04-22-2019 10:10 AM
For the past year or so I've dealt with this problem without finding any solution. The problem is that at seemingly random times my latency while playing games will spike to exceedingly high measures from 1-10 minutes; sometimes 400+ ms and other times past 6000 ms, yes six thousand. I've only been able to record a recurring instance around 10pm and 1am everyday. I have an AT&T U-verse router. The only things connected to the internet are two phones and my PC (Ethernet connection). The only people that usually connect to the router are me and my mother. I've tried resetting the router, changing to a static IP, refreshing the IP, changing my wireless router out with another in the house, etc.
04-22-2019 12:20 PM
Often this sort of thing is caused by your uplink being flooded with traffic during the period when your latency suffers. You could check your upload byte count periodically, especially right before you expect one of these latency jumps. Then if the latency does jump, record your upload byte count repeatedly along with what time they were taken, so you can see if your upstream was very busy. If that is the issue, then we need to find out what is generating the upload traffic at that time.
04-22-2019 11:07 PM
04-23-2019 6:41 AM
One time this happened to me, nobody was doing anything. However, my daughter's phone decided to catch up on uploading photos and videos to Google Drive, which took a few hours and seriously degraded Internet performance. It is never a good idea to assume anything when troubleshooting.
04-29-2019 2:51 PM
That's good advice. But what tool would I use to measure byte count at a live time. I know what time I can start the tool and I will be able to measure it.