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Standard User mrmarktigger
(newbie) Fri 09-Jan-15 11:54:14
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Is this good / bad / indifferent on my VM cable?


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Is this good / bad / indifferent please on my VM cable?

My Virgin Media Cable BQM
Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Fri 09-Jan-15 12:43:49
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Seen worse and seen better.

A lot depends on what you were doing with your own connection too. Higher jitter which the yellow represents is generally expected.

Main times to panic is when lots of red appears or the blue area gets wider.

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Standard User mrmarktigger
(newbie) Fri 09-Jan-15 13:25:06
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Thank you for the info MrSaffron.

I'm getting the following on speedtest:- My TBB Speedtest

But I have been told that it has now been reported as a network fault & the VM networks team are looking into it.

Many Thanks again.


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Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Fri 09-Jan-15 13:44:53
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Pretty bad and looks more like a fault than just congestion

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Standard User mrmarktigger
(newbie) Fri 09-Jan-15 16:03:13
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Indeedy....

Thanks once again MrSaffron wink
Standard User BuckleZ
(fountain of knowledge) Mon 12-Jan-15 17:47:37
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My cable is almost the same, I restarted my SH2 last night, but all Virgin BQMs have a lot of yellow jitter.

Speeds however are fine here in Belfast.

Standard User mrmarktigger
(learned) Tue 13-Jan-15 11:28:11
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Thanks for the feedback BuckleZ,

Since this fault occurred last September / October, all my downloads from ANY sites are around 300 to 500kB/sec or less (with around 20% halting & failing).

However, I've just discovered that if I download something via
http://download.cnet.com/ where the actual download links to files in a sub directory of http://software-files-a.cnet.com/
They all seem to download at around or in excess of 4MB/sec and so far have always finish without failing.

I don't normally use download.cnet.com because I use linux 99% of the time. But it was interesting that that is the only place I can get fast reliable downloads (which are of no use to me & just used as a random download test hehehe )

Traceroute may hold the key to this, I guess, in the respect that http://software-files-a.cnet.com/ doesn't seem to go outside of the virgin / ntl network (someone correct me if i'm wrong):-

traceroute software-files-a.cnet.com
traceroute to software-files-a.cnet.com (62.252.173.49), 30 hops max, 60 byte packets
1 routerlogin.net (192.168.0.1) 0.635 ms 1.499 ms 1.903 ms
2 cpc14-fare6-2-0-gw.6-1.cable.virginm.net (82.15.65.1) 12.270 ms 13.375 ms 14.262 ms
3 cosh-core-2a-ae8-1853.network.virginmedia.net (80.3.161.97) 19.343 ms 20.075 ms 20.216 ms
4 brhm-bb-1b-ae15-0.network.virginmedia.net (80.3.160.246) 29.419 ms 29.577 ms 26.214 ms
5 wolv-icdn-1-ae0-0.network.virginmedia.net (62.253.175.86) 27.970 ms 28.260 ms 28.107 ms
6 m305-mp1-cvx1c.lan.ntl.com (62.252.173.49) 27.623 ms 21.710 ms 22.663 ms


Interesting??? wink
Standard User BuckleZ
(fountain of knowledge) Wed 14-Jan-15 21:34:01
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Here's mine:

traceroute: Warning: software-files-a.cnet.com has multiple addresses; using 23.62.0.195
traceroute to a1742.c.akamai.net (23.62.0.195), 64 hops max, 72 byte packets
1 * * *
2 cpc18-bele8-2-0-gw.2-1.cable.virginm.net (81.99.95.1) 15.902 ms 37.235 ms 41.278 ms
3 belf-core-2a-xe-1130-0.network.virginmedia.net (213.105.207.249) 33.078 ms 9.476 ms 10.244 ms
4 leed-bb-1b-ae15-0.network.virginmedia.net (62.253.175.146) 17.963 ms 16.899 ms 39.945 ms
5 * * *
6 * * *
7 manc-bb-1c-ae1-0.network.virginmedia.net (62.254.42.242) 22.353 ms 22.383 ms 18.128 ms
8 tele-ic-3-ae0-0.network.virginmedia.net (212.43.163.70) 25.094 ms 42.689 ms 24.388 ms
9 166-14-250-212.static.virginm.net (212.250.14.166) 23.223 ms 25.744 ms 23.212 ms
10 a23-62-0-195.deploy.static.akamaitechnologies.com (23.62.0.195) 22.909 ms 22.008 ms 23.874 ms

Standard User mrmarktigger
(learned) Fri 16-Jan-15 11:19:26
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Thanks for the feedback BuckleZ.

I'm in Gosport, near Portsmouth here. From what I can gather, although some others on VM cable in my local area are suffering from speed drops at peak times or congestion in general, i've not seen anyone else on the VM community forums say theirs is quite like mine is. I guess I'll just have to wait until the networks team have looked into it further.

Cheers
Standard User BuckleZ
(fountain of knowledge) Sat 17-Jan-15 03:08:25
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Just for reference this is it from a BT Infinity connection 80/20

traceroute: Warning: software-files-a.cnet.com has multiple addresses; using 213.120.162.203
traceroute to a1742.c.akamai.net (213.120.162.203), 64 hops max, 72 byte packets
1 bthomehub (192.168.1.254) 1.864 ms 1.448 ms 1.372 ms
2 217.32.142.100 (217.32.142.100) 10.402 ms 10.137 ms 10.701 ms
3 217.32.142.142 (217.32.142.142) 23.395 ms 11.314 ms 10.605 ms
4 213.120.158.226 (213.120.158.226) 16.845 ms 16.775 ms 17.034 ms
5 31.55.165.97 (31.55.165.97) 17.172 ms 17.215 ms 16.631 ms
6 31.55.165.107 (31.55.165.107) 17.194 ms 17.485 ms 17.275 ms
7 31.55.167.65 (31.55.167.65) 16.807 ms 16.749 ms 16.731 ms
8 213.120.162.203 (213.120.162.203) 16.409 ms 16.878 ms 19.628 ms

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