Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


shk292

1956 posts

Uber Geek

Lifetime subscriber

#185393 20-Nov-2015 20:09
Send private message

So, the recent BBC iPlayer Unotelly problems prompted me to sign up for a trial of Unblockus and I was amazed at how much better Netflix works with the latter.  I'm on Slingshot UFB and the slow/no loading of Netflix thumbnails has been a constant irritation.  I decided to do a traceroute to Netflix.com to see what is happening - I'd be interested in any comparisons or observations.

First, using Unotelly's Virginia server (it defaulted to this):
With Unotelly - virginia server

C:\Users\Simon>tracert netflix.com

Tracing route to netflix.com [54.204.2.219]
over a maximum of 30 hops:

1 <1 ms <1 ms 1 ms 192.168.2.1
2 * * * Request timed out.
3 3 ms 3 ms 3 ms ae-5-10.cpcak3-r2.tranzpeer.net [101.98.3.41]
4 5 ms 2 ms 2 ms ae-4-10.cpcak3-r2.tranzpeer.net [101.98.3.40]
5 4 ms 3 ms 1 ms pts-n.cpcak4-r1.tranzpeer.net [101.98.5.20]
6 4 ms 3 ms 4 ms pts-s.cpcak4-r1.tranzpeer.net [101.98.5.21]
7 6 ms 3 ms 3 ms bundle-100.bdr02.akl05.akl.vocus.net.nz [175.45.
102.65]
8 128 ms 130 ms 130 ms bundle-10.cor01.akl05.akl.VOCUS.net.nz [114.31.2
02.100]
9 130 ms 130 ms 127 ms bundle-200.cor02.lax01.ca.VOCUS.net [114.31.202.
47]
10 129 ms 130 ms 130 ms bundle-101.bdr02.lax01.ca.VOCUS.net [114.31.199.
51]
11 193 ms 162 ms 150 ms v301.core1.lax2.he.net [64.62.151.125]
12 138 ms 145 ms 135 ms 100ge4-1.core1.phx2.he.net [184.105.81.178]
13 169 ms 155 ms 166 ms 100ge10-1.core1.dal1.he.net [184.105.81.174]
14 162 ms 165 ms 158 ms eqix-da1.a100.1.com [206.223.118.150]
15 * * * Request timed out.
16 * * * Request timed out.
17 193 ms 193 ms 194 ms 54.240.229.2
18 193 ms 190 ms 194 ms 54.240.229.160
19 * 191 ms * 54.240.228.137
20 208 ms 207 ms 240 ms 54.239.108.148
21 192 ms 190 ms 190 ms 54.239.108.143
22 203 ms 201 ms 205 ms 54.239.109.22
23 206 ms 204 ms 205 ms 54.239.109.47
24 203 ms 202 ms 201 ms 205.251.245.244
25 * * * Request timed out.
26 * * * Request timed out.
27 * 215 ms 206 ms 216.182.224.245
28 * * * Request timed out.
29 * * * Request timed out.
30 * * * Request timed out.

Trace complete.

Create new topic
 
 
 

Affiliate link: Marks & Spencer sell high quality, great value clothing and home products.
shk292

1956 posts

Uber Geek

Lifetime subscriber

  #1431972 20-Nov-2015 20:10
Send private message

Then, after flushing DNS, using DHCP, which defaults to Slingshot's DNS server:
C:\Users\Simon>tracert netflix.com

Tracing route to netflix.com [54.204.43.31]
over a maximum of 30 hops:

1 <1 ms 1 ms <1 ms Broadcom.Home [192.168.2.1]
2 * * * Request timed out.
3 4 ms 2 ms 4 ms ae-5-10.cpcak3-r2.tranzpeer.net [101.98.3.41]
4 5 ms 4 ms 5 ms ae-4-10.cpcak3-r2.tranzpeer.net [101.98.3.40]
5 5 ms 3 ms 3 ms pts-n.cpcak4-r1.tranzpeer.net [101.98.5.20]
6 5 ms 2 ms 3 ms pts-s.cpcak4-r1.tranzpeer.net [101.98.5.21]
7 5 ms 8 ms 4 ms bundle-100.bdr02.akl05.akl.vocus.net.nz [175.45.
102.65]
8 129 ms 131 ms 129 ms bundle-10.cor01.akl05.akl.VOCUS.net.nz [114.31.2
02.100]
9 127 ms 130 ms 130 ms bundle-200.cor02.lax01.ca.VOCUS.net [114.31.202.
47]
10 128 ms 130 ms 130 ms bundle-101.bdr02.lax01.ca.VOCUS.net [114.31.199.
51]
11 161 ms 166 ms 163 ms v301.core1.lax2.he.net [64.62.151.125]
12 147 ms 148 ms 148 ms 100ge4-1.core1.phx2.he.net [184.105.81.178]
13 161 ms 168 ms 154 ms 100ge10-1.core1.dal1.he.net [184.105.81.174]
14 159 ms 158 ms 158 ms eqix-da1.a100.1.com [206.223.118.150]
15 * * * Request timed out.
16 * * * Request timed out.
17 191 ms 190 ms 189 ms 54.240.229.8
18 190 ms 190 ms 190 ms 54.240.229.170
19 198 ms 207 ms 210 ms 54.239.108.254
20 * * * Request timed out.
21 224 ms 223 ms 213 ms 54.239.109.52
22 215 ms 225 ms 223 ms 54.239.111.238
23 203 ms 202 ms 215 ms 54.239.108.140
24 205 ms 203 ms 202 ms 54.239.111.23
25 * * * Request timed out.
26 * * * Request timed out.
27 206 ms 200 ms 217 ms 216.182.224.229
28 * * * Request timed out.
29 * * * Request timed out.
30 * * * Request timed out.

