On 23 Jan 2008, at 13:07, David wrote:
>> After reading the email regarding testing the speed of your broadband
> connection. I noticed that you mentioned that you said " The
> connection gets
> really bad in the evenings."
>> As does mine...it is terrible and gets so frustrating...
>> I have an Eircom 3 Meg business line into to my house...and during
> the day
> it is perfect have absolutely no problem with it...the S/N Ratio is
> about 12
>>> Come 5 or 6pm till about 11 pm it drops to below 3dB and gradually
> to below -1 dB, where my router has then decides to drop the line and
> connect at a lower speed. After a couple of minutes then the router
> sees the
> at the line can hold a higher bit rate then decides to drop the
> and connect that the higher speed...This vicious circle continues
> all night
> till about 12 when the S/N Ratio goes back up to about 12 dB...
> Because of this constant dropping of connection and the huge amount
> of noise
> on the line the only thing that I can do online is look at web pages
>> I called Eircom about it, but the "Tech Support" at the other end
> suggests I
> drop to a 2 Meg line to fix the problem, but I really do think this
> solve the problem, as the noise will probable still be there but my
> might be able to cope with it anyway. But I really don't want to
> drop down a
>> After checking online, I have found forums dedicated to this
> problem, but no one seems to have a solution.
>> I was just wondering had anyone else come across this problem and
> more so
> have they come up with a solution?
>> Oh and to test my connection I use http://myspeed.visualware.com/>> Personally I think it's quite good, but it is not hosted in Ireland,
> latency maybe slightly higher.
>>>>> -----Original Message-----
>> Message: 1
> Date: Tue, 22 Jan 2008 19:49:48 +0000
> From: <ollie at eillo.org>
> Subject: Re: [ILUG] OT - Measure broadband speed
> To: Paolo Marchiori <paolo at marchiori.net>
> Cc: ilug at linux.ie> Message-ID: <a1fa0cb75bb38631235dd6e533b23820 at mail.eillo.org>
> Content-Type: text/plain; charset="UTF-8"
> Thanks for the responses. I found blacknight but they require
> which im not doing. Tried speedtest.net which gave me 1300kb per
> second on a
> 2Mb line
> the first try, 1100kb the second.
>> The connection gets really bad in the evenings.
>> Also im aware of the difference between latency and bandwidth.
> However my
> on the speedtest was over 100ms which sucks.
>> Ill run it again in the morning
> when the connection is fastest to get a best possible result.
>> In relation to heanet and distros im newly converted from Arch Linux
> which is like an easier debian, to Mint Linux, based on Ubuntu.
>> I got sick of, and dont have the time to configure everything anymore.
> It really smacked me in the face as its the distro ever that "just
> out of the box for me.
>> wifi, sound, suspend, hibernate etc - everything.
Tests from eircon business and IBB home -- minutes apart....
Same PC used for tests as I have two ISP's (RJ45)
Eircon Business :
--- home.eircom.net ping statistics ---
8 packets transmitted, 8 packets received, 0% packet loss
round-trip min/avg/max/stddev = 8.837/9.487/9.888/0.350 ms
Round trip 14ms
Max Pause 38ms
Now IBB 2Mbit:
--- www.irishbroadband.ie ping statistics ---
13 packets transmitted, 13 packets received, 0% packet loss
round-trip min/avg/max/stddev = 8.169/9.452/12.057/1.126 ms
Round trip time 12ms
Max pause 331ms
For VPN to work, I find IBB's 2Mbit syncronous connection far better...
I may change to IBB business, although I am happy with eircon's
Now I actually ordered their €169 ex.vat package, but they failed to
deliver the goods.
Their loss as I don't have to pay for it myself... Anyome use IBB's
Would I also get a phone line? I need one...
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