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  Reply # 1843212 10-Aug-2017 08:47
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michaelmurfy:

 

If you're using a Spark router and you're online then nothing is wrong with your router.

 

 

 

 

Is a VF router.. I think all ISP's supply the HG659 though, so the firmware is probably the only difference. Cynical Chris wondered if the router could be setup to perform optimally for VF, and not for other ISP's..


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  Reply # 1843359 10-Aug-2017 10:34
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It may well be related to the fact a Spark peering link at an internet exchange in Sydney is currently running hot...

 

 


 
 
 
 




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  Reply # 1843362 10-Aug-2017 10:39
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yitz: It may well be related to the fact a Spark peering link at an internet exchange in Sydney is currently running hot...

 

 

 

Looks like midnight - 5:00 am optimal gaming time...

 

If is the cause, hopefully to be fixed soon.. 

 

 


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  Reply # 1843405 10-Aug-2017 10:59
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michaelmurfy:

 

The ping value from the game doesn't mean much. Most games have been not displaying this since it is a pure placebo and instead for troubleshooting providing some IP addresses to test to. That Blizzard guide is pretty good.

 

 

 

 

Well its going to tell him on a basic level if its a network issue or not. Green good, Red bad.


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  Reply # 1843418 10-Aug-2017 11:13
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Looking into this...

 

First thing, AS4648 isn't just Spark Retail BB traffic - it covers a few providers.

 

Note that it's only a single 10G link and you're seeing there, there are a lot of links bringing in traffic. The congestion on this link seems isolated to last night and is a result of a significant spike in demand created at an upstream provider.

 

This was last night only (No issues for the previous week at least) and given the nature of the upstream activity there's no guarantee this won;t happen again on our links, and I bet that no provider would say any different.

 

This happens from time to time. We take reasonable economic measures to mitigate the impact, as do most providers.

 

Can't provide any more details for commercial reasons, but this isn't a reflection of any break or problem in our networks.

 

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  Reply # 1843507 10-Aug-2017 12:56
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I can echo the same as @Talkiet.

 

 

 

Personally, i run both an ADSL and VDSL connection at home, One is spark the other is Vodafone.

 

Now I'm feel free to take this as a grain of salt given my workplace, however...

 

 

 

In terms of gaming to Blizzard servers (Overwatch in this case)

 

on Vodafone, i have interleaving off so a 9ms lower in Base ping, however noticable packet loss and/or  Jitter.

 

On Spark, I have Interleaving on (ddDLM) so 9ms higher base ping, However no packet loss and minimal jitter.

 

 

 

Now, Blizzard being Blizzard is an interesting one.

 

I often notice their AU servers go down and we end up in US West.

 

 

 

 

 

As your unsure of which server you were on, this could come into it.





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  Reply # 1843544 10-Aug-2017 13:31
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 Is some random things happening with my Geekzone account, cant see the pg 2 posts (other than on my phone..), and wasn't able to log on for a few hours.. have seen the posts regarding traffic etc, and take the issues last night was pure bad timing for me to have swapped over.. Will confirm all good, or not tonight.. thanks for all the replies..

 

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  Reply # 1844764 10-Aug-2017 21:01
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last post seems to be lost..

 

Lag not anywhere near as bad as last.. but not still anywhere as good as I have been used to on VF. Very variable with the majority of the time fine, then a patch of slowness..

 

 

 

Did the tracert thing, and ..

 

To the states

 

Tracing route to 24.105.30.129 over a maximum of 30 hops

 

1 1 ms 1 ms 1 ms 192.168.10.1
2 3 ms 5 ms 5 ms 122-58-236-1.jetstream.xtra.co.nz [122.58.236.1]
3 * * * Request timed out.
4 15 ms 13 ms 13 ms ae8-10.akbr6.global-gateway.net.nz [122.56.116.5]
5 22 ms 13 ms 13 ms ae7-2.akbr7.global-gateway.net.nz [122.56.119.53]
6 26 ms 13 ms 13 ms ae1-10.tkbr12.global-gateway.net.nz [202.50.232.37]
7 138 ms 137 ms 138 ms xe-0-0-7-3.sjbr3.global-gateway.net.nz [202.50.232.18]
8 147 ms 141 ms 146 ms ae3-10.lebr7.global-gateway.net.nz [122.56.127.26]
9 142 ms 142 ms 142 ms ae0-10.lebr8.global-gateway.net.nz [202.50.232.42]
10 142 ms 141 ms 145 ms 63-235-40-241.dia.static.qwest.net [63.235.40.241]
11 149 ms 149 ms 151 ms los-edge-07.inet.qwest.net [67.14.102.146]
12 149 ms 150 ms 148 ms 65.153.29.230
13 150 ms 145 ms 145 ms 37.244.0.35
14 150 ms 149 ms 162 ms 37.244.0.103
15 144 ms 145 ms 149 ms 24.105.30.129

 

 

 

And to Aus..

