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BrIIcE
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Routing Issues

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So I started having this problem about 2-3 weeks ago. I play on a server for a game APB Reloaded. The IP for this server is US-West 173.195.32.254. This server is obviously in the US. I never had problems before as I used to be around 40-80ms connection wise. Recently however I've been around 150-200ms. The problem is when I run a tracert I am now routed to Europe before coming back to the US which makes no sense. I would be so grateful if someone could fix this routing issue. Tracert is below.

 

Tracing route to 173.195.32.254 over a maximum of 30 hops

1     1 ms    <1 ms    <1 ms  Wireless_Broadband_Router.home [192.168.1.1]
2     6 ms     4 ms    16 ms  L100.DLLSTX-VFTTP-60.verizon-gni.net [96.226.238.1]
3     8 ms     7 ms     8 ms  G0-9-1-0.DLLSTX-LCR-21.verizon-gni.net [130.81.183.22]
4     8 ms     6 ms     6 ms  so-4-1-0-0.DFW9-BB-RTR1.verizon-gni.net [130.81.151.242]
5     8 ms     6 ms     6 ms  0.xe-4-0-0.XL4.DFW7.ALTER.NET [152.63.103.54]
6    11 ms    11 ms     8 ms  TenGigE0-7-2-0.GW4.DFW13.ALTER.NET [152.63.101.29]
7    95 ms    96 ms   101 ms  teliasonera-gw.customer.alter.net [63.65.123.46]
8   136 ms   144 ms   144 ms  las-bb1-link.telia.net [213.155.131.77]
9   147 ms   149 ms   139 ms  k2network-ic-140087-las-bb1.c.telia.net [213.248.79.246]
10   131 ms   136 ms   136 ms  ten1-1-bor1-idc.gamersfirst.com [173.195.32.70]
11     *        *        *     Request timed out.
12   190 ms   148 ms   146 ms  173.195.32.254
Trace complete.

 

As you can see a problem occurs at line 7 with the US IP 63.65.123.46. It appears to be a broken DNS or something. I would like it if someone could change my routing or fix that server. If you notice afterwards in line 8 I am then routed to Europe with the IP 213.155.131.77. There is no reason for me to be routed to Europe to come back to the US. This has been a very frustrating issue. Nobody on phone tech support can help me or even knows what the hell I am talking about. All they do is try and spam me with 20$ charges for their "premium computer support". No matter how many times I try and explain that it's not a problem with my computer. Someone please help so I can sleep at night! Man Mad

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Hubrisnxs
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those servers are managed at NOC levels, and so the problem will likely fix itself.  

 

that is a router that probably needs more capacity.   or just getting a little peak time traffic.    I would wait,   the internet uses a shortest path, fastest path algorithm, so whatever routers are in your area or after that DFW hop, are probably having trouble, and that is why you got shot over to teliasonera.

 

you can try this. 

The trick to this next set of instructions is to leave your router off for about 5+ minutes.  anything short runs the risk of getting the same ip address, and you don't want that.  you want a new ip and a new route. 

 

 

  • release your DHCP lease
  • Quickly uplug your router after you release it.
  • leave it off 5-10 minutes
  • turn it back on and test.  

 

 


@BrIIcE wrote:

So I started having this problem about 2-3 weeks ago. I play on a server for a game APB Reloaded. The IP for this server is US-West 173.195.32.254. This server is obviously in the US. I never had problems before as I used to be around 40-80ms connection wise. Recently however I've been around 150-200ms. The problem is when I run a tracert I am now routed to Europe before coming back to the US which makes no sense. I would be so grateful if someone could fix this routing issue. Tracert is below.

 

Tracing route to 173.195.32.254 over a maximum of 30 hops

1     1 ms    <1 ms    <1 ms  Wireless_Broadband_Router.home [192.168.1.1]
2     6 ms     4 ms    16 ms  L100.DLLSTX-VFTTP-60.verizon-gni.net [96.226.238.1]
3     8 ms     7 ms     8 ms  G0-9-1-0.DLLSTX-LCR-21.verizon-gni.net [130.81.183.22]
4     8 ms     6 ms     6 ms  so-4-1-0-0.DFW9-BB-RTR1.verizon-gni.net [130.81.151.242]
5     8 ms     6 ms     6 ms  0.xe-4-0-0.XL4.DFW7.ALTER.NET [152.63.103.54]
6    11 ms    11 ms     8 ms  TenGigE0-7-2-0.GW4.DFW13.ALTER.NET [152.63.101.29]
7    95 ms    96 ms   101 ms  teliasonera-gw.customer.alter.net [63.65.123.46]
8   136 ms   144 ms   144 ms  las-bb1-link.telia.net [213.155.131.77]
9   147 ms   149 ms   139 ms  k2network-ic-140087-las-bb1.c.telia.net [213.248.79.246]
10   131 ms   136 ms   136 ms  ten1-1-bor1-idc.gamersfirst.com [173.195.32.70]
11     *        *        *     Request timed out.
12   190 ms   148 ms   146 ms  173.195.32.254
Trace complete.

