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Topic # 175764 10-Jul-2015 22:48
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Hey guys,
Been on Snap ADSL for a couple of months now (ADSL2+) and getting really bad latency at night. Web browsing is really bad and RDP is unusable. Its especially bad tonight. I'm not sure if its Exchange or Snap congestion but I don't think we are on a Conklin or ADSL so not sure if its on the Chorus side. As an example:






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  Reply # 1340901 10-Jul-2015 22:48
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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.

 



 

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- you have reset your modem and router

 


 

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  Reply # 1340912 10-Jul-2015 23:00
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Disable IPv6 on your router.

Also on Snap (except on UFB) and am not seeing any latency problems. I also have IPv6 disabled.




 
 
 
 




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  Reply # 1340915 10-Jul-2015 23:13
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michaelmurfy: Disable IPv6 on your router.

Also on Snap (except on UFB) and am not seeing any latency problems. I also have IPv6 disabled.


Lol wut? This happens on IPv4 also.

I'm going to be honest but a straight "disable IPv6" is terrible advice and the attitude which is going to hurt its adoption... Besides I need IPv6 for RDP in the first place!





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  Reply # 1340916 10-Jul-2015 23:17
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It has happened in the past with me on IPv6 w/ Snap - I have normally been a big adopter of it and you know that :) - I do run IPv6 on my servers natively.

Anyway, failing that it looks like something is iffy. You ruled out your router as being a cause?






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  Reply # 1340917 10-Jul-2015 23:19
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michaelmurfy: It has happened in the past with me on IPv6 w/ Snap - I have normally been a big adopter of it and you know that :) - I do run IPv6 on my servers natively.

Anyway, failing that it looks like something is iffy. You ruled out your router as being a cause?


Ah right I see :)

Yea I am using a Mikrotik with Draytek modem in full bridge. If running the Draytek in a routing function get the same problem. Its fine all during the day and after 00:00 so guessing its congestion?





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  Reply # 1340918 10-Jul-2015 23:23
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Well it is either on Chorus's or Snaps end. Based on your Speedtest (with its low latency) I would think it is indeed congestion however it is very unlikely unless if you're on an ASAM. Given Snap a call and asked?




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  Reply # 1340922 10-Jul-2015 23:30
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Does a traceroute show where the congestion might be?

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  Reply # 1341099 11-Jul-2015 12:34
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I've experienced this a few times over the years, although admittedly not as badly as the data you've posted. Has always been resolved by creating a support ticket and Snap following up the issue with Chorus.

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  Reply # 1341662 12-Jul-2015 16:41
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Hi Zeon,

I've checked with our tech's and we can't see anything in our network that would be causing this.

Would it be possible to PM us your username / customer number so we can check your line?





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  Reply # 1341865 12-Jul-2015 23:56
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fe31nz: Does a traceroute show where the congestion might be?


To be honest I didn't do one but my gut tells me that it will be that high even at the first hop. Good idea though.

I tested earlier this evening and just now and latency is 20ms so much better at the moment.

Ralph has received the details and will investigate :)







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  Reply # 1342921 14-Jul-2015 11:41
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Hey guys,
I was working last night and it was getting worse and worse until suddenly voila at 02:37am it went from being basically worse than dial up back to really good. Check this out - I left the ping running as I was working:

