So get up around 6am and household is quiet from 8am to 3:30pm when some gets home from school?
Then busy streaming video or other activities from 8pm and still ongoing now
To know if you have a jitter/latency problem you need to stop using the connection for 30 minutes or so and see when the BQM is still showing variations
Pretty much spot on.
Looking at the live graph in my previous post, I can tell you that everybody was turned off at midnight (00:03 to be precise) and you can still see spikes. Not sure what could have happened at 4.00am. I will investigate whether anybody left a console on standby, that could have updated itself in the background etc.
What Iím trying to understand is this. If I have a solid average ping of say, 15ms, and a good connection, should I not be able to sustain say, 10Mbps without spiking? Is the spiking down to contention, or as I have tended to suspect, external buffer bloat? Spikes of 120-140ms are very high to my mind, if Iím not actively viewing information in far flung locations. I can reach some servers in New York in 75ms, so I start to wonder about traffic and routing etc.
I understand that a connection canít be ďperfectĒ, but without a reasonable expectation as to what spikes are normal, itís difficult to look for patterns in behaviour.