Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by lwgnlseven, Feb 20, 2013.
Indeed, but i like 3dtraceroute
I'm sure. I just recommend tools that are available already. I don't tell a user to install something unless they really have to.
Sure, but there is no install to it either. But yes your right but it's a nice app to use.
I have the same problem where ping randomly goes up then back down suddenly. Of course it makes my gaming experience hell and I haven't found the cause. But I found a temporary solution. I don't know how it works but when I download something ( torrent, etc.) my ping is constant . I believe this has nothing to do with any internet related, because I have 2 laptops and only mine has that problem. I use another network connection and nothing change. It might be a software related but I put my laptop back to factory default and the problem is still.
At this point I have no idea what is wrong with it. I'm also not techically good with computer. But I hope someone can catch on with the torrent thing as a hint and come up with a solution.
this does not belong in this thread, and you wont get help for it here. make your own thread.
just as some general advice:
ping the router
ping your ISP's website or DNS server
leave them running with -t
if you see packet loss or ping spikes to the router, you know its a hardware fault.
if everything screws up from the ISP onwards, its a problem between your modem and then (for example, a faulty DSL router at their end, or your upload is choked*)
if its fine to the ISP but bad to google/anything else, then the problem is further upstream and you cant fix it.
* if a single person uploads a photo from an iphone, your internet upload will get maxed out briefly. this is a very big cause of ping spikes - try getting a router (i reccomend TP link) with bandwidth management, and lock each device/IP to <40% max upload to prevent any two concurrent users from causing ping spikes.
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