I have been running a constant ping to the router for about the last 10 minutes and for the most part response time looks great at 2ms.. but on occasion it will drop to the 2,3 and 4 hundreds then will go to the 1000's then drop altogether, but only for about 5 minutes or so. I thought maybe he had some kind of malware on the computer as he has in the past had trouble with xp antivirus 07/08 among other various viruses and trojans. But an updated MBAM, SAS, SpyBot S&D, and Eset scans all come up clean. Generally if there is something there then one of these catches it.
Does anyone know of anything that would cause the random internet failures?
Also note that i have a Mac desktop just inches from dad's pc desktop. the Mac has no connection issues at all. My brother has a PC desktop about 20 feet closer to the router than my dad's is, no connections issues there either. again, he took his laptop out next to the router and still lost connection.
Edited by SomeCrazyStuff, 14 December 2008 - 01:21 PM.