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I've been having two problems lately.
Firstly, almost on a daily basis my ping goes through the roof. Playing World of Tanks sometimes it goes up to 999ms. Pinging various websites I get ~300ms for domestic sites (Google) and ~500 for European sites. At times it goes into the 1,000's. Usually this happens in the evening, but I ran into this problem right now as well. I'm not downloading anything and I'm the only one using the internet in my household at the moment. I'm not sure where to go from here to figure out the culprit.
Pinging my DNS server yielded this:
Pinging 126.96.36.199 with 32 bytes of data:
Reply from 188.8.131.52: bytes=32 time=338ms TTL=112
Reply from 184.108.40.206: bytes=32 time=143ms TTL=113
Reply from 220.127.116.11: bytes=32 time=245ms TTL=112
Reply from 18.104.22.168: bytes=32 time=184ms TTL=112
Ping statistics for 22.214.171.124:
Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss
Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
Minimum = 143ms, Maximum = 338ms, Average = 227ms
Second issue - once in a while I cannot connect to websites. None of my browsers will go to any websites and give me the "server is offline" error. However I'm still online when this happens because my chat clients and online games remain functional. I've flushed my DNS and set up a static IP to no avail. Not sure where to go from here. This was also an issue on my old laptop, so I don't think this is a computer specific issue.
This is a wired connection, by the way.