High Packet Loss and High Max ping to first hop after cable modem - Mesa, AZ, Gigablast
High ping to first hop after cable modem via IP.
High packet loss at times, specifically playing games of course.
repeat buffering of movies for the kids a wife watching netflix and youtube.
So, here is what I do:
From the command prompt:
it prints out my IP, then the first hop via IP, then so on and so on until I get to 184.108.40.206
My first hop IP after my cable modem is: 10.51.0.1
now, I set up PRTG (Amazing network suite by the way) to always ping 10.51.0.1 to check the health of my network connection to Cox.
I get spikes of 1-5% packet loss all day, every day. On weekends I am now getting 20% or more
No tier 2 support during their customers hours where they actually use their service. No internal teams to help customers with actual IP problems. And no knowledge of what a router does in the world of the internet.
When I tell support I am having a router drop packets on their network, give them the IP, tell them my account, etc. They just tell me to call the manufacturer of my router. they do no understand that they have routers, real routers, internal to their network also.
Not sure why they have not gotten basic training on how the things of the internet work, as not everyone who calls in is knowledgeless about how IP works.
Sorry, just frustrated that I am not getting what I have paid too much for too long for.