Question Internet randomly crashes or gets very slow and download speeds go to literal impossible levels


Nov 21, 2016
Recently I've been having this issue where my internet would randomly drop over and over or it would get very slow where nothing would load. When this happens and I'm in a game, my packet loss goes through the roof and my ping spikes to the 1000's. To see what was happening I left my task managers network tab open on the side while I played games and when it happened again, I took a gif of what was happening and this is what I saw (I can't seem to add links yet but here it is https://gyazo(dot)com/9521c0e56f2afea88331e4bb024d6f1d)

As you can see from the graph, everything was fine and was peaking at around 11Mbps and it suddenly starts going to 31Gbps and this is when everything either gets slow or crashes.

Oddly enough, this mostly happens when I'm on the 2.4GHz band and not on the 5GHz band. However, the 5GHz band drops the connection more often than the 2.4GHz band.

Any idea as to what's going on? Thanks!
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