I blame our new member, NSA_XKeyscore [Bot], for repeatedly doing a traceroute on every IP address that accesses the forum...
Ha ! Kind of a funny but typical development on that ... it's been bad and getting worse but I had other fish to fry. However, about three days ago things got
bad and almost everywhere I tried to go, I couldn't. 70% packet loss on pings and so on. Amazingly, the China Home Shopping Channel was fine ... that's probably the only place they test against. If they even do that ... So we called "tech support" and got the usual runaround except this time I insisted they come here to check their wiring or whatever. Finally got a grudging okay okay, tomorrow at three o'clock someone will be there.
Tomorrow at two thirty, we had this tremendous thunder and lightning storm. Then it started to rain like hell and the wind picked up to about 230 miles an hour. Then I saw
mixed in with the rain ! It's August ! Yesterday it was 102* ! It's them radio waves, mucking with the air.
Amazingly, at three-ten, all those addresses I was having problems with started working fine. Decent ping speeds (for here) and 0% packet loss. At three-twenty the ISP called and asked if they could come next day because of the storm. We said "sure !"
This same thing used to happen to me all the time with Pac Bell. The wanside connection would go to crap. Call them, absolutely nothing wrong on their end ! Must be you ! Reboot your router ! Reinstall Windows ! Reload the graphics driver ! Defragment your hard drive !
So you'd lie and tell them "Okay, I'm rebooting my router !" while you stood there with your arms folded, fifty feet away from the router with 9 months, three weeks and 27 hours uptime on it. And within a remarkably short period of time the wan was once again operational.
Yeah, must have been my router, Thank you !
ISP's everywhere suck.