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Major lag on the 2nd hop...

UberMensch
Grafter
Posts: 75
Registered: 11-09-2007

Major lag on the 2nd hop...

Hello there!

I've been getting seriously bad lag in online games (996ms). I thought it was my router, but now i'm not so sure...

I found a tool called Ping Plotter, and it shows that the second hop from my computer has a VERY large ping.

Target Name: www.mentalgamers.com
IP: 195.62.29.50
Date/Time: 08/05/2006 21:36:01

1 0 ms [192.168.0.1] <-- ME
2 258 ms lo0-plusnet.ptn-ag1.plus.net [195.166.128.123] <-- Laggy relay
3 15 ms ge0-0-0-103.ptn-gw1.plus.net [84.92.3.17]
4 16 ms ge0-0-0-22.pte-gw1.plus.net [212.159.4.9]
5 14 ms gi1-1-22.pte-gw5.plus.net [212.159.4.7]
6 17 ms aexiomus-gw-b.lonap.net [193.203.5.147]
7 18 ms peer8.rbl-mer.aexiomus.net [80.82.128.46]
8 18 ms aexiomus-gw.rbl-mer.misp.co.uk [80.82.143.210]
9 24 ms [195.62.29.50]

As you can see, the problem is with the relay between me and the rest of the world (so to speak).

I'm just wondering why it would be doing this.
14 REPLIES
N/A

Major lag on the 2nd hop...

I'll second that.

Same gateway as above as well.
UberMensch
Grafter
Posts: 75
Registered: 11-09-2007

Major lag on the 2nd hop...

Spose it's good and bad it's not just me then Smiley

<-- (off topic) do you think the avatar is too big?
shellsong
Grafter
Posts: 2,191
Registered: 03-08-2007

Major lag on the 2nd hop...

Avatars are supposed to be kept to a dimensional maximum of 100 pixels in either direction so it's 50% too wide! Wink
Dizzley
Grafter
Posts: 275
Registered: 17-04-2007

Major lag on the 2nd hop...

Yeah, I've been seeing the same this evening. Same relay. Also got about 70% packet loss sometimes according to l8nc.com.

And yes, your Knight That Says Ni should go onto a diet. Wink My sheepy is going to slim down to around 75px too when I get around to it.
N/A

Major lag on the 2nd hop...

Quote
Avatars are supposed to be kept to a dimensional maximum of 100 pixels in either direction so it's 50% too wide! Wink


Actually they are permitted to be no more than 80 pixels in both horizontal and vertical dimensions and therefore is more than 50% too wide and also too high Wink
shellsong
Grafter
Posts: 2,191
Registered: 03-08-2007

Major lag on the 2nd hop...

Shockedops: Oops! Shockedops: I was thinking of a different forum! Tongue
N/A

Major lag on the 2nd hop...

No worries lol,

We cant all be expected to remember things all of the time. Heck ive broken the avatar limit twice since I first joined.
shellsong
Grafter
Posts: 2,191
Registered: 03-08-2007

Major lag on the 2nd hop...

I'm not breaking it am I? :lol:
N/A

Major lag on the 2nd hop...

Hmmm,

I have to say you may be pusshing the limits there a little :twisted: :lol:

But im sure we can let you get away with it this one time Wink :lol:
UberMensch
Grafter
Posts: 75
Registered: 11-09-2007

Major lag on the 2nd hop...

Ok avatar is changed (NI!). I'm sure there is an auto resize plugin for phpBB...

Anyway, is there some way we could get the relay looked at? I've got a few ingame screens (GarrysMod 9, can be a lagfest!) if they are needed.
N/A

Major lag on the 2nd hop...

if the gateway is being slow then the people in the know are probably aware of it already.
One quick fix is to disconnect and reconnect to adsl (it may require a reboot of the hardware also)

this is what i get to mentalgamers

traceroute to mentalgamers.com (195.62.29.50), 64 hops max, 52 byte packets
1 lo0-plusnet.pte-ag2.plus.net (195.166.128.72) 23.960 ms 24.349 ms 22.756 ms
2 ge0-0-0-504.pte-gw2.plus.net (84.92.4.90) 22.670 ms 23.363 ms 22.785 ms
3 gi1-1-22.pte-gw5.plus.net (212.159.4.7) 23.722 ms 22.324 ms 23.802 ms
4 aexiomus-gw-b.lonap.net (193.203.5.147) 25.740 ms 23.369 ms 24.761 ms
5 * peer8.rbl-mer.aexiomus.net (80.82.128.46) 24.898 ms 23.995 ms
6 aexiomus-gw.rbl-mer.misp.co.uk (80.82.143.210) 25.535 ms 29.758 ms 26.878 ms
7 195.62.29.50 (195.62.29.50) 28.177 ms 29.703 ms 27.847 ms


Meanwhile the portal forum pages take in excess of 9 seconds to load ... but its always been that way for me Wink
UberMensch
Grafter
Posts: 75
Registered: 11-09-2007

Major lag on the 2nd hop...

Ok it's getting very VERY slow now!

I clicked the Post Reply button and I was waiting for 3 minutes!

I'm sure there's fluctuations in that relay. I just pinged MG again, and it was fine. Before that, around 20 minutes ago, the latency on that 2nd one was up to 533ms!

Has PlusNet taken on more customers than it can handle?

(£14.99/mo 2Meg Uncapped is pretty much irresistible !)
JonathanW
Grafter
Posts: 2,648
Registered: 02-10-2007

Major lag on the 2nd hop...

Are you still seeing these problems at the moment? If you are, and haven't already done so, I'd suggest you disconnect for a couple of minutes and then reconnect, as this should put you onto a different gateway and then resolve this for you in the short term.

If it's still happening after the reconnect, let me know and I'll make sure that networks are aware of it.
UberMensch
Grafter
Posts: 75
Registered: 11-09-2007

Major lag on the 2nd hop...

I've had these problems since around the bank holiday last (was it last?) week.

I reconnect my router (Netgear DG-834) every hour, and it still happens!

Signed up to plusnet around march, and it was great until now :roll: