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    Laggs do occur every 10 seconds or so.
    Its like: I press a key for example frost armor, character keeps walking and 3-4 seconds later he is casting the ability.
    I think this only occurs in the client I start separatedly, but cant say for sure.

    What does AP mean?
    And how can I check to wich channel it is set?
    Last edited by patbluestar : 06-20-2020 at 09:04 AM

  2. #12

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    Quote Originally Posted by patbluestar View Post
    What does AP mean?
    And how can I check to wich channel it is set?
    AP means access point, commonly known as router (though being 2 different things technically).

    He basically did ask, if there are multiple APs with the same visual name in your range - usually this is done in corporate environments.

    And to check the Wifi channel(s) you have to logon to your router via its webinterface.
    How this done depends on your ISP (If ISP-provisioned) and/or router model - google it.

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    Ok I tried including my main character (the booster) also in the IS boxxer team and I thiiiiink the laggs are gone now.
    Strange but apparently this was the problem.

    Im still testing though

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    So after still having laggs even starting all 5 clients via IS boxxer I remembered the tipp to set AP to a specific channel.
    And wow this was really a game changer, no laggs so far.

    Why does that make such a difference?!

    Thanks all so much again for helping me!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by patbluestar View Post
    So after still having laggs even starting all 5 clients via IS boxxer I remembered the tipp to set AP to a specific channel.
    And wow this was really a game changer, no laggs so far.

    Why does that make such a difference?
    Imagine a WiFi channel like a road.
    If its crowded with cars, everything will be slower and minor bump will cause issues for all following.

    The Wifi technology built around the "collision avoidance", so one after another.
    Setting a channel with less traffic is reducing the possibility of 'road bumps'.

    The wired (LAN) connection instead is "collision detection" => as fast as possible until something gets lost.

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    Quote Originally Posted by patbluestar View Post
    So after still having laggs even starting all 5 clients via IS boxxer I remembered the tipp to set AP to a specific channel.
    And wow this was really a game changer, no laggs so far.

    Why does that make such a difference?!

    Thanks all so much again for helping me!!
    The biggest issue with low-latency connections is that when the AP switches channels, there is a pause while the clients follow the channel change announcement and switch over to the new channel. Newer APs (not sure how new or which ones, honestly) can fairly rapidly switch channels to avoid contention. The algorithms that control that can also end up buggy and misbehave under unexpected conditions, so setting it to a single-channel will avoid all those issues. The downside is that if you end up with a lot of noise on a specific channel, it cannot switch away, though that's usually not such a big problem in residential setups.

    Glad a simple fix got you sorted out!
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    Yes this could very much explain what I was experiencing, just a couple of seconds every minute or so but of course for boosting this can be devastating.

    Additionally I activated band-steering in my router settings and I think this further increased stability.

    Thanks again guys for your help - really much appreciating it!

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    Band-steering directs clients to 5GHz to get them off of the 2.4GHz which is usually cluttered by IoT devices and microwave ovens. :P If using 5GHz helps, that's a faster band anyway, and shorter range. I've had good luck with it and use it on my laptops and phones and leave my cameras and IoT stuff on the 2.4. Glad it's all going better for you!
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