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Is this correct?

FrazUK
Grafter
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Registered: 20-10-2015

Is this correct?

For as long as I can remember now I've been having a bad experience with online games, mainly cs go, and I've just come across the thread about checking your traffic prioritization.

 

After checking in CS:GO  with Wireshark I notice...

 

Differentiated Services Field: 0x00 (DSCP: CS0, ECN: Not-ECT)

 

...which according to the thread should be 0x48 or 0xA0 for gaming traffic. So is my traffic incorrectly shaped for CS:GO/Gaming?

 

Cheers!

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Browni
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Re: Is this correct?

Which thread?
I must have been really bad in a previous life. This is my 3rd ISP in a row that uses lithium.
FrazUK
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Re: Is this correct?

Community Gaffer
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Re: Is this correct?

Hi @FrazUK

 

I can see you've contacted us and that they've added the pro add on, can you let us know if that's making much of a difference? 

Thanks

 

 Jono H
 Plusnet Help Team
FrazUK
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Registered: 20-10-2015

Re: Is this correct?

I don't think it is. I feel delayed in all online games and it's so frustrating. It feels like everything I do is delayed even though my ping is fine.

FrazUK
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Re: Is this correct?

Community Gaffer
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Re: Is this correct?

 

Please can you raise a ticket, attach a new Wireshark capture for us confirming the incorrect dscp field we can then raise a change to update the signatures.
 Jono H
 Plusnet Help Team
FrazUK
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Registered: 20-10-2015

Re: Is this correct?

The traffic is being prioritized as shown in wireshark, it's just that gaming still feels off/delayed.

Looking at my FECs, they're going up at an average of 27000 per second (current total is 2092039457 / 72 after 2 days uptime). Would this make gaming feel delayed/unstable? Here's the full line stats...

 

Status: UP
Line State: showtime_tc_sync [0x801]
Line Mode: G.993.2 (VDSL2)
Annex: B
Profile: 17a
Data Rate: 40.000 Mb/s / 7.198 Mb/s
Max. Attainable Data Rate (ATTNDR): 49.951 Mb/s / 7.965 Mb/s
Latency: 13.0 ms / 0.0 ms
Line Attenuation (LATN): 20.4 dB / 26.3 dB
Signal Attenuation (SATN): 20.1 dB / 26.2 dB
Noise Margin (SNR): 4.8 dB / 6.3 dB
Aggregate Transmit Power(ACTATP): 6.4 dB / 6.6 dB
Forward Error Correction Seconds (FECS): 2129129304 / 74
Errored seconds (ES): 62 / 9607
Severely Errored Seconds (SES): 37 / 0
Loss of Signal Seconds (LOSS): 2 / 620
Unavailable Seconds (UAS): 130 / 130
Header Error Code Errors (HEC): 0 / 0
Non Pre-emtive CRC errors (CRC_P): 132 / 0
Pre-emtive CRC errors (CRCP_P): 0 / 0
Line Uptime: 1d 5h 47m 17s
ATU-C System Vendor ID: Infineon 178.6
Power Management Mode: L0 - Synchronized

Ive also been getting some connection drops recently and my line seems to be banded at 40mb.

 

Saying that for the past 3 years or so gaming has felt off, first 2 years of that being on bt infinity 2 and the past year on Plusnet over 2 houses next door to each other. I've had 5 or 6 engineers out during that time, they come, dabble around a bit then I assume go to the cabinet then come back and dabble a bit more, then leave saying all is fine (line reset). It usually is fine for a while but eventually goes back to how it is now. Usually, after an engineer has been, the line performs nicely for anything from a couple of weeks to a few months and that's when DLM whacks interleaving on and I start getting tons of errors. The errors above are the most I've ever seen though.

 

Every engineer that's been out has also gone on about how [-Censored-] the network is round here. It's old aluminium wiring, and the last engineer said it's on it's way out and the cables are knackered/failing)

 

Why won't Openreach replace this old junk wiring?