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Back in the day when I was using Win98se, I had a dns that gave me ping times of 14ms ... now I try it on Win XP sp2 and can't get under 90ms. And my first hop always goes to the same place even if I change DNS, so I'm thinking maybe I'm not doing it right, can anyone help me out? at this time I think I'm using dns servers 4.2.2.5 and 4.2.2.6 , here is my result for ping and tracert. My ISP is teksavvy, a 3/800 package.

The current date is: Tue 03/14/2006

The current time is:  5:27:50.16

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=93ms TTL=50

Reply from 67.18.179.85: bytes=32 time=90ms TTL=50

Reply from 67.18.179.85: bytes=32 time=90ms TTL=50

Reply from 67.18.179.85: bytes=32 time=90ms TTL=50

Reply from 67.18.179.85: bytes=32 time=90ms TTL=50

Reply from 67.18.179.85: bytes=32 time=90ms TTL=50

Reply from 67.18.179.85: bytes=32 time=90ms TTL=50

Reply from 67.18.179.85: bytes=32 time=90ms TTL=50

Reply from 67.18.179.85: bytes=32 time=90ms TTL=50

Reply from 67.18.179.85: bytes=32 time=90ms TTL=50

Reply from 67.18.179.85: bytes=32 time=90ms TTL=50

Reply from 67.18.179.85: bytes=32 time=90ms TTL=50

Ping statistics for 67.18.179.85:

    Packets: Sent = 12, Received = 12, Lost = 0 (0% loss),

Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:

    Minimum = 90ms, Maximum = 93ms, Average = 90ms

Ping Complete.

Tracing route to testmy.net [67.18.179.85]

over a maximum of 30 hops:

  1    60 ms    59 ms    59 ms  piero.pppoe.ca [65.39.134.4]

  2    59 ms    59 ms    59 ms  65.39.134.1

  3    59 ms    59 ms    59 ms  f0-9.na03.b011027-0.yyz01.atlas.cogentco.com [38.112.21.177]

  4    59 ms    69 ms    59 ms  g11-2-2.core01.yyz02.atlas.cogentco.com [38.112.39.101]

  5    59 ms    59 ms    59 ms  p15-1.core01.yyz01.atlas.cogentco.com [154.54.2.229]

  6    69 ms    69 ms    69 ms  p13-0.core02.ord01.atlas.cogentco.com [66.28.4.213]

  7    69 ms    69 ms    69 ms  te3-3.mpd01.ord01.atlas.cogentco.com [154.54.1.178]

  8    69 ms    69 ms    69 ms  v3498.mpd01.ord03.atlas.cogentco.com [154.54.5.2]

  9    69 ms    69 ms    69 ms  g9-0-0-3491.core01.ord03.atlas.cogentco.com [154.54.3.237]

10    69 ms    69 ms    69 ms  aer1-ge-4-8.chicagoequinix.savvis.net [208.173.176.185]

11   130 ms    69 ms    69 ms  bpr1-ae2.ChicagoEquinix.savvis.net [208.175.9.134]

12    69 ms    69 ms    69 ms  dcr2-so-4-3-0.Chicago.savvis.net [208.175.10.237]

13    99 ms    99 ms    99 ms  dcr2-so-0-0-0.dallas.savvis.net [204.70.192.98]

14    89 ms    89 ms    89 ms  dcr1-so-6-0-0.dallas.savvis.net [204.70.192.49]

15    89 ms    89 ms    89 ms  dcr1-as0.dallas.savvis.net [204.70.193.213]

16    89 ms    89 ms    89 ms  aer1-ge-3-1.dallasequinix.savvis.net [204.70.194.10]

17    89 ms    89 ms    99 ms  208.175.175.46

18    89 ms    89 ms    89 ms  vl31.dsr02.dllstx3.theplanet.com [70.85.127.30]

19    89 ms    89 ms    89 ms  vl42.dsr02.dllstx4.theplanet.com [70.85.127.91]

20    99 ms    89 ms    89 ms  gi1-0-2.car17.dllstx4.theplanet.com [67.18.116.85]

21    89 ms    89 ms    89 ms  85.67-18-179.reverse.theplanet.com [67.18.179.85]

Trace complete.

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Did you just recently upgrade from 98 to XP, or was this a while ago?  Are you using the same ISP and hardware?  Are you living at the same place, connecting the same way as before?  I'm failing to see how this is a DNS issue at this point...throw me a bone.

Same place yes, but same isp no .. it is a different isp ..... but I got to say those are bad ping times, just to the first hop is 59ms .... my other isp and dns I used was much quicker.... the first hop to piero.pppoe.ca, is what is slow .... is there a way to change the first hop to another place? Still haven't been able to find a DNS server in Montreal,Canada... it would be sweet though.... I was told usually colleges and schools are given there own dns. But I believe it may be rumor.

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Same place yes, but same isp no .. it is a different isp ..... but I got to say those are bad ping times, just to the first hop is 59ms .... my other isp and dns I used was much quicker.... the first hop to piero.pppoe.ca, is what is slow .... is there a way to change the first hop to another place? Still haven't been able to find a DNS server in Montreal,Canada... it would be sweet though.... I was told usually colleges and schools are given there own dns. But I believe it may be rumor.

I'm not absolutely certain, but I don't think you can legally use any DNS servers you want to.  That is something I would contact your ISP about.

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Since many connectivity issues are eventually traced to DNS problems, you can add to, or even replace your ISP's nameservers with other public ones.

A good alternative is the public DNS services from the Open Root-Server Confederation, which cover some new TLD listings that many other nameservers don't yet include. Below is a list of available ORSC DNS servers you can use (I'd choose ones that are geographically close to you):

199.166.29.3 (nl.public.rootfix.net) - Nederlands

199.166.31.3 (NS1.QUASAR.NET) - Orlando, FL, USA

(the list was longer but a quick test resulted in some dead servers) the above two seem

to be active

Here are some more that you may want to investigate....

Public (Level3) Nameservers (these are OC192's)

4.2.2.1

4.2.2.2 (fast)

4.2.2.3

4.2.2.4

4.2.2.5

4.2.2.6 (fast)

Open to the Public

# ns1.la.us.opennic.glue (New Orleans, LA, US) - 68.15.165.12

# ns1.phx.us.opennic.glue (Phoenix, AZ, US) - 63.226.12.96

# ns1.sfo.us.opennic.glue (San Francisco, CA, US) - 64.151.103.120 (fast)

# ns1.co.us.opennic.glue (Longmont, CO, US) - 216.87.84.209

SpeakEasy Nameservers

66.93.87.2

216.231.41.2

216.254.95.2

64.81.45.2

64.81.111.2

64.81.127.2

64.81.79.2

64.81.159.2

66.92.64.2

66.92.224.2

66.92.159.2

64.81.79.2

64.81.159.2

64.81.127.2

64.81.45.2

216.27.175.2

66.92.159.2

66.93.87.2

Sprintlink General DNS

204.117.214.10

199.2.252.10

204.97.212.10

Cisco

128.107.241.185

192.135.250.69

As for setup use the following for most versions of windows (regardless of version it will get you where you need to be to change the settings).

- Open your network connection (Start

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Uc Berkeley

ns1.berkeley.edu

ns2.berkeley.edu

Stanford

171.64.7.99

171.64.7.77

171.64.7.55

Duke

152.3.250.1 for "Preferred DNS server"

152.3.250.2 for "Alternate DNS server

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