My internet tends to cut out and then return a few minutes later, I've been struggling with this issue for years with Comcast, I've gone through ~4 modems, and 2 routers and countless technician visits. It's not consistent in a way I can observe other than it happens daily, high or low traffic, hot or cold, night or day. I decided to start running a continuous ping to Google about a week or so ago just for kicks, and to my surprise, my internet stayed up and stable all day! I kept it running the next day, still up, and it has continued to stay up for the week or so I've been doing this. Just to check, I stopped the ping for a few hours and sure enough, internet cut out, I started it back up and it's been fine since, the only thing I can see still happening is that sometimes it gets extremely slow, but not completely out, so i can survive whatever the anomaly is this way. At this point I've ruled out hardware and software, pretty much everything, I wouldn't rule out a hardware or software issue, but itd be considerably coincidental. I'm fine with running a ping forever since its not exactly an expensive operation, but what I'd mainly like to know is what is causing this, and possibly asside from pinging, how to fix it? I've searched rather lightly on this, most results get poluted with questions about high ping and whatnot so even a search term would be useful so I could research this easier.