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Asus RT-AC5300 wierd problem with games

Discussion in 'ASUS AC Routers & Adapters' started by Atomic7431, Oct 9, 2019.

  1. Atomic7431

    Atomic7431 Occasional Visitor

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    I have the router in title, im on a 330/45 mb connection here in the uk.

    I have the latest merlin version firmware 384.13, i have flashed this more than once and done complete factory wipe no restore of any kind.

    Now me and my 2 kids play fps games a lot, for instance apex legends. So we can go on and play do really well (top 3 most games) that evening.
    Get up the next day and we go on again and cant seem to hit a barn door, check ping looks ok 18ms max, usually aroun 7ms / 8ms.
    Check bufferbloat its between ratings of B and A. So i think ok reboot router, then we game again. Suddenly were back to hitting everything and doing as we would normally, top 5 area with around 7 kills each, buffler bloat is usally an A after reboot.

    Ive been monitoring this for a couple of weeks now, and been trying to get to the bottom of the issue for a lot longer, ive changed network cables, plugged everyone directly into the router and not the netgear switch. Seen the same result for a while, i even changed supplier and still see the same issues, i tried the provided fritzbox as well and it seems to not cope with the connection to well at all.

    So what could this be? is it time for a new router with SQM, fq-codel and see how it goes or is it something else?
    I was using the script on here by fresh jr at one point but its had no updates for a while either.

    all help appreciated, do i need to find a new router?

    ps. The router is about 2 years old now.
    pps. also i had this kind of issue at my old address with this router but i just blamed the poor connection we had at the time, 5mb/0.7mb, but im wondering if router was at fault as well.
     
  2. Atomic7431

    Atomic7431 Occasional Visitor

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    I wonder if the cpu cant handle the processing at fast speed of 300MB connection to well with the fq-codel (1.4 GHz dual-core processor)

    Do i need a quad core cpu, reading around it may be the case......
     
  3. Atomic7431

    Atomic7431 Occasional Visitor

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  4. Atomic7431

    Atomic7431 Occasional Visitor

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    Thanks for all the valuable information, i think ive got someway into partially solving this now.