I have lag spikes these mainly affect gaming, every few seconds I have a little spike in lag, it makes gaming (GW2 and LOL) rather difficult especially with the reliance on skill shots and dodging now being incorporated into these games. It all started a month ago and I had a good solid month of perfect internet before this (I did have an earlier issue that was resolved by chorus tech).
I have run multiple pathping and tracert tests but these look good. I even ran some tests to guildwars2 servers and these look good.
It wasnt until they got me to run a continuous ping to my modem we spotted a problem, basically the ping reply comes back in <1ms 3 times out of 4 and the forth time it will take 34-36ms.
In my limited experience I have never seen this issue, and it worried me that the Vodafone CS person said this could quite possibly be my computer. We ran further tests with an alternate ethernet cable and using different LAN ports (and different cables in the different ports) all produced the same results.
One thing I have noticed is if I take the ethernet cable out and put it back in it will give me 1-2 minutes of smooth pings before reverting to every forth being bad.
A vodafone sales rep came into my work trying to sell my business vodafone contracts and I talked to him about it, he was extremely confident that it is caused by the fibre upgrade that chorus are doing at the moment and they are having this problem a lot (of course he also said this should not be a worry to me as vodafone will have the fastest fibre connection and I should sign up with him now). I am skeptical a, because I dont see why laying fibre in one part of Auckland will have this affect on me b, because how would changes to networks outside my house affect my connection to my modem c, if vodafone support knew why wouldn't they just say something.
So, good people of geekzone, have you ever seen this before? what could it be? and is there anyway I can easily check my computer for any mis-performing parts?