Wifi ping spikes on Windows 11 – Solved!
This article solves your Wifi ping spikes problem in Windows 11! We will cover the significant Wifi connectivity issue and show you how to deal with it. To get a deeper dive into the topic, you can read our research on that issue with the opening history: PING SPIKES ON WI-FI EVERY 10 SECONDS.
First of all, you need to reboot every device you have an issue with: desktop, laptop, phone, and router. This is corny, but sometimes it helps!
Once you reboot your devices, we will use a more complicated approach – diagnostics on Windows 11. We need to check and diagnose our patient – internet connection – to see if the issue persists and how bad it is.
- We would use the Command Prompt to check the connectivity. Type ‘cmd’ in the search and hit Enter.
- Once the new window opens, type the following command ‘ping www.google.com -t’
- If you have a similar situation, take our congratulations – we have successfully diagnosed our patient’s illness.
- You need to restart the device and boot in a safe mode. To do this, type ‘Advanced Startup’ in the search bar and click on ‘Restart now’ in the opened window. After the reboot, you will be able to choose the mode you want to boot up. Do not forget to use the safe mode that allows you to access the internet.
- After the restart, ping Google once more and check if you see the same situation or vice versa – no ping spikes.
*If there are no ping spikes after that, it proves that you have a software issue, and your ISP or router are OK.
- Go to the Settings by clicking on the right lower bar with WiFi, sound, and battery → gear icon.
- After that, go to the Windows Update section
- Go to the Advanced options menu
- Find there the ‘Delivery optimization’ title and click on it
- In the opened window, make sure that you unchecked the ‘Allow downloads from other PCs’ option
After the manipulations, you need to restart your Windows 11. It is crucial that you do it. If you want to run the test before restarting, you might see the ping is lower but still high enough. Thus, go and reboot your device.
This might be another option of WiFI ping spikes on Windows 11, even if you are not using this app. The software is built-in in Windows 11 OS and still can influence the internet performance and stability of your connection.
- Run the following command – gpedit.msc – by pressing Win+R. You will be prompted to the Group Policy Editor. (If the system shows an error, you can find the solution at the end of our article)
- Find and expand the Administrative Templates folder.
- Then do the same to the Windows Components.
- Find the OneDrive option and expand it as well.
- Take a look at the screenshot below and set them to ‘Enabled.’ The only option you should not touch is ‘Save documents in OneDrive by default.
- The window of the option will look like this. Choose ‘Enable.’
After these manipulations, you need to reboot your Windows 11 and check if the issue persists. In most cases, this should help you get rid of ping spikes on Windows 11. If you notice that the ping is still skyrocketing, you might want to go and perform the same manipulations to other cloud services.
How to install the Group Policy Editor in Windows 11
Sometimes, Windows 11 can tell you that it cannot find gpedit.msc. This happens if you have the Home version of Windows OS. What can you do there? You can download the utility via this link.
After running the downloaded file, the user account control will ask for your permission. Click ‘Yes’ to let the command prompt execute the queries. Once the process is complete, press any button to close the command prompt.
Although the restart of the system is not required, you should better reboot Windows 11 to make sure every policy is working fine.
- Posted by Mary K
- On January 27, 2022
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