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Very high Ping [Wired]

by AlanOC_ / January 1, 2015 3:25 AM PST

Hey guys.

I'm currently running a Powerline Adapter connection from my router to my PC and I'm getting huge ping from it. These are the adapters:

Here is my

result. As you can see, 514ms is absolutely huge. I was sure it was my powerline adapters. I did everything under the sun with them (switching sockets, cable, etc etc) but it turns out that it's actually my PC. I should also add that at least once or twice a day my connection will drop completely for about a solid minute, windows "repair connection" finds nothing wrong. Something seems to be up with my PC.

A while ago I plugged my laptop in directly to my adapter instead of my PC and I got 14ms.

Anyone have any idea what could be causing this?

I did the following and it didn't change anything.

netsh winsock reset catalog

netsh int ipv4 reset reset.log

netsh int ipv6 reset reset.log

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Clarification Request
Given not much about the PC.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 1, 2015 3:51 AM PST
In reply to: Very high Ping [Wired]

To sniff out if it's hardware I boot up any of the Live OSes out there. But given only this much detail, well, any guess is likely wrong except for reloading the OS.

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Safe Mode Results
by AlanOC_ / January 1, 2015 3:58 AM PST

I just booted into safe mode with networking and I get 35ms. Much much lower than my original 514ms.
So something is definitely causing a problem.

Do you recommended any programs/tips I can run to try help me out identifying the culprit? Thanks!

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That's useful. What I do next is
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 1, 2015 4:01 AM PST
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To create a HIJACKTHIS LOG FILE (google if you are new to this) and then understand each entry.

A deeper dive would be AUTORUNS.

-> My suspect is some internet protection suites. TOR for example does have higher ping times. But we know why.

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by AlanOC_ / January 1, 2015 5:31 AM PST

Found the problem!
About a month ago I purchased Aviro Pro.
The damn Avira Pro software had Web Protection enabled. Temporarily disabling it and scanning gave me 20ms.

Turns out it was that all along.

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