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I get these random like spikes whether its playing a game or browsing the internet. Just switched to dd-wrt and am starting to think that its messing up my internet.

What can I use to monitor the connection its giving off? I am wired to it btw

edit: when i ping websites i get random disconnects at wierd intervals. Is this normal? Im a complete newby to networking
Edited by ckybam3 - 1/5/11 at 4:39pm
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Start by doing a continuous ping to your gateway address. If that doesn't show issues, then do one to the private network address your modem has. You can look up your modem model to see what IP to use to get to the web interface, and this will be the ip you need to ping. Your router should nat the connection for you to be able to ping it. If you don't have any issues with either of these, it isn't your network.

Swtich for continous ping.... ping xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx -t
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Speed Test helps you find out whether you are really getting what you pay for
    
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i use speed test least 5 times a day and i can ping the router and modem steady it just gets random disconnects pinging sites
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Do a "tracert" to some of the website's IP addresses, and post them here.
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<--networking noob idk what tracert is. Like i get snappy connections on some website then like ocn it lags or says server error alot ever since i changed it. Think i need a diff firmware?
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He means type in cmd tracert "ip address of sites" without quotes of course
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what do the numbers mean with this command?

they are all 15ms or less usually under 10ms. Some of the lines took longer to produce than others.
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Copy and paste the Tracert results into a response here and we'll gladly tell you what they all mean. I would also do a tracert -d "server IP address" and see if that is any better. The -d switch tells it to NOT perform a dns lookup on each hop so you will get only ip addresses in the column on the right. Sometimes this will give me a better result since my ISP's DNS servers SUCK and my router won't let me use an alternate DNS server.

EDIT Taking longer for some lines to finish than others doesn't really mean anything as long as you don't get a * for anything.
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