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(FIXED) DSL line jitter.

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Alright. This is kind of messy. There will be a TL:DR at the bottom.

My internet connection has been giving me a lot of problems, which culminated in all sorts of crazy crap happening yesterday. While troubleshooting things I found a break in the phone line in one wire, and was lucky enough to have enough extra line that I could just cut it and do the repair myself. Most of you should know just how simple this is, there's really nothing to screw up. Well, since I haven't had a reliable connection for the last week or so I've been testing the crap out of everything I can think of to test, and after doing the repair this is what I've got from pingtest.net



Ping is what I expect, but the jitter obviously isn't. It typically stays at 10ms or under. I'd immediately suspect what I did was faulty, but not 10 minutes after I made the repair the lineman who wasn't supposed to be here til monday showed up, checked the connections, and said it was all good. Moreover, this is not the first time I've had jitter this bad. It happens occasionally and lasts for a day or so. So I can't say without a doubt that it isn't just my crappy ISP.

TL-DR: Can jitter be caused by poor line installation, or is it strictly a network-related issue?
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post #2 of 4
are you in a snigle-family home, apartment unit, what? ...depends on how many weak points there are in the line...maybe the ground cable running out of the phone box on the exterior of your home is worn down/severed/loose?

here's some good information on DSL jitter:

http://internet-access-guide.com/understanding-jitter-on-dsl/
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Single line, single home, one phone and one DSL modem. The line goes out of the house to a drop-box where a buried cable runs to a primary box about 100ft away, and from there to the street.

Maybe I can phrase the question in a better way, now that I read the OP over again.

Is it more likely that I made a bad connection when I did my repair, or is it more likely that I'm just coincidentally experiencing one of those bad periods of jitter at the same time that my line got cut?
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Alright, turns out I was spending way too much time making things more complicated than they really are. Seems that my USB WiFi adapter was the piece that decided to randomly give me problems after I fixed my line, after working perfectly for 9 months without having to reset it. Unplugging and plugging cleared up all of the packet delay variation
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