confirming internet issues being due to your ISP or the application youre attempting to use
cox internet running awful?
rule out your application by sending an extended ping command to cox's most local decided routing hop to google
- open start menu
- type cmd, open command prompt
- type "tracert -h 2 google.com" without the quotes, hit enter
- copy the number at the end of the second line, NOT the one that starts with 192.168.x.x
- type "ping [IP copied from before] -t" without quotes, hit enter
this will ping the closest server on the journey to accessing google once every second indefinitely until you choose to halt it by holding ctrl and pressing C twice.
afterwards itll report your statistics back. if theres packet loss/high latency and youre confident in your hardware or its rented from/owned by cox, then you can be certain its 100% on their end.
if this pandemic isnt the wake up call for these effective broadband monopolies to upgrade their infrastructure, then i dont know what is. the ISP bourgeoisie are finally having to deal with years of minimum required maintenance and no real upgrades to infrastructure unless strongarmed by competition.
unfortunately for vegas, municipal internet is banned by state law. (clever use of that money in lobbying over improvements!) so unless youre in the area of service for a competitors fiber option, youve really got no other choice. theres the illusion of choice, but you dont have another choice.
my disgust at this point with this company is immeasurable. if i could move i would, if i had other options id take them.
hope this post helps others!