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  1. mudmanc4

    IP addresses for servers

    @K Callis There are various IP's as well as domains depending on the testing server, if @CA3LE would like to share that list for your use when he sees this.
  2. mudmanc4

    Are there any extended time tests available?

    Testmy.net has an extended auto bandwidth test with frequency as well as duration variables. I would imagine the throughput spread your experiencing is due to the ISP testing server is likely located on their system, close to you, before any external network or shaping / filtering they may have in place. Where testmy.net is testing the route between your ISP and the testing server.
  3. mudmanc4

    Why was my ISP changed on TestMyNet?

    @Larry0915 This address is a bogon, where the IP block is not assigned to anyone in particular. Your ISP (or other) could be using a proxy , I would imagine your surfing experience is at times frustrating due to filtering.
  4. I use unbound and a resolver on each internal network I manage, which checks validity , DNSSEC, and caches it for it's TTL (with set limits), and as @CA3LE stated, point each workstation/ to said resolver. Where the resolver walks down the roots asking authoritative servers until it finds the NS for the lookup, then caches then for future use, accourding to TTL. Caching queries locally speeds things up significantly. This is why I choose to do it locally, now this only speeds up lookups, not surfing as CA3LE stated. Yet the local local cache is only populated once a lookup occurs. Cloudflare is acting as a cache, just as google is Been testing quad9 or for a while now on systems that do not use a resolver but a forwarder. Example from a workstation: $ dig @testmy.net ; <<>> DiG 9.9.4-RedHat-9.9.4-61.el7_5.1 <<>> @testmy.net ; (4 servers found) ;; global options: +cmd ;; Got answer: ;; ->>HEADER<<- opcode: QUERY, status: NOERROR, id: 33696 ;; flags: qr rd ra ad; QUERY: 1, ANSWER: 13, AUTHORITY: 0, ADDITIONAL: 1 ;; OPT PSEUDOSECTION: ; EDNS: version: 0, flags:; udp: 4096 ;; QUESTION SECTION: ;. IN NS ;; ANSWER SECTION: . 86020 IN NS a.root-servers.net. . 86020 IN NS d.root-servers.net. . 86020 IN NS b.root-servers.net. . 86020 IN NS m.root-servers.net. . 86020 IN NS c.root-servers.net. . 86020 IN NS g.root-servers.net. . 86020 IN NS h.root-servers.net. . 86020 IN NS k.root-servers.net. . 86020 IN NS i.root-servers.net. . 86020 IN NS e.root-servers.net. . 86020 IN NS j.root-servers.net. . 86020 IN NS f.root-servers.net. . 86020 IN NS l.root-servers.net. ;; Query time: 1 msec ;; SERVER: ;; WHEN: Tue Oct 09 06:46:41 EDT 2018 ;; MSG SIZE rcvd: 239
  5. mudmanc4

    Desktop Screenshots

    Yes, the art festival is always interesting, been doing that for ~30 years on and off. There and Irwin Prarie , especially when wet, is an outdoor experience you can't anywhere else around here. I was not aware your grandfather was involved, that right there is nice buddy!
  6. Cell service is less than desirable in the area. We have boosters installed, sporadic at best.
  7. Exactly, I've got a client with a DSL subscription who pays $65/monthly for 3Mb/1Mb , the network is more or less useless. Considering ISP csays he is 'last in the line', where the line is flooded with customers before him. Across the road, no one services that area. And the trees block line of site for satellite.
  8. mudmanc4

    Wireless interference

    End result: Modem swap , wireless radio wonky, set 2.4Ghz network to 40Mhz Vs. 20/40
  9. mudmanc4

    Wireless interference

    Making this note before the tech come out, I'm aware of the double NAT situation between the modem and wireless node, however this does not explain the poor wireless throughput using the wireless from the modem itself. Does it?
  10. mudmanc4

    Wireless interference

    Called an ISP tech to come in. Took the 100' CAT5 out with an extension cord, same tripe. Strange, one minute ~40Mbps , the next test is 17 or even 3Mbps Will be Interesting to hear what the tech says next week. . I've been with this ISP (same ISP) for roughly 9 years, always from day one have gotten the speeds and service I've paid for. Here at a new service, two miles from the client:
  11. mudmanc4

    Wireless interference

    I've terminated a 50' CAT6 and a 100' CAT5 patch for the test this morning. Considering two wireless nodes and the ISP wireless are showing very close results, interference is my first thought, and just as you say, power supplies galore in a 24" x 36" area, where all three reside. Now if the internal ISP wireless was performing well, I would lean towards a physical port configuration issue on the modem itself. (Which has four) I'll also look into turning off DHCP on the modem/ router , adding a switch with DHCP if the problem persists. I have a Netgate appliance I'll test with in that case.
  12. mudmanc4

    Wireless interference

    Three wireless networks, two Asus AC-3100 units, and one ISP/ modem wireless. 2.4 Ghz as well as 5Ghz do the same thing. All three max out around 30Mbps or so, where wired directly to the modem, ~187Mbps on a 200 Mbps connection. Tomorrow I'll move one of the AC-3100's ~50+ foot away from the rest of the networking equipment and see what the results are. My thought is some sort of interference in the locality, but what, there is nothing there I can see at a quick glance. Tomorrow I should know more. Thought?
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    Locations may have changed w/ IOS since 2011, thanks for updating the thread!
  14. Currently using an AC-3100 which has worked fine up until now. I should say has been getting beat up the more that is added to the network. Added 4 x Sonos Play:5 devices several days ago, I suspect this in combination is chewing through processor time and slowing everything to a crawl. Everything you can think of is attached to this network, a dozen iPhones and or iPads, half dozen TV's, cameras, the pool, pool/ garage outdoor-lights, Alexa, Slingbox, Chromebooks, on and on, and on. Instead of chewing through walls to wire access points, which would be optimal the AC-3100 has enough range for this 3200+ sqft home, I'll add a second device, and segregate into subnets and wireless networks to be organized via a Netgate AC-3100 appliance. Therefore I need you all to help me by your experience, as to what wireless router would be good to add to this network. Thank you!
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