Firstly, appreciate anyone who reads through my post and especially anyone who replies.
I’ve been suffering from a stutter during online gaming. It appears that it is mostly to do with COD Warzone but I’m here because I don’t know the cause and can’t narrow it down. On COD Warzone, packet loss/burst is indicated by 3 yellow/orange squares on the left of the screen.
Super Hub 3, running in router mode. 15m Cat6 Ethernet Cable.
I’ve read about puma chipsets, micro stutters on the 15ARH05H laptop to do with the BIOS settings, packet burst issues with COD and anything I can find on the subject. Which is why I’ll probably post this is multiple forums.
It does appear that there are quite a number of people suffering from issues like this on Virgin Media and actually looking at my old posts, I suffered with packet loss and stuttering in 2019 at a different property on Apex Legends. I had completely forgotten about this and don’t know what the solution was.
So far I have tried:
Playing on 1m cable in case it was the 15m cable.
Playing with the router in modem mode and connected via ethernet. Appeared to improve but still experienced stutters. Only played 3 games like this. It wasn’t stutter free by any means.
Updated Ethernet drivers.
Played on WiFi.
Played other games and don’t seem to suffer with the same issue. Halo Infinite, League of Legends, Forza Horizon 4, Gears of War Tactics, Ori and the Blind Forest. So is it purely the COD game?
Tried different GPU drivers with no improvement.
Been through multiple Windows 10 updates. No change.
Tried benchmarking after each change to track issues but nothing appeared to point at anything being a problem regards hardware.
Changing on-demand texture streaming to “Disabled” within COD settings.
Played at a friends house over WiFi. This was the best it had been for months. 3 games played. 2 were stutter free. The other game experienced a small amount of lag but I did play over WiFi. So does this point at an internet issue at my house?
Could it be a combination of my internet with COD?
I set up a BQM the other day and played COD last night (4th of Jan) and it was very laggy. Looking at the BQM, there are loads of spikes in ping and a couple bits of packet loss. It points to the internet being a problem. Having looked at previous gaming clips I recorded. My ping is much lower and a lot more stable than it is now, so this won’t help. Although the clip doesn’t really show my game spiking with the in-game latency reading, I did notice 150ms at some points.
Connect to the hub by clicking on this link http://192.168.0.1/ That should pull up the log in page for the hub. But don't log in, just click on the link "Check router status" That'll bring up a window with five tabs. Open the Downstream tab. Select all the text (Ctrl-A if using a keyboard), copy it (Ctrl-C), then paste it (Ctrl-V) into a reply here as TEXT not screenshots. Post that, do the same for the Upstream and Network log. You'll get an error message when you post the Network log, just click on "post" a second time.
Then we can check for any obvious problems with power, noise or error counts.
A BQM to match the time that the router status were posted. <snip>
Still looking like over utilisation at peak hours. However your Downstream power is too high, range should be -6 to +10. A VM technician will be needed to fix this. Either phone this in or wait here a day or two for a VM Mod to pick this up.
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Welcome back to our Community Forums! Thank you for your post, and I'm sorry to see that you're experiencing some ongoing connection issues while playing online games.
I have been able to locate your account and I can see that there are some ongoing power level issues on your downstream connection. Unfortunately, we're unable to resolve this issue remotely, so we would need to book in a technician appointment to look into this further for you.
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