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slower internet than usual?
anthonyds5
Newbie

These past few weeks my internet speed gradually slowed down in South NJ. Like each week that passes by, my internet download rate decreases by 20kb/s. Now.. it stopped to 150kbs or 1500kbits/sec .. 2months ago on 192.168.1.1, it said my down rate is at 3850kbits.. What's going on exactly? My friends that have Verizon down here also have this issue.

Also... Recently my internet loads pages so slowly following with YouTube videos. I checked my latency and it remains in the low 50s while trying to load a page.

I have a Westell Versalink Model327W

Windows 8 Pro[Originally Windows 7 2months ago]

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Re: slower internet than usual?
dslr595148
Super User
Super User

Visit http://192.168.1.1/ for me and do the following:

a) If you see a Blue and White Westell page, mouse over Troubleshooting, go to DSL, and choose transceiver Statistics. Copy and then when on-line Paste the information on that page.

b) If using the Red and Black Firmware: Go to System Monitoring > Advanced Monitors > transceiver Statistics. Copy and then when on-line Paste the information on that page.

c) Try visiting http://192.168.1.1/transtat.htm which is a direct link to the Stats on older modems.

d) If you need a Username and Password, try the following:

admin/password

admin/password1

admin/admin

admin/admin1

admin/Serial Number.

By Serial Number, I don't mean type in the words Serial Number. I mean find and type in the serial number found on the bottom of this router.

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Re: slower internet than usual?
anthonyds5
Newbie

 

Transceiver Revision:7.2.3.0 
Vendor ID Code:4 
Line Mode:G.DMT Mode 
Data Path:Interleaved 
 
Transceiver InformationDownstream PathUpstream Path
DSL Speed (Kbits/Sec)1504448
Margin (dB)13.519.0
Line Attenuation (dB)54.531.5
Transmit Power (dBm)15.811.7
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Re: slower internet than usual?
dslr595148
Super User
Super User

Visit http://www.giganews.com/line_info.html and post up the Traceroute the page shows, if you wish. Be aware that the final hop (bottom-most line of the trace) might contain a hop with your IP address in it. Remove that line. What I'm looking for is a line that mentions "ERX" in it's name towards the end. If for some reason the trace does not complete (two lines full of Stars), keep the trace route intact.

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anthonyds5
Newbie

traceroute to xxx.xx.xx.xxx (xxx.xx.xx.xxx), 30 hops max, 60 byte packets
1 gw1-g-vlan201.dca.giganews.com (216.196.98.4) 88 ms 88 ms 88 ms
2 te0-7-0-9.mpd22.iad02.atlas.cogentco.com (38.122.62.193) 0 ms te0-0-0-7.mpd22.iad02.atlas.cogentco.com (38.122.67.49) 0 ms 0 ms
3 te0-0-0-4.ccr21.iad02.atlas.cogentco.com (154.54.31.105) 0 ms 0 ms te0-2-0-0.ccr21.iad02.atlas.cogentco.com (154.54.31.101) 0 ms
4 verizon.iad01.atlas.cogentco.com (154.54.12.46) 0 ms verizon.iad01.atlas.cogentco.com (154.54.10.226) 0 ms verizon.iad01.atlas.cogentco.com (154.54.12.46) 0 ms
5 0.xe-8-0-8.PHIL-BB-RTR2.verizon-gni.NET (152.63.5.246) 5 ms 5 ms 5 ms
6 P0-0-0-0.ATCLNJ-LCR-22.verizon-gni.net (130.81.28.9) 10 ms 9 ms 9 ms
7 P1-0.ATCLNJ-PSVLNJPL-ERXG03.verizon-gni.net (130.81.46.203) 9 ms 10 ms 11 ms
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18 * * Max number of unresponsive hops reached (firewall or filter?)

