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Topic # 106859 1-Aug-2012 17:23 Send private message


I've been with Fyx since launch and often play WoW. With very few exceptions, my latency to Bronzebeard ( has consistently been 156 or 157 ms. However, for about the past week or so I haven't seen it that low; it's usually in the 180s and has often jumped up over 200.

I've pinged a few local servers and everything looks normal there, and my guild isn't reporting higher than usual pings (although most of them are in Canada).

While 180 certainly isn't bad, it just makes me wonder whether something is broken since it's consistently been in the 150s since Fyx began. Here's a traceroute:

traceroute to (, 64 hops max, 52 byte packets
1 ( 0.481 ms 0.290 ms 0.500 ms
2 ( 2.236 ms 0.965 ms 0.810 ms
3 ( 17.315 ms 18.554 ms 21.604 ms
4 ( 19.826 ms 17.023 ms 40.671 ms
5 ( 19.971 ms 17.531 ms 19.913 ms
6 ( 20.353 ms 17.077 ms 19.908 ms
7 ( 20.533 ms 20.271 ms 18.896 ms
8 ( 19.765 ms 17.500 ms 20.171 ms
9 ( 20.517 ms 19.463 ms 19.925 ms
10 ( 340.955 ms 182.710 ms 204.086 ms
11 ( 156.838 ms ( 156.250 ms ( 150.179 ms
12 ( 283.670 ms ( 262.070 ms ( 304.242 ms
13 ( 181.651 ms ( 181.078 ms ( 181.025 ms
14 ( 189.076 ms 187.600 ms ( 185.227 ms
15 ( 186.788 ms ( 180.675 ms ( 180.508 ms
16 ( 182.500 ms 185.896 ms ( 184.576 ms
17 ( 183.176 ms 183.633 ms ( 185.535 ms

Does anything in particular look strange there?

Thanks :)

EDIT: I should also point out that I've tried it first thing in the morning (approx 7:30) and still get the higher-than-usual latency so it's unlikely to be peak time congestion at Maxnet's end.

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  Reply # 665593 1-Aug-2012 17:45 Send private message

Wonder if you're seeing the effects of asymmetric routing, can you get someone to trace back to you from there?

Routes change all the time and sometimes little can be done to influence it. You'll probably find though that another part of the internet that you never use has inversely gotten faster..

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  Reply # 666093 2-Aug-2012 12:27 Send private message

I'm trying to get a friend in the States to trace back here but he's not having much luck (apparently his ISP has broken something). He did find this tool though, which he has used to trace back to my IP address. It appears that the return path, at least using that tool, is going via Australia... unless those Vocus nodes are in NZ?

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