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level3 routing sick again to USA?

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level3 routing sick again to USA?

Currently getting 2-7% loss with the 2nd last hop in London, occasionally it spikes too 30-50% so night mare for gaming on USA servers at the moment.
tracing login server gls.lotro.com and forum http://forums.lotro.com/
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Re: level3 routing sick again to USA?

Well, depending on which gateway you're on, it might not go via Level 3:
[tt]tracepath gls.lotro.com
1:  obsidian.localdomain                                  0.141ms pmtu 1500
1:  192.168.0.1                                          5.094ms
1:  192.168.0.1                                          2.449ms
2:  lo0-central4.ptw-ag01.plus.net                      50.284ms asymm  3
3:  84.93.253.99                                        50.214ms asymm  4
4:  t2as2-tge4-4.uk-lon1.eu.bt.net                      49.314ms asymm  5
5:  t2as1-v102.uk-lon1.eu.bt.net                        49.929ms asymm  6
6:  166-49-211-38.eu.bt.net                              49.201ms asymm  7
7:  xe-1-2-0.bos11.ip4.tinet.net                        132.084ms asymm 13
8:  internap-gw.ip4.tinet.net                          133.396ms asymm 13
9:  border1.te8-1-bbnet2.bsn003.pnap.net                133.870ms asymm 13
10:  turbine-7.border1.bsn003.pnap.net                  128.048ms asymm 14
11:  74.201.102.154                                      126.953ms asymm 15
12:  74.201.102.12                                      132.730ms reached[/tt]
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Re: level3 routing sick again to USA?

@Gus
Could you post the results of a traceroute too please?
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Re: level3 routing sick again to USA?

Looked to be level3 caught it by 8pm as it cleared up after that, but if you need the trace for the different routing that has been happening for months now depending on which gateway I am on
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Re: level3 routing sick again to USA?

Not using OpenDNS are you Gus?

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Re: level3 routing sick again to USA?

On my router no, it will only use the default servers 212.159.6.9/10, another reason why not to buy Buffalo brand
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Re: level3 routing sick again to USA?

Quote from: Gus
On my router no...

And what about the network adapter of the machine you were tracing from?
If you run an nslookup from a command line then what server address is being used?
Bob>nslookup ntp.plus.net
Server:  cdns02.plus.net
Address:  212.159.6.10 <--- What address do you have here?
Non-authoritative answer:
Name:    ntp.plus.net
Addresses:  212.159.6.10
         212.159.13.50
         212.159.6.9
         212.159.13.49

If that's set to an OpenDNS address then the addresses your router has acquired are irrelevant.

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Re: level3 routing sick again to USA?

212.159.6.9, as to the routing its different depending on which gateway I am connected to.  It is either BT or level3.
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