My Problem: When I am playing rust about every 5-20 seconds (it varies a bunch) my game stutters. To me when this happens it looks like I jump back in time about 2 seconds. Meaning that I could be running along and suddenly the game jumps me back two seconds to where I was before. Another example: I am leaving my house. I open my door leave and then close the door behind me…and then bam the game jumps and I am back inside my house. It seems to happen with the most frequency when I am mining. It seems that about every other hit I have to repeat because the game is jumping me back. The big issue in all of this is that I suspect that when I jump in my perspective I am just standing still in game.
Why it is a problem: I can’t PVP because shooting people is impossible when you are jumping/lagging. And I cannot run from anyone either. Because of the jumps I probably get places 20% slower (because I am constantly jumping backwards) which means that anyone can catch up to me and kill me easy. Another problem is with aggressive AI. I might be shooting a zombie or a wolf and suddenly the game jumps and I am dead because they have actually been hitting me for 2 seconds.
What I have tried: I have see similar problems and people claim to fix it be disabling their Realtek drivers. Unfortunately I do not have realtek drivers. I suspect the problem stems from my external wireless adapter I just bought because my internal wireless just died. And no I do not have access to an ethernet cable.