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I'm back yet again with another problem, the help I got last time for lag problems seemed to have fixed my problems but my internet is still sucking.. here's a recent test

:::.. Download Stats ..:::

Connection is:: 1027 Kbps about 1 Mbps (tested with 1496 kB)

Download Speed is:: 125 kB/s

Tested From:: https://testmy.net (server2)

Test Time:: Wed Jan 18 17:15:38 EST 2006

Bottom Line:: 18X faster than 56K 1MB download in 8.19 sec

Diagnosis: May need help : running at only 34.74 % of your hosts average (rogers.com)

Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/stats/id-M3JR9GF8D

I just subscribed to a regular rogers subscription so I'm not sure what my advertised speeds are but I'm pretty sure it's not this slow. On top of getting nasty speeds it also fluctuates violently from 1X faster than 56k around 88 Kbps to around 2200 Kbps as one of my best values but it usually stays around the lower ends.

:::.. Upload Stats ..:::

Connection is:: 272 Kbps about 0.3 Mbps (tested with 97 kB)

Upload Speed is:: 33 kB/s

Tested From:: https://testmy.net (server2)

Test Time:: Wed Jan 18 17:22:52 EST 2006

Bottom Line:: 5X faster than 56K 1MB upload in 31.03 sec

Diagnosis: May need help : running at only 78.39 % of your hosts average (rogers.com)

Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/stats/id-1R96ED5XU

but hooray...... my upload speeds seem to always be up to par.

I'm not sure what to get that trace test thing so if you guys give me the link I'll post what I get.

From the advice I got last time, I installed the xp sp2 and the fix, downloaded cablenut and am currently using VanBurens cable/winxp_2k/1500 mtu settings, i've downloaded and used ccleaner, i've downloaded and scanned my system with avast, i've used hijack this to close all nonsystem programs, i've tested my connection with DMZ turned on and off and there is little to no difference in speeds, i've got the lasted firmware for my router (using a wireless wrk54g linksys, but my computer is wired to the router).

Help This Hobo! :(

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The current date is: 18/01/2006

The current time is: 18:29:31.06

Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]

Pinging testmy.net [67.18.179.85] with 32 bytes of data:

Reply from 67.18.179.85: bytes=32 time=160ms TTL=44

Reply from 67.18.179.85: bytes=32 time=137ms TTL=44

Reply from 67.18.179.85: bytes=32 time=132ms TTL=44

Reply from 67.18.179.85: bytes=32 time=114ms TTL=44

Ping statistics for 67.18.179.85:

    Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss),

Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:

    Minimum = 114ms, Maximum = 160ms, Average = 135ms

Ping Complete.

Tracing route to testmy.net [67.18.179.85]

over a maximum of 30 hops:

  1    <1 ms    <1 ms    <1 ms  192.168.1.1

  2    77 ms    95 ms    92 ms  10.90.24.1

  3    89 ms    97 ms  104 ms  gw03.ym.phub.net.cable.rogers.com [66.185.90.17]

  4    75 ms    91 ms  104 ms  gw01.ym.phub.net.cable.rogers.com [66.185.93.5]

  5    81 ms    96 ms    81 ms  gw02.ym.phub.net.cable.rogers.com [66.185.80.214]

  6    75 ms    85 ms    98 ms  gw02.wlfdle.phub.net.cable.rogers.com [66.185.80.49]

  7  120 ms    96 ms  101 ms  igw01.vaash.phub.net.cable.rogers.com [66.185.80.190]

  8    77 ms    90 ms    80 ms  216.200.56.1.has.no.reverse [216.200.56.1]

  9    84 ms  104 ms    92 ms  so-4-0-0.mpr1.iad2.us.above.net [64.125.30.118]

10  108 ms    96 ms    79 ms  so-4-0-0.mpr2.iad1.us.above.net [64.125.29.133]

11  113 ms    84 ms    98 ms  so-6-0-0.cr2.dca2.us.above.net [64.125.27.210]