 

As you can see a problem occurs at line 7 with the US IP 63.65.123.46. It appears to be a broken DNS or something. I would like it if someone could change my routing or fix that server. If you notice afterwards in line 8 I am then routed to Europe with the IP 213.155.131.77. There is no reason for me to be routed to Europe to come back to the US. This has been a very frustrating issue. Nobody on phone tech support can help me or even knows what the hell I am talking about. All they do is try and spam me with 20$ charges for their "premium computer support". No matter how many times I try and explain that it's not a problem with my computer. Someone please help so I can sleep at night! Man Mad


 

BrIIcE
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I still haven't received a message back from telasionera. Still can't get any help from verizon either. What's weird is it seems to fix itself at PEAK HOURS? Which is opposite of how I would think it'd work. I work nightshift so I get off work and play in the mornings. Up till around 4 in the afternoon my time the connection is broken. After that though its fixed till early morning. Then it's broken again. I've changed my ip several times with no positive affect. It was even worse one time i changed it. It takes the same route every time.

BrIIcE
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So when looking into this further with telasionera this has to be a problem with verizon. At this line 6    11 ms    11 ms     8 ms  TenGigE0-7-2-0.GW4.DFW13.ALTER.NET [152.63.101.29] I get pointed to Europe. I am connecting to servers in the US. There is no reason for me to be pointed to Europe. ALTER.NET is the verizon network correct? I really need some assistance from verizon personnel. The phone support and online support just read scripts and have no idea what I'm talking about.

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I can tell you that you are not getting to Europe. You're going through some problematic links as recently mentioned during non-peak hours. A back of my mind educated guess is a misconfigured router someplace at the peering between Telia and Verizon that is not load balancing circuits properly. At work, which happens to be a datacenter, our fastest route to Europe scores 70ms from me (Western NY area) to London. 8ms delay between me and New York City using the fastest fiber run. Between the Datacenter and Los Angeles, CA can be anywhere from 60ms to 90ms depending on the route and providers we must go through. Awesome for gaming, that's for sure. Going from Dallas to Europe would score at least 140ms latency with how Verizon routes. A return route going to Los Angeles would result in nearly 280ms of latency, which is what I score to Australia from my home on DSL.

 

Either way, you're going to need to get both companies to get a backbone network engineer to take a look at the network. Keep in mind too, alter.net is UUNET/Verizon Business, so residential support will give you some trouble with alter.net hops until you get to the right person. DNS also does not affect your route unless you're dealing with AnyCast IPs often found in CDNs. Game servers don't operate within CDNs by design.

 

So, I have no idea where the route to Europe is coming from here but I'm failing to see it. Your latency would be a lot worse. Upon reflection, here's a trace to that game server from my home DSL connection.

 

Tracing route to 173.195.32.254 over a maximum of 30 hops

  1    <1 ms    <1 ms    <1 ms  192.168.3.1
  2     7 ms     6 ms     6 ms  10.41.15.1
  3     6 ms     6 ms     6 ms  P1-0.BFLONY-LCR-01.verizon-gni.net [130.81.195.144]
  4    17 ms    17 ms    17 ms  so-6-3-0-0.NWRK-BB-RTR1.verizon-gni.net [130.81.28.138]
  5    22 ms    23 ms    21 ms  0.xe-8-1-0.XL3.NYC1.ALTER.NET [152.63.5.213]
  6    21 ms    22 ms    26 ms  0.xe-2-1-1.XT1.NYC4.ALTER.NET [152.63.20.237]
  7    20 ms    27 ms    20 ms  GigabitEthernet4-0-0.GW1.NYC4.ALTER.NET [152.63.20.97]
  8    20 ms    19 ms    19 ms  teliasonera-gw.customer.alter.net [157.130.60.14]
  9    20 ms    20 ms    20 ms  nyk-bb2-link.telia.net [213.155.131.138]
 10   106 ms   107 ms   153 ms  las-bb1-link.telia.net [80.91.252.165]
 11   108 ms   106 ms   115 ms  k2network-ic-140087-las-bb1.c.telia.net [213.248.79.246]
 12   109 ms   108 ms   107 ms  ten1-1-bor1-idc.gamersfirst.com [173.195.32.70]
 13     *        *        *     Request timed out.
 14   109 ms   110 ms   110 ms  173.195.32.254

Trace complete.

