Routing and Maybe dying modem HELP please

July 14, 2009 at 01:55:45
Specs: Windows XP, 1g
ok i have at t internet with a 3mb speed package and a HW1000 modem [6-7 years old] windows no firewalls and my problem is that my routing when i attempt to connect to dallas servers i go to cali then to dallas [i live in el paso tx] so that makes my ping higher 9 months ago i would ping 30-35 in dallas servers and then 50 and now its up to 80 within the past months and i noticed my internet speed is only 2mb and i have called they said lines look clean and i am set for 3 and also they have noticed a decrease in my speed within this year slowly but it is decreasing and they suggest maybe my modem ,well i just want ur thoughts or maybe a way to change my routing manually if possible and also other f y i's its only 2 comps on this network setup its modem to router and comps hooked up to router and yes i have tried direct connect no improvements oo and my buddy has same internet/package and he pings 45 to dallas servers


Heres my trace route to a dallas server

Tracing route to 72.249.6.163 over a maximum of 30 hops

1 1 ms <1 ms 1 ms homeportal.gateway.2wire.net [17x.xx.x.x]

2 24 ms 21 ms 21 ms adsl-xx-xx-x35-254.dsl.elpstx.sbcglobal.net [xx.xx.x35.254]

3 23 ms 21 ms 25 ms dist2-vlan60.elpstx.sbcglobal.net [151.164.73.147]

4 22 ms 23 ms 21 ms bb1-g8-0.elpstx.sbcglobal.net [151.164.73.251]

5 40 ms 41 ms 40 ms 151.164.95.237

6 42 ms 45 ms 44 ms te-3-4.car3.LosAngeles1.Level3.net [4.68.110.113]

7 50 ms 39 ms 51 ms ae-62-60.ebr2.LosAngeles1.Level3.net [4.69.144.51]

8 57 ms 57 ms 66 ms ae-3.ebr3.Dallas1.Level3.net [4.69.132.78]

9 56 ms 57 ms 58 ms ae-1-60.edge3.Dallas1.Level3.net [4.69.145.8]

10 74 ms 75 ms 76 ms COLO4-DALLA.edge3.Dallas1.Level3.net [8.9.232.74]

11 74 ms 74 ms 76 ms 206.123.64.130

12 77 ms 76 ms 78 ms 72.249.6.163

Trace complete.



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July 14, 2009 at 07:52:56
well i just want ur thoughts or maybe a way to change my routing manually if possible

The routing you're talking about is external and you can't change that. In fact, once you pass beyond your ISP, they can't change it either. So, you're going to have to live with that.

As to speed issues. You said, "and i noticed my internet speed is only 2mb and i have called they said lines look clean and i am set for 3"

I'm a professional network technician and I can you that you will never get the full rated bandwidth of a connection. Optimum is about 80% + or - a bit. The reason being, a certain amount of your bandwidth is used up in overhead. Say you have 100 Mbps LAN at home. You can expect to get around 80 Mbps on a large file transfer. This is normal.

Also, keep in mind you're sharing bandwidth with every other customer of your ISP that's on the same segment as you. Toss in a handful of people running P-to-P software that up/download and there goes your bandwidth. Plus, once you get off your segment, you're sharing with pretty much all of your ISP's customers, and the ISP and then once you get beyond your ISP, you're sharing bandwidth with the rest of the world. So don't ever think for a minute that you will get the full 3 Mbps.

Finally, bandwidth is not a speed rating like mph or kmh. It is a rating of how much data can flow past any one point in a network in one second. People often confuse it for a speed rating............it's not. If you're getting 2 Mbps, you're doing pretty darn good.

also they have noticed a decrease in my speed within this year slowly but it is decreasing and they suggest maybe my modem

If they provide the modem free of charge, by all means, ask for a new one. If you have to pay for it, then the question is can you afford to? If yes, then feel free. If not, then don't bother as I doubt the issue is your modem. Modems usually work, or they don't work. I've yet to see one that only worked partially.


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July 14, 2009 at 11:06:51
Thanks for your help, and i got a question couldnt i ask my ISP if it is possible to create a static route to my server. because i go threw via L.A level 3 then to dallas maybe ask if i can get a direct route to dallas? or would i be wasting my time?

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