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I have Cox Cable for both TV services and Internet Services. Yesterday morning everything went out to the entire house. I called thinking is was an area outage but apparently it wasn't, so I scheduled a Service Call for this morning. Tech got out, confirmed it had to be something on the outside, and found the problem. Apparently the local cable hub is on my neighbor's property, and the cable that runs from it to my house runs under a drainage ditch. Erosion caused the cable to become exposed and my neighbor lit it on fire when he burned some leaves in the ditch yesterday. The tech re-ran the cable up to the house and connected it to the cable box on the outside of the house(No Splice Job). Immediately everything looked good and he left.
TV works fine, and I assumed my computer did too until I tried to play some BF:1942 DC. On a server I get absolutely no lag I was lagging all over the place. At one point I was jumping to a 400 ping. This computer is connected wirelessly to my LAN, and I have another that is as well. The other computer connects just fine to the LAN, but won't actually connect to the internet now. I tried resetting(unplugging 15-20 seconds) both the modem and the router with no results. I also tried disc and reconnecting the connection and restarting the computer. Not really sure what I'm missing.
On my main computer, this one here, I ran a speed test on www.speedtest.net and came up with these numbers:
The site says that is 1/2 the average for my ISP or other Oklahoma testers. I honestly can't remember what it was before, but I know that BF1942: DC never ran this bad before.
What's my move here? I'd prefer to handle this on my own as a learning experience and so I don't have to clean up the computer rooms for the tech and spend the rest of the day waiting for him. I know the info provided is basic thus far, but I figured there must be something simple I'm missing here. We're not talking about any new equipment or anything like that, just trying to get things back to normal.