news-europe.giganews.com

traceroute to xxx.xx.xx.xxx (xxx.xx.xx.xxx), 30 hops max, 60 byte packets
1 vl201.gw1.ams.giganews.com (216.196.110.3) 0 ms 0 ms 0 ms
2 te7-7.ccr01.ams05.atlas.cogentco.com (149.11.104.9) 0 ms 0 ms te7-8.ccr01.ams05.atlas.cogentco.com (149.11.104.17) 0 ms
3 te0-5-0-1.ccr21.ams03.atlas.cogentco.com (154.54.72.42) 0 ms 0 ms 0 ms
4 te0-0-0-0.mpd21.lon13.atlas.cogentco.com (130.117.1.98) 80 ms te0-2-0-0.mpd22.lon13.atlas.cogentco.com (154.54.28.153) 88 ms te0-3-0-0.mpd22.lon13.atlas.cogentco.com (130.117.1.206) 87 ms
5 te0-1-0-6.ccr22.lon13.atlas.cogentco.com (154.54.57.69) 88 ms te0-7-0-10.mpd22.jfk02.atlas.cogentco.com (154.54.42.53) 89 ms te0-7-0-10.mpd21.jfk02.atlas.cogentco.com (154.54.84.133) 80 ms
6 te0-7-0-4.ccr22.jfk02.atlas.cogentco.com (154.54.84.129) 80 ms te0-0-0-1.ccr22.jfk05.atlas.cogentco.com (130.117.0.54) 80 ms te0-7-0-18.mpd22.jfk02.atlas.cogentco.com (154.54.44.33) 81 ms
7 te0-2-0-0.ccr21.jfk05.atlas.cogentco.com (154.54.47.58) 82 ms te0-7-0-0.ccr21.jfk02.atlas.cogentco.com (154.54.7.229) 88 ms te0-7-0-0.ccr21.jfk05.atlas.cogentco.com (154.54.3.106) 82 ms
8 0.xe-4-0-1.NY5030-BB-RTR2.verizon-gni.NET (152.63.23.170) 115 ms te0-0-0-0.ccr21.jfk05.atlas.cogentco.com (154.54.3.162) 88 ms 0.xe-8-3-0.BR2.NYC4.ALTER.NET (204.255.168.109) 82 ms
9 T0-0-1-0.ATCLNJ-LCR-22.verizon-gni.net (130.81.209.79) 92 ms 0.xe-8-3-0.BR2.NYC4.ALTER.NET (204.255.168.109) 87 ms 0.xe-10-3-0.BR2.NYC4.ALTER.NET (204.255.168.113) 111 ms
10 0.xe-4-0-2.NY5030-BB-RTR2.verizon-gni.NET (152.63.23.142) 100 ms 0.xe-8-3-0.BR2.NYC4.ALTER.NET (204.255.168.109) 87 ms 0.xe-10-3-0.BR2.NYC4.ALTER.NET (204.255.168.113) 111 ms
11 T0-0-1-0.ATCLNJ-LCR-22.verizon-gni.net (130.81.209.79) 91 ms P4-0.ATCLNJ-PSVLNJPL-ERXG03.verizon-gni.net (130.81.197.7) 92 ms 93 ms
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13 * P4-0.ATCLNJ-PSVLNJPL-ERXG03.verizon-gni.net (130.81.197.7) 98 ms 99 ms
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17 * * * Max number of unresponsive hops reached (firewall or filter?)

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Re: slower internet than usual?
dslr595148
Super User
Super User

Ok.

#1 An original or very old style NID with a spark gap and ground wire can even get spiders in it that could cause an issue. Inspect the NID first before thinking of changes or wiring.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Network_interface_device

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Demarcation_point

Running a good quality wire CAT5, no need for CAT6,  directly to the NID for the DSL modem jack may help. That is what I had done with mine. Depending on the number of loads or amount of wire in the house could also cause issues. But if the user's signal quality is not being pulled low due to a wiring issues, it would usually indicate a problem elsewhere. Unless there was noise being picked up on the premises wiring. Wire DSL directly to the NID and install a filter there for all other in house wiring may help. There used to be available what was called a NID Filter, and I am sure you can still get them.

Ideal Connection if house wiring is an issue, or very old, and lengthy. Install a filter / splitter at the NID.

Run CAT5 directly to the NID location, and install a dedicated jack for the DSL modem.

Remove all in house wiring from the NID.

Connect piece of CAT5 from the NID to the filter / splitter input

Connect all existing phone lines to the phone side of the filter output.

Connect the new DSL CAT5 directly to the NID before the filter / splitter, or to the DSL side of the filter / splitter, depending on the device purchased.

This will take all the existing premises wiring out of the picture unless there is a short circuit or excessive load somewhere in the house.

At this point all the single filters could be removed because the DSL is filtered at the NID.

http://www.homephonewiring.com/dsl.html

#2 You can test outbound to Giganews. But giganews has/had a test that will check your inbound connection from their servers to you.

I heard from another user that


Giganews is being watched very closely because of multipart binaries, and pirated material. MP3s and Video Content. 7 years ago you could get 10-20 MP3 albums in a single day, and that was with a 15/5 fios connection. So they started providing an encrypted connection service for an added fee. I have not messed with news groups for a very long time. Now with deep packet inspection, and other enforcement, I would not even think of it. No news I want there. But there may be content that people want? They may even be checking and limiting speed from that domain. Never tested. But let me see. It looks as if reverse trace routes and speed tests are being blocked by Verizon from Giganews to my router.

    Reverse Traceroute

    Tool news.giganews.com

    traceroute to *.*.*.*, 30 hops max, 60 byte packets
    1 gw1-g-vlan201.dca.giganews.com (216.196.98.4) 0 ms 0 ms 0 ms
    2 te0-0-0-7.mpd22.iad02.atlas.cogentco.com (38.122.67.49) 0 ms 0 ms te0-7-0-9.mpd22.iad02.atlas.cogentco.com (38.122.62.193) 0 ms
    3 te0-0-0-4.ccr21.iad02.atlas.cogentco.com (154.54.31.105) 0 ms 0 ms te0-2-0-0.ccr21.iad02.atlas.cogentco.com (154.54.31.101) 0 ms
    4 uunet.iad01.atlas.cogentco.com (154.54.13.138) 28 ms verizon.iad01.atlas.cogentco.com (154.54.10.226) 40 ms uunet.iad01.atlas.cogentco.com (154.54.13.138) 28 ms
    5 0.ae1.RES-BB-RTR2.verizon-gni.net (152.63.32.157) 41 ms 41 ms 0.ae2.RES-BB-RTR1.verizon-gni.net (152.63.34.22) 13 ms
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#3 Have the provider run a local loop test to see if any problems are indicated. If there are, then they could run the test with everything in the house disconnected, except the new DSL modem connection. If issues are still indicated, then the DSL provider needs to make connections on the local loop. Another user told me that they had issues when it rained, and it was because construction had left a splice box open on a line somewhere.

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