Dianysis

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There it goes again.

Ping doubled and international slow.
Like a switch. Been fine all day and now all of a sudden there are issues.

10 mbps ADSL, Gauteng
 

Rouxenator

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Just a feeler, but I am supposed to be getting fibre later this month... I have promo account (R170 for 400GB) so if there are any takers PM me.
 

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1Mbps download on a 20Mbps line... what's going on?
Strand, Cape Town
Just as bad here in Hout Bay, fortunately I have a Wireless Backup rout so I just swap routers.
The wireless is not much better though so it may be a backhawl or international issue.
 

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Just a feeler, but I am supposed to be getting fibre later this month... I have promo account (R170 for 400GB) so if there are any takers PM me.

Openserve fibre works fibe on the that account. So anyone on Openserve fibre can use it too. ;)
 

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It literally just went back to normal...

I did one ping test, 25ms (high), then another - 3ms (normal)
 

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Seems like it might be Vox CPT IPC that is congested during peak. PTA is fine. In fact it's perfect maxes my Openserve 200Mbps line and 4ms local latency.
Fine now in jhb as well. Last night it couldn't even run my WhatsApp backup.
 

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Seems like it might be Vox CPT IPC that is congested during peak. PTA is fine. In fact it's perfect maxes my Openserve 200Mbps line and 4ms local latency.
I think it's Openserve. My other account was also not working great...
 

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Fine now in jhb as well. Last night it couldn't even run my WhatsApp backup.

Well for me it was perfect all the way even torrents. This was me downloading last night at 19:14

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Just adding in my own experience:

At night, when the ping to the myBB speedtest server (JHB) doubles seems to coincide with when the issues start.

Tests I have done during the times when there are issues:

Ping bras.afrihost.com - all normal
Speedtest to a server in the Vaal - all normal
Speedtest to myBB server in JHB - double ping
Switch to AH account - all normal
Switch back to Vox account - issues
Did the switching multiple times in case it was just coincidence - but still same results
Used vpn on Vox - performs even worse
Used vpn on AH - performs as normal

Main issues found: double ping to JHB and terrible international speeds (especially on vpn).

Definitely seems to be Vox.
 

cavedog

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Just adding in my own experience:

At night, when the ping to the myBB speedtest server (JHB) doubles seems to coincide with when the issues start.

Tests I have done during the times when there are issues:

Ping bras.afrihost.com - all normal
Speedtest to a server in the Vaal - all normal
Speedtest to myBB server in JHB - double ping
Switch to AH account - all normal
Switch back to Vox account - issues
Did the switching multiple times in case it was just coincidence - but still same results
Used vpn on Vox - performs even worse
Used vpn on AH - performs as normal

Main issues found: double ping to JHB and terrible international speeds (especially on vpn).

Definitely seems to be Vox.

Tag me in a post when you see the issue again we can compare trace routes and see why it's different. Honestly I don't see the increased latency or slow speeds on my side so would be nice to compare and see if the routes are different
 

CuriouS

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Just adding in my own experience:

At night, when the ping to the myBB speedtest server (JHB) doubles seems to coincide with when the issues start.

Tests I have done during the times when there are issues:

Ping bras.afrihost.com - all normal
Speedtest to a server in the Vaal - all normal
Speedtest to myBB server in JHB - double ping
Switch to AH account - all normal
Switch back to Vox account - issues
Did the switching multiple times in case it was just coincidence - but still same results
Used vpn on Vox - performs even worse
Used vpn on AH - performs as normal

Main issues found: double ping to JHB and terrible international speeds (especially on vpn).

Definitely seems to be Vox.
Have you reported this to them?

Every time I contact them their story is that nobody has reported anything wrong.

Edit: Bleh, my line just went to pot again....
 
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Rayza2k6

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Yep. Same here in Southern Suburbs CT. Had the same packet loss issues last night. Was on the phone with their 1st line support guy for almost and hour trying to convince them it was not my WiFi...eventually emailed them a ping and tracert.

Connection was back to normal since about 9am this morning. But now back to rubbish since an hour ago.

At least now when you call the support line they acknowledge a CT problem...sigh.
 

Rouxenator

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Mine is pretty good, been playing Xonotic all day, lag is good at around 200ms.
 

Dianysis

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So, the double ping etc started again.

When everything was fine earlier today:

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Now when things are crappy:

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(Notice hop 3 above)

Speedtest using myBB android app (JHB):

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Speedtest using Ookla to Vaal:

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Ping to bras.afrihost.com:

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So not my exchange as the ping to bras.afrihost.com is normal.

Seems something is up somewhere along the way to JHB which is affecting the performance.

On AH, all is fine. Will do more tests tomorrow as I am sick at the moment and not up to it.

@cavedog
 

cavedog

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tracert www.google.co.za

Tracing route to www.google.co.za [172.217.170.67]
over a maximum of 30 hops:

1 <1 ms <1 ms <1 ms 192.168.0.1
2 * * * Request timed out.
3 5 ms 5 ms 5 ms 41.193.164.85
4 4 ms 4 ms 4 ms 41.193.164.86
5 6 ms 5 ms 5 ms 41.193.164.92
6 21 ms 19 ms 21 ms 41.193.119.41
7 19 ms 18 ms 17 ms 41.193.119.22
8 16 ms 18 ms 12 ms 72.14.220.136
9 31 ms 32 ms 31 ms 74.125.245.209
10 29 ms 28 ms 28 ms 216.239.40.249
11 29 ms 31 ms 30 ms jnb02s04-in-f3.1e100.net [172.217.170.67]

Trace complete.

tracert 216.58.223.131

Tracing route to jnb02s01-in-f3.1e100.net [216.58.223.131]
over a maximum of 30 hops:

1 <1 ms <1 ms <1 ms 192.168.0.1
2 * * * Request timed out.
3 4 ms 4 ms 4 ms 41.193.164.85
4 4 ms 4 ms 4 ms 41.193.164.86
5 6 ms 5 ms 4 ms 41.193.164.92
6 28 ms 28 ms 27 ms 41.193.119.65
7 26 ms 25 ms 25 ms 41.193.119.106
8 25 ms 25 ms 23 ms 72.14.220.136
9 30 ms 29 ms 29 ms 74.125.245.193
10 22 ms 22 ms 22 ms 172.253.65.253
11 30 ms 30 ms 29 ms jnb02s01-in-f3.1e100.net [216.58.223.131]

Trace complete.

ping bras.afrihost.com -t

Pinging bras.afrihost.com [155.239.255.250] with 32 bytes of data:
Reply from 155.239.255.250: bytes=32 time=2ms TTL=63
Reply from 155.239.255.250: bytes=32 time=2ms TTL=63
Reply from 155.239.255.250: bytes=32 time=3ms TTL=63
Reply from 155.239.255.250: bytes=32 time=2ms TTL=63
Reply from 155.239.255.250: bytes=32 time=2ms TTL=63
Reply from 155.239.255.250: bytes=32 time=3ms TTL=63
Reply from 155.239.255.250: bytes=32 time=2ms TTL=63
Reply from 155.239.255.250: bytes=32 time=3ms TTL=63
Reply from 155.239.255.250: bytes=32 time=2ms TTL=63
Reply from 155.239.255.250: bytes=32 time=3ms TTL=63
Reply from 155.239.255.250: bytes=32 time=2ms TTL=63


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I'm seeing some increased latency to Google local CDN not sure if it's google or maybe the peering between Vox and Google that is congested. Maybe that is the issue but speed wise it's still fine.


Here is my single threaded google drive download speed in Opera browser.

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