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Topic # 180598 14-Sep-2015 21:36
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Hi,

I'm experiencing high latency when playing counter strike on steam Australian servers in the afternoon. New Zealand servers I'm getting around 20-40 where Australian servers are around 120. I have tried calling Orcon but all they tell me to do is change my WIFI channel. Is this a common problem with no fix or is there something I can do to make online gaming playable??

 

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  Reply # 1387537 14-Sep-2015 21:51
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I have the same problem here, been going on at least a week. Seems to be a problem only in the evenings. On orcon vdsl in wellington, here is a winMTR to on.net.




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  Reply # 1387854 15-Sep-2015 13:05
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Any testing done over WIFI is irrelevant, always use wired connections for testing (or for gaming.)

2.4ghz WIFI is massively congested in most areas during peak times, so yeah if you're trying to pay a game like CS / COD / BF where ping is king, you're always going to suffer. Switch to hard wired ethernet.

If you have a massive lag spike even on a hardwired connection, then you can start nagging Orcon to do something about it, but it may not always be something they can control (Chorus congestion, Conklin's, etc).. I'm sure someone really knowledgeable like John or Steve will be along to say this and more soon thou :-)







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  Reply # 1387864 15-Sep-2015 13:18
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The WinMTR above was done over ethernet.

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  Reply # 1398313 1-Oct-2015 22:10
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Getting the same issues in CS:GO.

Playing on an NZ based server I get no issues, ping settles around ~45ms and fluctuates depending on bandwidth on my local network.
If I leave that NZ server and join a casual server my ping immediately jumps to around 160-200ms.

The game is pretty unplayable.
Kinda sad that a local ISP can't even support gaming over the ditch, really wish I had the power to change my ISP but sadly that's not within my power.

I'm on 30/10 Fibre in central Auckland.

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Reply # 1398317 1-Oct-2015 22:18
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Had to laugh at this trace route comparison I just did.

The top trace is to an NZ server I was playing on 10 mins prior to this test.
The bottom trace is to an Aus server in Sydney. Based on what I'm seeing the routing hits the US several times, then the UK... 

The ping tests are opposite, bottom is NZ, top is Aus

Tracert




1 1 ms 3 ms 7 ms Orcon.Home [192.168.20.1]
2 * * * Request timed out.
3 39 ms 31 ms 32 ms op.cpcak-ntch-r1.tranzpeer.net [101.98.5.18]
4 23 ms 28 ms 31 ms op.nct-cre1.orcon.net.nz [101.98.5.19]
5 23 ms 23 ms 33 ms ae1-0.cre2.nct.odyssey.net.nz [121.99.12.3]
6 36 ms 32 ms 32 ms 121.99.1.35
7 29 ms 28 ms 26 ms as4610.cust.bdr02.akl05.akl.vocus.net.nz [175.45
.102.66]
8 31 ms 26 ms 27 ms bundle-100.bdr02.akl05.akl.vocus.net.nz [175.45.
102.65]
9 145 ms 148 ms 148 ms bundle-10.cor01.akl05.akl.VOCUS.net.nz [114.31.2
02.100]
10 153 ms 148 ms 149 ms bundle-200.cor02.lax01.ca.VOCUS.net [114.31.202.
47]
11 166 ms 196 ms 147 ms bundle-101.bdr02.lax01.ca.VOCUS.net [114.31.199.
51]
12 147 ms 150 ms 150 ms 216.0.5.213
13 234 ms 231 ms 231 ms vb1400.rar3.la-ca.us.xo.net [216.156.0.113]
14 231 ms 225 ms 261 ms 207.88.12.101.ptr.us.xo.net [207.88.12.101]
15 231 ms 228 ms 303 ms 207.88.12.140.ptr.us.xo.net [207.88.12.140]
16 224 ms 223 ms 226 ms 207.88.12.146.ptr.us.xo.net [207.88.12.146]
17 225 ms 221 ms 224 ms te-3-4-0.rar3.dallas-tx.us.xo.net [207.88.12.145
]
18 219 ms 221 ms 224 ms 207.88.12.190.ptr.us.xo.net [207.88.12.190]
19 239 ms 222 ms 225 ms te0-12-0-0.rar3.sanjose-ca.us.xo.net [207.88.12.
189]
20 237 ms 216 ms 221 ms 207.88.12.164.ptr.us.xo.net [207.88.12.164]
21 216 ms 240 ms 215 ms te-4-1-0.rar3.nyc-ny.us.xo.net [207.88.12.169]
22 267 ms 255 ms 472 ms 207.88.12.139.ptr.us.xo.net [207.88.12.139]
23 225 ms 277 ms 222 ms 207.88.12.105.ptr.us.xo.net [207.88.12.105]
24 311 ms 306 ms 581 ms ae0d0.cir1.london2-eng.uk.xo.net [207.88.13.201]


WTF Orcon?

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  Reply # 1398320 1-Oct-2015 22:23
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Yeah, safe to say something is up tonight, but looks like it might be out of Orcon's control judging by the latency spike once the traffic hits AU.


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  Reply # 1398323 1-Oct-2015 22:28
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Further tests to other servers is showing no problems with routing but the ping is still high.




