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I have a Netgear N series too. Are you using the server browser and not quick match? I play on East Coast servers most of the time, South I sometimes don't get full ping and West is too far away, I never play on them.
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Which N model is it? If it's a 150, there's your problem. They tend to send/receive packets of data from consoles VERY slowly. I have an N300+54 Modem/Router and it is lightning fast. I'm in Australia, and even with our lack of fibre optic cable I can pull 34mb/s download, and I'm with Internode (it also helps that I live 30 meters from the exchange).
I suggest an upgrade to your router. Anything below 300mbps is not suited to gaming at all.
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The router I have is a Netgear N600 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Router...model WNDR3700.
I've tried countless searches over the internet to try and find out if there are some settings I need to change but to no avail. Part of the problem is that I'm not familiar with many of the terms being used...if I could get step by step instructions I could probably do it as I'm fairly tech saavy...just don't have a masters degree in it like many do...lol.
I bought the router in question because it advertised that it was great for gaming with 300+ mbps being advertised.
My cable company upgraded my modem speed a while back from 10 to 15 mbps...I have pretty quick internet...it's just the Xbox Live that seems to be affected with BF3 being notorious for bad lag in some matches. I do indeed use the server browser as opposed to quick match.
It's frustrating because several people I know don't seem to have lag issues when playing this game.
Also, it should be noted that my Xbox is hardwired into the router itself so it's not a wireless signal issue.
Any other thoughts? I'm pretty desperate and I don't know where to turn.
I have the same router as you and I haven't had lag issues at all. I've used both a wired connection an wireless connection and the difference isn't noticeable while playing. I'm not sure if this has any effect but I do have it port-forwarded for xbox live.
Make sure your NAT is open. I too have the netgear either 3500 or 3700. The issue I had was getting disconnected from XBL sometimes. Changing the security protocol fixed that for some reason. Other than that no lag issues
Find the model of your router by looking at the back of it and typing it into Google and add xbox live at the end. Also go into you Xbox system settings, select network and see the signal strength. I would link you but I'm posting from a phone
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