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Really annoyed with random ping spikes.

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#51
A regular traceroute in Linux or Windows would work just as well.

On Linux/*nix
Code:
gateway:~$ traceroute techpowerup.com
traceroute to techpowerup.com (173.249.152.206), 30 hops max, 60 byte packets
 1  73.160.192.1 (73.160.192.1)  5.997 ms  9.896 ms  14.402 ms
 2  te-5-2-ur01.dover.nh.boston.comcast.net (68.85.185.93)  15.021 ms  15.103 ms  15.114 ms
 3  be-81-ar01.needham.ma.boston.comcast.net (69.139.220.77)  18.710 ms  18.790 ms  18.800 ms
 4  he-2-8-0-0-cr01.newyork.ny.ibone.comcast.net (68.86.93.185)  47.234 ms  47.281 ms  47.294 ms
 5  he-0-3-0-0-cr01.350ecermak.il.ibone.comcast.net (68.86.88.142)  52.951 ms  52.998 ms  53.013 ms
 6  be-14-pe03.350ecermak.il.ibone.comcast.net (68.86.82.210)  44.677 ms  37.374 ms  37.491 ms
 7  as4436.350ecermak.il.ibone.comcast.net (173.167.57.126)  42.345 ms  46.674 ms  47.832 ms
 8  ae1-60g.cr2.ord1.us.nlayer.net (69.31.111.137)  45.239 ms  45.097 ms  45.277 ms
 9  as32748.ae1-133.cr2.ord1.us.nlayer.net (69.31.110.30)  45.157 ms  51.705 ms  51.760 ms
10  ip74.208-100-32.static.steadfastdns.net (208.100.32.74)  44.870 ms  44.913 ms  38.295 ms
11  ip4.67-202-87.static.steadfastdns.net (67.202.87.4)  43.197 ms  47.345 ms  47.165 ms
Or Windows:
Code:
>tracert techpowerup.com

Tracing route to techpowerup.com [173.249.152.206]
over a maximum of 30 hops:

  1    <1 ms     1 ms    <1 ms  GATEWAY [10.0.0.254]
  2     7 ms     7 ms     7 ms  73.160.192.1
  3    13 ms     9 ms     7 ms  te-5-2-ur01.dover.nh.boston.comcast.net [68.85.1
85.93]
  4    12 ms    15 ms    15 ms  be-81-ar01.needham.ma.boston.comcast.net [69.139
.220.77]
  5    39 ms    47 ms    47 ms  he-2-8-0-0-cr01.newyork.ny.ibone.comcast.net [68
.86.93.185]
  6    48 ms    47 ms    47 ms  he-0-3-0-0-cr01.350ecermak.il.ibone.comcast.net
[68.86.88.142]
  7    39 ms    39 ms    39 ms  be-14-pe03.350ecermak.il.ibone.comcast.net [68.8
6.82.210]
  8    41 ms    39 ms    41 ms  as4436.350ecermak.il.ibone.comcast.net [173.167.
57.126]
  9    39 ms    40 ms    38 ms  ae1-60g.cr2.ord1.us.nlayer.net [69.31.111.137]
 10    38 ms    47 ms    49 ms  as32748.ae1-133.cr2.ord1.us.nlayer.net [69.31.11
0.30]
 11    40 ms    39 ms    39 ms  ip74.208-100-32.static.steadfastdns.net [208.100
.32.74]
 12    39 ms    39 ms    42 ms  ip4.67-202-87.static.steadfastdns.net [67.202.87
.4]
 13    39 ms    39 ms    39 ms  www.techpowerup.com [173.249.152.206]

Trace complete.
Indeed, but i like 3dtraceroute :)
 

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#52
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.
 

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#53
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.
 

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#54
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 :rockout: . 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. :toast:

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#55
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 :rockout: . 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. :toast:

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this does not belong in this thread, and you wont get help for it here. make your own thread.
 

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#56
just as some general advice:

ping the router
ping your ISP's website or DNS server
ping google

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.