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Master Geek

# 220318 6-Aug-2017 00:33
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I've found that OpenWrt Wiki ( loads unusually slow on Spark Fibre in Kapiti - it took ~50 seconds to completely load the homepage. Downloading a 3.17MB image took 6 minutes 27 seconds, with an average speed of 8.01KB/s (according to wget saving to /dev/null)


For comparison, it took ~8 seconds to completely load the homepage over Skinny 3G. The image download took 5.2 seconds with an average speed of 600KB/s.


traceroute - Spark Fibre


traceroute - Skinny 3G


Wireshark capture files:


OpenWrt Wiki homepage - fibre | 3G


3MB image download - fibre | 3G


The MRU on my HG659b (in the internet section) is 1492. The MTU on my PC is 1500.


The OpenWrt Wiki seems to be the only website affected - all other websites I visit load fairly quickly.




Is anyone else having this issue?

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Uber Geek

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  # 1839683 6-Aug-2017 00:47
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You also using Sparks DNS? I'm not seeing this on a Spark connection here in Wellington. I also see a traceroute much like your Skinny one.

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Master Geek

  # 1839685 6-Aug-2017 00:53
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You also using Sparks DNS? I'm not seeing this on a Spark connection here in Wellington. I also see a traceroute much like your Skinny one.



I am using Sparks DNS - and (specified in HG659b DHCP server) 


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Master Geek

  # 1845348 11-Aug-2017 19:41
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Rebooted ONT and router - still slow to load OpenWrt Wiki.


Loading on a N4L connection was fine. (tracert output)

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Uber Geek

  # 1845376 11-Aug-2017 20:40
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Both homepage and image slow here too, not on Spark.



--2017-08-11 20:15:31--




Connecting to||:80... connected.


HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK


Length: 3178326 (3.0M) [image/png]


Saving to: `usb-uart_versions.png'



100%[==============================================================================>] 3,178,326 9.44K/s in 6m 28s



2017-08-11 20:22:01 (8.00 KB/s) - `usb-uart_versions.png' saved [3178326/3178326]

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Uber Geek


  # 1845383 11-Aug-2017 21:00
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Inconsistently slow here, Over both Vodafone and Spark.




What this would indicate to me is likely there is a large attack along their path.. 


not to mention a sever in hungry isn't really the speediest place for the internet.

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Uber Geek

  # 1845392 11-Aug-2017 21:21
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What this would indicate to me is likely there is a large attack along their path.. 




Not sure what you mean there, both ends seem well connected, single hop Telia for Spark, Hurricane for Vodafone.

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Ultimate Geek

  # 1846105 13-Aug-2017 23:41
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Slow here also and I'm on spark fibre, however I use openwrt for historical purposes mainly, active development is over at now - it's a spin off of openwrt and much more upto date.

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