12  124 ms  151 ms  193 ms  so-3-2-0.cr2.dfw2.us.above.net [64.125.28.205]

13  119 ms  143 ms  124 ms  216.200.6.237.theplanet.com [216.200.6.237]

14  102 ms    97 ms  133 ms  vl31.dsr02.dllstx3.theplanet.com [70.85.127.30]

15  143 ms  128 ms  133 ms  vl42.dsr02.dllstx4.theplanet.com [70.85.127.91]

16  147 ms  114 ms  147 ms  gi1-0-1.car17.dllstx4.theplanet.com [67.18.116.69]

17  136 ms  122 ms  133 ms  85.67-18-179.reverse.theplanet.com [67.18.179.85]

Trace complete.

there's my trace results, and sorry but i'm not sure which cablenut settings to apply. Don't really know much about this stuff.

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The current date is: 19/01/2006

The current time is:  0:18:31.65

Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]

Pinging testmy.net [67.18.179.85] with 32 bytes of data:

Reply from 67.18.179.85: bytes=32 time=121ms TTL=44

Reply from 67.18.179.85: bytes=32 time=98ms TTL=44

Reply from 67.18.179.85: bytes=32 time=163ms TTL=44

Reply from 67.18.179.85: bytes=32 time=168ms TTL=44

Ping statistics for 67.18.179.85:

    Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss),

Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:

    Minimum = 98ms, Maximum = 168ms, Average = 137ms

Ping Complete.

Tracing route to testmy.net [67.18.179.85]

over a maximum of 30 hops:

  1    56 ms    50 ms    44 ms  10.90.24.1

  2    69 ms    62 ms    69 ms  gw03.ym.phub.net.cable.rogers.com [66.185.90.17]

  3    34 ms    61 ms    45 ms  gw01.ym.phub.net.cable.rogers.com [66.185.93.9]

  4    48 ms    45 ms  151 ms  gw02.ym.phub.net.cable.rogers.com [66.185.80.214]

  5    80 ms    53 ms  193 ms  gw02.wlfdle.phub.net.cable.rogers.com [66.185.80.49]

  6  167 ms  122 ms  146 ms  igw01.vaash.phub.net.cable.rogers.com [66.185.80.190]

  7    89 ms    85 ms    73 ms  216.200.56.1.has.no.reverse [216.200.56.1]

  8  117 ms  114 ms  293 ms  so-4-0-0.mpr1.iad2.us.above.net [64.125.30.118]

  9    57 ms    55 ms  168 ms  so-4-0-0.mpr2.iad1.us.above.net [64.125.29.133]

10  189 ms    89 ms    67 ms  so-6-0-0.cr2.dca2.us.above.net [64.125.27.210]

11  256 ms  147 ms    89 ms  so-3-2-0.cr2.dfw2.us.above.net [64.125.28.205]

12    93 ms  117 ms    84 ms  216.200.6.237.theplanet.com [216.200.6.237]

13  120 ms  101 ms    85 ms  vl32.dsr02.dllstx3.theplanet.com [70.85.127.62]

14  407 ms    98 ms  144 ms  vl42.dsr02.dllstx4.theplanet.com [70.85.127.91]

15    93 ms  120 ms  102 ms  gi1-0-2.car17.dllstx4.theplanet.com [67.18.116.85]

16  103 ms  361 ms  170 ms  85.67-18-179.reverse.theplanet.com [67.18.179.85]

Trace complete.

:::.. Download Stats ..:::

Connection is:: 1099 Kbps about 1.1 Mbps (tested with 2992 kB)

Download Speed is:: 134 kB/s

Tested From:: https://testmy.net (server2)

Test Time:: Thu Jan 19 00:21:19 EST 2006

Bottom Line:: 20X faster than 56K 1MB download in 7.64 sec

Diagnosis: May need help : running at only 37.22 % of your hosts average (rogers.com)

Connection speeds don't seem to be any better :|

but these are the tests with my cable modem directly connected to my computer.

