|reply to hyelton |
Re: Internet Issues
They got the 24mb speed here around a year ago, but I only was able to get it a few weeks ago when they finally upgraded the area I live in to DOCSIS 3. My only other option here is 3mb DSL. The backbones here are Frontier and above.net. It just seems like they're overselling to me. I had the same thing happen before when I had 6mb and 12mb too.
Hmm I had the 6 and the 12 and never had this issue. It does not seem to be a backbone issue if it is happening and our backbones are different, seems to be something internal going on with Northland which I find very odd, Overselling on AT&T here I can understand but where I live Northland cable is UNDER sold not that many people understand to compare it to slow cable as most people here dont have a use for faster speeds.
Also I find it odd your ping is the same as my Ping to Atlanta GA and your closer. Could you do a traceroot to say google.com and post it? or PM me it?
Most people seem to have Northland here, so overselling seems like it could be possible here.
traceroute to google.com (188.8.131.52), 64 hops max, 52 byte packets
1 router (172.16.1.1) 0.593 ms 0.391 ms 0.368 ms
2 10.14.8.1 (10.14.8.1) 6.518 ms 7.977 ms 11.495 ms
3 10.1.1.9 (10.1.1.9) 8.532 ms 7.719 ms 8.151 ms
4 184.108.40.206 (220.127.116.11) 17.042 ms 17.186 ms 15.899 ms
5 xe-3-2-0.mpr3.atl6.us.above.net (18.104.22.168) 63.679 ms 28.196 ms 16.404 ms
6 22.214.171.124 (126.96.36.199) 17.858 ms 16.004 ms 68.820 ms
7 188.8.131.52 (184.108.40.206) 17.833 ms
220.127.116.11 (18.104.22.168) 17.708 ms 17.757 ms
8 22.214.171.124 (126.96.36.199) 18.118 ms 36.128 ms 16.773 ms
9 188.8.131.52 (184.108.40.206) 23.153 ms 16.628 ms 18.009 ms
10 * * *
11 yn-in-f138.1e100.net (220.127.116.11) 18.669 ms 16.901 ms 19.463 ms
I`m on the right, Horrible pic of me though
The reason I asked about the traceroot is my traceroot always seems to go through 2 local routers like yours, I wonder why? I can understand 1 but mine always goes through 2 the 2nd one is always 192.168.50.5 which is odd that they would use such a common address.
I`m just still confused as to how 2 areas and 2 backbones have the same issue. I just emailed the General Manager at my local office and maybe I will get a responce by tommrow, The main IT guy there quit today, He found someone else dont really know where its sad it was very nice and knew what he was doing.
In my area I was the VERY first person to get the 24megs a few months back
I`m currently not at home but I am doing remote desktop to my server and things seem worse tonight than they have been being I haven't seen my speed go any higher than 5 megs tonight, The location that im currently at is through satilite and these speeds are faster Getting about 10 megs down on the satilite internet lol
It looks like they at least gave you the DOCSIS 3 modem when you upgraded. They upgraded me to 24mb on a DOCSIS 2 modem and I couldn't get anything faster than 16mb on that. I was transferred to their "technical guy" when I called the office and asked about getting the modem. I had to get a DOCSIS 3 wireless/modem combination that I don't really like though. I don't know why they don't have any that aren't wireless.
Yea I HATE the gateway device, I put it in Bridged mode. I mean I would had went with something simple if the dang thing had QOS but it doesnt so I deffantly had to Bridge it and bypass everything but just the modem part so I can still use DD-WRT perfectly with my wireless router.
I would BUY my own Modem but we have the phone too and the EMTA modems are about $150 so thats a no go, The non phone modems can be obtained less than $100
Yeah, mine is bridged too.
When I asked they told me I couldn't even use an emta modem unless it was from them.
I think you can but dont take my word, But it should work just fine you would just give them the normal mac address and then the EMTA mac address and it should work fine.
I know it would probably work if I did that, but I think it would have to be the same gateway modem I have from them now and I wouldn't want to buy one of those.
The TM722g seems nice and good just modem/EMTA only but I cant find a cheap one.
If you ever find one for a good price somewhere and it works for you, please tell me because I would want to get one too