Question Ping Spikes After Power Outage On Wired PC Only

Feb 1, 2021
Two days ago the power went out suddenly while I was playing games on my desktop. Ever since getting power back, I am unable to play games on my PC because my ping will spike to anywhere from 200-1500ms. Prior to the power outage I got constant 40ms. At first I thought it was the game and potentially corrupted files. But I ran a ping test on my desktop from and got an average ping of 200ms. It would start at 40ms, spike to 200ms, go back down, spike to 1700ms, go back down and so on and so forth. This is a wired connection to the router. I ran the same test from my laptop using WiFi and it stayed at a constant 40-44ms.

My upload and download speeds are exactly where they should be. I ran a packet loss test on and got 0% packet loss. I ran a tracert and got the following results:

Tracing route to []
over a maximum of 30 hops:

1 3 ms 2 ms 1 ms
2 4 ms 5 ms 4 ms
3 10 ms 9 ms 10 ms
4 14 ms 13 ms 14 ms []
5 14 ms 12 ms 12 ms []
6 15 ms 15 ms 15 ms
7 17 ms 14 ms 15 ms
8 15 ms 17 ms 16 ms
9 22 ms 36 ms 15 ms []

Things I have tried:
-Flushing dns
-Power cycling router
-Reinstalling network adapters on my desktop
-Verify no OS updates are available
-Repairing the game files of the game I was playing when my PC crashed just to verify it wasn't a corruption in the game. No change

My desktop has never had this issue so I assume the power outage has something to do with it. It doesn't seem to be my network since other devices connected to it are not having any issues. I have no idea how to go about finding the source of the spikes nor how to fix them. Where should I proceed from here?


UDPATE: I hooked up laptop A to my router using the same Ethernet as my desktop. Average ping of 300ms with spikes up to 1700ms. Similar results as my desktop. I reran the ping test on laptop B (which was mentioned above) and the average ping was 60ms with roughly constant 40-45ms and a spike or two up to 200ms. So maybe it is my network? Just trying to provide as much info as possible.
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