Packet loss very annoying problem

February 9, 2011 at 09:50:46
Specs: Windows 7
This has been a problem for over 5 years on two seperate computers.

It has random bursts of slowness constantly. It makes it hard to play online multiplayer games. No, impossible.

It switches from bad to good a ton. When I do cmd it gives a burst of 4-5 "request timed out" every once in awhile.

I pinged my IP address, no requests timed out.


Using roadrunner.


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#1
February 9, 2011 at 10:31:26
do a tracert yahoo.com and post the results for review.

have you gone to speedtest.com and run some tests? Do the specs match what you are paying for?

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#2
February 9, 2011 at 11:21:16
The problem is packet loss. Running a tracert to yahoo will only confirm its existence if you catch it happening. Run a packet loss test. If the problem is in your Internet connection, it will find the location of the source. If your Internet connection comes back clean, then the problem is in the cabling, Ethernet switch or connectors inside your home.

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#3
February 9, 2011 at 11:37:38
For my purpose here a tracert will tell me where possibly the issue resides. It only takes a few seconds to do whereas the link above is suggesting 12 hrs.

The question of packet loss is is it under the control of the user or beyond the users control.

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