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191 posts

Master Geek


  # 1695766 28-Dec-2016 12:15
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Peaked at 36.2MB/s (FibreX Max over WiFi) - avg of 24MB/s

 

Tracing route to ucmirror.canterbury.ac.nz [132.181.7.179] over a maximum of 30 hops:

 

1 <1 ms <1 ms <1 ms R7000_HOME 
2 13 ms 12 ms 10 ms xxx-xxx-xxx-254.dyn.vf.net.nz
3 11 ms 9 ms 12 ms 203.167.245.102
4 12 ms 11 ms 12 ms 203.167.245.101
5 18 ms 18 ms 18 ms 203.97.25.85
6 20 ms 18 ms 21 ms 203.97.25.86
7 22 ms 21 ms 21 ms default-rdns.vocus.co.nz [101.98.19.121]
8 20 ms 19 ms 20 ms default-rdns.vocus.co.nz [101.98.19.122]
9 21 ms 19 ms 20 ms TenGigabitEthernet0-3-0-2202.aktnz-rt1.fx.net.nz [131.203.240.205]
10 20 ms 20 ms 20 ms 131.203.240.206
11 25 ms 24 ms 27 ms 210.7.37.89
12 27 ms 26 ms 24 ms 210.7.37.90
13 26 ms 26 ms 24 ms 202.36.179.100
14 26 ms 27 ms 27 ms 132.181.3.236
15 27 ms 27 ms 26 ms 132.181.7.179

 

Trace complete.


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  # 1695772 28-Dec-2016 12:22
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Please dont post Wifi results. they dont help things


 
 
 
 


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Master Geek


  # 1695777 28-Dec-2016 12:37
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It is actually slower over my 1Gbps Ethernet - peaked at 20MB/s - avg 14 MB/s and trace route is the same:-

 

 

 

Tracing route to ucmirror.canterbury.ac.nz [132.181.7.179] over a maximum of 30 hops:

 

1 <1 ms <1 ms <1 ms R7000_HOME
2 13 ms 17 ms 11 ms xxx-xxx-xxx-254.dyn.vf.net.nz
3 16 ms 16 ms 16 ms 203.167.245.102
4 9 ms 13 ms 10 ms 203.167.245.101
5 24 ms 23 ms 30 ms 203.97.25.85
6 21 ms 23 ms 20 ms 203.97.25.86
7 21 ms 24 ms 21 ms default-rdns.vocus.co.nz [101.98.19.121]
8 21 ms 21 ms 18 ms default-rdns.vocus.co.nz [101.98.19.122]
9 19 ms 19 ms 20 ms TenGigabitEthernet0-3-0-2202.aktnz-rt1.fx.net.nz [131.203.240.205]
10 19 ms 19 ms 19 ms 131.203.240.206
11 23 ms 25 ms 25 ms 210.7.37.89
12 26 ms 25 ms 26 ms 210.7.37.90
13 27 ms 24 ms 26 ms 202.36.179.100
14 41 ms 25 ms 29 ms 132.181.3.236
15 35 ms 26 ms 29 ms 132.181.7.179

 

Trace complete.

 

 


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Ultimate Geek

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  # 1695779 28-Dec-2016 12:42
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Skillie:

 

Peaked at 36.2MB/s (FibreX Max over WiFi) - avg of 24MB/s

 

Tracing route to ucmirror.canterbury.ac.nz [132.181.7.179] over a maximum of 30 hops:

 

1 <1 ms <1 ms <1 ms R7000_HOME 
2 13 ms 12 ms 10 ms xxx-xxx-xxx-254.dyn.vf.net.nz
3 11 ms 9 ms 12 ms 203.167.245.102
4 12 ms 11 ms 12 ms 203.167.245.101
5 18 ms 18 ms 18 ms 203.97.25.85
6 20 ms 18 ms 21 ms 203.97.25.86
7 22 ms 21 ms 21 ms default-rdns.vocus.co.nz [101.98.19.121]
8 20 ms 19 ms 20 ms default-rdns.vocus.co.nz [101.98.19.122]
9 21 ms 19 ms 20 ms TenGigabitEthernet0-3-0-2202.aktnz-rt1.fx.net.nz [131.203.240.205]
10 20 ms 20 ms 20 ms 131.203.240.206
11 25 ms 24 ms 27 ms 210.7.37.89
12 27 ms 26 ms 24 ms 210.7.37.90
13 26 ms 26 ms 24 ms 202.36.179.100
14 26 ms 27 ms 27 ms 132.181.3.236
15 27 ms 27 ms 26 ms 132.181.7.179

 

Trace complete.

 

 

Bolded (that a word?) is the paid peering link in that trace. So, UC is paying to make the file available, and Vocus is paying Vodafone for the privilege of handing it to Vodafone. Vodafone is paying to transit that from Auckland to Wellington.




