thanks for looking into my problem.
I am running XP 32bit with 4GB in an Athlon 64 X2 5200+. My WLAN has static IP with a PSK. I am using an Edimax EW-7128g to connect to a FritzBox.
For a few days now I have a strange lag spike problem. I first realized it while playing games: Every so often, the game would stop remotely for maybe a second: I could still move (so I deducted that it wasn't my computer that hang) but the game lagged. As I usually have a 14-16ms ping, it was strange. Later, I used teamspeak while playing and noticed that during my lags, even teamspeak traffic seemed to stop.
I did a few experiments (ping -t www.google.de
) and et voila: Every so often (maybe once per minute) in between the 15ms replies, I get one with about a second delay. That matched what I was experiencing. What was interesting is that I did not have this problem before and did not change my software, at least not to my knowledge.
I called my ISP and there I heard of a problem with the latest Windows Update. He said that there was a "kernel change" which generated problems with certain firewall applications. I remembered that I had a Windows Update (set to automatically d/l and install) the day before. After deinstalling the firewall (Sygate Personal, I still have my packet filtering appliance) and still getting this problem, I investigated on the net and found a number of similar problems, despite the difficult to describe nature of the problem. However, most of the replies either did not offer sufficient information ("I just reinstalled and all went fine") or did not apply to me ("Disable WLAN Zero Configuration service", my system does not seem to have that service).
So I'm guessing that could be a known problem/issue, but the nature of it makes searching for answers difficult and finding one very rare. I hope you guys can help me shed some light onto this problem.