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CoreSaturn
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Crazy ping! Is it because Fibre Optic is being installed in my area?

Hi once again i find myself on the forums complaining about my latency! I've been getting really bad ping for ages now going an around a month and its really stopping me from being able to use the internet if im honest. 

 

My question is not how to stop it because im pretty sure the problem is with the BT network itself because the area i live in has not long anounced that Fibre Optic is being installed and should be ready for the spring. I'm assuming that while this is happening they have to route traffic through some other loction which can slow down the internet for everyone in the area. Can someone confirm this for me through this trace route to the bbc.co.uk website.

 

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rickydg
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Re: Crazy ping! Is it because Fibre Optic is being installed in my area?

Are you on fibre or ADSL?
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Puppy
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Re: Crazy ping! Is it because Fibre Optic is being installed in my area?

I think the quick answer is no.  The FTTC rollout will not change the routing on your ADSL connection.  BT's network is being particulary **bleep** in the core at the moment.  I assume it's everyone doing speedtests every 5 minutes to check they are getting the speeds they want.

 

Although the latency seems to come in before you hit the core network.  A point to note is that ICMP is a low prioirty protocol and will get dropped / ignored if the router / device is busy.

 

Might be worth checking over in the ADSL forums see if anyone else having similar problems.

 

 

Just for info I did a trace route from work, (some information has been removed).

 

Tracing route to bbc.co.uk [212.58.241.131]
over a maximum of 30 hops:

  1    <1 ms    <1 ms    <1 ms  10.154.0.254
  2    <1 ms    <1 ms    <1 ms  172.20.4.33
  3    <1 ms    <1 ms    <1 ms  172.20.4.70
  4     1 ms     1 ms     2 ms  195.xx.xx.xxx
  5    <1 ms    <1 ms    <1 ms  195.xx.xx.xxx
  6    <1 ms    <1 ms    <1 ms  rt-lon.xxx.net [195.xx.xx.xxx]
  7    19 ms     1 ms    <1 ms  bbc-linx.pr01.thdow.bbc.co.uk [195.66.224.103]
  8     *        *        *     Request timed out.
  9     1 ms     1 ms     1 ms  ae1.er01.rbsov.bbc.co.uk [132.185.254.46]
 10     1 ms     1 ms     4 ms  132.185.255.60
 11     1 ms     1 ms     1 ms  virtual-vip.thdo.bbc.co.uk [212.58.241.131]

Trace complete.

 

rt-lon is the companys last router 😉

 

and for fun from home.  FTTC connection, pretty good today. 🙂

 

traceroute to bbc.co.uk (212.58.241.131), 64 hops max, 52 byte packets
 1  fire (192.168.xx.60)  0.893 ms  0.656 ms  0.567 ms
 2  217.xx.xxx.136 (217.xx.xxx.136)  5.451 ms  5.542 ms  5.630 ms
 3  217.xx.xxx.190 (217.xx.xxx.190)  5.693 ms  5.992 ms  5.583 ms
 4  213.120.177.26 (213.120.177.26)  6.178 ms  5.683 ms  6.064 ms
 5  217.41.168.71 (217.41.168.71)  6.023 ms  5.672 ms  5.873 ms
 6  217.41.168.107 (217.41.168.107)  6.060 ms  5.961 ms  5.952 ms
 7  acc1-10gige-0-2-0-6.l-far.21cn-ipp.bt.net (109.159.249.101)  6.484 ms
    109.159.249.104 (109.159.249.104)  6.307 ms
    acc1-10gige-0-7-0-5.l-far.21cn-ipp.bt.net (109.159.249.86)  6.204 ms
 8  core1-te0-15-0-5.faraday.ukcore.bt.net (109.159.249.31)  13.228 ms
    core1-te0-15-0-4.faraday.ukcore.bt.net (109.159.249.29)  6.817 ms
    core2-te0-15-0-17.faraday.ukcore.bt.net (109.159.249.27)  11.066 ms
 9  host213-121-193-111.ukcore.bt.net (213.121.193.111)  6.585 ms  6.519 ms  6.527 ms
10  194.74.65.42 (194.74.65.42)  7.247 ms  7.058 ms  6.702 ms
11  * * *
12  ae1.er01.rbsov.bbc.co.uk (132.185.254.46)  7.821 ms  7.493 ms  7.608 ms
13  132.185.255.60 (132.185.255.60)  9.988 ms  7.720 ms  7.748 ms
14  virtual-vip.thdo.bbc.co.uk (212.58.241.131)  7.499 ms  7.340 ms  7.283 ms

 

 


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CoreSaturn
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Re: Crazy ping! Is it because Fibre Optic is being installed in my area?

Well what is going on then because when this kind of thing happens it normally only last for a day or so but ive been getting bad latency on and off for about a month now.

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