In Skype calls, sooner or later my voice starts cutting in and out; mid sentence my voice will go silent for several seconds, with no quality loss outside of the cut out. Sometimes instead my voice won't cut out, but will skip or stutter.
I can understand everyone else perfectly. In a one-on-one call, Skype will sometimes tell me my connection is slow and then back to fast.
The cutting out isn't repeatable enough to test. Echo soundtest only sometimes reproduces the problem. Skype says my connection is still fast. The problem can happen once when I join a Skype call, or five hours later. It can happen when I'm doing nothing with my network other than Skype, or when I'm playing a multiplier game with people.
It only happens to Skype. No other VOIP program, or anything else has any internet issues.
My internet speeds should be no issue, download is 117Mbps and upload is 34Mbps, according to Speedtest. I use a wired connection, not wireless. My ISP is Optimum Online/Cablevision.
I have used multiple versions of Skype, the problem continues regardless of version, currently I am on Skype 6.9.
I use Comodo Firewall and Peerblock. I have disabled and uninstalled them multiple times, this does nothing.
It isn't my mic. I have tested my current mic a thousand times and playback is flawless. I have switched to an older mic, no difference.
Doesn't seem to be my computer, I have used my laptop to test if the problem happens, still does even on a wireless connection. I even did a fresh install on my computer earlier. I'm still game to try out anything on my computer since I'm so desperate.
Originally I thought it was my router, yet plugging the ethernet cord directly into the modem doesn't stop the problem. I use a Netgear R6300 with dd-wrt firmware.
I replaced the ethernet cord that ran to my computer, still continued.
I even got a new modem, same problem.
I have contacted my ISP, not too much in terms of support. Will be contacting them again.
I have contacted Skype support. Not too helpful either, I sent them some logs of the problem; hopefully that will reveal something.
I tried disabling certain drivers(mostly USB drivers since that is how my mic is connected) to see if something is conflicting. So far, no luck.
From all accounts it seems to be on Skype's end.