Gaming works on Macbook wifi, but not on PC?

Hi all. I bought a pc primarily for playing games upon. Now, it works perfectly fine for playing singleplayer games, downloading things, and streaming youtube videos. However, I play a lot of League of Legends, and for some reason, I get really high ping when playing on the pc. Now, when I play with my macbook, or when my brother plays with his, the ping is perfectly fine (generally around 200). When I play on the PC, I get ping that skyrockets to the 1000's, then goes back down to regular speed, then skyrockets as soon as I feel like it's playable. :p

I have a feeling that this high ping is due to my wireless card. I know that wireless gaming is supposed to be bad, but if I get decent ping on my laptop, then why shouldn't I get it on my PC?

My wireless card is here:
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/872572-REG/TP_Link_TL_WDN4800_Wireless_N_Dual_Band_PCI.html

I also want to stream. It worked a month ago, but then I went on vacation and my streaming connection became really shoddy.

When I tested my internet speed on speedtest.net, on my PC I got 2.52 mbps download speed and 0.48 upload speed. When I tested on my mac, I got 3.28 download and 2.51 upload.

Is my problem my wireless card, and if so, how can I fix it?
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  1. Hey Impmaster, have you tried using an ethernet cable to make sure that the wifi card is the problem? Also if you could, I would suggest to try and keep your pc connected through ethernet, its generally a lot faster and causes a lot less ping (There are no disruptions).
  2. There are unfortunately no ethernet ports near any desks in my house. There's only one in the middle of the living room, and I really dont want to have to move everything there just to check. If there's no other solution, however, I might do that.
  3. Impmaster said:
    There are unfortunately no ethernet ports near any desks in my house. There's only one in the middle of the living room, and I really dont want to have to move everything there just to check. If there's no other solution, however, I might do that.


    I would just highly suggest checking if its the wifi card or not. It would help us close in on the problem. Have you tried updating your wifi card drivers from the provider?
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