I'm experiencing weird periods during which I seem disconnected from Internet.
All of a sudden I have 95%+ packet loss (ping www.google.ca doesn't go through) and between 2 and 5 minutes latter, with no intervention of my part, all is good again.
This is extremely frustrating when playing video games, as I'm dropped from the server with no chance to reconnect in time.
Anybody experienced that?
Thanks for your help!
Latency spikes like that are unusual, if indeed that's what it is. Also, when you run ping tests, it's very common to see high packet loss rates as many servers will not respond to pings. You're better off running MTR instead as it can give a better indication if something in the middle is causing the issue though it is not 100% perfect either because of devices not responding to pings.
Also, depending on where the game server is located on the planet, the latency will vary considerably.
More information is required as the original request for help is missing enough information to help diagnose the issue.