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Topic # 145450 18-May-2014 15:36
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Hi

I just upgraded my Vodafone Cable modem.. and now on a 50mb down & 2mb up plan.. with 80Gb..

I am getting a 30ms ping.. I would have expected at 10-15ms ping.. 

 

Can anyone advise?

Dean

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  Reply # 1047475 18-May-2014 15:42
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Ping to where and how did you test and reason for expecting 10 -15ms ping? Very little detail in your post

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  Reply # 1047506 18-May-2014 16:46
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It was a ping on speedtest.net. Locally to Christchurch

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  Reply # 1047507 18-May-2014 16:54
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Done over WiFi or Ethernet?



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  Reply # 1047515 18-May-2014 17:22
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Ethernet

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  Reply # 1047516 18-May-2014 17:24
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OK but still not sure why you are expecting a latency change? As the plan was a speed change

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  Reply # 1047520 18-May-2014 17:26
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What ping did you have before?









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  Reply # 1047525 18-May-2014 17:36
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The reason I was expecting a change was

1. my folks on UFB.. 30/10 and get 10-12ms
2. new modem, higher plan 50/2 

I just throughout I would be getting something similar..

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  Reply # 1047526 18-May-2014 17:40
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Has speed improved? You are on Cable which is different than Fibre

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  Reply # 1047527 18-May-2014 17:43
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Bandwidth doesn't correlate directly to latency

Different technologies have different latency, though I do recall back in the day of the paradise cable plans that we used to have single digit latency to paradise

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  Reply # 1047529 18-May-2014 17:45
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attewell: It was a ping on speedtest.net. Locally to Christchurch

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Dean


Try again to the vodafone server in auckland... I get 18ms.




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  Reply # 1047534 18-May-2014 17:52
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Just because you're in Chch doesn't mean that a speedtest.net service in Christchurch is actually local. If there is no local peering that traffic could easily be transiting to Auckland and back for example.

speedtest.net is also a very poor test of latency, a simple ping is vastly more accurate but and once again a ping to a speedtest server is also meaningless because you don't know how that traffic is routing. Of far more significance is latency to serers and/or sites that you actually use.






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  Reply # 1047583 18-May-2014 19:19
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If you use the Snap Christchurch speedtest they locally peer with the ex TCL network in Christchurch, if you are testing to the Telecom speedtest server its likely hair-pinning via Auckland.

At the end of the day the first hop latency is in most cases entirely irrelevant. there may be lots of hops in between over a MPLS network that are invisible to you before you get your first result in a traceroute. what is important is end to end latency for whatever application you are using.

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  Reply # 1047588 18-May-2014 19:31
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im getting 26 now also i used to get <10 on cable CHCH

 

 

 

 

5/18/2014 7:29 AM GMT

 

203.97.122.xxx

 

50.01 Mb/s

 

2.13 Mb/s

 

26 ms

 

Christchurch

 

< 50 mi

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

8/24/2013 10:26 AM GMT

 

203.97.122.xxx

 

127.54 Mb/s

 

10.13 Mb/s

 

10 ms

 

Christchurch

 

< 50 mi

 

 

 

 





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  Reply # 1047603 18-May-2014 20:03
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VF cable 50/2Mbps in Wellington.
VF speed test - Wellington:
Local ping: 9ms (ethernet) or 11ms (wifi).




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