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1 1 ms 15 ms 16 ms Orcon.Home [192.168.20.1]
2 * * * Request timed out.
3 10 ms 16 ms 16 ms op.cpcak-ntch-r1.tranzpeer.net [101.98.5.18]
4 14 ms 7 ms 2 ms op.nct-cre1.orcon.net.nz [101.98.5.19]
5 74 ms 4 ms 7 ms ae.cpcak-nthc-r1.tranzpeer.net [101.98.5.12]
6 7 ms 8 ms 8 ms 43.243.21.3
7 13 ms 11 ms 12 ms as45671.auckland.megaport.com [43.243.22.17]
8 97 ms 99 ms 98 ms vl2803.sw-1-1-new.servercontrol.com.au [221.121.137.17]
9 115 ms 104 ms 100 ms 27.50.71.156


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1 1 ms 1 ms 2 ms Orcon.Home [192.168.20.1]
2 * * * Request timed out.
3 16 ms 12 ms 15 ms op.cpcak-ntch-r1.tranzpeer.net [101.98.5.18]
4 20 ms 19 ms 19 ms op.nct-cre1.orcon.net.nz [101.98.5.19]
5 27 ms 22 ms 23 ms ae.cpcak-nthc-r1.tranzpeer.net [101.98.5.12]
6 16 ms 15 ms 16 ms 43.243.21.3
7 24 ms 18 ms 15 ms 43.243.21.27
8 134 ms 38 ms 36 ms ten-0-1-0-2.cor01.alb01.akl.VOCUS.net.nz [114.31.202.38]
9 62 ms 41 ms 38 ms ten-0-3-0-2.cor03.syd03.nsw.VOCUS.net.au [114.31.202.85]
10 52 ms 44 ms 48 ms ten-1-1-0.bdr03.syd03.nsw.VOCUS.net.au [175.45.72.116]
11 109 ms 99 ms 104 ms as56106.cust.bdr03.syd03.nsw.VOCUS.net.au [175.45.107.50]
12 141 ms 93 ms 90 ms 119.252.190.94



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  Reply # 1398324 1-Oct-2015 22:29
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Yep still have not found a solution since creating this thread.

 

Using wired connection now , reinstalled steam, no change still always getting 120+ to anything but NZ servers.

 

Have talked to the Orcon technical team aswell and they just suggest going to linespeed.nz and reporting daily results........

 

I'm starting to think I just have to switch provider?

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  Reply # 1398524 2-Oct-2015 10:30
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Kooz: 
1 1 ms 3 ms 7 ms Orcon.Home [192.168.20.1]
2 * * * Request timed out.
3 39 ms 31 ms 32 ms op.cpcak-ntch-r1.tranzpeer.net [101.98.5.18]
4 23 ms 28 ms 31 ms op.nct-cre1.orcon.net.nz [101.98.5.19]
5 23 ms 23 ms 33 ms ae1-0.cre2.nct.odyssey.net.nz [121.99.12.3]
6 36 ms 32 ms 32 ms 121.99.1.35
7 29 ms 28 ms 26 ms as4610.cust.bdr02.akl05.akl.vocus.net.nz [175.45
.102.66]
8 31 ms 26 ms 27 ms bundle-100.bdr02.akl05.akl.vocus.net.nz [175.45.
102.65]
9 145 ms 148 ms 148 ms bundle-10.cor01.akl05.akl.VOCUS.net.nz [114.31.2
02.100]
10 153 ms 148 ms 149 ms bundle-200.cor02.lax01.ca.VOCUS.net [114.31.202.
47]
11 166 ms 196 ms 147 ms bundle-101.bdr02.lax01.ca.VOCUS.net [114.31.199.
51]
12 147 ms 150 ms 150 ms 216.0.5.213
13 234 ms 231 ms 231 ms vb1400.rar3.la-ca.us.xo.net [216.156.0.113]
14 231 ms 225 ms 261 ms 207.88.12.101.ptr.us.xo.net [207.88.12.101]
15 231 ms 228 ms 303 ms 207.88.12.140.ptr.us.xo.net [207.88.12.140]
16 224 ms 223 ms 226 ms 207.88.12.146.ptr.us.xo.net [207.88.12.146]
17 225 ms 221 ms 224 ms te-3-4-0.rar3.dallas-tx.us.xo.net [207.88.12.145
]
18 219 ms 221 ms 224 ms 207.88.12.190.ptr.us.xo.net [207.88.12.190]
19 239 ms 222 ms 225 ms te0-12-0-0.rar3.sanjose-ca.us.xo.net [207.88.12.
189]
20 237 ms 216 ms 221 ms 207.88.12.164.ptr.us.xo.net [207.88.12.164]
21 216 ms 240 ms 215 ms te-4-1-0.rar3.nyc-ny.us.xo.net [207.88.12.169]
22 267 ms 255 ms 472 ms 207.88.12.139.ptr.us.xo.net [207.88.12.139]
23 225 ms 277 ms 222 ms 207.88.12.105.ptr.us.xo.net [207.88.12.105]
24 311 ms 306 ms 581 ms ae0d0.cir1.london2-eng.uk.xo.net [207.88.13.201]


WTF Orcon?


Looks to me like the services are actually in London. There is no direct cable between NZ and London (or AU and London). So very unlikley a AU service will be routed via London.



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  Reply # 1398526 2-Oct-2015 10:31
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Last night Apple released OSX11.1. This for some reason was served over our Apple peering in Sydney rather than our CDN nodes in Auckland. This has a bit of an impact to AU traffic.


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