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Hi all. My internet provider is time warner cable. I use a D-Link router (DI-524). I don't understand why my download speed is perfectly fine, but my ping is terrible. I can't play any games online. Servers that should be giving me 40ms ping give me anywhere from 80ms to 200ms ping (it changes rapidly and randomly in that range, averaging around 150ms). Usually during the day my ping is perfectly fine. Then later, from around 5pm - 11pm, my ping is as stated above.
Does anyone know what the problem could be? I tried calling time warner cable, but they put me on hold for an hour so I just hung up. Thanks.
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It might be because around 5-11 there is a bunch of traffic since most people are home around that time.

I'm not networking guru but that's just what comes to mind right away when you say it only happens during a certain time frame.
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Usually if it were network saturation your download rates would be affected as well.

Do you have Wifi?
Also it might be worth giving Time Warner a call back with your line/modem stats. Write them down now and call off-peak if you can't get through to them.
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I should also mention that this has only been going on for about a month now. For 2 years my ping was excellent, until a month ago.

EDIT: @beers: Nobody uses wireless here. I'll try to call them back, too.
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