Very high ping times!

May 13, 2010 at 23:33:58
Specs: Windows 7
Ok, so i have been dealing with an issue for about 2 weeks now where i have been getting consistent internet ping times of at least 600ms. After replacing my modem and router and having all new wire run out from the cable box, i have concluded that there must be something wrong with my computer or something flooding the network. This problem extends to every other machine that is every connected to my network. The main reason i think it is machine based is that when i start up in SafeMode w/ networking i get regular 60ms ping times. Also, when i turn off the PC, the laptop will magically have better times as well.

Ok so, what could this be? I am running a virus scan right now which is almost completed and has found zero issues. Could there be some setting on my Windows 7 machine that is flooding my network? This problem also exists whether it is hardwired or connected through wireless. Any help would be very very appreciated.

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May 14, 2010 at 05:19:08
What are you pinging?

I'm betting you're pinging something on the internet. If so, it makes sense that all computers in your LAN would have the same (or very similar) ping times since the issue is not likely to be a LAN problem but instead, something on the internet.

There could be a plethora of causes for this.....none of which have anything to do with you or your computer. Since you've changed out most anything/everything you can, I suspect the issue is external to you and if that's correct, there's nothing you can do about it.

I'm betting you're always pinging the same server. Try other servers. If you get better results, then it's indicative that the server you were initially pinging is the problem.

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May 14, 2010 at 05:24:34
I would suggest to use a Live CD and check, whether the problem persists.

You may use a Linux Live CD like Knoppix for testing.

For testing with Knoppix, connect the machine by wire. So Knoppix will find the network card and you are able to access the internet with it.

If the machine is booted up with Knoppix and you got no problem, you're dealing with a virus or trojan on the windows system.

If the problem perists, your network card may be corrupt.

But, as you mentioned above, it doesn't matter, whether you are connected by wire or wirelessly.
Does wireless connection mean, you pulled the cable out of the network card? (It should)

The original poster should always write the last response !!!
Let us know, if the problem is solved !!!

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May 14, 2010 at 09:28:49
It's definitely my computer, i disabled my second hard drive in the BIOS and it stopped the problem immediately. I just need to figure out what file is infected now.

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