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I gave her time to steal my mind away
San Jose, CA
·Pacific Bell - SBC
reply to asterger

Re: [DSL] Durham, NC options

said by asterger:

As all DSL suffers from high ping timing, DSL would not be my first choice for Internet.

Never noticed that with AT&T Yahoo! HSI service. First hop latency on FastPath was typically 10-11 ms. If I felt that 10-11 ms latency was critical, I think I could convince my current ISP (Sonic.net, LLC) to limit my D/L speed to 12 Mbps, which should raise my down SNR to 9-10 dB. Then I could request FastPath, instead of my current Interleaved.

I just don't think my current first hop latency of ~25 ms is a problem.
Tracing route to www.google.com []
over a maximum of 30 hops:
  1    <1 ms    <1 ms     1 ms  homeportal []
  2    25 ms    25 ms    25 ms  173-228-7-1.dsl.static.sonic.net []
  3    25 ms    24 ms    24 ms  gig1-4.cr1.lsatca11.sonic.net []
  4    25 ms    25 ms    24 ms  0.xe-5-1-0.gw.pao1.sonic.net []
  5    26 ms    25 ms    25 ms  0.xe-6-0-0.gw3.equinix-sj.sonic.net []
  6    25 ms    26 ms    26 ms  eqixsj-google-gige.google.com []
  7    27 ms    26 ms    26 ms
  8    27 ms    27 ms    27 ms
  9    26 ms    27 ms    27 ms  nuq04s08-in-f16.1e100.net []
Trace complete.

~Oh Lord, why have you come
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North Tonawanda, NY
·Verizon Online DSL
·Frontier Communi..
DSL latency isn't that bad. I find that much of the latency if it isn't from Interleaving adding 5-40ms latency, is due to what the path between the modem and the first router has to go through and the quality of the modem. Usually first hop latency is caused either by speed profiles that do not involve Interleaved/FastPath mode, slower/older modems, and from that point, how far the path is between the CO and the first router. In comparison to Cable in this area, latency is pretty much on par with the second hop with all things considered.