Since the internet connection in our house does break down from time to time I set up a little experiment:
For the last two month, one of my machines is pinging google.com on an half-hourly basis. One measurement consists of 50 pings.
I now calculated the mean percentage of packets lost for each hour of the day:
- Could this peak in the evening be caused by choosing google.com as the ping destination?
- Would you recommend using an other destination and which?
- Does this indicate that something is wrong with my connection?
- What would be a better strategy to measure where exactly the problem in our internet connection is? Our ISP tells us it is working fine so I try to aggregate some proof...
Edit: I forgot to mention that the machine is directly connected to the router (no WiFi). And the router is pinged as well, with no packet loss at all.