Question About Lag...

Lately my wireless internet to my Xbox has been very low, to the extent of me not being able to connect to Xbox Live.  Yesterday I got a USB extension cord so I can put my wireless adapter closer to my router.  That boosted my connection quite a bit.  I now have 4 bars when I check my Xbox's connection, but now when I play any of my games online, the lag is bad enough to where I am not able to play.  Any solutions on how to fix this, or improve it?

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  •  What Country/State/Province do you live in? - United States, Georgia
  • Modem brand & model number:  - Touchstone Telephony Modem, **** TM502g
  • Router brand & model number:  - Valet M10
  • Network Connection Type: Wireless/Wired - Wireless
  • If Wireless, what type of encryption are you using? - Locked 
  • Things you have tried: - Resetting the router and modem 
  • Is UPnP Enabled? Yes/no/Unknown - Yes
  • Is NAT Type Open? - It was a few weeks ago, but randomly went back to being Moderate
  • Any Error Codes you encounter:  -
  • What type of internet do you have? - Cable/DSL/T1/3G? - Cable
  • Who is your ISP(Internet Service Provider)? - Comcast
 

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Last updated July 4, 2018 Views 4 Applies to:

The Cisco Valet M10 is a 54Mb/s wireless G router. Wireless G is ok if you live in a small house or an apartment with thin walls and your consoles and computers are never very far away from your router, however there are number of factors that can cause problems:

 

How far your console is from the router - the signal will degrade the further away you get.

How thick your walls are.  Really thick concrete will block the signal.

 

There are number of solutions:

A cheaper alternative could be to move the router nearer your console 

A new router, a wireless N or N+, also depending on your console (if it's not a Slim) you will also have to be buy the Xbox wireless N network adapter.

A wireless extender to boost your connection coverage

A Poweline adapter, they use the electricity wires in your house/apartment to move data around.

 

 

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That's what makes me confused.  I just got a USB extension cord so I could move my wireless adapter closer to my router, which now the adapter isn't far from my router, and it says I'm getting 4 bars.  This is the only time I've had lag problems.

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(Sorry for the double post, wouldn't let me edit)

I just ran an internet speed test, and it says:

Download Speed = 10.36 Mbps

Upload Speed = 5.01 Mbps

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And what is the ping?

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Where would I find it?

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I did a new speed test from speedtest.net on my laptop.

Download speed: 10.21 Mbps

Upload speed: 4.95 Mbps

Ping: 22 ms

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