 

It's more specific to your area I'm afraid. You may want to see if other connections give the same sign. That helps add weight onto Verizon and lessens it from Telia. Telia can help get Verizon to fix the problem though if their Operations Center contacts them about poor routing performance if it does not match what their peering agreements or Service Level Agreements call for.

BrIIcE
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Oh, if that's the case then sorry for the Europe confusion. I was just doing an IP lookup of the hops. http://www.itistimed.com/what-is-my-ip/ip-location/MX/213.155.131.138/?m=2. Game server again and some others. There are actually 2 game servers. I play on the west coast server which is the first tracert. I'll put up a tracert of the east coast server second. Everytime I connect to teliasonera I go from 9 to 100ms. Whenever I'm not routed through teliasonera it's fine. If anyone has some ideas of what else I should tracert then throw them at me.

 

West Coast
Tracing route to 173.195.32.254 over a maximum of 30 hops

  1    <1 ms    <1 ms    <1 ms  Wireless_Broadband_Router.home [192.168.1.1]
  2     5 ms     4 ms     4 ms  L100.DLLSTX-VFTTP-60.verizon-gni.net [96.226.238.1]
  3     4 ms     4 ms     4 ms  G0-9-1-1.DLLSTX-LCR-22.verizon-gni.net [130.81.183.90]
  4     6 ms     7 ms     4 ms  so-4-1-0-0.DFW9-BB-RTR2.verizon-gni.net [130.81.151.244]
  5     8 ms     7 ms     7 ms  0.xe-4-1-0.XL4.DFW7.ALTER.NET [152.63.5.145]
  6     9 ms    10 ms     9 ms  TenGigE0-7-1-0.GW4.DFW13.ALTER.NET [152.63.101.25]
  7   101 ms    99 ms    87 ms  teliasonera-gw.customer.alter.net [63.65.123.46]
  8   144 ms   139 ms   129 ms  las-bb1-link.telia.net [213.155.134.124]
  9   142 ms   124 ms   125 ms  k2network-ic-140087-las-bb1.c.telia.net [213.248.79.246]
 10   121 ms   119 ms   122 ms  ten1-1-bor1-idc.gamersfirst.com [173.195.32.70]
 11     *        *        *     Request timed out.
 12   134 ms   139 ms   144 ms  173.195.32.254

Trace complete

 

 

 

East Coast
Tracing route to 173.195.39.254 over a maximum of 30 hops

  1    <1 ms    <1 ms     1 ms  Wireless_Broadband_Router.home [192.168.1.1]
  2     5 ms     4 ms    22 ms  L100.DLLSTX-VFTTP-60.verizon-gni.net [96.226.238.1]
  3     4 ms     4 ms     4 ms  G0-9-1-1.DLLSTX-LCR-22.verizon-gni.net [130.81.183.90]
  4    58 ms    44 ms     4 ms  so-4-1-0-0.DFW9-BB-RTR2.verizon-gni.net [130.81.151.244]
  5     8 ms     7 ms    12 ms  0.xe-4-1-1.XL3.DFW7.ALTER.NET [152.63.5.173]
  6    11 ms    12 ms     9 ms  TenGigE0-4-0-0.GW4.DFW13.ALTER.NET [152.63.97.177]
  7   108 ms   109 ms   104 ms  teliasonera-gw.customer.alter.net [63.65.123.46]
  8   156 ms   147 ms   144 ms  ash-bb1-link.telia.net [80.91.252.121]
  9   148 ms   132 ms   124 ms  k2network-ic-146432-ash-bb1.c.telia.net [213.248.96.186]
 10   116 ms   117 ms   124 ms  ten1-1-bor1-was.gamersfirst.com [173.195.38.70]
 11   131 ms   139 ms   147 ms  173.195.38.4
 12   127 ms   132 ms   139 ms  173.195.39.254

Trace complete.



