03-29-2011 01:01 PM
I have 25MB up and down FIOS in the Greater Los Angeles area, and for a long time I had screaming fast internet and Speedtest.com showed it right around 25MB up and down and you could tell. In the last month I have noticed a significant slowdown to my internet and it is really frustrating me, and worse it shows up in the speed tests from SpeedTest.net, though Verizon's speed test actually shows me faster than I am paying for.
Speedtest currently shows: a ping of 14ms, a download of 8.17Mbps and an upload of 7.77Mbps
Verizon's broadband speedtest shows a download of 30.361 Mbps and an upload of 25.906 Mbps
There is no way I am as high as Verizon is saying, as my connection is noticeablly slower than it was just 2 months ago.
I am on a Mac running OSX 10.6.7 with 24GB of RAM on a wired internet connection, so it is not the Wifi that is slowing me down.
And how can Verizon show that much more speed than speedtest? That doesn't even make sense, unless they are lying about my speed based on my connection or are throtling my connection for anything besides their connections.
Anyone have any ideas.
03-29-2011 01:10 PM
I have already tried unplugging the 9100EM modem to try and reset it, and have tried to loging, but it seems the default user name and password have been changed (though not by me) as I can't login to the modem.
The speed stayed the same slow.
03-29-2011 01:13 PM - edited 03-29-2011 01:14 PM
Try testing at www.speedtest.net and make SURE you are on the LA server.
the sd server is slow, and don't even talk to me about the SF server.
The LA server is very beefy, and should give you results that are close to Verizon's.
Also keep in mind that Verizon's Speed Test site keeps traffic on the Verizon network, so it may isolate non-Verizon network conditions from your results.
03-29-2011 01:17 PM
Ok, Run a traceroute to yahoo.com and then copy and paste the resuts here.
03-29-2011 01:35 PM
Here is a traceroute to Yahoo.com:
Traceroute has started…
traceroute: Warning: yahoo.com has multiple addresses; using 126.96.36.199
traceroute to yahoo.com (188.8.131.52), 64 hops max, 52 byte packets
1 192.168.1.1 (192.168.1.1) 0.666 ms 0.433 ms 0.421 ms
2 l100.lsanca-vfttp-112.verizon-gni.net (184.108.40.206) 6.314 ms 7.926 ms 4.991 ms
3 g11-0-0-1912.lsanca-lcr-09.verizon-gni.net (220.127.116.11) 5.462 ms 5.545 ms 9.754 ms
4 so-4-0-0-0.lax01-bb-rtr1.verizon-gni.net (18.104.22.168) 17.933 ms 11.694 ms 24.927 ms
5 so-7-3-0-0.sjc01-bb-rtr1.verizon-gni.net (22.214.171.124) 15.088 ms 33.567 ms 17.155 ms
6 so-6-0-0-0.sjc7-peer-rtr2.verizon-gni.net (126.96.36.199) 19.311 ms 15.291 ms 19.921 ms
7 188.8.131.52 (184.108.40.206) 14.356 ms 14.307 ms 14.339 ms
8 as-0.pat1.da3.yahoo.com (220.127.116.11) 52.656 ms
ae-4.pat1.dnx.yahoo.com (18.104.22.168) 43.540 ms 44.199 ms
9 ae-2-d120.msr1.mud.yahoo.com (22.214.171.124) 55.657 ms
as-3.pat1.da3.yahoo.com (126.96.36.199) 58.416 ms
ae-2-d120.msr1.mud.yahoo.com (188.8.131.52) 79.144 ms
10 te-6-2.fab2-a-gdc.mud.yahoo.com (184.108.40.206) 54.936 ms
ae-2-d130.msr2.mud.yahoo.com (220.127.116.11) 55.551 ms
te-6-2.fab2-a-gdc.mud.yahoo.com (18.104.22.168) 54.044 ms
11 te-9-2.fab1-a-gdc.mud.yahoo.com (22.214.171.124) 56.534 ms
te-8-1.bas-c2.mud.yahoo.com (126.96.36.199) 56.360 ms
te-6-1.fab2-a-gdc.mud.yahoo.com (188.8.131.52) 57.076 ms
12 * te-8-1.bas-c2.mud.yahoo.com (184.108.40.206) 60.292 ms *
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03-29-2011 02:12 PM - edited 03-29-2011 02:59 PM
hm, I am in Long Beach and not having that issue - I can tell you the VZ site is accurate and not fabricated info, the only thing it does differently is it keeps all information on VZ routers to and from the test center, and that helps to isolate trouble on their network vs off their network. if a problem is off their network, they can't really fix that. If it's on their network then they are obligated to fixing it.
your traceroute doesn't look bad, but to be fair it's incomplete info. So of the hops that we can see they look fine until we hit hop 13 and beyond. and as you can see, you're hops are controlled by yahoo after hop 7.
Try rebooting the ONT (main network terminal) and see if that clears it up. If not, then you may have to play a waiting game until yahoo clears whatever problem they are potentially having.
The trick here is that a timed out response is not a good or bad thing, its a ? question mark or an unknown. It's possible to have a perfectly working router, and it not respond to trace or ping or ICMP echo requests. so because we have a time out - that doesn't give a firm answer that you're having trouble.
03-29-2011 02:54 PM
If Verizon's speed test is accurate, why do I get such different results from SpeedTest.net and why does my connection seem so much slower than it used to be when SpeedTest showed the connection so much faster?
03-29-2011 02:57 PM - edited 03-29-2011 03:00 PM
do an actual download, and see how accurate it is. download ages of empire or something and see how close you get to your speed or not. And then test it against a few different downloads from vary'ing sources.
those speedtest.net servers are hosted by mom and pop shops and there are few if any tier 1 ISP's hosting any of those hops.