Internet Performance Dropping Off
My interest performance is off about ¼ speed - I'm testing offsite servers I use all the time - some are my SMTP/EMAIL services and some are offsite servers I use constantly and ping often. If I ping my DNS servers at Cox those look OK so my connection via my my modem looks OK. My speed to test servers looks OK. Here is a trace route that show the problems. I generally connect to this server at 14-18ms and now it's running over 80ms.
The problem has been resolved. Here is the final resolution to the problem. Cox has rerouted the traffic and the failing server has been removed from the network or at least from the part that I can see when trying to reach my server. I would ask that all those who have been following this discussion and have suggested - in spite of the clear evidence in the trace route that I had modem problems, wireless problems. or computer problems, please note carefully that this whole message stream clearly documents a Cox network issue that took extreme perseverance and dedication to appeal to Cox to get it fixed. All of the screen shots in this message stream serve as a full set of documentation on what a network problem looks like and that it can be resolved if the problem service is recognized and dealt with.