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tracert to Max and non max adsl

powernumpty
Grafter
Posts: 41
Registered: 12-09-2007

tracert to Max and non max adsl

I know this will have an obvious explanation but I cant see it.

At work we have two Plus Adsl, one Max (abt 4300k/600k) one 2M,
if from home I tracert to both I get different results.
At home I'm on 2M and I think my exchange (being tiny) is just an extension of the one work uses.

If I tracert to the works 2M it has four hops in between routers.
The tracert to the Max one is one hop (other than routers)

Go on make me look a fool.
(I had assumed being on the same "type" of conection at home the 2M-2M trace would take a shorter route than 2M - Max, but it is the other way round)
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tracert to Max and non max adsl

Do you have the name of the hops?
powernumpty
Grafter
Posts: 41
Registered: 12-09-2007

tracert to Max and non max adsl

2 21 ms 24 ms 22 ms lo0-plusnet.pte-ag1.plus.net
3 21 ms 21 ms 23 ms ge0-0-0-403.pte-gw2.plus.net
4 30 ms 23 ms 21 ms ge0-0-0-22.ptn-gw1.plus.net
5 23 ms 24 ms 23 ms gi1-0-103.ptn-ag1.plus.net

the max one uses just the first hop
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tracert to Max and non max adsl

chances are if they happen to be on the same gateway at the time then it will just pass it straight over. Depending how busy the gateways are you will get load balanced onto different ones but it's perfectly normal. Doesn't matter if you're MAX'd or not..