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Times in the first hop to the modem are too high.  Could be the PC/NIC, a bad cable, or bad modem.  If you have another enet cable, swap it out and trace again.  If you have another PC that you can hook up via enet to the modem, do so and run another trace.  If none of these make a difference, call your ISP for a new modem.

With a direct connection, you may be able to log into the diag page for the modem (try typing 192.168.100.1 into your browser's address bar).  If you can bring this page up, look for your modem's signals and post em.

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The current date is: 22/01/2006

The current time is: 23:17:10.65

Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]

Pinging testmy.net [67.18.179.85] with 32 bytes of data:

Reply from 67.18.179.85: bytes=32 time=1205ms TTL=44

Reply from 67.18.179.85: bytes=32 time=2382ms TTL=44

Reply from 67.18.179.85: bytes=32 time=726ms TTL=44

Reply from 67.18.179.85: bytes=32 time=660ms TTL=44

Ping statistics for 67.18.179.85:

    Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss),

Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:

    Minimum = 660ms, Maximum = 2382ms, Average = 1243ms

Ping Complete.

Tracing route to testmy.net [67.18.179.85]

over a maximum of 30 hops:

  1    <1 ms    <1 ms    1 ms  192.168.1.1

  2  563 ms  370 ms  1119 ms  10.90.24.1

  3  1779 ms  1856 ms  1470 ms  gw03.ym.phub.net.cable.rogers.com [66.185.90.17]

  4  865 ms  914 ms  891 ms  gw01.ym.phub.net.cable.rogers.com [66.185.93.5]

  5  1534 ms  1403 ms  1521 ms  gw02.ym.phub.net.cable.rogers.com [66.185.80.214]

  6  1837 ms  1077 ms  1262 ms  gw02.wlfdle.phub.net.cable.rogers.com [66.185.80.49]

  7  2157 ms  2197 ms  1869 ms  igw01.vaash.phub.net.cable.rogers.com [66.185.80.190]

  8  645 ms  558 ms  677 ms  216.200.56.1.has.no.reverse [216.200.56.1]

  9  1466 ms  1344 ms  1579 ms  so-4-0-0.mpr1.iad2.us.above.net [64.125.30.118]

10  380 ms  280 ms  505 ms  so-4-0-0.mpr2.iad1.us.above.net [64.125.29.133]

11  281 ms  882 ms  414 ms  so-6-0-0.cr2.dca2.us.above.net [64.125.27.210]

12  134 ms  382 ms  514 ms  so-2-3-0.cr2.dfw2.us.above.net [64.125.29.13]

13  164 ms  569 ms  1183 ms  216.200.6.237.theplanet.com [216.200.6.237]

14  1763 ms  1323 ms  1849 ms  vl32.dsr01.dllstx3.theplanet.com [70.85.127.61]

15  1262 ms  1203 ms  1650 ms  vl42.dsr02.dllstx4.theplanet.com [70.85.127.91]

16  778 ms  1842 ms  2239 ms  gi1-0-2.car17.dllstx4.theplanet.com [67.18.116.85]

17  3258 ms  3147 ms  765 ms  85.67-18-179.reverse.theplanet.com [67.18.179.85]

Trace complete.

this is a trace i did with a different enet cable, my browser speeds seemed slower.

i got my modem diag page and my signals are:

DOWNSTREAM

Frequency: 615000000 Hz Locked

Signal to Noise Ratio: 36 dB

Power Level -5 dB

UPSTREAM

Channel ID: 3

Frequency: 32496000 Hz Ranged

Power Level: 35 dBmV

my cable modem worked fine at my old house, i never had issues with it back then, however i did start to do more torrent downloads lately i've heard that could effect my speeds could that be the case?

i'll hook up my brothers computer to the modem directly as soon as i get the chance. I also use static ips so I can port forward our torrent downloads. Does port forwarding or static ips affect speeds as opposed to obtaining my network values automatically?

