[clug] ISP questions again

Tomasz Ciolek tmc at dreamcraft.com.au
Mon Apr 26 12:03:44 GMT 2004

Try goldweb...

On Mon, Apr 26, 2004 at 09:17:23PM +1000, Stephen Walsh wrote:
> Hi guys
> I know this has been bandied about a bit lately, but I'm not sure if this
> need was raised as people queried and provided information previously.
> I'm looking to move from our current ISP (Netspeed) to another ISP, mainly
> due to a (extremely) woeful ping on Telstra and other games servers. I've
> spoken to their support at least once already, to be told the problem was
> upstream and there was nothing they could do (I'm not sure if this was the
> same support person who told me Sendmail was a P2P application and I would
> be charged with piracy if I continued to use it, but it sounded like him).
> Now, for normal game play, I get pings anywhere from 28 (reasonable) to 490
> (pretty bad). I'm on a 1Mb Transact connection, and a traceroute to the GA
> servers shows  this;
>  1  TransACT-ERX.netspeed.com.au (  1012.504 ms  9.065 ms
> 10.004 ms
> with the rest of the traceroute being a pretty average 18-30ms per hop. Now,
> that says to me the near stream network is the issue. I know it's not the
> PC, as I've pinged the server from 2 other workstations at the same time and
> the pings all vary simultaneously.
> So, I'd like to hear how other people have gone with their ISP's in terms of
> continual low-ping connections, be it for gaming or other activites.
> Steve Walsh

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