Network Speed of my FTTB+LAN

Look at the PING result from the HP Pavilion desktop computer in my reading room, to the web server of this blog.

C:\Documents and Settings\Jian Shuo Wang>ping home.wangjianshuo.com -t

Pinging home.wangjianshuo.com [216.227.219.43] with 32 bytes of data:

Reply from 216.227.219.43: bytes=32 time=402ms TTL=50

Reply from 216.227.219.43: bytes=32 time=398ms TTL=50

Reply from 216.227.219.43: bytes=32 time=414ms TTL=50

Reply from 216.227.219.43: bytes=32 time=400ms TTL=50

Request timed out.

Reply from 216.227.219.43: bytes=32 time=401ms TTL=50

Request timed out.

Reply from 216.227.219.43: bytes=32 time=400ms TTL=50

Reply from 216.227.219.43: bytes=32 time=398ms TTL=50

Request timed out.

Request timed out.

Reply from 216.227.219.43: bytes=32 time=403ms TTL=50

Request timed out.

Reply from 216.227.219.43: bytes=32 time=403ms TTL=50

Reply from 216.227.219.43: bytes=32 time=402ms TTL=50

Reply from 216.227.219.43: bytes=32 time=403ms TTL=50

Reply from 216.227.219.43: bytes=32 time=399ms TTL=50

Reply from 216.227.219.43: bytes=32 time=401ms TTL=50

Reply from 216.227.219.43: bytes=32 time=401ms TTL=50

Reply from 216.227.219.43: bytes=32 time=403ms TTL=50

Reply from 216.227.219.43: bytes=32 time=403ms TTL=50

Reply from 216.227.219.43: bytes=32 time=406ms TTL=50

Reply from 216.227.219.43: bytes=32 time=405ms TTL=50

Request timed out.

Reply from 216.227.219.43: bytes=32 time=399ms TTL=50

Reply from 216.227.219.43: bytes=32 time=403ms TTL=50

Reply from 216.227.219.43: bytes=32 time=400ms TTL=50

Reply from 216.227.219.43: bytes=32 time=402ms TTL=50

Reply from 216.227.219.43: bytes=32 time=405ms TTL=50

Reply from 216.227.219.43: bytes=32 time=403ms TTL=50

Request timed out.

Request timed out.

Request timed out.

Reply from 216.227.219.43: bytes=32 time=408ms TTL=50

Reply from 216.227.219.43: bytes=32 time=399ms TTL=50

Reply from 216.227.219.43: bytes=32 time=406ms TTL=50

Reply from 216.227.219.43: bytes=32 time=397ms TTL=50

Reply from 216.227.219.43: bytes=32 time=406ms TTL=50

Reply from 216.227.219.43: bytes=32 time=400ms TTL=50

Reply from 216.227.219.43: bytes=32 time=401ms TTL=50

Reply from 216.227.219.43: bytes=32 time=401ms TTL=50

Reply from 216.227.219.43: bytes=32 time=401ms TTL=50

Reply from 216.227.219.43: bytes=32 time=403ms TTL=50

Request timed out.

Request timed out.

Reply from 216.227.219.43: bytes=32 time=413ms TTL=50

Reply from 216.227.219.43: bytes=32 time=401ms TTL=50

Request timed out.

Reply from 216.227.219.43: bytes=32 time=402ms TTL=50

Reply from 216.227.219.43: bytes=32 time=400ms TTL=50

Request timed out.

Reply from 216.227.219.43: bytes=32 time=406ms TTL=50

Reply from 216.227.219.43: bytes=32 time=400ms TTL=50

Reply from 216.227.219.43: bytes=32 time=410ms TTL=50

Request timed out.

Reply from 216.227.219.43: bytes=32 time=406ms TTL=50

Reply from 216.227.219.43: bytes=32 time=404ms TTL=50

Reply from 216.227.219.43: bytes=32 time=406ms TTL=50

Reply from 216.227.219.43: bytes=32 time=401ms TTL=50

Request timed out.

Reply from 216.227.219.43: bytes=32 time=404ms TTL=50

Reply from 216.227.219.43: bytes=32 time=401ms TTL=50

Reply from 216.227.219.43: bytes=32 time=404ms TTL=50

Here is the TRACERT result.

C:\Documents and Settings\Jian Shuo Wang>tracert home.wangjianshuo.com

Tracing route to home.wangjianshuo.com [216.227.219.43]

over a maximum of 30 hops:

1 1 ms 1 ms 1 ms 192.168.2.1

2 12 ms 9 ms 9 ms 218.1.22.82

3 3 ms 3 ms 3 ms 218.1.22.81

4 6 ms 8 ms 4 ms 4ge0-ip-yl-012.online.sh.cn [218.1.2.65]

5 5 ms 4 ms 2 ms 218.1.2.1

6 9 ms 6 ms 6 ms 218.1.0.202

7 4 ms 5 ms 6 ms 202.101.63.206

8 10 ms 8 ms 8 ms 202.97.33.30

9 198 ms 198 ms 204 ms 202.97.51.118

10 203 ms 207 ms 206 ms aer1-gigabitethernet4-4.LosAngeles.savvis.net [208.173.55.197]

11 405 ms 416 ms 405 ms 208.174.194.18

12 * * 204 ms ge1-1.ar01.lax02.mzima.net [64.235.224.214]

13 238 ms 219 ms 208 ms ge1-lunarpages.cust.lax02.mzima.net [216.193.192.66]

14 * 401 ms 403 ms alnitac.lunarpages.com [216.227.219.43]

Trace complete.