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Modem signals look good.  Trace is still really ugly.  Same story, bad news between modem and router.  When you ran the trace with a direct connect it was better, but still not acceptable.  

What you say about connecting another computer directly to the modem is a good idea.  Try a couple different cables, and be sure to run a trace if you do it.

Torrents really only affect your speed if you are downloading them, then they hog the bandwidth (but that's what you want, right?)

I wouldn't worry about static IP, that's just communication to the router, and port forwarding is cool too....it shouldn't affect the speed.  

Looks like a modem issue, but it will be easier to say if you can connect another PC.

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That's right.  EMI creates interference with the signal in the cables, reduces quality and can cause packet loss.  SNR at the modem looks good, so the disturbance is likely between modem and router.  I would say that trogers has good advice in that you should relocate your modem and router away from your TV, and any other electrical devices, including each other.

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sorry not sure what a NIC driver is? by reboot do you mean rebooting my computer?

i've rearranged my modem and router around so that their both 2-4ft from my tv and 2-3ft away from eachother. but i've ran tests and it doesn't seem to really affect my speeds. i've posted download and trace tests with my new getup for you to see and i've also posted some pictures of where my stuff are placed let me know if you can see a better way for me to set up my modem and router.

http://www.geocities.com/crimson006/left.jpg

http://www.geocities.com/crimson006/right.jpg

http://www.geocities.com/crimson006/overview.jpg

http://www.geocities.com/crimson006/cablejackbehindtv.jpg

*cable jack is located to the left of my tv it runs behind the tv to reach my modem which sits of the floor between my tv and computer the modem then runs over by my computer tower and connects to my router which sits on the other side of my computer under my desk.

i've finally got a chance to connect my modem directly to my brothers computer and here are the trace results: the connection was made with a 30ft wire just letting you guys know cause i'm not sure whether or not cable lengths affect speeds.

The current date is: Tue 01/24/2006

The current time is: 22:35:28.04

Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]

Pinging testmy.net [67.18.179.85] with 32 bytes of data:

Reply from 67.18.179.85: bytes=32 time=329ms TTL=44

Request timed out.

Reply from 67.18.179.85: bytes=32 time=278ms TTL=44

Reply from 67.18.179.85: bytes=32 time=740ms TTL=44

Ping statistics for 67.18.179.85:

    Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 3, Lost = 1 (25% loss),

Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:

    Minimum = 278ms, Maximum = 740ms, Average = 449ms

Ping Complete.

Tracing route to testmy.net [67.18.179.85]

over a maximum of 30 hops:

  1  176 ms  336 ms    15 ms  10.90.24.1

  2  224 ms    42 ms    31 ms  gw03.ym.phub.net.cable.rogers.com [66.185.90.17]

  3    69 ms    28 ms    23 ms  64.71.240.205

  4    51 ms  190 ms    96 ms  gw02.ym.phub.net.cable.rogers.com [66.185.80.214]

  5  120 ms    29 ms  286 ms  gw02.wlfdle.phub.net.cable.rogers.com [66.185.80.49]

  6  436 ms  146 ms  505 ms  igw01.vaash.phub.net.cable.rogers.com [66.185.80.190]

  7  484 ms  328 ms  112 ms  216.200.56.1.has.no.reverse [216.200.56.1]

  8    *      254 ms  101 ms  so-4-0-0.mpr1.iad2.us.above.net [64.125.30.118]

  9    *      326 ms    *    so-4-0-0.mpr2.iad1.us.above.net [64.125.29.133]

10  265 ms  127 ms  695 ms  so-6-0-0.cr2.dca2.us.above.net [64.125.27.210]

11    99 ms    70 ms  135 ms  so-2-3-0.cr2.dfw2.us.above.net [64.125.29.13]

12  167 ms  411 ms    79 ms  216.200.6.237.theplanet.com [216.200.6.237]

13  908 ms    75 ms  195 ms  vl32.dsr02.dllstx3.theplanet.com [70.85.127.62]

14  251 ms    86 ms  164 ms  vl41.dsr01.dllstx4.theplanet.com [70.85.127.83]

15    98 ms  509 ms  444 ms  gi1-0-1.car17.dllstx4.theplanet.com [67.18.116.69]

16  507 ms  372 ms    55 ms  85.67-18-179.reverse.theplanet.com [67.18.179.85]

Trace complete.

My download test from my computer with everything connected regularly:

:::.. Download Stats ..:::

Connection is:: 183 Kbps about 0.2 Mbps (tested with 97 kB)

Download Speed is:: 22 kB/s

Tested From:: https://testmy.net (server1)

Test Time:: Tue Jan 24 23:16:03 EST 2006

Bottom Line:: 3X faster than 56K 1MB download in 46.55 sec

Diagnosis: May need help : running at only 6.22 % of your hosts average (rogers.com)

Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/stats/id-DY12QB56E

The current date is: 24/01/2006

The current time is: 23:16:46.15

Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]

Pinging testmy.net [67.18.179.85] with 32 bytes of data:

Reply from 67.18.179.85: bytes=32 time=163ms TTL=44

Reply from 67.18.179.85: bytes=32 time=188ms TTL=44

Reply from 67.18.179.85: bytes=32 time=225ms TTL=44

Reply from 67.18.179.85: bytes=32 time=202ms TTL=44

Ping statistics for 67.18.179.85:

    Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss),

Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:

    Minimum = 163ms, Maximum = 225ms, Average = 194ms

Ping Complete.

Tracing route to testmy.net [67.18.179.85]

over a maximum of 30 hops:

  1    <1 ms    <1 ms    <1 ms  192.168.1.1

  2  177 ms    57 ms    64 ms  10.90.24.1

  3  102 ms    73 ms    57 ms  gw03.ym.phub.net.cable.rogers.com [66.185.90.17]

  4  268 ms  158 ms    35 ms  gw01.ym.phub.net.cable.rogers.com [66.185.93.1]

  5  122 ms  142 ms    54 ms  gw02.ym.phub.net.cable.rogers.com [66.185.80.214]

  6    54 ms  136 ms  189 ms  gw02.wlfdle.phub.net.cable.rogers.com [66.185.80.49]

  7    64 ms    68 ms    96 ms  igw01.vaash.phub.net.cable.rogers.com [66.185.80.190]

  8    99 ms  107 ms    61 ms  216.200.56.1.has.no.reverse [216.200.56.1]

  9    64 ms    86 ms    *    so-4-0-0.mpr1.iad2.us.above.net [64.125.30.118]

10    89 ms  313 ms  140 ms  so-4-0-0.mpr2.iad1.us.above.net [64.125.29.133]

11  124 ms    88 ms    63 ms  so-6-0-0.cr2.dca2.us.above.net [64.125.27.210]

12  172 ms    94 ms    99 ms  so-2-3-0.cr2.dfw2.us.above.net [64.125.29.13]

13  101 ms    85 ms    97 ms  216.200.6.237.theplanet.com [216.200.6.237]

14  231 ms  113 ms  207 ms  vl31.dsr01.dllstx3.theplanet.com [70.85.127.29]

15    98 ms    94 ms  105 ms  vl41.dsr01.dllstx4.theplanet.com [70.85.127.83]

16  157 ms  125 ms  103 ms  gi1-0-2.car17.dllstx4.theplanet.com [67.18.116.85]

17  219 ms    95 ms    97 ms  85.67-18-179.reverse.theplanet.com [67.18.179.85]

Trace complete.

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Just try uninstalling your NIC driver.  Reboot and the driver will reinstall.  Lets see what this does for you.

I doubt it is a NIC driver issue, because the NIC has no problem communicating to the router, and because the modem has difficulty with both router and NIC connections.

