I'm using a wifi usb stick for internet and decided to try it out for some games. I noticed though that whenever my game starts up, which in turn pushes my video card to start working, my ping spikes up and even kills the wifi stick's dashboard. I'm assuming that this is a power issue. Anyone know if I can increase the power that goes into my USB port or device?
Of course the PSU may be the reason but most likely it is just the CPU which is busy with the game and has too little resources left for processing the whole networking stuff the WLAN stick has off-loaded onto the CPU. In the CPU is busy it takes more CPU cycles until the networking code is executed hence it takes longer for processing incoming and outgoing packets.