Hathway asking 15k for a direct connection

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I get a dynamic public IPv4 with all ports open. But external ICMP requests are blocked, which means no Hurricane Electric IPv6 tunnelling, if you're into that.

I don't play a lot of games, so can't really help you with that. The last time I played something, it was pubg lite for desktop. I remember getting a ping of 50ms - 60ms. Atleast that's what it was showing on the bottom right corner of the screen, during gameplay.

My lockdown experience was atleast better than that of my friends, when it comes to internet performance. During the early days of lockdown (March end to beginning of April), there was some congestion, which obviously led to lower speeds, but nothing noticable, unless you perform a speedtest. There was no packet loss at any stage. My 100mbps speeds became 60mbps, but only during lockdown peak hours (10am to 10pm). Then it would gradually increase back to normal after midnight. Then again the same thing next day. I complained about this to hfiber, and they acknowledged that it was indeed a network congestion. They assured me that they'll increase their upstream capacity or something like that.

A week later, the congestion issue suddenly disappeared. I tried to contact them, but their office was totally closed due to lockdown.

But atleast I didn't face any serious issue. Most of my friends are on alliance, and they all faced the same issue of network congestion during the first few weeks of lockdown. But the most bitter experience that one of my friend had was with SiTi. They intentionally throttled everyone's account down to 20/30 mbps, to prevent congestion. Atleast that's what his LCO told him. Sucks to be a SiTi user.

No, they don't turn off anything during thunderstorms or rain. Its a pure FTTx network, and hence has got nothing to do with thunderstorms. However, you'll lose connectivity if there's a fiber-cut in some area. This rarely happens.

About the pm thing, I'm also not sure how a user can connect with another on this forum. Maybe there's some other way of communicating with each other.
Yep. I pay 1700 rupees for the 160 Mbps plan. I am currently getting the same speed you mentioned with the usual packet loss and connection cut every couple hours. Hopefully atleast some sort of relaxation would be given on the lockdown on 17th so they can provide me the connection. Atleast hopefully will be able to join minecraft servers from then...
 
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Wishnet (Previously Alliance)
@debanjan757 to cut the cost you can at least arrange the Optical Fiber by yourself, you can find some info about that here (courtesy @Kick933 )

@sumantrab99
I don't play a lot of games, so can't really help you with that.
If you've windows 10, just go to Settings > Gaming > Xbox Networking > you'll find the NAT type for Xbox Server (if it shows "Teredo is unable to qualify" then just click "Check Again")
 
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Kolkata
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GTPL KCBPL
NAT Type: Moderate


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Okay so here's the thing. Like I said before, I don't do much gaming anymore. So this whole X-Box NAT thing is new to me. I know what NAT is, and I know this for a fact that all the ports are open in H-Fiber. My previous screenshot shows that the NAT type is moderate, which shouldn't be the case, considering open ports.

But then again, why wouldn't it show moderate NAT type? One quick search on Google revealed that open NAT type requires opening up some ports via Firewall, or utilizing the easy yet vulnerable UPnP option. This is something that I didn't do.

So, I quickly logged in to my OpenWRT router, enabled UPnP and voilà!

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Here's how it looks like from the router's UPnP panel:

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So, there you go. You get fully open NAT type on Xbox networking.

I'm more than happy to perform any more tests if required.
 
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That's epic. Thanks man. And another good thing is that one of my friends who plays csgo (in Pune) has Hathway and he usually gets 5ms ping in csgo. I also have UPnP enabled on my Archer C9. Still get Strict or Teredo unable to qualify because of this shitty broadband. Hopefully once I get H Fiber, I will also get open NAT. You get this without paying for a static IP or something like that right? And can you share a current trace route result? Because on your last thread about H Fiber starting to use Jio backend, I heard that the routing has gone to shit. I shared your trace route results from that thread to my friend and he also said that it's pretty bad and there are too many hops. But I also saw somewhere that it has improved in the last few months. Is telegram web blocked? Can you access blocked websites using cloudflare or Google DNS?
 
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Wishnet (Previously Alliance)
Yup, everything looks great except that routing & website blocking. But that's also manageable when you've cheap "Nord" (ahem, free) in your rescue 😄.
I also have Strict NAT for all gaming servers (thanks to WishNet), ports are blocked. And even if I use Cloudflare DNS the traffic goes through their own DNS server (I think that's pretty common nowadays for most ISPs).
 


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Why pay for NORD?
Use GOODBYEDPI and encrypted DNS.
I do it always....no issues so far..Ok,I forgot to mention that it does nothing to protect your privacy if VPN is not used...
Sorry...My bad of being impulsive in my reply.
 
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Why pay for NORD?
Use GOODBYEDPI and encrypted DNS.
I do it always....no issues so far..Ok,I forgot to mention that it does nothing to protect your privacy if VPN is not used...
Sorry...My bad of being impulsive in my reply.
I actually bought a shared Nord account with 1 year warranty from a guy I know like 3 years ago. At that time I used to download torrents and stuffs a lot and without a VPN, I wouldn't get any speed at all. It still works lol so I just use it.
 
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GTPL KCBPL
@debanjan757

You get this without paying for a static IP or something like that right?

Yes, I don't have a static IP. This is the default connection that you get from LCO.

And can you share a current traceroute result

Please mention the IPs or hosts on which you want me to perform a traceroute.

Is telegram web blocked?

Yes, whatever is blocked on Jio, the same is applicable here. Even simple sites like the movie DB.

Can you access blocked websites using cloudflare or Google DNS?

It was possible before. Now they use DPI. So, nope.
Interestingly though, I can access all the blocked sites, including adult sites via 1.1.1.1 app on android using the DNS mode. Please note, I am talking about the DNS mode, not the WARP VPN mode. Of course one can access via VPN, but being able to access it via the 1.1.1.1 DNS mode is what baffles me.