i live in germantown, maryland. i am a online gamer and recently i been expereincing frequent (like once everyone 5 minutes) disconnects from my games, which bascially means i can't play at all. i did a ping google.com -t test with cmd, and it's showing about 1/3 to 1/4 of my pings are timing out.
i'm wondering if this is because of the storm, if this is due to damage done to your network, or if my box/router got wet or something. could you let me know if there are other people in my area experiencing the same difficulties?
here are two screen shots of my cmd box. i dont see a upload button on this forum so i'm linking to deviant art.
thank you for your help.
i'd also like to add that when running the ping google.com -t test on cmd, in the past 6 hrs or so, the ammount of packet losses have gone down a little, although it is still casuing issues when i need a continous connection for something like a live stream or o online game.
09-02-2011 05:06 PM - edited 09-02-2011 05:16 PM
Which router are you currently using for the FiOS service, and in addition, are you using an Ethernet connection or a Wireless connection to the router? You also seem to be on an older, legacy FiOS network since you seem to be using PPPoE and I am assuming you are using a D-Link DI-524. This would also imply a BPON connection. If possible, please confirm this if you know the answer. If not, telling us at least the model number of your ONT would be a start, or how long you have had FiOS.
It's hard to say where the problem is off the bat since latency is all over the place, everywhere. We need to start ruling out things, starting with the connection to your router. Here's a comparison trace from my DSL connection. I'm connected to my network via Ethernet.
Microsoft Windows [Version 6.0.6002]
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Tracing route to pvp.net [22.214.171.124]
over a maximum of 30 hops:
1 <1 ms <1 ms <1 ms 192.168.3.1
2 9 ms 9 ms 8 ms 10.15.3.1
3 9 ms 10 ms 9 ms so-1-1-0-0.BUFF-CORE-RTR2.verizon-gni.net [126.96.36.199]
4 19 ms 19 ms 19 ms as4-0.NY5030-BB-RTR1.verizon-gni.net [188.8.131.52]
5 20 ms 20 ms 20 ms 0.ae5.BR3.NYC4.ALTER.NET [184.108.40.206]
6 20 ms 20 ms 21 ms te-7-3-0.edge2.NewYork2.level3.net [220.127.116.11]
7 20 ms 21 ms 20 ms vlan51.ebr1.NewYork2.Level3.net [18.104.22.168]
8 27 ms 26 ms 27 ms ae-3-3.ebr2.Washington1.Level3.net [22.214.171.124]
9 27 ms 27 ms 27 ms ae-82-82.csw3.Washington1.Level3.net [126.96.36.199]
10 26 ms 26 ms 26 ms ae-81-81.ebr1.Washington1.Level3.net [188.8.131.52]
11 43 ms 44 ms 43 ms ae-2-2.ebr3.Atlanta2.Level3.net [184.108.40.206]
12 63 ms 63 ms 62 ms ae-7-7.ebr3.Dallas1.Level3.net [220.127.116.11]
13 67 ms 66 ms 66 ms ae-93-93.csw4.Dallas1.Level3.net [18.104.22.168]
14 63 ms 61 ms 62 ms ae-91-91.ebr1.Dallas1.Level3.net [22.214.171.124]
15 101 ms 100 ms 129 ms ae-1-8.bar1.Phoenix1.Level3.net [126.96.36.199]
16 101 ms 100 ms 99 ms ae-5-5.car1.Phoenix1.Level3.net [188.8.131.52]
17 99 ms 100 ms 100 ms THE-GO-DADD.car1.Phoenix1.Level3.net [184.108.40.206]
18 101 ms 100 ms 101 ms ip-208-109-112-153.ip.secureserver.net [220.127.116.11]
19 * * * Request timed out.
20 124 ms 104 ms 107 ms ip-64-202-161-89.secureserver.net [18.104.22.168]
21 103 ms 103 ms 103 ms pwfwd-v01.prod.mesa1.secureserver.net [22.214.171.124]
Tracing route to www.l.google.com [126.96.36.199]
over a maximum of 30 hops:
1 <1 ms <1 ms <1 ms 192.168.3.1
2 9 ms 8 ms 9 ms 10.15.3.1
3 9 ms 9 ms 9 ms so-1-1-0-0.BUFF-CORE-RTR1.verizon-gni.net [188.8.131.52]
4 20 ms 20 ms 19 ms as4-0.NY325-BB-RTR1.verizon-gni.net [184.108.40.206]
5 20 ms 20 ms 20 ms 0.so-0-0-0.XL3.NYC4.ALTER.NET [220.127.116.11]
6 21 ms 21 ms 20 ms TenGigE0-4-2-0.GW8.NYC5.ALTER.NET [18.104.22.168]
7 88 ms 41 ms 41 ms google-gw.customer.alter.net [22.214.171.124]
8 22 ms 20 ms 20 ms 126.96.36.199
9 22 ms 21 ms 22 ms 188.8.131.52
10 29 ms 29 ms 30 ms 184.108.40.206
11 39 ms 39 ms 40 ms 220.127.116.11
12 38 ms 39 ms 37 ms 18.104.22.168
13 39 ms 51 ms 38 ms 22.214.171.124
14 39 ms 39 ms 39 ms vx-in-f99.1e100.net [126.96.36.199]
How about asking tech support to update the firmware on your router/modem? They did that when I switched to Ubuntu & the very old modem would not connect except in windows. They replaced it with a new one about a year later too.
09-06-2011 06:39 PM - edited 09-06-2011 06:49 PM
Considering the latency to the router, it almost seems like the router might be the issue for those spikes you are having. Unless you're on wireless, that should be <1ms in regards to latency. As suggested above, see if you can upgrade the firmware on the D-Link (do it on Ethernet, not on Wireless) should one be available as a last resort. It might improve the performance of it. But otherwise, it could be possible if the D-Link is the problem, it is also on it's way out. It wouldn't be a surprise since I have a D-Link DIR-625 in service at a friend's home, and it loves to reboot constantly which only started happening within the last year. I have no clue why it's doing that, and I've even cracked it open to see if it's dusty inside but for the time being I'm using an older, less powerful Linksys router that can hardly handle the Cable connection to do the job. You haven't made it too clear if you were on Ethernet or Wireless, so this needs to be ruled out and new traces need to be posted up from Ethernet, if you were on Wireless.
While you're on the phone with Verizon, ask the tech if they can check to see what the usage is for your particular PON splitter. They might be able to find out if the problem is due to high usage on the splitter, dirty fiber, or rule it out to a router or backbone issue.
The beauty about these old FiOS installs is that they are all Ethernet. The negatory issue with them is, now with the higher speed packages, BPON is starting to show it's age and some people have noticed issues with speeds due to bandwidth usage across a particular splitter. Now, those seem to be far and few at the moment, but I wouldn't doubt such occurrances in college areas stuck on BPON.