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11 years 11 months ago #23675 by DiDi
Can someone please explain to me in plain English the most likely reasons for Latency problems having done a speedtest to the same site (Speedtest.net) using the same Auckland exchange server ( for years!)

My ping is normally 57ms. Tonight it is showing over two test as 3115ms and 1852ms. The speed is there once it gets through but the lag is off the planet. I have been having problems for some time.

The Voda tech guy tells me my connection is capable of a speed well in excess of what I normally get - 4.1 to 4.3 Mbps (not for a while though!). The test tonight showed 3.89 with the ping of 3115ms.

System is Vista Home Basic. Router is ADSL2+ D-Link DSL 502T Gen 11. Not in ADSL 2+ area out here but all has been good historically.

I am so over this! Having had years of excellent download speed to now be pulling my hair out is not on. Any thoughts and areas to look at. Should add that I have done all the isolation tests, tried new filters but don't have another modem to test against othr than the same model router.

What do I need to get Voda to test and what do the ping results mean - in layman's English. Thanks

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11 years 11 months ago #336987 by optrex
ADSL is a shared connection. Usually 50:1. The longer you have your connection the more likely an increase in connections in your area, so you are more likely to be sharing. On top of this your provider may have decided to introduce traffic smoothing during peak times.

What dp you get froom other servers? If you are convinced you have issues, get a line test to make sure the cables aren't damaged or waterlogged

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11 years 11 months ago #337096 by Organix
Maybe next week after the kids go back to school and aren't spending all their waking hours gaming..... :rolleyes:

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