Been having some glitchiness with my Internet connection lately. Not speed – I’m getting 230 Mbps or so on my most distant computer with my 802.11ac Orbi setup.
The issue has been stability. Sometimes when I’d hit a website, the browser would tell me it couldn’t find the IP address of the website. And during a Zoom rehearsal yesterday, I was getting periodic freezing of the connection that others weren’t experiencing. I wasn’t losing Wi-Fi connections, just the Internet wasn’t Internetting.
I think I may have fixed things through a combination of resetting the cable modem and the Orbi, swapping the placements of my full-on Orbi satellite and my weirdo Orbi Voice, and setting the Orbi to use Google DNS.
But I want to check and see if I’m still getting periodic loss of Internet connectivity before my next rehearsal. Are there consumer-simple tools that I can use to monitor my Internet connection stability, to make sure I’m not losing connectity between my network and the Internet?
After a few years of the Orbi setup being rock-solid, my troubleshooting skills have atrophied. :) Any tips on tools I can use to see if I might be having failures, and if so, if they’re on the router end or the cable modem end, would be greatly appreciated.