Counter Strike Global Offensive (CS-GO) is an online multiplayer game and like all other online games it needs a stable internet connection to run the game smoothly without any lagging issues.
A lot of players complain that they get disconnected from the game’s servers in between games, and are wondering why CSGO disconnects my internet?
In this post, I will talk about what causes these disconnects and how to fix these so that you can have a smooth gaming experience.
Why CSGO Disconnects My Internet And How To Fix It?
When receiving new updates for the game there are some bugs and issues with the game’s servers that often lead to these types of disconnections, but those all will be fixed by the company with a new update within a week.
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But if these disconnections happen regularly, something is wrong.
There are several causes to this issue, and these are:
Not Connected To The Network Properly
Even though your computer is connected with the router, the router is not connected to the Internet.
This is a very common problem that happens a lot when playing games like CSGO.
If you’re using a wired router you check if the Internet or Ethernet light indicator is on, it usually takes a few minutes to appear after you turn on the router.
But if it isn’t on, check if the cables are probably plugged in and restart the router, this should fix the issue. However if the light indicator is still not on, you’ll have to contact the service provider.
If you’re using a 4G connection, make sure you have good signal strength. But if you are living in a busy area, more users will connect to the same signal tower which forms a lot of traffic thus disconnecting you from the internet.
This unfortunately, is an unfixable issue. You could try sending a complaint to the service provider and see if they do anything or else you will have to play during non-peak hours.
Background apps have a huge impact on both connectivity and the performance of CSGO.
Before starting the game, you should always close all the unnecessary applications which reduces the chances of CSGO disconnecting.
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You can close the background applications from your taskbar, or else you can stop them from opening from the startup.
To do that go to the task manager by pressing Ctrl+Shift+Esc, then go to ‘Startup’ where you can disable all the unnecessary applications, so that they won’t open when you switch on Windows.
The next thing you need to check is whether there are any windows updates or a software update that’s going on.
If there is one, you will get connection spikes when playing CSGO causing random lags and fps drops and even disconnections which is very annoying. So make sure that there are no ongoing update downloads while you’re playing the game.
To check whether there’s any ongoing windows updates, type Windows update settings on the search and click Windows update settings.
On this window, you can see if there are any ongoing updates. You can also stop auto-updating but it is not recommended by Microsoft.
There can also be updates on steam, so before starting the game go to downloads on steam and check whether there are any ongoing updates.
And if you are playing any game from other platforms like Riot games, Origins, etc…. make sure there are closed so that there won’t be any updates running on them
Maintaining A Stable Connection
To get a consistent gaming experience you need to have a stable connection. When getting a new connection check for both higher download speed and upload speed.
The higher these speeds are the lower your ping will be.
However, if you’re not planning on buying a new connection soon, here are some tips to improve the stability of the connection:
- If you are using a wireless connection make sure your router is as close to your device as possible because walls and objects weaken the Wi-Fi strength.
If your router is in a fixed place you can you Wi-Fi extenders to improve the connection
- Instead of WIFI try using an Ethernet cable (LAN) to have a wired connection between the router and the device.
This gives you the most stable connection out of the router, because there are no signal drops like on wireless connections.
- Make sure you have updated your network adapter on your device.
To check whether you have updated your network adapters, press Windows key + r to open run then type devmgmt.msc.
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The device manager will pop up and find network adapters. and click on it. Right-click on your network adapter and click the update driver to let it search automatically.
Check Whether All The Game Files Are Valid
Sometimes game files get destroyed when updating the game or when you don’t turn off the game properly, this causes regular disconnections in CSGO and other lagging issues.
To prevent this from happening you should close the game properly, not using task manager. Plus, don’t close the game in-between games. When updating the game do not update half and update the other half later.
You can check whether your files have been misplaced by opening the steam app and going to the Library.
Right Click on Counter-Strike: Global Offensive go to Properties then click on Local files and then click on Verify integrity of game files.
More Tips To Refresh Your Network Settings
Run a troubleshoot on your network settings. To do this Right Click on the Network icon on the taskbar and click on troubleshoot problem.
You can flush your DNS cache this will help in fixing some network issues. To do this press the Windows key + r then type cmd and the command prompt will pop up. Next type –
Additionally, you can reset your network settings which will put all your network settings back into the factory setting.
You can do this by Right Clicking on the Network icon on the taskbar and then clicking on Open Network & Internet settings go to the bottom of it and there you can find Network reset. Click on it, and click on Rest now.