Recently I've been having some pretty bad latency issues and connection problems and due to how useless VM support were when I contacted them, I've came here so hopefully some of you fine people could lend a hand. Here's the situation:
Due to where I keep the playstation (it is a bit of a dark spot at times) I have been using a power line adaptor to connect to the wifi, which had been working great with no issues (1+ year no issues). But recently for the past few weeks, I have been getting constant latency spikes and random disconnects for 5-10 minutes at a time. The following is a list everything I tried:
Setting up a static ip address for the console.
Forwarding all the required ports.
Changing firewall settings.
The purchase of a new adaptor in case the original one was faulty.
Use of a wifi extender.
All to no prevail, it can be mentioned that it is not ideal to use a wired connection, although for experimental purposes, I tried it for a bit. There were still latency spikes although the disconnecting stopped. I read somewhere that the superhub 3 may be to fault but I have no evidence of this. I' m really coming to the end of my tether as I enjoy playing games and am going to stop paying for VM if I cant connect to the internet and have a stable connection consistently.
If anyone could provide some information or advice on the matter that would be great. Thanks everyone.
Wired speeds are 40-50 meg, wireless is around the 20-30 mark. Speed has never really been an issue every time I've checked, just the spikes. I've been using a wired power line adaptor, two different brands and still the same persisting issue. The adaptors used to work great up until recently, hence why I've put up the post. Ping is generally between 35 and 80 but I've seen it hit as high as 800 on bf1, r6 siege and rocket league during the spikes.
No more use than usual. My brother has an xbox and my dad tends to stream programmes/films on netflix/amazon etc. I don't think congestion could be the issue as there is not much change in usage from when before the issues started and now. Plus, 50 meg bandwidth should be able to handle two consoles and the odd film being streamed.