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Topic # 7562 24-Apr-2006 18:48
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I hear mention every day about "I can't use italk" or My VoIP garbles up as latency is to high, I have never seen such problems.

With todays testing 1RXTT, EVDO, GPRS, UMTS, ADSL, Dial-up. I only had problems using GPRS and even that worked though was extremely stuttery. Dial-up was clean sounding but delayed. I even managed some pretty good two way video (15FPS, 160x120, 3GP mp4 encoding with AMR NB)with a friend down country over UMTS. (thanks to the random Directshow AMR/3gp CODEC)

Could somone eleborate on this? I have an iTalk phone, and get consistently low pings (see below) so have no problems, It works great for me.

I am (Still) on Ihug Bliink 256/128Kbps 20GB and am scared if I change plans or providers I'll get much higher pings. does anybody know more on this?


This or next week should see some interesting on-the-road testing (when I manage a chance before returning to full time work)


here are the ping tests.
Pinging akl.italk.co.nz [203.184.16.2] with 32 bytes of data:

Reply from 203.184.16.2: bytes=32 time=76ms TTL=55
Reply from 203.184.16.2: bytes=32 time=68ms TTL=55
Reply from 203.184.16.2: bytes=32 time=75ms TTL=55
Reply from 203.184.16.2: bytes=32 time=78ms TTL=55

Ping statistics for 203.184.16.2:
    Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss),
Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
    Minimum = 68ms, Maximum = 78ms, Average = 74ms

D:\Documents and Settings\Da HooD>ping akl.italk.co.nz

Pinging akl.italk.co.nz [203.184.16.2] with 32 bytes of data:

Reply from 203.184.16.2: bytes=32 time=75ms TTL=55
Reply from 203.184.16.2: bytes=32 time=74ms TTL=55
Reply from 203.184.16.2: bytes=32 time=73ms TTL=55
Reply from 203.184.16.2: bytes=32 time=75ms TTL=55


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  Reply # 33794 24-Apr-2006 19:39
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This is what I get.... am on the 40gb 256kbps/128kbps Orcon plan.
Ping has started ...

PING akl.italk.co.nz (203.184.16.2): 56 data bytes
64 bytes from 203.184.16.2: icmp_seq=0 ttl=58 time=84.091 ms
64 bytes from 203.184.16.2: icmp_seq=1 ttl=58 time=83.385 ms
64 bytes from 203.184.16.2: icmp_seq=2 ttl=58 time=82.999 ms
64 bytes from 203.184.16.2: icmp_seq=3 ttl=58 time=82.755 ms
64 bytes from 203.184.16.2: icmp_seq=4 ttl=58 time=82.474 ms

--- akl.italk.co.nz ping statistics ---
5 packets transmitted, 5 packets received, 0% packet loss
round-trip min/avg/max/stddev = 82.474/83.141/84.091/0.561 ms




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Xtra 2000kbps/128kbps (currently hobbled to 64kbps due to data cap blow out!)

Pinging akl.italk.co.nz [203.184.16.2] with 32 bytes of data:

Reply from 203.184.16.2: bytes=32 time=70ms TTL=56
Reply from 203.184.16.2: bytes=32 time=90ms TTL=56
Reply from 203.184.16.2: bytes=32 time=60ms TTL=56
Reply from 203.184.16.2: bytes=32 time=60ms TTL=56

Ping statistics for 203.184.16.2:
    Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss),
Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
    Minimum = 60ms, Maximum =  90ms, Average =  70ms

C:\>ping akl.italk.co.nz

Pinging akl.italk.co.nz [203.184.16.2] with 32 bytes of data:

Reply from 203.184.16.2: bytes=32 time=80ms TTL=56
Reply from 203.184.16.2: bytes=32 time=70ms TTL=56
Reply from 203.184.16.2: bytes=32 time=61ms TTL=56
Reply from 203.184.16.2: bytes=32 time=70ms TTL=56

Ping statistics for 203.184.16.2:
    Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss),
Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
    Minimum = 61ms, Maximum =  80ms, Average =  70ms




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  Reply # 33800 24-Apr-2006 19:55
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TelstraClear, 10Mbps/2Mbps, Wellington:

Pinging akl.italk.co.nz [203.184.16.2] with 32 bytes of data:


Reply from 203.184.16.2: bytes=32 time=59ms TTL=46

Reply from 203.184.16.2: bytes=32 time=62ms TTL=46

Reply from 203.184.16.2: bytes=32 time=63ms TTL=46

Reply from 203.184.16.2: bytes=32 time=64ms TTL=46


Ping statistics for 203.184.16.2:

    Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss),

Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:

    Minimum = 59ms, Maximum = 64ms, Average = 62ms






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Interesting that I am getting different results on cable to Mauricio..

C:\Documents and Settings\steveb>ping akl.italk.co.nz

Pinging akl.italk.co.nz [203.184.16.2] with 32 bytes of data:

Reply from 203.184.16.2: bytes=32 time=25ms TTL=51
Reply from 203.184.16.2: bytes=32 time=22ms TTL=51
Reply from 203.184.16.2: bytes=32 time=29ms TTL=51
Reply from 203.184.16.2: bytes=32 time=21ms TTL=51

Ping statistics for 203.184.16.2:
    Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss),
Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
    Minimum = 21ms, Maximum = 29ms, Average = 24ms


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  Reply # 33811 24-Apr-2006 23:16
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Xtra 3.5Mbit / 128

Pinging akl.italk.co.nz [203.184.16.2] with 32 bytes of data:

Reply from 203.184.16.2: bytes=32 time=84ms TTL=56
Reply from 203.184.16.2: bytes=32 time=74ms TTL=56
Reply from 203.184.16.2: bytes=32 time=76ms TTL=56
Reply from 203.184.16.2: bytes=32 time=74ms TTL=56

Ping statistics for 203.184.16.2:
    Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss),
Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
    Minimum = 74ms, Maximum = 84ms, Average = 77ms




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