ISP Recommendations - [Review of RapidWave Net Performance]

Ryan Simpkins plug at ryansimpkins.com
Mon Feb 8 17:07:22 MST 2010


On Fri, February 5, 2010 23:48, Ryan Simpkins wrote:
>From my node it is even worse. So, RapidWave beats digis to plug because they
> are both in C7. It is a ~10ms round-trip. That, and the fact that Sterling
> Jacobson used to frequent the list, has me leaning that way.
>
> I can't find Sterling on the list any more, maybe he's moved on? He's still
> listed as a principal owner. Is anyone else from RapidWave on the list?

Okay, rapidwave installed. Since PLUG is in the same data center as RapidWave
we are in a unique situation from a testing standpoint. I ran several pings
just to kind of play with the link a bit:

PLUG to remote host:
250 packets transmitted, 249 received, 0% packet loss, time 249119ms
rtt min/avg/max/mdev = 4.966/19.857/216.240/23.845 ms

PLUG to remote host, stress test (ping -f):
1816 packets transmitted, 1776 received, 2% packet loss, time 24229ms
rtt min/avg/max/mdev = 39.451/49.585/145.304/10.129 ms, pipe 11, ipg/ewma
13.349/46.902 ms

PLUG to rapidwave front-end (so you can see PDV/jitter inside DC):
250 packets transmitted, 250 received, 0% packet loss, time 249129ms
rtt min/avg/max/mdev = 0.328/1.135/2.518/0.552 ms

Qwest DS3 to remote host (local, qwest peered):
250 packets transmitted, 250 received, 0% packet loss, time 249076ms
rtt min/avg/max/mdev = 11.592/35.908/173.784/24.823 ms

>From what I understand from the install tech, our house is seeing lower than
usual signal strength. Not sure why, as apparently we have good line-of-site.
My guess is there may be some RF interference from something. I don't have
signal specs yet, but I will try and track that down. With a better signal,
this provider has every indication of being able to deliver excellent network
performance.

Average performance is acceptable, and much better than Comcast. However,
those 'wild' packets that take 200ms+ to return may be slightly problematic
for certain applications.

Has anyone on rapidwave figure out how to access the Canopy "subscriber
module" stats?



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