The result is, ipowerweb.com is still much faster than lunarpages.com. Here is part of the result for ipowerweb.com:

C:\Documents and Settings\Jian Shuo Wang>ping wangjianshuo.com -t

Pinging wangjianshuo.com [66.235.199.101] with 32 bytes of data:

Reply from 66.235.199.101: bytes=32 time=203ms TTL=50

Reply from 66.235.199.101: bytes=32 time=206ms TTL=50

Reply from 66.235.199.101: bytes=32 time=213ms TTL=50

Reply from 66.235.199.101: bytes=32 time=214ms TTL=50

Reply from 66.235.199.101: bytes=32 time=212ms TTL=50

Reply from 66.235.199.101: bytes=32 time=214ms TTL=50

Reply from 66.235.199.101: bytes=32 time=202ms TTL=50

Reply from 66.235.199.101: bytes=32 time=233ms TTL=50

Reply from 66.235.199.101: bytes=32 time=205ms TTL=50

Reply from 66.235.199.101: bytes=32 time=207ms TTL=50

Reply from 66.235.199.101: bytes=32 time=204ms TTL=50

Reply from 66.235.199.101: bytes=32 time=205ms TTL=50

Reply from 66.235.199.101: bytes=32 time=204ms TTL=50

Reply from 66.235.199.101: bytes=32 time=204ms TTL=50

Reply from 66.235.199.101: bytes=32 time=211ms TTL=50

Reply from 66.235.199.101: bytes=32 time=203ms TTL=50

17 thoughts on “Network Speed of my FTTB+LAN

  1. Shockr

    I’m also having problems with my internet being slow. I thought FTTB was supposed to be the fastest option. I leased the 2M line for 150rmb. My apartment is in Puxi on Beijing Road (one block north of Nanjing Xi Road) and Shimen Road.

    I was getting download speeds of around 200-250 a couple weeks ago but now it is down to around 40-50.

    Anyone have the same problems?

  2. Jian Shuo Wang

    Shockr, it seems to be a wide spreading issue. FTTB was fast when not many people using it on the same LAN, but now it is very slow. The Good Old Times went away.

  3. iamcj

    So poor speed. BTW, you can feel linux like ubuntu live-cd, without installing anything, and then test the speeds under it.

  4. Shockr

    I didn’t know ADSL was able to reach 4M. I thought the limitation was 1M.

    Does anyone know if it is possible to switch from FTTB to ADSL? I just renewed my 1 year subscription to the FTTB line. The deal was if you subscribe on a yearly basis, you get a 2 month discount (pay only 10 months).

    From what I understand, I thought FTTB was supposed to be quicker and more reliable than ADSL. FTTB = Fibre to the Building, so I thought it was supposed to be quicker. If we can get ADSL 2M for the same price, why would anyone want to use FTTB shared?

  5. TH

    I had FTTP at my office in Shanghai, 10mb shared line which was with Netcom. It was the worst peice of crap I’ve ever had. A lesson learnt was forget Netcom FOREVER.

    What we figured out all speed issues we had, I mean dial-up speed like issues whenever trying to send and recieve data overseas, was due to the lack of overseas route connections Netcom has. After complaining several times they changed the routes which solved the problem but the following day they changed them back because some other client complained about slow speeds to overseas locations that mattered to them. Final result was Netcom just said if you don’t like it cancel the contract. I did and I didn’t pay our months fee which is was around 4000rmb.

    Switched over the China Telecom for a 2mb dedicated EDSL line, which has improved considerably. EDLS is faster than ADLS and supposedly FTTB, it’s a new service China Telecom offers businesses.

    China Telecom has much better overseas route options. Initially we had slow speeds, complained and they changed them around a bit. I am uploading and downloading to the UK for example between 500kbps and 1mbps on good days. Data transfer from SH to Japan though sucks really bad. We are working with China Telecom to work out a better route. CT is open to do this which is cool.

    With a bit of cooperation with your ISP you can improve things HOWEVER it will never happen with Netcom, NEVER. China ISP’s are essentially great LAN services, ISP’s they have a long way to go before they can be considered such.

    Corporate broadband will forever be a struggle, at least until the market opens up and foreign co’s can come and spice it up a bit. Then we’ll start to see some amazing infrastructure unfold. CT and Netcom have a monopoly, they don’t need to reinvest profits into improving infrastructure and service because most customers just deal with local net requirements so they just sit back and let the $ roll in. It will come back and bit them in the ass.

  6. hshar

    I am coming to Shanghai in August for a month. What is the best way to get fast wired/wireless internet access from my laptop? I can’t stand dialup.

    Love your blog.

    Shar

  7. Robin Haynes

    I was wondering if anyone has any ideas about getting round the internet bottleneck out of China. It really seems that, no matter what kind of connection I have, everything out of china is slow slow slow. I need a fast VPN between my office in China and in Californa but just can’t seem to get it.

  8. themanthatknows

    the best speeds i’ve reached overseas are from datacenters in texas supprisingly, just setup a VPN network probably with BGPd routing one a triangle like infustructure, and weight the texas link better than the direct link, i’ve pushed speeds of 2Mb to texas and pulled about 10Mb to a china telecom datacenter.

    if you need some help have a look at what http://anonet.org has done with their VPN network

  9. kdjkd

    mtf, i can’t play game now sbc getting slow like hell i got 4.8m/s (test on sbc connection test)but i can’t even play cs in any texas server (over 200 ping) man and i always get noise on my line they send tech check on the line every day but i dones’t work so far sbc support center got my call twice a day now

  10. satan

    HI

    which internet service company provide fast reliable and stabil connection? i need minimum speed at 200 kb/s (direct download or P2P services). for your info, i am staying in beijing right now.

    thanks you

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