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I have been experiencing high ping lately and I can not figure out why. Over the past month or so my ping has drastically dropped, it was at a high of 40-50, but now it is stuck at anywhere between 80-120 with constant spikes to anywhere between 300=400, and sometimes even reaching into the thousands. This has made it impossible to game and it has made using any other thing on the internet slow. I recently had a technician come to my house to see what the problem is, and he said the issue was just a bad connection. But whenever I use an Ethernet cable and plug my laptop into the modem, I end up with the same issues of around 100 ping with massive spikes. While checking my ping on speedtest.com it says that my ping is fine around 55, but when I go to fast.com my ping is at 110-120. I was wondering if there was anything anyone can do to help out or try and tell me what to do to fix the problem.
Can you post your signal levels? Also, can you post a tracert to google.com? My guess is ingress, which is common but very hard to track down. Only a supervisor, or someone with a meter, can climb the pole and scan for the problem.
Here is the tracert to google.com
Tracing route to google.com [2607:f8b0:4000:802::200e]over a maximum of 30 hops:
1 58 ms 2 ms 2 ms 2600:8807:8340:8b90:22f1:9eff:fe3f:24c4 2 13 ms 12 ms 11 ms 2600:8807:9f01:103::1 3 12 ms 11 ms 11 ms 2001:578:1c00:4::56 4 13 ms 11 ms 10 ms 2001:578:1c00:4::2 5 74 ms 55 ms 57 ms 2001:578:1:0:172:17:248:183 6 28 ms 28 ms 28 ms 2001:4860:1:1:0:58f5:0:21 7 28 ms 36 ms 34 ms 2607:f8b0:8000:266::1:1 8 33 ms 29 ms 29 ms 2001:4860:0:1::d7a 9 30 ms 29 ms 29 ms 2001:4860:0:11e4::3 10 31 ms 28 ms 29 ms 2001:4860::c:4000:d85a 11 31 ms 27 ms 40 ms 2001:4860::1:0:bf0c 12 35 ms 28 ms 27 ms 2001:4860:0:e03::1 13 27 ms 28 ms 35 ms 2001:4860:0:1::425 14 35 ms 30 ms 27 ms dfw25s12-in-x0e.1e100.net [2607:f8b0:4000:802::200e]
And here is the signal levels. I believe you are talking about this, although if you were talking about something else then please let me know
no this is on wireless, i can go hook my laptop up with an Ethernet cord though
If you could. Looking at your signal levels again, even though there is some slight oddities, it isn't causing any uncorrectables, which means it shouldn't be effecting service. Nevermind causing the kinds of problems your describing. I think it's something else. What model router or gateway do you have? Please describe how your network is set up.
Here is the tracert while connected with Ethernet
1 56 ms 2 ms 2 ms 2600:8807:8340:8b90:22f1:9eff:fe3f:24c4 2 17 ms 15 ms 8 ms 2600:8807:9f01:103::1 3 10 ms 10 ms 10 ms 2001:578:1c00:4::58 4 13 ms 13 ms 15 ms 2001:578:1c00:4::4 5 40 ms 29 ms 29 ms 2001:578:1:0:172:17:248:183 6 30 ms 33 ms 32 ms 2001:4860:1:1:0:1:0:38 7 32 ms 30 ms 30 ms 2607:f8b0:8000:238::1:1 8 29 ms 29 ms 29 ms 2001:4860:0:1::20a0 9 29 ms 31 ms 30 ms 2001:4860:0:1::425 10 28 ms 29 ms 27 ms dfw25s12-in-x0e.1e100.net [2607:f8b0:4000:802::200e]
I have the new Panoramic WiFi router, the model number is TG1682G
Yea, something is wrong with it. Seems like it's overloaded. What else do you have connected to it? Try disabling the wifi and unplugging everything from it and test again. If still that high, I would suggest swapping it out or going with your modem and router.
Theres not much connected to it, 3 laptops but only 1-2 are used at a time, 4 phones, and 1 TV. But that's all on wireless so I can disable everything and see if that fixes anything
If it's not congestion, then there could be something wrong with the unit itself. Even if the first 56ms spike is a fluke, it's odd that it would take 2ms to go the 3-10feet I assume the ethernet is you are using. Another test is trying ping 127.0.0.1. This is the internal private IP of your PC itself, so if you get latency there, you know it's a software/PC problem. I assume 127 will be good though, since a PC issue wouldn't effect your entire network.
Pinging 127.0.0.1 with 32 bytes of data:Reply from 127.0.0.1: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=128Reply from 127.0.0.1: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=128Reply from 127.0.0.1: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=128Reply from 127.0.0.1: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=128
Ping statistics for 127.0.0.1: Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss),Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds: Minimum = 0ms, Maximum = 0ms, Average = 0ms
yeah, here was the ping to 127.0.0.1, everything was perfect, so you believe the actual issue is the modem itself?
Everything was perfect when sent to that, so you believe the issue could be with the modem itself?
Yes, maybe not a hardware issue, but something isn't quite right. However none of your data fits the 300-400ms spikes you mentioned in your OP. Were you seeing those from ping or inside a game?
I also don't like the SNR on a couple of your channels, but that wouldn't cause a latency issue on the first hop. I think you have two issues so I am trying to isolate which is which.