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Hello guys how is it going.
To make it short, every night from around 9-10 PM to 2 AM my ping is 200 constant instead of 80 ( it's 80 the entire day ). I call the ISP but they tell me the connection is fine.
The question is, how do I have high ping if the download speed is fine and nobody is downloading at all?
Note that latency spikes even if absolutely nobody is using the internet and I tried two different routers and changed all the cables.
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It is a signal quality issue usually at the node. Just because your getting good signal from the drop doesn't mean the node is getting good signal.

This is usually a good indication that one of the fiber optic lasers are starting to go bad.

Ping is just the amount of time it takes a packet to get from point a to point b.

The amount of throughput can remain the same but the speed at which that throughput is transmitted can be affected by a bad laser.

Contact you IPS and talk to a higher level up support and have them remote into that node and check the node signal levels.

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