Tracing route to ea.com [98.129.150.221]
over a maximum of 30 hops:

  1    <1 ms    <1 ms    <1 ms  Wireless_Broadband_Router.home [192.168.1.1]
  2     4 ms     4 ms     4 ms  L100.DLLSTX-VFTTP-60.verizon-gni.net [96.226.238.1]
  3     3 ms     7 ms     7 ms  G0-9-1-0.DLLSTX-LCR-21.verizon-gni.net [130.81.183.22]
  4     6 ms     7 ms     7 ms  so-4-1-0-0.DFW9-BB-RTR1.verizon-gni.net [130.81.151.242]
  5     6 ms     7 ms     7 ms  0.xe-4-0-0.XL4.DFW7.ALTER.NET [152.63.103.54]
  6     9 ms     9 ms     9 ms  TenGigE0-5-1-0.GW4.DFW13.ALTER.NET [152.63.101.62]
  7   121 ms   109 ms   109 ms  teliasonera-gw.customer.alter.net [63.65.123.46]
  8   109 ms   109 ms   109 ms  rackspace-ic-127247-dls-bb1.c.telia.net [213.248.88.174]
  9   111 ms   109 ms   112 ms  corea.dfw1.rackspace.net [74.205.108.50]
 10   112 ms   112 ms   109 ms  core7.dfw1.rackspace.net [74.205.108.15]
 11   112 ms   109 ms   109 ms  aggr502a-2-core7.dfw1.rackspace.net [98.129.84.23]
 12   111 ms   109 ms   109 ms  98.129.150.221

Trace complete.

 



Tracing route to gamefront.com [216.69.227.108]
over a maximum of 30 hops:

  1    <1 ms    <1 ms    <1 ms  Wireless_Broadband_Router.home [192.168.1.1]
  2     8 ms    12 ms     7 ms  L100.DLLSTX-VFTTP-60.verizon-gni.net [96.226.238.1]
  3    22 ms     4 ms     4 ms  G0-9-1-0.DLLSTX-LCR-22.verizon-gni.net [130.81.183.88]
  4     6 ms     7 ms     7 ms  so-5-0-0-0.DFW9-BB-RTR2.verizon-gni.net [130.81.199.36]
  5     6 ms     7 ms     7 ms  152.63.4.17
  6     7 ms     7 ms     7 ms  208.175.175.37
  7     6 ms     7 ms     7 ms  pr2-ge-7-0-0.daq.savvis.net [204.70.207.182]
  8    20 ms     7 ms     7 ms  cr1-tengig0-7-5-0.Dallas.savvis.net [204.70.200.170]
  9    41 ms    42 ms    42 ms  bhr1-ge-13-1.sterling2dc3.savvis.net [204.70.204.114]
 10    43 ms    42 ms    43 ms  hr2-te-1-0-0.elsegundola1.savvis.net [204.70.203.89]
 11    42 ms    42 ms    42 ms  das1-v3007.la1.savvis.net [64.70.11.58]
 12    48 ms    44 ms    44 ms  216.69.227.108
 13    41 ms    44 ms    42 ms  216.69.227.108

Trace complete.

 

 


Tracing route to twitter.com [199.59.150.39]
over a maximum of 30 hops:

  1    <1 ms    <1 ms    <1 ms  Wireless_Broadband_Router.home [192.168.1.1]
  2     3 ms     4 ms     4 ms  L100.DLLSTX-VFTTP-60.verizon-gni.net [96.226.238.1]
  3     6 ms     4 ms     7 ms  G0-9-1-0.DLLSTX-LCR-21.verizon-gni.net [130.81.183.22]
  4     6 ms     7 ms     7 ms  so-4-1-0-0.DFW9-BB-RTR1.verizon-gni.net [130.81.151.242]
  5    54 ms     7 ms     7 ms  152.63.4.21
  6     7 ms     7 ms     7 ms  ae7.edge2.dallas3.level3.com [4.68.62.33]
  7    14 ms     7 ms    17 ms  vlan90.csw4.Dallas1.Level3.net [4.69.145.254]
  8     6 ms     7 ms     7 ms  ae-93-93.ebr3.Dallas1.Level3.net [4.69.151.170]
  9    29 ms    29 ms    29 ms  ae-7-7.ebr3.Atlanta2.Level3.net [4.69.134.22]
 10    31 ms    29 ms    29 ms  ae-63-63.ebr1.Atlanta2.Level3.net [4.69.148.242]
 11    29 ms    29 ms    29 ms  ae-1-51.edge1.Atlanta4.Level3.net [4.69.150.15]
 12    30 ms    29 ms    29 ms  TWITTER-INC.edge1.Atlanta4.Level3.net [4.53.233.42]
 13    68 ms    67 ms    67 ms  ae60.sjc2-cr2.twttr.com [199.16.159.82]
 14    71 ms    72 ms    77 ms  xe-1-0-0.smf1-er2.twttr.com [199.16.159.41]
 15    76 ms    77 ms    77 ms  r-199-59-150-39.twttr.com [199.59.150.39]

Trace complete.

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