other day i was host and an American was on 2 yellow bars. My shots were perfectly placed but just not registering, yet he killed with a normal amount of shots on 2 bars ?!?!?!?! When i'm on 2 bars i can't kill anything!
I also have Virgin TV and a separate box upstairs, so the signal into my modem is split (upstairs/downstairs) then one of them 'branches' is split again (V+ box/modem) so could that be the problem ?
Getting pretty sick of it all now, so am looking into a gaming router. Just done a quick search and found a few at £50 and some up to £200! Before shelling out that kind of money can anyone tell me if these gaming routers are any good ? Or just another advertising ploy ?
Thanks in advance people :o)
P.S Sorry if it's in the wrong section