Reply from 202.37.100.24: bytes=32 time=816ms TTL=61
Request timed out.
Request timed out.
Reply from 202.37.100.24: bytes=32 time=825ms TTL=61
Request timed out.
Reply from 202.37.100.24: bytes=32 time=676ms TTL=61
Request timed out.
Request timed out.
Reply from 202.37.100.24: bytes=32 time=765ms TTL=61
Reply from 202.37.100.24: bytes=32 time=788ms TTL=61
Reply from 202.37.100.24: bytes=32 time=771ms TTL=61
Reply from 202.37.100.24: bytes=32 time=740ms TTL=61
Request timed out.
Reply from 202.37.100.24: bytes=32 time=754ms TTL=61
Reply from 202.37.100.24: bytes=32 time=791ms TTL=61
Reply from 202.37.100.24: bytes=32 time=780ms TTL=61
Reply from 202.37.100.24: bytes=32 time=798ms TTL=61
Reply from 202.37.100.24: bytes=32 time=811ms TTL=61
Request timed out.
Reply from 202.37.100.24: bytes=32 time=825ms TTL=61
Reply from 202.37.100.24: bytes=32 time=742ms TTL=61
Request timed out.
Reply from 202.37.100.24: bytes=32 time=776ms TTL=61
Request timed out.
Request timed out.
Reply from 202.37.100.24: bytes=32 time=758ms TTL=61
Reply from 202.37.100.24: bytes=32 time=725ms TTL=61
Reply from 202.37.100.24: bytes=32 time=715ms TTL=61
Reply from 202.37.100.24: bytes=32 time=717ms TTL=61
Request timed out.
Reply from 192.168.88.1: Destination net unreachable.
Reply from 192.168.88.1: Destination net unreachable.
Reply from 192.168.88.1: Destination net unreachable.
Reply from 192.168.88.1: Destination net unreachable.
Reply from 192.168.88.1: Destination net unreachable.
Reply from 192.168.88.1: Destination net unreachable.
Reply from 192.168.88.1: Destination net unreachable.
Reply from 192.168.88.1: Destination net unreachable.
Reply from 192.168.88.1: Destination net unreachable.
Reply from 202.37.100.24: bytes=32 time=19ms TTL=61
Reply from 202.37.100.24: bytes=32 time=19ms TTL=61
Reply from 202.37.100.24: bytes=32 time=21ms TTL=61
Reply from 202.37.100.24: bytes=32 time=19ms TTL=61
Reply from 202.37.100.24: bytes=32 time=20ms TTL=61
Reply from 202.37.100.24: bytes=32 time=19ms TTL=61
Reply from 202.37.100.24: bytes=32 time=19ms TTL=61
Reply from 202.37.100.24: bytes=32 time=94ms TTL=61
Reply from 202.37.100.24: bytes=32 time=19ms TTL=61
Reply from 202.37.100.24: bytes=32 time=52ms TTL=61
Reply from 202.37.100.24: bytes=32 time=19ms TTL=61
Reply from 202.37.100.24: bytes=32 time=19ms TTL=61
Reply from 202.37.100.24: bytes=32 time=19ms TTL=61
Reply from 202.37.100.24: bytes=32 time=19ms TTL=61
Reply from 202.37.100.24: bytes=32 time=18ms TTL=61
Reply from 202.37.100.24: bytes=32 time=20ms TTL=61





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  Reply # 1343124 14-Jul-2015 15:28
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That looks like what you would expect if you had been disconnected and then immediately reconnected again.  So maybe some monitoring software somewhere noticed the connection problem and reset your link to try to fix it.  Snap connections work via PPPoE and PPPoE sends echo packets back and forth every so often to verify the connection.  Maybe too many of those packets went missing and that triggered a reconnection.  It looks like the reconnection happened in the sort of timescale that you would expect for PPPoE reconnecting with a FritzBox.

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fe31nz: That looks like what you would expect if you had been disconnected and then immediately reconnected again.  So maybe some monitoring software somewhere noticed the connection problem and reset your link to try to fix it.  Snap connections work via PPPoE and PPPoE sends echo packets back and forth every so often to verify the connection.  Maybe too many of those packets went missing and that triggered a reconnection.  It looks like the reconnection happened in the sort of timescale that you would expect for PPPoE reconnecting with a FritzBox.


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  Reply # 1343156 14-Jul-2015 16:16
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Hey Zeon,

Looks like the cause of this was the upload on your individual line maxing out. We've PM'd you some pointers to check for and what we believe the cause is.

Cheers,

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  Reply # 1343424 15-Jul-2015 01:40
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Thanks for the help Ralph, I think your suggestion was spot on.

For those interested it looks like our router was running an Open DNS resolver being used in a DNS amplification attack.

When I had got the router I only configured the PPP details and WLAN and presumed that the firewall must be preset but obviously not!

It's a Mikrotik RouterOS device. You could access the web control panel, SSH, telnet - pretty much everything over the WAN interface....





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