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# 128551 14-Aug-2013 17:00
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I'm on TelstraClear cable in Wellington. I find ebay and amazon can be a bit slow, even in off peak times. Sometimes it times out, sometimes it's super fast too. If I fire up a VPN to the states and then surf ebay/amazon pages are MUCH snappier.

Anyone else find the same? Any thoughts on why?

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  # 878305 14-Aug-2013 19:20
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I'm currently awaiting a response on a fault logged with Vodafone around issues with poor performance & load times to a whole range of major international sites and services, wonder if it's related.

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  # 878348 14-Aug-2013 20:14
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Could be, could be. It's a bit random, I just tend to run through a VPS for international sites when the problem starts as it seems easier.


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  # 878473 15-Aug-2013 01:57
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Inphinity: I'm currently awaiting a response on a fault logged with Vodafone around issues with poor performance & load times to a whole range of major international sites and services, wonder if it's related.

Had the same problem with Apple's online store, Reddit, my work's email (Outlook Web Access) etc. I originally thought it might have been my DNS settings so I tried Google and the ADSL Vodafone DNS and the problem still remained. I'm on Vodafone mobile broadband and interesting enough the problem doesn't appear - something strange is occurring north of the bombay hills.

Laptop: MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2017)
Desktop: iMac (27-inch, 2017)
Smartphone: iPhone XS Max 256GB 'Space Grey'
Additional devices: Unifi Security Gateway, Unifi Switch, Unifi AP AC HD, Unifi Cloud Key
Services: YouTube Premium, Wordpress, Skinny Mobile and Broadband


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  # 880005 17-Aug-2013 11:54
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I had the problem this morning. The server it was waiting for was an Akami server

I could ping it, 289ms response time with a 48 TTL! I fired up a VPN, 176ms and TTL59.

They must have some really weird routing going on.

Vodafone Routing
1-4 removed
5 19 ms 21 ms 19 ms []
6 27 ms 18 ms 20 ms []
7 146 ms 147 ms 146 ms []
8 145 ms 143 ms 161 ms
9 144 ms 152 ms 145 ms
10 152 ms 150 ms 151 ms
11 154 ms 177 ms 171 ms []
12 297 ms 246 ms 242 ms []
13 257 ms 257 ms 294 ms []
14 258 ms 261 ms 259 ms []
15 269 ms 266 ms 245 ms []
16 276 ms 266 ms 260 ms []
17 283 ms 290 ms 280 ms []

Routing via VPN
1-3 removed
4 175 ms 176 ms 191 ms []
5 177 ms 175 ms 183 ms
6 180 ms 176 ms 179 ms

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