It's very possible that the cause is a bad ethernet cable, or a bad port on the modem.  Attenuation due to EMI is possible (too many electrical devices too close together).  Devices should optimally be at least 6 feet apart.

If replacing the ethernet cable at the modem, or spreading out your devices, do not work, I'd call your ISP for a new modem.

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that's for the advice troger but none of those things listed seem to be my problem.

Fallow are the tests with the modem connected to my brothers computer just as bad?

In regards to the EMI would having my tv off still cause interference?

i've replaced the cable and it doesn't seem like it's made a difference:

:::.. Download Stats ..:::

Connection is:: 145 Kbps about 0.1 Mbps (tested with 97 kB)

Download Speed is:: 18 kB/s

Tested From:: https://testmy.net (server2)

Test Time:: Wed Jan 25 05:59:21 EST 2006

Bottom Line:: 3X faster than 56K 1MB download in 56.89 sec

Diagnosis: May need help : running at only 4.93 % of your hosts average (rogers.com)

Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/stats/id-B0AML3FHK

The current date is: 25/01/2006

The current time is:  5:59:37.42

Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]

Pinging testmy.net [67.18.179.85] with 32 bytes of data:

Reply from 67.18.179.85: bytes=32 time=963ms TTL=44

Reply from 67.18.179.85: bytes=32 time=891ms TTL=44

Reply from 67.18.179.85: bytes=32 time=991ms TTL=44

Reply from 67.18.179.85: bytes=32 time=1241ms TTL=44

Ping statistics for 67.18.179.85:

    Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss),

Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:

    Minimum = 891ms, Maximum = 1241ms, Average = 1021ms

Ping Complete.

Tracing route to testmy.net [67.18.179.85]

over a maximum of 30 hops:

  1    <1 ms    <1 ms    <1 ms  192.168.1.1

  2  1126 ms  1041 ms  895 ms  10.90.24.1

  3    29 ms    17 ms    22 ms  gw03.ym.phub.net.cable.rogers.com [66.185.90.17]

  4  116 ms    32 ms    63 ms  gw01.ym.phub.net.cable.rogers.com [66.185.93.1]

  5    10 ms    12 ms    9 ms  gw02.ym.phub.net.cable.rogers.com [66.185.80.214]

  6    12 ms    8 ms    16 ms  gw02.wlfdle.phub.net.cable.rogers.com [66.185.80.49]

  7  200 ms  155 ms  178 ms  igw01.vaash.phub.net.cable.rogers.com [66.185.80.190]

  8  1514 ms  959 ms  1009 ms  216.200.56.1.has.no.reverse [216.200.56.1]

  9  399 ms  356 ms  406 ms  so-4-0-0.mpr1.iad2.us.above.net [64.125.30.118]

10  876 ms  1098 ms  1161 ms  so-4-0-0.mpr2.iad1.us.above.net [64.125.29.133]

11  757 ms  895 ms  961 ms  so-6-0-0.cr2.dca2.us.above.net [64.125.27.210]

12  970 ms  1182 ms  1161 ms  so-2-3-0.cr2.dfw2.us.above.net [64.125.29.13]

13  1264 ms  812 ms  1204 ms  216.200.6.237.theplanet.com [216.200.6.237]

14  1066 ms  1303 ms  1382 ms  vl31.dsr02.dllstx3.theplanet.com [70.85.127.30]

15  720 ms  1147 ms  1337 ms  vl42.dsr02.dllstx4.theplanet.com [70.85.127.91]

16  1207 ms  1034 ms  1293 ms  gi1-0-1.car17.dllstx4.theplanet.com [67.18.116.69]

17  1290 ms  1293 ms  1187 ms  85.67-18-179.reverse.theplanet.com [67.18.179.85]

Trace complete.

Yeap, my modem is leased so i'll go get a new one and hopefully that'll solve this annoying problem.

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