 

 

 

Tracing route to 103.4.115.248 over a maximum of 30 hops

 

1 1 ms 1 ms 1 ms 192.168.10.1
2 10 ms 6 ms 11 ms 122-58-236-1.jetstream.xtra.co.nz [122.58.236.1]
3 * * * Request timed out.
4 15 ms 13 ms 13 ms ae8-10.akbr6.global-gateway.net.nz [122.56.116.5]
5 15 ms 13 ms 13 ms ae2-6.tkbr12.global-gateway.net.nz [122.56.127.17]
6 38 ms 37 ms 37 ms xe0-0-1.sebr3.global-gateway.net.nz [202.50.232.14]
7 39 ms 37 ms 45 ms 122.56.119.86
8 41 ms 42 ms * as55497.nsw.ix.asn.au [218.100.52.65]
9 46 ms 42 ms 38 ms 103.4.115.248

 

Trace complete.

 

 

 

The game should auto select Aus servers, but have found info on forcing that.. In game ping to Aus was 150 - 300ms in the time I had my mouse hovering.

 

Read in the D3 connection help page the *** / connection timed out are not a good sign ? seems a short hop from me..

 

 

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1844770 10-Aug-2017 21:15
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Lemming:

 

last post seems to be lost..

 

Lag not anywhere near as bad as last.. but not still anywhere as good as I have been used to on VF. Very variable with the majority of the time fine, then a patch of slowness..

 

 

 

 

 

The game should auto select Aus servers, but have found info on forcing that.. In game ping to Aus was 150 - 300ms in the time I had my mouse hovering.

 

Read in the D3 connection help page the *** / connection timed out are not a good sign ? seems a short hop from me..

 

 

150ms of jitter, sounds like something else at play....

 

 

 

the hop your seeing timeouts, has ICMP disabled on.

 

 





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  Reply # 1844771 10-Aug-2017 21:15
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_never_ believe "in-game" ping. It's frequently some imaginary construct with only a tenuous connection to the network conditions.

 

Cheers - N

 

 


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  Reply # 1844775 10-Aug-2017 21:27
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Alright, now to put the comparison of traceroutes to an end...

 

 

 

As stated earlier, i have an Vodafone (ADSL) and Spark (VDSL) connection here.

 

grain of salt due to my business, however I'm posting this as a guy whos into networking, understands routing and such not with my work hat on.

 

 

 

 

Vodafone 8ms base

 

1 218-101-115-254.dsl.dyn.ihug.co.nz (218.101.115.254) 8.734 ms 6.815 ms 7.163 ms
2 10.123.80.70 (10.123.80.70) 7.420 ms 7.645 ms 7.661 ms
3 10.123.80.69 (10.123.80.69) 131.533 ms 131.995 ms 131.847 ms
4 v422.core1.sjc1.he.net (216.218.254.57) 136.062 ms 139.322 ms 131.838 ms
5 10ge7-2.core1.sjc2.he.net (72.52.92.118) 131.391 ms 134.095 ms 131.223 ms
6 eqix-ix-sv1.blizzard.com (206.223.116.55) 131.664 ms 131.916 ms 132.367 ms
7 37.244.2.33 (37.244.2.33) 157.513 ms 157.468 ms 157.779 ms
8 24.105.31.6 (24.105.31.6) 156.733 ms 156.819 ms 156.921 ms
9 37.244.0.103 (37.244.0.103) 157.570 ms 157.823 ms 157.238 ms
10 24.105.30.129 (24.105.30.129) 158.076 ms 158.098 ms 157.926 ms

 

 

 

Spark 22ms base

 

