Now, since I don’t use YouTube other than maybe to watch a posted link I couldn’t really care less but we tried to talk about it.
First off I wasn’t sure if she was talking about the WiFi signal strength or download speeds. You see we left enough cable on the install to put the router in the middle of the house but the ideal spot didn’t have a power outlet close enough so we left it where the old one was located (next to a power point) and while the other end of the house gets 2 bars it doesn’t really affect the download speeds.
Well, that’s what I had seen anyway.
So she was ranting about this while I was trying to ascertain if that was indeed the problem I tried to explain how the internet works.
Yeah..... big mistake.
I used the cars on the road analogy. And when there’s standing traffic, if you go a different way the speed of the journey is faster.
Well, either I am a terrible explainer or she knows something about the internet that I don’t.
Anyway, sitting on the balcony, drinking coffee, mulling over what had been said over dinner I downloaded a trace route app.
Christ, the number of times I have looked over these back in the day, to see why a game server was laggy!
Anyway, I found a node with a 2,500ms ping... wow .. so “there you have it” I thought... that’s the problem. So I go back inside and show it to my wife while continuing the explanation of the cars on the road analogy. Showing here the bad node.
Annnnnnnd yeah.... that’s not it. I called opennet they are coming out tomorrow to fix it, she said....... arrrrgh
How can some people be so fuming stupid. She speaks 4 languages fluently ffs. She travels around Vietnam and Cambodia for her work (mostly VN) ... hell she was over in Singapore end of last year because she was the only one capable of doing the work. And yet when she asks me why is this happening (to the YouTube being slow problem) when I present the answer to her she doesn’t believe me lol.
Oh and here’s a screenshot of the trace.
on that thread the OP was complaining about access to the BBC website. Responses to the thread found that the common denominator was Opennet (same as you).
On that thread, poster 'frizzie77' posted a traceroute which showed a similar result to yours, whereby the ping gets stuck on one IP before carrying on on its merry way. In your traceroute above you can see that #9 & 10 are exactly the same IP. That's where the delay is, then it finally gets past that and things normalize. That's the same situation as posted by frizzie (different IP though) here post416068.html?hilit=opennet#p415560
When opennet comes today, show them the traceroute.
In the meantime, you could try this suggestion from cptrelentless post416068.html?hilit=opennet#p416068
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I read the Vietnam cable was cut again.
I will NEVER complain about my speeds again>>>>>
my laptop is 20meters from my wifi box
Mine was horrible last night. Couldn't watch YouTube or Netflix and I pay a premium... Kind of regretting renewing till December.timmydownawell wrote:Opennet has been painful lately
1) OpenNet is just horrible. The internet speeds last Saturday night:
2) The above may have been connected to two cables at the same time having problems (Asia America Gateway - AAG and Asia Pacific Gateway - APG):
https://e.vnexpress.net/news/news/vietn ... 04310.html
On top of the above my connection is completely lost (the red led on the router, meaning "Loss Of Signal") almost every day the moment a raindrop falls. That lasts 1 or 2 hours. Today, I was so pissed off with this that I called them angrily. And of course they sent 2 technicians to my home, although it's quite obvious their network is the problem. And of course the moment they entered my house the connection was restored, leaving them puzzled what exactly was wrong. Sigh...
OpenNet is fast becoming the worst ISP in Cambodia as @timmydownawell also points out. Their speed seems to go up and down all the time. Often the connection is completely lost (without that red led flickering, but noticeable because internet sites cannot be reached) for a few minutes.
BTW @phuketrichard : never test your internet speeds with local servers, always choose overseas servers to get a reliable indication of speed.
If you don't already, you may want to try a different dns service like 188.8.131.52
https://www.cloudflare.com/learning/dns ... s-184.108.40.206/
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