I play League of Legends and had never had latency problems, but I started up a game while my father was watching netflix, which had never bothered me before, and my latency reached over 10,000. Then, I was playing while I was home alone and my ping spiked to 1100, just for maybe 20 seconds and that was it. Most recently, my father was playing Text Twist, an online flash game, and my latency began to fluctuate between 150 and 1400.
I pinged google servers and had an average of 1478ms latency. I ran speedtest.net and got 1399 ping. I went to eat dinner, came back, ran another speed test and got 102 ping. During both of the speedtests my father had stopped playing text twist, but the after dinner one was admittedly later.
While the first spikes seemed to be caused by Netflix, the more recent ones seem to be more random.
Is the latency the effect of extremely low bandwidth? And, if so, why could my bandwidth have dropped so suddenly after I came back from vacation?
Edited by brainsickhater, 12 August 2011 - 07:35 PM.