Serious Lag Issues In All Of My Games?

Specifically CoD4 and Black Ops. When I play directly plugged into my modem (my modem has two ethernet ports), it seems like a majority of the time I am on a 2 bar connection (out of the average 3-4 bar). I'm usually not lagging during movement such as running, but everything else seems to be delayed. For example, I click LB to throw a stun grenade and it takes an extra second to register. I also seem to get extremely severe bullet lag. I'll get on a decent connection maybe 1 out of 20 games, but usually I'm on a 2 bar suffering from ridiculous delay and latency. If I'm plugged into my wireless router instead of my modem, I get the same issues but worse. Plus it takes me about 2 minutes to find a game (vs the normal 5-20 seconds). I doubt it's a problem with host selection because my friends I party up with in the area don't have the problems I have in the games.

I've reset my modem and router tons of times, there isnt anyone else on my network doing anything, my NAT type is open, I have really good internet speed, I've changed ethernet cables 3 or 4 times, I've tried different ethernet ports on my modem and router, I've tried nearly everything and nothing is reducing this lag.

What could be causing it and what could I do to fix it?


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Last updated July 4, 2018 Views 0 Applies to:

I suggest checking out some issues and conducting speed tests at and  I'm sure there are better test sites out there but give us an idea of what your upload and download speeds are along with latency in ms from the ping test.  You may have an issue between your modem and the ISP network.  Do you use a router at all or do you have a modem/router combo unit?  If it is a combo unit, do you use port forward?  Just because a person has an open NAT does not mean it stays open during play.

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