07-11-2012 12:24 PM
Okay so if you were to place me on a scale from 1 to 10 (10 meaning noobiest of noobs) I would be a 9.5 when it comes to networking and internet. I recently "upgraded" my internet to the Boost! package. They gave me an Arris TG862g telephony gateway system. I only got this system because of the package dead price. I have my own router which is a pos Belkin N600 that basically broke and was deemed defective by Belkin when I tried to set it with my modem, and Belkin is replacing it under warrenty (which I dont want the product anyways).I had the system put into bridge, since this would eliminate the bs that comes with a all in one package. I lost my job, and my only source of income is MLG tournaments on XBOX360, which I was quite successfull with prior to moving, and getting comcast. I completely rearranged my entertainment set up so that I could just plug the modem straight into the xbox. However, the constant delay, and high ping is a big issue. When I do a traceroute in my CMD I hop through 5 diferent comcast servers at time's, and then at other time's hop through 8 or 9 comcast servers? I'm in central FL, and i'll see a hop localy, then hop's to south FL, then hops to north florida, then to GA, then to TN, then to NV, then back to GA, then out to the desired server I put in. I realize there is nothing I can do to change the hops, but is there a IP address configuration that i'm not aware of. Also my first hop on the traceroute has showed a ping of over 1000 on the first line. What is that about? Why does it connect to an IP address at that ping? Shouldnt this be below 10? This is even before it goes to the comcast's ip? Is my IP address incorrect? What the heck is going on? I realise mbps speed is important to a certain point, but I'm getting over 25mbps at any point in the day. Never drops below 20mbps (plenty for online gaming). When I do a ping test, its always showing anywhere from 30 to 50 when testing it to a decent server (I also realize that ping tests done online are tested from the final comcast servers IP, and not from my IP). Any feedback would be greatly appriciated. Also my Xbox ip configurations are diferent then the ip address on my cmd ipconfig readings. Thanks, my bills kind of depend on this freaking connection right now, and if it stays this way, i'm screwed until I find a job. I was in the top 100 MLG rankings for COD, and also in Halo. Now I dont even play, because of the disadvantage I have with my connection. There's also no other ISP's in the area that can offer a good fiber optic DSL line, so i'm stuck with comcast.
07-23-2012 09:10 PM
If the response times to the intermediate hops in the trace are much longer than later nodes, you can generally ignore those hops. Routers are optimized for forwarding packets, not responding to them. What matters is the end-to-end latency -- if it's slow, the intermediate times can be useful to see where the bottleneck is, but if it's OK then the longer intermediate times are just artifacts that don't represent real latency issues.
Can you post the full traceroute, so we can see what the pattern looks like?
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