Latency of gaming servers on BSNL FTTH Broadband?

Strykar

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Airtel 2M
Hi,

I don't see another FTTH thread even though BSNL is offering it too so I'll ask here.

It would be nice to know and perhaps sticky what sort of latency FTTH users are getting to popular FPS game servers in Asia. Latency is everything here.
A simple traceroute will do, but the output of pathping works too. This is best done late night to see the lowest latency.

I have listed some servers for Team Fortress 2, I can add Counter Strike GW too:

203.116.80.199:27016
111.118.186.226:27016
216.12.220.168:22075

The port numbers are there in case you want to check latency in Steam, else ignore it for traceroute.
If some of you could measure and post this with the city you are in, I would be grateful.


Code:
C:\Users\Apar>tracert 203.116.80.199Tracing route to 203.116.80.199 over a maximum of 30 hops  1    50 ms    52 ms    52 ms  172.29.145.65  2    73 ms    56 ms    56 ms  172.29.145.67  3    52 ms    52 ms    51 ms  172.29.145.102  4    72 ms    51 ms    46 ms  115.113.165.53.static-mumbai.vsnl.net.in [115.113.165.53]  5   152 ms    86 ms    89 ms  172.31.16.193  6   118 ms   111 ms    78 ms  ix-4-2.tcore1.CXR-Chennai.as6453.net [180.87.36.9]  7   156 ms   128 ms   121 ms  if-5-2.tcore1.SVW-Singapore.as6453.net [180.87.12.53]  8   116 ms   122 ms   121 ms  if-0-0-0-213.core2.IH4-Singapore.as6453.net [180.87.12.66]  9   136 ms   112 ms   118 ms  if-0-0-0-500.core1.IH4-Singapore.as6453.net [180.87.136.1] 10   122 ms   123 ms   121 ms  203.116.20.153 11   120 ms   116 ms   116 ms  vlan907-an-cat6k-tl1.starhub.net.sg [203.118.3.237] 12   133 ms   112 ms   113 ms  203.118.7.11 13   138 ms   114 ms   119 ms  203.116.80.199Trace complete.
 

Strykar

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Airtel 2M
See my signature :p

Sweet, can you run a traceroute to these 3 IPs and post your results?

203.116.80.199
111.118.186.226
216.12.220.168
 


x720

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:p I don't have access to the connection as I'm not in gurgaon. Bottom line is ftth utilizes more efficient gateways and the ping times are quite good. Last I checked a tracert to google in chennai (from gurgaon) gave me 21ms.
 

chin

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:p

I don't have access to the connection as I'm not in gurgaon. Bottom line is ftth utilizes more efficient gateways and the ping times are quite good. Last I checked a tracert to google in chennai (from gurgaon) gave me 21ms.

:p

I don't have access to the connection as I'm not in gurgaon. Bottom line is ftth utilizes more efficient gateways and the ping times are quite good. Last I checked a tracert to google in chennai (from gurgaon) gave me 21ms.
 

Strykar

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Gah, the bit about him being away from his connection slipped me.Latency to google and speedtest are meaningless. It's the routing to the game server that determines latency and there's just one way to know, it's to check.I hope he's coming back soon so he can test it.
 


x720

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Gee, I should've added that on adsl the same tracert gives about 50ms.

Latency to google and speedtest are meaningless. It's the routing to the game server that determines latency and there's just one way to know, it's to check.


Right, unfortunately I won't be home until the second week of December. Moreover, is ftth feasible at your place ?

EDIT

The tracert you've posted, what connection is it on ?
 

Strykar

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Airtel 2M
I called BSNL today to check FTTH feasibility, they said they need 2 days to get back to me. I live less than a Km from the Airtel and BSNL exchanges so it should be possible.That tracert is on a Tata Photon, latency gets worse in the day.December, whenever, I'd like to see how they're routing packets since anything to SE Asia will likely exit at Chennai and if you're in Gurgaon, I oughta get slightly better latency than you.
 

Strykar

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Airtel 2M
Proof of better routing by Airtel:

Code:
C:\Users\Apar>tracert 203.116.80.199Tracing route to 203.116.80.199 over a maximum of 30 hops  1     1 ms     1 ms     1 ms  192.168.1.222  2    44 ms    43 ms    42 ms  ABTS-mum-Dynamic-001.72.169.122.airtelbroadband.in [122.169.72.1]  3     *        *        *     Request timed out.  4    42 ms    43 ms    43 ms  125.18.13.137  5    75 ms    75 ms    74 ms  203.101.100.210  6   105 ms   106 ms   106 ms  203.116.9.161  7   103 ms   103 ms   104 ms  vlan907-an-cat6k-tl1.starhub.net.sg [203.118.3.237]  8   104 ms   103 ms   104 ms  gi8-1-0-an-ats-loc04.starhub.net.sg [203.118.7.11]  9   103 ms   103 ms   104 ms  203.116.80.199Trace complete.
 

Funkatronic

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Strykar, you ditched Airtel for FTTH right? I'm thinking of going the same way. If you're on FTTH, mind telling me what pings you're getting to Starhub/ GamersUN servers?
 
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