Strange issue here. My wife noticed her Zoom Meetings were cutting in and out and asked me to do some investigating. I started a ping to google.com and watched it. I noticed about every 25 pings there would be a request timeout. I rebooted everything and even replaced our Spectrum cable modem. When I plug directly into my modem, and do the ping test to google.com, I see no issues. The response time is about 18ms. When I plug everything back in and route through pfSense, I see the issue again. I will note ping responses go up to about 32ms.
I’m not sure which log I should look at to try to hunt this down. I did find that when I turned off the site-to-site OpenVPN connection to my parent’s home the issue is drastically reduced, although not completely gone. Everyone once in a while I see a ping response at around 100ms and very rarely now I still do see the time out.
Should I be seeing a response time jump from 18ms when a computer is directly connected to the cable modem vs. a response time of 32ms when I am behind pfSense? Is this normal?
Thanks in advance for any suggestions.