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Random ping/latency spikes and concern about failing equipment outside of house

AKruse
Regular Visitor

Random ping/latency spikes and concern about failing equipment outside of house

Recently, my internet has developed random ping/latency spikes that are resulting in average pings of 20-30ms to spike up to 120-150ms every few moments. This is noticable in games and when I run a ping test to 8.8.8.8. I have run through all of the standard troubleshooting methods, including restarting/resetting my router, cable modem, checking/tightening connections, and ensuring no faulty cable issues. I have run ping tests directly from my computer to the router to verify that no issues are occuring between that connection--everything checks out OK. The cable connection coming into the house appears fine--cables are tight, no rust, etc. However, near the property, the connection box is a cause for concern because a section is hanging open and an extensive amount of cable is wrapped around the outside of the box. Also to note, I am on a wired connection and the signal strength on the modem appears to be within acceptable ranges. I believe it's not unreasonable to suspect that an issue might be coming from some faulty equipment there. 

 

Is it possible to request Comcast to service this equipment?

 

Cable connection into house looks clean: https://imgur.com/a/80nshzo

Cable connection box near house is a mess: https://imgur.com/a/RLG20cL

ComcastThomasF
Official Employee

Re: Random ping/latency spikes and concern about failing equipment outside of house

Hello and thank you! I really appreciate you being a member of the Comcast Family! Thank you for choosing us as your provider. Can you please send me a private message with your first and last name so I may further assist you?

 

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