played fifa 09,10,11, and 12, and until recently i didnt even know what lag was. from 09, up until 2 months ago, all my fifa games worked online as they did offline.
so 2 months ago i started having problems, i have since found out its lag, or more specifically latency delay. i dont see any freezing, or warping or any normal lag, the game looks fine and to anyone watching, it would be playing fine, but when i play it feels horrible. my players feel sluggish, unresponsive, and everything i try and do seems to take an age.
my setup is as follows.....
adsl filter in master socket, filter connected to netgear dg834g router, ethernet cable going from router to xbox 360. pc connects to the router wirelessly. xbox 360 has a static ip address, which i have placed in the routers dmz to allow all ports to be open. no one else is using any bandwidth when i play.
so my troubleshooting steps so far have been.....
plugged filter into test socket
changed all cables at least twice
tried the most expensive router i could find (netgear, over £100, big blue circle on top)
tried another xbox
put my tv in gaming mode
tried a wired controller
and the most worrying step, which shocked and dissapointed me when it didnt work, was to switch back from bt broadband, to zen internet. as i had always had great gaming with zen before. but to note, in fairness, bt was great, up until my problem started.
i have spoken to zen a few times, who tell me everything is fine from their readings, but they are going to keep an eye on the connection for a bit and let me know.
im really starting to think that some underlying problem is causing this, something that i personally cant do anything about. and that is the most worrying part of all of this. i dont know to much about all this stuff, but im really worried there could be some problem with my exchange, something small enough to cause this, but not big enough that it is recognized and warrants fixing, or some little error with my line.
for close to 2 months straight i have just been trawling the internet and googling like crazy, trying to get to the bottom of this, and there seems to be no end in sight.
lastly i will give results of a sppedtest.net and pingtest.net taken seconds ago to the recommended server....
speedtest.net ping 24ms d/l 7.93mb u/l 0.96mb
pingtest ping 22ms jitter 2ms grade A
i would also like to show the last 24 hours of my thinkbroadband ping and latency monitoring tool, this can be seen at the following link..
im really hoping someone may just have the answer or be able to somehow sort this problem, that, as sad as it is, is pretty much stressing the hell out of me and ruining my days and nights.