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Topic # 105713 9-Jul-2012 11:10 Send private message

I have noticed in the last few days that (at least according to speedtest.net), my national termination point seems to have been moving down the country!  When I was first connected to snap a little over a week ago, my connection point was in Auckland (where I am physically located).  Yesterday it was Wellington and today it's in Christchurch.  It's not just speedtest.net where I'm seeing this change, my latency to national and international servers has also increased by ~30ms since the move to Christchurch.

Can anyone enlighten me as to what might be going on here?

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  Reply # 652818 9-Jul-2012 11:14 Send private message

Dynamic IP address ?

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  Reply # 652819 9-Jul-2012 11:15 Send private message

dynamic ips dictate where you look like your from



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  Reply # 652820 9-Jul-2012 11:16 Send private message

Yeah. It's changed quite a bit in the last 24hrs as well (probably 4-5 times).

As I mentioned tho, it's not just speedtest, my latency has increased by 30ms or so...

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  Reply # 652826 9-Jul-2012 11:23 Send private message

well you might have picked up a ip range from another location ( like you have ) restart your router and you'll find it'll be back to auckland



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  Reply # 652831 9-Jul-2012 11:29 Send private message

Oic, hmm, I would have thought that Auckland users would be configured to automatically connect to an Auckland gateway, otherwise this is likely to happen again frequently in future I would imagine...

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  Reply # 652835 9-Jul-2012 11:33 Send private message

you connect to what ever gateway has the lesser users. and it does happen regually

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  Reply # 652840 9-Jul-2012 11:40 Send private message

I've noticed this also, doing speedtests on VF's 3G network. Always used to route thru Auckland more recently have seen it drift south.
But Latency has improved as it's got closer.

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  Reply # 652845 9-Jul-2012 11:47 Send private message

AviZ: you connect to what ever gateway has the lesser users. and it does happen regually



I think you'll actually find it's done per island not load...

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  Reply # 652849 9-Jul-2012 11:51 Send private message

McGee:
AviZ: you connect to what ever gateway has the lesser users. and it does happen regually



I think you'll actually find it's done per island not load...


and i live in the south island and i have had many wellington/auckland dynamic ranges.

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  Reply # 652852 9-Jul-2012 11:54 Send private message

AviZ:
McGee:
AviZ: you connect to what ever gateway has the lesser users. and it does happen regually



I think you'll actually find it's done per island not load...


and i live in the south island and i have had many wellington/auckland dynamic ranges.



If you're talking about IPs they will be allocated dynamically at random.

If you're talking about DSL handovers they are mapped per island. 



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  Reply # 652857 9-Jul-2012 11:57 Send private message

Well, I reconnected a couple of times and now while speedtest shows me in Auckland, my latency is still high...

Here's my tracert

Tracing route to trademe.co.nz [202.162.73.2]
over a maximum of 30 hops:

1 1 ms 1 ms 1 ms firewall.int [xx.xx.xx.xx]
2 35 ms 33 ms 62 ms 20.17.69.111.static.snap.net.nz [111.69.17.20]
3 70 ms 33 ms 53 ms 20.17.69.111.static.snap.net.nz [111.69.17.20]
4 33 ms 33 ms 33 ms 24.17.69.111.static.snap.net.nz [111.69.17.24]
5 * * * Request timed out.
6 47 ms 48 ms 48 ms 137.33.69.111.dynamic.snap.net.nz [111.69.33.137]
7 47 ms 47 ms 47 ms www.trademe.co.nz [202.162.73.2]

Trace complete.

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  Reply # 652865 9-Jul-2012 12:04 Send private message

I have noticed the same thing, and actually this is quite easy to see if you have the fritzbox for instance.
In the web interface go to "System" to see the log file (optionally click on the "internet connection" tab) and you should be able to read something like this:

Internet connection established successfully. IP address: xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx, DNS server: 202.37.101.1 and 202.37.101.2, Gateway: 111.69.17.20, Broadband PoP: SNAPDSL-CHC

I'm in Hamilton and right now the broadband PoP is SNAPDSL-CHC where it used to always stay on SNAPDSL-AKL.

On the 07th of July Snap used to have a problem of high latency on their network (that was resolved at 12.50pm on the same day). Maybe this is related and they have temporarily disabled their Auckland gateway for maintenance? This is just an hypothesis, could someone confirm?



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  Reply # 652869 9-Jul-2012 12:09 Send private message

Ah yes, good find!

I'm definitely still connecting to Chch:

Internet connection established successfully. IP address: 111.69.xx.xx, DNS server: 202.37.101.1 and 202.37.101.2, Gateway: 111.69.17.20, Broadband PoP: SNAPDSL-CHC

Yeah, you could be right, this maybe temporary...

Edit:  From Snap's network status page:

Network Status
I might give them a ring...



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  Reply # 652873 9-Jul-2012 12:24 Send private message

Ok, rang Snap and they said that there is an upgrade going on at the moment in Auckland, so all Auckland traffic is being routed via Chch for the duration of the change. Apparently the outage is scheduled for 24hrs from midnight last night.

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  Reply # 652876 9-Jul-2012 12:27 Send private message

Hi SamF, Yes this is correct. We are currently performing upgrades to our DSL infrastructure in Auckland.

This work is expected to be completed within the next 24 hours.






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