Firstly, I'm so glad I signed up to thinkbroadbands internet monitoring chart!
Let me explain my situation;
I have 70mb DL 20mb UL fibre from talk talk and I'm currently using wireless on my PC. I have 0 problems with my service normally... but every now and then (we're talking every couple of months), the wifi almost acts as if I'm being DDOS'd in some form. I play a lot of online games and I use VoIP software such as teamspeak. When I'm having these issues, the connection jitters every few seconds. For example, when talking to someone online, i'll hear their sentence, they'll be a brief pause and then i'll hear the rest of what they said, like it keeps cutting out which can generally be attributed to packet loss.
Even when I'm not downloading anything or know they nobody else in the house is using the wifi, it is acting like the bandwidth is being completely squeezed by something and I just cannot figure out what it is.
Thankfully, thinkbroadbands chart has been monitoring my connection for months now and it provides a perfect example of what my internet is like normally.. and what its like when its going pear shaped. Unfortunately its been going pear shaped for the last few days so it has made me jump on here to find out what it could possibly be. (And yes, i've tried the usual diagnostics of resetting my router etc. Changing wireless channels only sometimes alleviates the problem before it starts getting intermittent issues again.) I'm quite savvy when it comes to basic problems with the internet but this issue has me baffled.
The monitor i'm using is located here, just in case anyone hasn't seen it;
Now, let me show you how the internet looks when its working absolutely flawlessly, no wifi issues at all. These charts are from the 1st, 2nd and 3rd of June;
(records go back to march 2015)
1st June 2015;
2nd June 2015;
3rd June 2015;
Now with 4th of June.. is where the wifi is having problems. Whilst generally surfing the web isn't very laggy or anything, its mostly has nasty effects with online gaming and VoIP because of how constantly demanding it can be. Now, just look at the difference now;
4th June 2015;
5th June 2015;
6th June 2015 is the same, and 7th June 2015;
The funny thing with 7th is you can see the internet suddenly go back to normal at 2pm. That was because I tried changing the wireless channel again and it temporarily fixed it before it went straight back being rubbish again a few hours later. As a side note, changing the wireless channel on the previous days literally did nothing.
From looking at the charts, it just gives me the impression something is hogging all of the bandwidth, as if I'm downloading/uploading all at the same time and thus gives these strange wifi intermittent problems.
I'm running out of ideas and I'd love to know what on earth could be interfering that much. These charts show this even when nobody is using the internet for anything at all. I just don't get it unfortunately.
These are my current router stats if it helps. I'm using Talk Talk's Super Router. I believe I got similar issues with the router before it. It could be the weather, it could be the neighbour.. but I just can't pinpoint what exactly could be causing the charts to skyrocket.
DSL synchronization status:
Upstream line rate (kbit/s):
Downstream line rate (kbit/s):
Upstream noise safety coefficient (dB):
Downstream noise safety coefficient (dB):
Upstream interleave depth:
Downstream interleave depth:
Upstream line attenuation (dB):
Downstream line attenuation (dB):
Upstream output power (dBm):
Downstream output power (dBm):
Downstream interleave depth:
Network card; Edimax ew-7612pin wireless pci with latest drivers from realtek.
Thank you very much for reading and I'm hoping someone could shine some light on this for me.
Edited by Wolves42 (Sun 07-Jun-15 21:20:11)