Windows 7 Wireless ping spikes and my solution...


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Apr 1, 2009
Well, it is definitely a problem with Windows 7 and the Linksys WMP54G wireless card's driver (and the Ralink drivers for that matter!). I finally got my MSI Turbo-G Wireless Adapter last weekend. Did a fresh install of Windows 7 with the adapter physically installed in the system. Once Windows finished installing, I updated the driver for the card with the Vista 64-bit driver that I downloaded MSI's website previously....rebooted....pulled up a command spike still there....

Then, I let Windows Update search for new updates. It found a Ralink driver for my card, so I installed it. No ping spike any more! This is exactly what we did with my wife's PC, and it doesn't have the ping spike either.

So, either Windows doesn't like something with the Linksys driver, or their driver just doesn't work properly with Vista or Windows 7 in the first place. Thankfully, the MSI card was only $25 at Amazon. It really shouldn't have been this painful to sort out though.... :/
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