Losing connection in online games
I've been trying to get more online games lately (specifically: COD4, LoL), but have been having trouble with a connection that gets intermittently interrupted. When I get disconnected from a game, I can just to internet sites immediately if I ALT-TAB out of the game. In the case of COD4, I can connect to other servers immediately as well, but not the one that I just lost connection to. (in LoL I've managed to reconnect only once)
Pertinent info (so far - I'll update as requested):
- I have cable internet which goes through a router to my PC - everything is wires (e.g. no wireless).
- Router: D-link DIR-815
- Cable modem: Motorola SB6120
I've tried the following:
- checked settings on router (but admittedly I'm not sure what I'd look for)
- swapped all cables one at a time, with tests in between to try to isolate a faulty cable
Any suggestions on how to proceed? What other info would you guys need to help me diagnose this? Thanks!