Originally Posted by eNakiruh
Hypothetically.. if i get my own box and someone is netflixing (lets say thats the problem) I will still get affected by him/her?
if so... my friend who lives in the same complex has gotten the consistent ping I'm looking for (40-60 to NY, VA, GA..) while I was getting 200. Isn't it safe to assume he's on a different box than I am and different part of the network? Shouldn't everyone be lagging in the complex if what you said was true?
also comcast is really the only option in my town unfortunately
i looked into alternatives 2 years ago and they all had bad reviews.. is it really something I should look into?
Well, I've seen it in the past where one cable will feed an entire building, or even an entire complex. I'm thinking this is a building specific issue for you, if your friend in the same complex is without issue and is on the same provider.
If anything, this is the very proof you've been seeking to localize this to the setup there. Now just to narrow it down to where in the building is the issue! =)
My suggestion? Ask more people in the building to test when this is happening if pinging each hop doesn't narrow it down (though it really should nail it)