I've had temporary "slowness" outages 3 times in the last 5 days at my location. In these incidents, the internet goes to a complete crawl and pages either partially load, or never load at all. I know it's none of my equipment as the situation resolves itself, sometimes in minutes, sometimes in hours. Today though, just to double check, I ran a traceroute to see where the problem might be. Results:
1 2 ms 2 ms 1 ms DD-WRT [192.168.1.1]
2 6 ms 6 ms 6 ms 126.96.36.199
3 * * * Request timed out.
4 164 ms * * rc2wh-tge0-4-0-17.vc.shawcable.net [188.8.131.52
5 * * 206 ms rc6wt-tge0-2-0-15.wa.shawcable.net [184.108.40.206
As can be seen in the above copy/paste, I can get to what appears to be my local shaw "node" just fine, but then it tanks from there. As I said, this has happened 3 times in 5 days and is driving me nuts.
I hope someone from shaw reads this and is made aware of the problem here.