Trace complete.

shk292

1956 posts

Uber Geek

Lifetime subscriber

  #1431974 20-Nov-2015 20:15
Send private message

Lastly, using Unblockus:
C:\Users\Simon>tracert netflix.com

Tracing route to netflix.com [204.12.200.14]
over a maximum of 30 hops:

1 <1 ms 1 ms <1 ms 192.168.2.1
2 * * * Request timed out.
3 3 ms 2 ms 3 ms ae-5-10.cpcak3-r2.tranzpeer.net [101.98.3.41]
4 5 ms 3 ms 2 ms ae-4-10.cpcak3-r2.tranzpeer.net [101.98.3.40]
5 2 ms 2 ms 2 ms pts-n.cpcak4-r1.tranzpeer.net [101.98.5.20]
6 2 ms 2 ms 3 ms pts-s.cpcak4-r1.tranzpeer.net [101.98.5.21]
7 3 ms 6 ms 7 ms bundle-100.bdr02.akl05.akl.vocus.net.nz [175.45.
102.65]
8 130 ms 130 ms 130 ms bundle-10.cor01.akl05.akl.VOCUS.net.nz [114.31.2
02.100]
9 129 ms 130 ms 130 ms bundle-200.cor02.lax01.ca.VOCUS.net [114.31.202.
47]
10 129 ms 130 ms 130 ms bundle-101.bdr02.lax01.ca.VOCUS.net [114.31.199.
51]
11 140 ms 159 ms 161 ms v301.core1.lax2.he.net [64.62.151.125]
12 159 ms 169 ms 159 ms 10ge14-1.core1.den1.he.net [72.52.92.37]
13 174 ms 174 ms 174 ms 10ge5-5.core1.mci3.he.net [184.105.222.22]
14 171 ms 174 ms 174 ms 10ge4-1.core1.mci2.he.net [184.105.213.37]
15 171 ms 174 ms 173 ms wholesale-internet-inc.10gigabitethernet1-3.core
1.mci2.he.net [216.66.78.90]
16 181 ms 174 ms 173 ms lag-to-oak.edge-a.clay1.mci.us.as32097.net [69.3
0.209.163]
17 172 ms 174 ms 186 ms lag-core-b.dist-1-4-a.clay1.mci.us.as32097.net [
208.110.88.7]
18 174 ms 174 ms 174 ms 204.12.200.14

Trace complete.

Now, I'm not a networking expert (only CCNA2 so far) but I don't think the first two look good - surely, the pings shouldn't be getting stuck in a "black hole" in 50.240.x.x and then timing out after 30 hops!?

I can see now why Unotelly hasn't been great

Create new topic




News »

Amazon introduces new Echo devices
Posted 25-Sep-2020 11:56


Mad Catz introduces new S.T.R.I.K.E. 13 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard
Posted 25-Sep-2020 11:34


Vodafone NZ upgrades international submarine network
Posted 25-Sep-2020 09:09


Jabra announces wireless noise-cancelling airbuds, upgrade existing model
Posted 24-Sep-2020 14:43


Nokia 3.4 to be available in New Zealand
Posted 24-Sep-2020 14:34


HP announces new HP ENVY laptops aimed at content creators
Posted 24-Sep-2020 14:02


Logitech introduce MX Anywhere 3
Posted 21-Sep-2020 21:17


Countdown unveils contactless shopping with new Scan&Go tech
Posted 21-Sep-2020 09:48


HP unveils new innovations for businesses adapting to rapidly evolving workstyles and workforces
Posted 17-Sep-2020 15:36


GoPro launches new HERO9 Black camera
Posted 17-Sep-2020 09:45


Telecommunications industry launches new 5G Facts website
Posted 17-Sep-2020 07:56


New Zealand ranks 3rd in world in GSMA index
Posted 15-Sep-2020 10:13


Trend Micro Security Suite adds web monitoring to prevent identity theft
Posted 14-Sep-2020 15:37


NVIDIA to acquire Arm for US$ 40 billion
Posted 14-Sep-2020 12:27


Epson launches its next gen A3+ colour EcoTank multi-function printer
Posted 10-Sep-2020 16:08



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.


Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.