High ping after migrating to 4mpbs

ganeshran

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After 8 months of continuously pestering Airtel, I finally got a 4mpbs connection (Thanks to Airtel_Presence after customer care sat on my request and repeated enquiries, they resolved it within 1 day).When I was in 2mbps my ping used to be in the range of 37-41 milliseconds and torrent downloading in 200-220 KBps. But after migrating to the new plan, my ping is now a very high 300-310 ms but download is in expected range of 350-450 KBps. Though I dont play a lot of online games currently, is this something to be concerned about during normal browsing and download?
 

mgcarley

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Is this while you are downloading? If so, they might be limiting TCP connections. Turn off torrents and re-test.
 

ganeshran

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Is this while you are downloading? If so, they might be limiting TCP connections. Turn off torrents and re-test.

This is the ping that I get after switching off all other downloads. I am not sure if the problem is with the server I am testing against (~200 mi), because Pingtest shows a ping of 100 ms against the Kathmandu server which is 1000 miles away. But previously the same Chennai server used to give a ping of 37-41 ms.

Is such a high ping a cause of concern? Should I report this to Airtel?



PingTest results
 


mgcarley

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It could be Vodafone being shoddy again (they were having problems about a week ago as well). Try against Hughes in Delhi or the ones in Kochi, Sri Lanka or du's server in Dubai - these servers usually give me fairly consistent results compared to Vodafone.

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FTR: I too am receiving bad results to Chennai right now. I've had everything from 12 to 40ms depending on the time of day. Chennai's server is a bit known for being flaky sometimes, but right now it seems that ALL of Vodafone's speedtest.net servers are sucking.
 

ganeshran

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It could be Vodafone being shoddy again (they were having problems about a week ago as well). Try against Hughes in Delhi or the ones in Kochi, Sri Lanka or du's server in Dubai - these servers usually give me fairly consistent results compared to Vodafone.

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FTR: I too am receiving bad results to Chennai right now. I've had everything from 12 to 40ms depending on the time of day. Chennai's server is a bit known for being flaky sometimes, but right now it seems that ALL of Vodafone's speedtest.net servers are sucking.

Thanks, you are right. The server is the culprit. :worship:

Getting consistent results with the Kochi server and a decent ping too.
 

mgcarley

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Thanks, you are right. The server is the culprit. :worship:

Getting consistent results with the Kochi server and a decent ping too.



ServerSSSSSS - you'll notice that Vodafone's Mumbai and Delhi servers are also being awful right now. I can ping Perth in less time than I can ping Vodafone's Mumbai server, and I live literally just a couple of km from it (whereas I can ping Google almost next door to VF in 2ms). Silly, huh?
 


shubham1120

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Hey ! Same thing was with me too !I thought it was BSNL again(I have bsnl) . But glad you discussed the problem and got it solved .
 

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