Re: Gone Every Sixty Seconds
On Fri, 11 Jul 2008 15:46:12 -0700, Xpheyel
>As they say, those who don't learn from their history are doomed to repeat
>it. Five years ago I spent a couple weeks trying to get rid of an annoying
>spike in my network latency that would turn up every sixty seconds.
>Eventually I guess I managed to install linksys wireless software in Windows
>2000 compatibility mode and disable the Wireless Zero Configuration service.
>Apparently at some point this was magically fixed for me in XP because I
I love bedtime stories.
>didn't really worry about it when I was buying a new wireless adapter and I
>know I undid the linksys malarkey prior to going wired.
>Anyway, this is apparently that "thing" where the services occasionally
>decides to not do that recieve/transmit data stuff and goes looking for other
>networks no matter how or how many times you tell it not to. It seems bloody
>absurd for the ping to the gateway to ever be 900MS. I don't even know if
>it's worth bothering to suggest that Microsoft put a configuration option to
>stop it from polling.
>OS: Vista 64-bit Home Premium
>Card: WMP54G (using Ralink drivers I believe)
>If you have an ideas please let me know. I have Vista Anti-Lag and WLAN
>Optimizer but they do not work for me. That in mind, here's my plan:
>1) Uninstall Current Drivers, try to install XP drivers. If that works, try
>VAL/WLAN Optimizer again.
>2) Uninstall drivers, try linksys CD in compatibility mode. Manually install
>drivers if needed. Disable WLAN Autoconfig.
>3) Uninstall drivers/linksys, use Ralink installer. Try disabling
>Autoconfig. Try disabling via "netsh wlan set". If WLAN Autoconfig is on, try
>VAL/WLAN Optimizer again.
>4) The registry has some "interval" values under hkey_local_machine,
>Software, Microsoft, wlansvc. However these are binary values at "60 EA 00
>00". Of course, that 60 in hex is really 96 and its the high order bits so it
>doesn't make a lot of sense without documentation.
>1) I have an old Windows XP box which Linksys apparently likes much better.
>I am thinking that I could move the adapter over there, use a wired network
>between the two computers, and bridge the connections.
>Has anyone tried this, and will I need a cross over cable? I kind of think I
>will but I'm not sure if it applies when one of them is basically being a
>Plus it kind of seems like throwing a second network/computer at the problem
>is counter intuitive.
>2) Go buy one of those WAP/Ethernet bridges they use on Xboxes to get
>wireless networking. I now curse my current adapter, as I spent a couple days
>looking for RPSMA connectors so I could move the antenna around. I could've
>gotten one of these and stuck however much CAT5 on the end as I wanted. Has
>anyone tried this on a desktop to get rid 60 second lag spike?
>Anyway, there isn't any point in hoping Microsoft fixes it in a reasonable
>time frame since I first encountered this particular headache in 2003. If
>anyone has a solution I'm not considering let me know.