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Ultimate Geek


  # 1695783 28-Dec-2016 12:54
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Tracing route to 132.181.7.179 over a maximum of 30 hops

 

1 <1 ms <1 ms <1 ms router.asus.com [192.168.1.1]
2 13 ms 37 ms 15 ms 254.207.252.27.dyn.cust.vf.net.nz [27.252.207.254]
3 15 ms 11 ms 8 ms bvi-400.bgnzwtc02.wlg.vf.net.nz [203.109.180.210]
4 14 ms 5 ms 8 ms bvi-188.bgnzwtc02.wlg.vf.net.nz [203.109.180.209]
5 10 ms 11 ms 10 ms 203.167.245.101
6 19 ms 20 ms 19 ms 203.97.25.85
7 24 ms 20 ms 20 ms 203.97.25.86
8 18 ms 17 ms 23 ms default-rdns.vocus.co.nz [101.98.19.121]
9 15 ms 23 ms 24 ms default-rdns.vocus.co.nz [101.98.19.122]
10 20 ms 22 ms 22 ms TenGigabitEthernet0-3-0-2202.aktnz-rt1.fx.net.nz [131.203.240.205]
11 23 ms 21 ms 18 ms 131.203.240.206
12 28 ms 19 ms 26 ms 210.7.37.89
13 29 ms 18 ms 24 ms 210.7.37.90
14 21 ms 23 ms 30 ms 202.36.179.100
15 * 28 ms 28 ms 132.181.3.236
16 27 ms 33 ms 25 ms 132.181.7.179

 

Trace complete.


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  # 1695784 28-Dec-2016 12:56
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and how fast was it downloading?


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  # 1695785 28-Dec-2016 12:57
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Skillie:

 

It is actually slower over my 1Gbps Ethernet - peaked at 20MB/s - avg 14 MB/s and trace route is the same:-

 

 

 

If thats the case you have Ethernet issues


 
 
 
 




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Ultimate Geek


  # 1695787 28-Dec-2016 12:58
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Linux:

 

@Scotty1986 Nothing wrong with the results above! What do you think is wrong?

 

Linux

 

 

What is wrong is real world performance in nothing like those results, How is download from Steam, Epic launcher and Uplay in KB's sound to you?




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Ultimate Geek


  # 1695789 28-Dec-2016 12:59
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Jase2985:

 

and how fast was it downloading?

 

02m.03s Not bad I guess. So why are services that I use daily, for the last few years, performing worse than ever?




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Ultimate Geek


  # 1695790 28-Dec-2016 13:02
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When testing to servers that are not Vodafone, there is about a 10 second delay to start the test.

 

 

 


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  # 1695791 28-Dec-2016 13:06
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Scotty1986:

 

Jase2985:

 

and how fast was it downloading?

 

02m.03s Not bad I guess. So why are services that I use daily, for the last few years, performing worse than ever?

 

 

speed, ie Mbps, MB/s etc, we dont measure internet speed in minutes and seconds


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Uber Geek

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  # 1695792 28-Dec-2016 13:07
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If you _really_ want to profile what your performance looks like, forget about just using speedtest. What you need to do is install wireshark and do a capture of the download traffic. You will then need to isolate the TCP thread of interest (I suggest finding a nice largeish file somewhere - possibly need to be 100MB  or more to show lots of detail and do NOT save to disk - you're already thrashing that with the packet capture - save to Nul) and examine the performance over time. Wireshark will show you sliding window behaviour, slow start and additive increase behaviour and you will be able to identify the amount of packet loss.

 

I've done a LOT of proper testing on high speed broadbank links (many people refer to them as gigabit) and it's nearly impossibly hard to get ordinary users to troubleshoot what they often perceive as issues. A simple speedtest won't do it. A download won't do it, iperf TCP and UDP tests won't do it.

 

What will point you in the right direction is a deep understanding of how TCP works, what the congestion window is an how it's affected by varying initial parameters that differ between OSes and even versions of OS, and the skills to take and analyse the packet captures you get while downloading from various sites.

 

Now if all that sounds too hard then I'd agree - I can do it, several people can do it. Can many people do it? No. Can many Geekzoners do it? No. Can most network engineers in ISPs do it? No. It's hard and you're looking for such tiny effects that it' takes good experience to identify signal from noise.

 

Also, of the approx 12-15 'gig' performance issues that have been escalated to me, not one of them turned out to be network related. Every one that we diagnosed (a couple 'self resolved') ended up being an issue on the customer network (Their router, switch, cabling, PC, OS, network card, drivers, add-ons, AV software, CPU, RAM, disk etc)

 

Unless you're prepared to do roughly the above, this will probably continue to go in circles.

 

Cheers - N

 

 





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  # 1695793 28-Dec-2016 13:09
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Scotty1986:

 

When testing to servers that are not Vodafone, there is about a 10 second delay to start the test.

 

 

 

 

 

I can't be bothered going back and reading this thread to find this answer, but humour me.

 

Get the windows 10 Ookla speedtest app and remove the browser and Flash from the equation. Just try it.

 

Cheers - N





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Master Geek


  # 1695794 28-Dec-2016 13:14
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Jase2985:

 

 

 

If thats the case you have Ethernet issues

 

 

Not at all - can get 940Mbps over Ethernet too




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Ultimate Geek


  # 1695798 28-Dec-2016 13:33
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Jase2985:

 

Scotty1986:

 

Jase2985:

 

and how fast was it downloading?

 

02m.03s Not bad I guess. So why are services that I use daily, for the last few years, performing worse than ever?

 

 

speed, ie Mbps, MB/s etc, we dont measure internet speed in minutes and seconds

 

 

Sorry, just downloaded again in about 15 secs and it was reaching 45MB/s download speed


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