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Wannabe Geek

Topic # 203125 18-Sep-2016 21:27
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I have noticed recently (in the last 6 weeks or so), bad latency to Sydney (where many game servers are hosted..). I was previously getting around 30ms on fiber. Typically 3 to Auckland from Hamilton.. etc.


Can people post some tracert's to the following Amazon host to see what you are getting?


Tracing route to []
over a maximum of 30 hops:


1 <1 ms <1 ms <1 ms
2 * * * Request timed out.
3 * * * Request timed out.
4 4 ms 4 ms 4 ms []
5 138 ms 136 ms 132 ms []
6 145 ms 154 ms 144 ms []
7 168 ms 154 ms 153 ms
8 166 ms 162 ms 167 ms
9 156 ms 161 ms 155 ms
10 155 ms 149 ms 152 ms []


I had another friend do this from the trustpower network within a few minutes of mine, and he is getting speeds that match latency many weeks back.


7 ms 4 ms 6 ms
2 * * * Request timed out.
3 * * * Request timed out.
4 13 ms 27 ms 34 ms
5 10 ms 9 ms 9 ms []
6 34 ms 34 ms 34 ms
7 39 ms 33 ms 47 ms []
8 43 ms 37 ms 43 ms
9 37 ms 39 ms 35 ms
10 35 ms 34 ms 33 ms
11 34 ms 35 ms 34 ms ec2-54-252-183-4.ap-southeast-2.compute.amazonaw []


Be interested to see what other slingshot customers are getting.



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Wannabe Geek

  Reply # 1635638 18-Sep-2016 23:15
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Thought it fair to note that my tests are not consistent. I mentioned poor latency for around 6 weeks, but that may very well be peak traffic times and intermittent. I haven't done any tests to validate that... 


I also just thought to do another test which was much faster a few hours later. Might do a few more at different times of the night and see if its just a random thing.

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  Reply # 1635645 18-Sep-2016 23:55
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It's likely to affect peak times only.



Many ISPs have separate peering links for Australian traffic unfortunately sometimes these run hot depending on internet traffic patterns.


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Wannabe Geek

  Reply # 1636121 19-Sep-2016 20:57
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You were right.. as soon as it hits the evening it slows down.. 

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