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Topic # 146912 2-Jun-2014 15:33
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Hey there, new to this forum! 

 

 

 

However I'm in need of some help! As of ~25th of May, my household has been experiencing 'normal' usable internet, however the gamers of the household have been experiencing very high pings, from the usual of ~50ms to now 300-800ms ping fluctuations.

 

Specifically games such as Dota 2 we are experiencing this. We are currently using Orcon's Unlimited ADSL plan, however after about the 25th of May, our speeds and pings to these games have been greatly exponentiated.

 

  Using the Orcon's speedtest, I am getting results of about 30 to 110 ping, and I find this is quite unacceptable especially if it's pinging from a NZ server. I'm currently using a Laptop, connecting through ethernet cable to the internet.  Is there a way to pinpoint the problem? Is it an internet fault? perhaps traffic? Or is it just the games we are playing? 

 

The Australian Server pinging to is syd.valve.net [103.10.125.1], my IP is 121.99.215.23 if that helps. :o

 

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C:\Users\Equru>ping syd.valve.net

Pinging syd.valve.net [103.10.125.1] with 32 bytes of data:
Reply from 103.10.125.1: bytes=32 time=66ms TTL=59
Reply from 103.10.125.1: bytes=32 time=247ms TTL=59
Reply from 103.10.125.1: bytes=32 time=91ms TTL=59
Reply from 103.10.125.1: bytes=32 time=98ms TTL=59

Ping statistics for 103.10.125.1:
Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss),
Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
Minimum = 66ms, Maximum = 247ms, Average = 125ms

Is my traceart results. :o 

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  Reply # 1058044 2-Jun-2014 15:33
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Hello... Our robot found some keywords in your post, so here is an automated reply with some important things to note regarding broadband speeds.

 



 

If you are posting regarding DSL speeds please check that

 



 

- you have reset your modem and router

 


 

- your PC (or other PCs in your LAN) is not downloading large files when you are testing

 

- you are not being throttled by your ISP due to going over the monthly cap

 


 

- your tests are always done on an ethernet connection to the router - do not use wireless for testing

 


 

- you read this topic and follow the instructions there.

 



 

Make sure you provide information for other users to help you. If you have not already done it, please EDIT your post and add this now:

 



 

- Your ISP and plan

 


 

- Type of connection (ADSL, ADSL2, VDSL)

 


 

- Your modem DSL stats (do not worry about posting Speedtest, we need sync rate, attenuation and noise margin)

 


 

- Your general location (or street)

 


 

- If you are rural or urban

 


 

- If you know your connection is to an exchange, cabinet or conklin

 


 

- If your connection is to a ULL or wholesale service

 


 

- If you have done an isolation test as per the link above

 



 

Most of the problems with speed are likely to be related to internal wiring issues. Read this discussion to find out more about this. Your ISP is not intentionally slowing you down today (unless you are on a managed plan). Also if this is the school holidays it's likely you will notice slower than usual speed due to more users online.

 



 

A master splitter is required for VDSL2 and in most cases will improve speeds on DSL connections. Regular disconnections can be a monitored alarm or a set top box trying to connect. If there's an alarm connected to your line even if you don't have an alarm contract it may still try to connect so it's worth checking.

 



 

I recommend you read these two blog posts:

 



 

- Is your premises phone wiring impacting your broadband performance? (very technical)

 


 

- Are you receiving a substandard ULL ADSL2+ connection from your ISP?




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  Reply # 1058053 2-Jun-2014 15:36
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well you haven't listed any of the websites or ip's of the servers so no one else is able to check to see if there is an issue

try a tracert to the effected server and post the results


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  Reply # 1058109 2-Jun-2014 17:07
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Well it definitely is not congestion on the Orcon trans-Tasman links. My ping and throughput are the same and have been stable all afternoon but without knowing what servers you are giving to I can't tell any more - always could be an issue within Oz of course.

Likely to be other traffic on your line (especially upload traffic affects downstream and ping if the upstream is heavily loaded - torrent seeding, cloud syncing etc can all do this).

To prove it simply disconnect all devices (unplug wired and disable wireless on the modem), then use one machine to test when connected by ethernet cable to the modem.

If you still think there is an issue then pm me you account number or log a fault ticket through the Orcon website and pm me the ticket number you get by return.




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  Reply # 1058112 2-Jun-2014 17:21
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Equru: Hey there, new to this forum!    However I'm in need of some help! As of ~25th of May, my household has been experiencing 'normal' usable internet, however the gamers of the household have been experiencing very high pings, from the usual of ~50ms to now 300-800ms ping fluctuations. Specifically games such as Dota 2 we are experiencing this. We are currently using Orcon's Unlimited ADSL plan, however after about the 25th of May, our speeds and pings to these games have been greatly exponentiated.   Using the Orcon's speedtest, I am getting results of about 30 to 110 ping, and I find this is quite unacceptable especially if it's pinging from a NZ server. I'm currently using a Laptop, connecting through ethernet cable to the internet.  Is there a way to pinpoint the problem? Is it an internet fault? perhaps traffic? Or is it just the games we are playing?  The Australian Server pinging to is syd.valve.net [103.10.125.1], my IP is 121.99.215.23 if that helps. :o 


Up to 4/5/14 you were uploading approx 3-500MB daily, since then it has risen and you are currently uploading circa 2-3GB daily - that WILL cause congestion on the upstream which will affect the downstream. It isn't a factor of your plan but due to a fundamental of how TCP-IP networks work.

Whatever your flatmates say, seeding/torrenting IS going on...I'm getting steady 40ms:

PING 103.10.125.1 (103.10.125.1): 56 data bytes 64 bytes
from 103.10.125.1: icmp_seq=0 ttl=59 time=41.421 ms 64 bytes
from 103.10.125.1: icmp_seq=1 ttl=59 time=39.026 ms 64 bytes
from 103.10.125.1: icmp_seq=2 ttl=59 time=40.373 ms 64 bytes
from 103.10.125.1: icmp_seq=3 ttl=59 time=41.937 ms 64 bytes
from 103.10.125.1: icmp_seq=4 ttl=59 time=41.801 ms 64 bytes
from 103.10.125.1: icmp_seq=5 ttl=59 time=41.562 ms 64 bytes
from 103.10.125.1: icmp_seq=6 ttl=59 time=43.978 ms 64 bytes
from 103.10.125.1: icmp_seq=7 ttl=59 time=42.004 ms 64 bytes
from 103.10.125.1: icmp_seq=8 ttl=59 time=41.898 ms




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  Reply # 1058142 2-Jun-2014 18:43
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OP has identified seeding going on by flatmates....




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  Reply # 1058282 2-Jun-2014 22:49
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Lesson 1 - flatmates will lie like troopers.

Lesson 2 - Linux ISOs use a LOT of bandwidth.

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