On 15/07/06, Michael P. Brininstool <[email protected]> wrote:
Dotan Cohen wrote: > I find that my internet connection is very slow. I speed test my > conection and it comes out at ~170 kilo bytes per second, which sits > well with a 1.5 MBS line. When I ping google, I have about 80% packet > loss, and the packets take 200-300 ms. > > My ISP says that the infrastuture company is to blame. The > infrastructure says that there is no problem with them, and that my > router or computer is to blame. They have a windows tool to check it, > but I've no winbox here right now. Until I run their tool and > eliminated my machine as the source of the problem, they won't help me > pinpoint the problem. > > What can I do to pinpoint the problem, or at least discount my machine > and my router as problematic? Thanks. > > Dotan Cohen > http://what-is-what.com > This whole problem is funny. I see it all the time where everyone claims "not my problem, must be these people..." anyway, the reason I find it funny is that they all seem to think that windows is all that anyone every runs. When I am debugging a network problem, I always plug in my linux laptop, and if it works fine, then I tell the windows users, its a windows problem and I walk away. I then call desktop support for them.
Funny it may be, but it makes using the system very frustrating. Luckily, I use the internet more than the wife, otherwise there would be pressure to use something else. Dotan Cohen htp://technology-sleuth.com