The ping of my internet connection is all over the place. It can be 40ms for a few minutes, then jump between 400ms and 900ms for the next minute. I'm a PC gamer so this makes online games unplayable.
Does anyone have any advice on how to solve this? Is it a router problem that I can solve with a few clicks, or is it something physical that my internet provider needs to solve?
I have my internet hooked up via ethernet, connected to a linksys wrt120n. The internet comes from something that was put onto the roof. I don't know what it is, I live in the country and our provider is local, not a big company.
Chances are the issue is on your ISPs end, does it happen on all servers you game on or only on foreign ones? You can try and use a different router and see if that resolves the issue but I doubt that this is the issue.
Make sure you've got nothing trying to download updates or torrents running while gaming this will kill your ping.