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Posted: 9/20/2009 5:10:32 PM EST
I'm trying to optimize my internet setting and I've hit a road block. Basically right now I have a DSL modem from Qwest which is plugged into a Belkin Wireless router that my laptop and Ps3 connect to.
When I run a network speed test I'm getting the proper up/down megabits but my ping is about 80ms which sucks IMO.
My Router's WAN connection setting is set to Dynamic.

When I address into the modem, it says that my ISP Protocol is PPPoE.
Would this make any difference in my ping?


Link Posted: 9/20/2009 5:13:12 PM EST
DSL is pppoe

a cheapie type router won't give the fastest performance.

you might see if there's a firmware update from the manufacturer.
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 5:16:41 PM EST
ping to where?
any site or only certain ones?

tracert would also be a good idea
if the slowness occurs after the first external hop it's not your equipment causing it
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 5:22:41 PM EST

Here's a test.

I've been using one of those internet speed test sites to generally check everything. On campus I get 5ms ping just on their wireless network.
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 5:33:19 PM EST
Originally Posted By Forgetfull:
http://i426.photobucket.com/albums/pp343/jmanski/untitled.jpg
Here's a test.

I've been using one of those internet speed test sites to generally check everything. On campus I get 5ms ping just on their wireless network.


The $10,000 Cisco routers probably play a part.
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 5:36:29 PM EST
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 5:38:31 PM EST
well darn, I guess I'm just going to go get used to it.
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 5:40:54 PM EST
Its taking 50-100ms just to make it out of quests network. Not very good at all. You can have a fast network connection but still have lag. Sounds like this is the case.


-Foxxz
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 6:37:03 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/20/2009 6:40:33 PM EST by birdbarian]
My DSL sucks ass due to packet loss. Sometimes latency times get pretty crappy as well. Check your packet loss rate. Run a continuous ping to www.yahoo.com (from dos prompt "ping -t www.yahoo.com". If you're packet loss rate is above 3%, all of your TCP connections (browsing, file share) are gonna be slow.

As more people have gone to DSL in my area, the system has become over-subscribed. I can't watch a video on youtube without it lagging unless it is after 11PM. It is really time for me to switch to cable modem.

ETA:

Originally Posted By Foxxz:
Its taking 50-100ms just to make it out of quests network. Not very good at all. You can have a fast network connection but still have lag. Sounds like this is the case.
-Foxxz


This is pretty crappy. If you're latency times are better at certain times of the day, then your DSL system is probably over-subscribed. A faster router isn't going to help that much in your case since you're getting thru your piece of the puzzle in <1ms. Can't do much better than that.
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 7:47:08 PM EST

Originally Posted By birdbarian:
My DSL sucks ass due to packet loss. Sometimes latency times get pretty crappy as well. Check your packet loss rate. Run a continuous ping to www.yahoo.com (from dos prompt "ping -t www.yahoo.com". If you're packet loss rate is above 3%, all of your TCP connections (browsing, file share) are gonna be slow.

As more people have gone to DSL in my area, the system has become over-subscribed. I can't watch a video on youtube without it lagging unless it is after 11PM. It is really time for me to switch to cable modem.

ETA:

Originally Posted By Foxxz:
Its taking 50-100ms just to make it out of quests network. Not very good at all. You can have a fast network connection but still have lag. Sounds like this is the case.
-Foxxz


This is pretty crappy. If you're latency times are better at certain times of the day, then your DSL system is probably over-subscribed. A faster router isn't going to help that much in your case since you're getting thru your piece of the puzzle in <1ms. Can't do much better than that.

But what's the timing out about right after my router? Is that my Modem?
Link Posted: 9/21/2009 8:44:33 AM EST
Originally Posted By Forgetfull:

Originally Posted By birdbarian:
My DSL sucks ass due to packet loss. Sometimes latency times get pretty crappy as well. Check your packet loss rate. Run a continuous ping to www.yahoo.com (from dos prompt "ping -t www.yahoo.com". If you're packet loss rate is above 3%, all of your TCP connections (browsing, file share) are gonna be slow.

As more people have gone to DSL in my area, the system has become over-subscribed. I can't watch a video on youtube without it lagging unless it is after 11PM. It is really time for me to switch to cable modem.

ETA:

Originally Posted By Foxxz:
Its taking 50-100ms just to make it out of quests network. Not very good at all. You can have a fast network connection but still have lag. Sounds like this is the case.
-Foxxz


This is pretty crappy. If you're latency times are better at certain times of the day, then your DSL system is probably over-subscribed. A faster router isn't going to help that much in your case since you're getting thru your piece of the puzzle in <1ms. Can't do much better than that.

But what's the timing out about right after my router? Is that my Modem?


Some routers don't respond to traceroutes hence your timeout.

-Foxxz
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