Re: [rCable] Upload counting against usage?
said by rocca:Were there any specific scenarios under which Tomato will not log all data? I figured that GiB vs GB was an issue, but my router still appears to under-measure by as little as 0-1% to as much as 5-7% depending on a usage pattern.
problems with Tomato
I personally feel it may be due to inbound QoS and rate limiting of large download jobs.
| Looking into the Tomato source code, it gathers the raw data from the Linux kernel, through /proc/net/dev, recording raw Receive/Transmit byte counts from there. That information should be reliable, and is where DDWRT would also be getting it.|
So there's either a dismal math error in Tomato, or perhaps they're not handling reset+clear or rollover correctly. Lots of room for error (or sloppy coding) there, since it's a bit of a race condition reading the data and getting a timestamp at the same time.
Might be fun to see how DDWRT does it, and compare the code.
Edit: Looking at Tomato a little more closely now, and they don't seem to be particularly careful about trying to gather all of the data as close as possible to the timestamp they take. So when it samples during heavy traffic periods, it looks like it will miss data. This is all in the rstats.c file, if anyone else wants to have a look.
Re: [rCable] Upload counting against usage?
said by nbinont:Same here. If I factor in MiB vs. MB then they're pretty much spot on, and upload usage isn't reflected in the total.
There must be something different between our setups - as my Tomato and Start's meters are within 4% of each other.
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| There will always be variations between what an ISP captures from their modem and what a user captures at their router.|
I'm not going to get into another deep dark discussion about why that is.
Most of the time it is minor. +/- 5%. I'll leave it to individuals to decide if that disparity warrants paying an overage bill.
If ever there are more instances of people getting $1500 bills for overages we can deal with those on a case-by-case basis, because we all know why that happens.
It's unfortunate that this is the current landscape of the telecommunications sector, but until our lawmakers decide to un-corrupt themselves, it is what it is.
All that said, dealing with a company like Start is far more desirable than dealing with an incumbent. At the very least, packages are fairer and more generous, it's easy to get through to a human, they listen, they are able to reason, and customer satisfaction is still high on their agenda.
But ALWAYS keep your own usage logs.
I've picked on Cogeco long enough. Who's next? Any volunteers?
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[DSL] SmartRG SR505n and ipv6-4 tunnel Hi everyone,
I was just wondering if anyone has set up an IPv6 tunnel on one of these modems. I've signed up with a broker and they've provided me with all the details, but I can't seem to find the proper configuration pages to get this up and running. I've telneted into the device as well and tried some of the example commands (provided for Cisco, OpenWRT, linux, etc) but they don't seem to work.
Under "Advanced">"IP Tunnel">"IPv6inIPv4", I tried creating a "6RD" tunnel, but that apparently isn't supported over PPPoE, further, there doesn't seem to be a spot to specify my tunnel's IPv4 endpoint address, my client IPv6 address, or my endpoint IPv6 router address....so, it just doesn't seem to be the right spot to be entering this info.
I'm a bit of a noob here and I'm just starting to dive into this so please bare with me
Re: [DSL] SmartRG SR505n and ipv6-4 tunnel
said by DSL_Ricer:Thanks, I tried that, but no luck. I'm just going to use the Teredo tunnel for now until this stuff gets sorted out.
At least on my firmware it says you can only use 6rd. So you wouldn't be able to use your broker. However, if all you want is IPv6 access, then you should be able trick 6rd to do 6to4.
Unfortunately, I have my router set up in bridge mode so I can't test this. Try the following:
IPv4 Mask Length: 0
6rd Prefix with Prefix Length: 2002::/16
Border Relay IPv4 Address: 184.108.40.206
Re: [Cable] Start not answering my email?
said by newcustomer :It certainly isn't. We don't have a single unanswered email message on our support queue currently. But happy to answer here.
I have a feeling that once your Internet is up, Start will not care about any questions? I certainly hope this is not the case.
1) If it's for cable you can call or email us with the mac/serial/model and we can get it swapped over, once the old modem stops working plug in the new and return the old and we'll stop billing you for it. For DSL, just call/email to let us know it's coming back, send it back and we'll stop billing you for it.
2) For email? Email/call - we're working on a new customer portal. That'll be for start.ca though, for start.com you'll have to bug Microsoft.
3) Pretty close, it's updated every 5 minutes.
Thinking of moving from Teksavvy, any advice? I've been wit Teksavvy for about 2 years now, VERY happy with them. I had exactly one outage and it was from around 1am to 11am, that's it.
I would love to stay with Teksavvy, as I already trust the company, and it is very well known, but the upload speeds they're offering are just not cutting it. I'm sick of waiting 5 hours to upload a file to my dropbox account at 1mbps. Start's 25/10 seems way too good to be true, and I've been eyeing it for a very long time.
My household is very heavy on internet usage, we've completely cut off Cable, so its Netflix, Hulu Plus, (some little torrenting), an IPTV and movie rentals on the Apple tv. The home phone is voip based, 2 iPads and 3 Android tablets, plus 5 laptops and 5 Android phones that upload all photos to google+ every day. All the devices are very heavy on video streaming. I also upload a lot of files to my Dropbox, roughly around 30gb a month. All in all, I'd estimate that we go through around 450gb a month, if not more.
I've heard a lot of Start's methods of keeping prices low by deprioritizing heavy users on unlimited plans, I don't mind being slowed down, but I would love to still be able to stream full hd movies and shows, make voip calls and HD facetime, would that be possible? I DO NOT torrent more than maybe 10gb a month, so I don't have utorrent constantly saturating my line. Any heavy users on Start chime in on the subject? Do you recommend the service?