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    Need to test my internet connection

    I played some Left 4 Dead this weekend with a friend. We often play games together, and usually my ping in other games we've played is under 80. This weekend, my pings were about 210. We switched and I hosted, and HE had pings at around 210.

    I tried rebooting my computer, the ping issue with the game persisted. After we were done gaming, I unplugged the router for ten minutes, but don't know how it helped, if at all.

    I've noticed over the past several days that my surfing has been a little off. Sometimes I'll go to a website I often go to, and the site won't load. It will take a few tries, or I'll just give up and try later. That hasn't happened before.

    I'd like to test my connection. Other that running the usual speedtests, I don't really know much about that, and I don't think they are necessarily what I need here. How might I more thoroughly test my connection to see if there are issues? I don't want to wait until next weekend and had another crappy game night.

    Thanks for your advice.

    Win10 Pro
    12GB RAM
    GTX 960 4GB video card
    other stuff

    I have a fiber connection through my local utility company. I'm suppose to have 20 up/20 down, but I think I have more than that on the down side, anyway. Seems rather variable to me.

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    A voltage variation can and will cause routers and modems to latch up .

    Power cycle the items in turn and have them on their own UPS to stop that garbage.
    SMILE
    and post back. Let us know if it worked.
    [ Book mark this post to find it again]

    AntiX-16, MX-16 and Win 10

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    Thanks again Train, always appreciated. FWIW, my computer, main monitor, and router are on the same UPS. The essentials. I power-cycled the router after the gaming session. Had it been a longer game night, I probably would have stopped for awhile and did it at that time.

    Hopefully next game night will show better results.

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    I split and have the modem and router on their own.
    Still have a few tools from back in my work days.
    SMILE
    and post back. Let us know if it worked.
    [ Book mark this post to find it again]

    AntiX-16, MX-16 and Win 10

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