What's your Google.co.za Ping time? Hanging issues.

Moklet Kcuf

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Upon doing a Traceroute, i found that google.co.za follows the same USA route and has the same Ping time as google.com. What gives? I would have thought google.co.za to run locally, facilitating quicker response times?

Google.com & Google.co.za
Ping average - 530 ms
19 hops, 5 networks

Compare this to Microsofts's new search engine, Bing.com, which never hangs. Traceroute ends @ Internet Solutions JBG:
Ping average - 40 ms
13 hops, 5 networks

Could this be a reason I'm having constant hanging issues? Forcing me to routinely reload Pages of anything Google - google.co.za, google.com, gmail, google reader, google maps, youtube etc.

Telkom & Axxess say my connection is fine and online speed-tests are relatively acceptable but i'm still having issues after having tried all the suggested solutions I can find.
Such as clearing caches & cookies, disabling add-ons, using assigned DNS server addresses, not using DNS server address, using different browsers, etc.

Facebook and some other websites also lag at times, but it seems Google takes the cake.

I have 512 Mb ADSL (dlink moden) with Axxess
Any suggestions & comparisons appreciated.
 

Playoff

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I have a WiMAX connection with Screamer.

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.0.6002]
Copyright (c) 2006 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

C:\Users>ping google.co.za

Pinging google.co.za [74.125.91.104] with 32 bytes of data:
Reply from 74.125.91.104: bytes=32 time=288ms TTL=243
Reply from 74.125.91.104: bytes=32 time=275ms TTL=243
Reply from 74.125.91.104: bytes=32 time=279ms TTL=243
Reply from 74.125.91.104: bytes=32 time=306ms TTL=243

Ping statistics for 74.125.91.104:
Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss),
Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
Minimum = 275ms, Maximum = 306ms, Average = 287ms



C:\Users>ping www.bing.com

Pinging a134.g.akamai.net [165.165.39.203] with 32 bytes of data:
Reply from 165.165.39.203: bytes=32 time=5ms TTL=57
Reply from 165.165.39.203: bytes=32 time=8ms TTL=57
Reply from 165.165.39.203: bytes=32 time=13ms TTL=57
Reply from 165.165.39.203: bytes=32 time=11ms TTL=57

Ping statistics for 165.165.39.203:
Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss),
Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
Minimum = 5ms, Maximum = 13ms, Average = 9ms
 
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