Why does my DSL connection slow way down or completely go out when it's cloudy and/or thundering? No rain involved. I am hardwired to the modem. I might expect losing my satellite TV during times like this, but not the internet. Actually, I'm not even losing the satellite TV near as much as I lose internet connection. Getting really sick and tired of this. It's not my equipment either so, don't blame it on that Verizon!
Step one: Visit http://www.giganews.com/line_info.html and post up the Traceroute the page shows, if you wish. Be aware that your non-bogan public IP Address will show up. It might shown up as the final hop (bottom-most line of the trace) might contain a hop with your IP address in it. Either remove that line or show only the first two octets. What I'm looking for is a line that mentions "ERX" in it's name towards the end. If for some reason the trace does not complete (two lines full of Stars), keep the trace route intact.
For example this what I see
traceroute to 71.242.*.* (71.242.*.*), 30 hops max, 60 byte packets
1 gw1-g-vlan201.dca.giganews.com (22.214.171.124) 13 ms 13 ms 13 ms
2 ash-bb1-link.telia.net (126.96.36.199) 39 ms 7 ms 7 ms
3 TenGigE0-2-0-0.GW1.IAD8.ALTER.NET (188.8.131.52) 4 ms 4 ms GigabitEthernet2-0-0.GW8.IAD8.ALTER.NET (184.108.40.206) 4 ms
4 so-7-1-0-0.PHIL-CORE-RTR1.verizon-gni.net (220.127.116.11) 6 ms 6 ms 6 ms
5 P3-0-0.PHIL-DSL-RTR11.verizon-gni.net (18.104.22.168) 6 ms 6 ms 6 ms
6 static-71-242-*-*.phlapa.east.verizon.net (71.242.*.*) 32 ms 32 ms 33 ms
Step two: Can you provide the Transceiver Statistics from your modem?
#3 If you don't know how to get that info:
a) What is the brand and model of your modem?
b) If you have a RJ-45 WAN port router connected to it: What is the brand and model of the RJ-45 WAN port router?
#4 If you have a RJ-45 WAN port router connected to the modem, even if you know how to get the Transceiver Statistics from the modem: What is the brand and model of the RJ-45 WAN port router?