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    WoW dropping my internet connection

    For the past few months ill get it every couple of days where my internet connection is fine and quick but when i start wow it bogs it down way more than normal. to the point where it drops the wireless connection constantly. It's only WoW that does it from what i can tell. Anyone know what it could be?

    I have AT&T and am wirelessly connected to the router upstairs (which is only a problem when on wow as mentioned)

    If I shut off wow everything (albeit in a few min.) starts working again and I go back to normal.
    I've looked through the settings in WoW for anything that could be drawing to muc but nothing fits the bill and/or changes the problem
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    I literally die every time i see people using literally wrong.

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    does this just affect you, or does everyone lose wireless when you play wow?

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    Just me, only have one other person on it, and they are hardwired into it.
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    do you have any other wireless devices, if they lose connection as well, it is probably a problem with your router, if they don't it is probably a problem with your computer, are you running any traffic shaping software or gamefirst type software?

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    I've not actually checked any of the other wirelessly connected things (only phone that i can think of) i shall the next chance i get

    It's a pretty stock comp when it comes down to it, so no, i don't really know what they are/do.
    That's what's bugging me about it is that it goes in and out, sometimes it's fine sometimes not. If it was consistent i could figure out
    the cause.
    Quote Originally Posted by -Ethos- View Post
    I literally die every time i see people using literally wrong.

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    I've been in your position when I moved house - had to use wireless to connect to the router upstairs (my home-office is in the basement lol) - and had pretty much the exact same issue: frequent connection dropouts, which wasn't really too much of a problem for 'normal' internet usage (surfing the web etc), but it friggin sucked for gaming. (wow, cs:s, cod)

    And then I discovered powerline ethernet adapters from NetGear, which saved me from going insane.

    I have the Netgear Powerline HDXB101 kit (now called the XAV101 btw) which came as a set of 2 adapters. Plugged first adapter into wall socket near router upstairs, 2nd adapter into wall socket near pc downstairs, cabled them up and BOOM - instant happiness. You are now effectively using a wired connection plugged straight into the router. No more crappy wireless needed.

    I HIGHLY recommend that you check them out!! I've had them for ~5years now and they are most definitely the best thing since sliced bread.

    ---------- Post added 2013-02-01 at 12:30 PM ----------

    PC <===cable===> [1st adapter] .... **magic happens over the house's electrical wiring** .... [2nd adapter] <===cable===> ROUTER ---> { INTERNET }

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