1 125-238-187-1.jetstream.xtra.co.nz (125.238.187.1) 21.283 ms 21.755 ms 22.946 ms
2 * mdr-ip24-int.msc.global-gateway.net.nz (122.56.116.6) 22.142 ms 22.356 ms
3 ae8-10.akbr6.global-gateway.net.nz (122.56.116.5) 28.201 ms 21.863 ms 22.817 ms
4 ae2-6.tkbr12.global-gateway.net.nz (122.56.127.17) 22.088 ms 22.125 ms 22.769 ms
5 xe-0-0-7-3.sjbr3.global-gateway.net.nz (202.50.232.18) 146.204 ms 146.815 ms 145.830 ms
6 ae3-10.lebr7.global-gateway.net.nz (122.56.127.26) 155.317 ms 154.764 ms 154.638 ms
7 ae0-10.lebr8.global-gateway.net.nz (202.50.232.42) 154.217 ms 154.190 ms 155.205 ms
8 los-brdr-01.inet.qwest.net (63.235.40.241) 151.878 ms 150.604 ms 149.967 ms
9 los-edge-07.inet.qwest.net (67.14.102.146) 155.470 ms 154.589 ms 154.899 ms
10 65.153.29.230 (65.153.29.230) 155.393 ms 155.716 ms 154.543 ms
11 37.244.0.33 (37.244.0.33) 152.636 ms 151.908 ms 150.448 ms
12 24.105.30.129 (24.105.30.129) 152.207 ms 151.142 ms 151.219 ms

 

 

 

 

 

Vodafone 8ms base

 

1 218-101-115-254.dsl.dyn.ihug.co.nz (218.101.115.254) 7.194 ms 6.953 ms 6.821 ms
2 10.123.39.13 (10.123.39.13) 9.247 ms 8.546 ms 9.328 ms
3 10.123.39.14 (10.123.39.14) 32.047 ms 31.989 ms 31.954 ms
4 as55497.nsw.ix.asn.au (218.100.52.65) 31.158 ms 31.340 ms 31.539 ms
5 103.4.115.248 (103.4.115.248) 33.446 ms 32.368 ms 32.740 ms

 

 

 

 

 

Spark 22ms base

 

1 125-238-187-1.jetstream.xtra.co.nz (125.238.187.1) 21.197 ms 21.026 ms 20.748 ms
2 * * *
3 ae8-10.akbr6.global-gateway.net.nz (122.56.116.5) 23.479 ms 22.724 ms 22.798 ms
4 ae7-2.akbr7.global-gateway.net.nz (122.56.119.53) 31.094 ms 21.340 ms 22.422 ms
5 xe5-0-0.sgbr3.global-gateway.net.nz (202.50.232.242) 46.924 ms 45.818 ms 46.649 ms
6 ae7-10.sebr4.global-gateway.net.nz (122.56.127.214) 46.602 ms 45.475 ms 45.264 ms
7 as55497.nsw.ix.asn.au (218.100.52.65) 46.919 ms 46.366 ms 46.903 ms
8 103.4.115.248 (103.4.115.248) 49.809 ms 47.813 ms 47.033 ms

 

 

 

 

All these tests were ran with live traffic going over it, so some jitter is to be expected. 

 

Test's were all ran on the same router(terminates both connections) one after another to have a completely fair playing field.

 

 

 

Notable things i pluck out, when accounting for the latency increase from interleaving on my VDSL line, spark comes out a whole 28ms faster. This would be due to the routing on landing.

 

on the Sydney tests, the margin between both links is 1-2ms aka, margin of error basically.

 

 

 

Unfortunately, i do not play D3. I'm a PoE fan (I'm good friends with the main graphic designer so i've been in it since before it was announced...) I can't comment on my game performance however, i very highly suspect there has been another change that has happened that has made the RSP switch into a smoking gun. 

 

 





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  Reply # 1844776 10-Aug-2017 21:29
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hio77:

 

[snip]

 

Notable things i pluck out, when accounting for the latency increase from interleaving on my VDSL line, spark comes out a whole 28ms faster. This would be due to the routing on landing.

 

[snip]

 

 

I wondered if anyone was going to notice that at some stage :-)

 

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  Reply # 1844778 10-Aug-2017 21:32
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Talkiet:

 

hio77:

 

[snip]

 

Notable things i pluck out, when accounting for the latency increase from interleaving on my VDSL line, spark comes out a whole 28ms faster. This would be due to the routing on landing.

 

[snip]

 

 

I wondered if anyone was going to notice that at some stage :-)

 

Cheers - N

 

 

That's the great thing about having two links, i can personally pick and choose depending on what i need/want.

 

 

 

Sure comes at a cost and i'd much rather secondary be elsewhere but splitting apart from GGI as a upstream is handy for those occasional things.. 





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  Reply # 1844779 10-Aug-2017 21:33
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The networking analysis is a bit over my head.. is my tracers indicating an issue, or is it normal ?

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  Reply # 1844780 10-Aug-2017 21:35
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Lemming: The networking analysis is a bit over my head.. is my tracers indicating an issue, or is it normal ?

 

traceroutes essentially come down to proving there is no real difference (in some case you actually are gaining faster responses having moved to spark)

 

 

 

as such, still convinced, There is another factor at play here.





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