I use TPG, using an old billion 7800N that's at least 6 years old now. I get around 500 ping to local servers, as per gaming and test sites like https://www.meter.net/ping-test/ ping is intermittent - sometimes 20ms (which is normal), but sometimes as high as 500ms, even to Sydney servers. tracert is shown here https://imgur.com/a/t8wSEJD I note the high ping starts from hop 2 onwards, always. High ping obtained from fully wired setup (cat6 all the way), as well as wifi devices so I think the LAN is fine. What does a ping spike at hop 2 suggest? could it be my own router? I should mention that although my trusty old router is 6 years old, there's absolutely no other issues with my internet, my LAN, or other features - if router is damaged I would expect other symptoms. We've had heaps of storms in the last month in Sydney. A few weeks ago I had a bandwith issue with my line - TPG had to send a telstra tech to fix it, took a week. Now ping spikes - but TPG reckons it's my router - what do you guys think?