Well I have had some Internet Problems lately, it seems whenever i go across the atlantic (USA) my connection slows to almost a halt. I have done a tracert on some of the pages i frequent and have discovered that I go through the same route everytime, and that at the same point everytime I get timed out. now my question is this, is there anyway i can reroute myself to go around this obviously broken router or backbone, or what do i do ?? I have been playing Asherons Call but the last month I couldn´´t play because of this problem.
3 38 ms 37 ms 28 ms lo0.cr0.had.worldonline.dk [188.8.131.52]
4 31 ms 43 ms 35 ms ATM1-1-0-1.cr0.pbv.worldonline.dk [184.108.40.206]
5 39 ms 41 ms 46 ms atm6-0-2.hh1.nacamar.net [220.127.116.11]
6 47 ms 52 ms 47 ms ffm1.nacamar.net [18.104.22.168]
7 132 ms 139 ms 131 ms chi1.nacamar.net [22.214.171.124]
8 155 ms 158 ms 155 ms edge1.aads.level3.net [126.96.36.199]
9 167 ms 166 ms 160 ms so-6-0-0.mp1.Chicago1.level3.net [188.8.131.52]
10 225 ms 231 ms 225 ms loopback0.hsipaccess1.Seattle1.Level3.net [184.108.40.206]
11 * * * Request timed out.
12 * * * Request timed out.
13 * * * Request timed out.
14 * * * Request timed out.
15 * * * Request timed out.
16 * * * Request timed out.
17 * * * Request timed out.
18 * * * Request timed out.
19 * * * Request timed out.
20 * * * Request timed out.
This is the trace i have done, if anyone out there know what i could do let me know please.
don't think there is much you can do. Your routing problem lies outside the range of your service provider, but you should call them and tell them where the problem is. They may be able to setup an alternate route.
February 15, 2001 7:06:46 PM
You can try and use a proxy server.
if you configure your TCP/IP to go through a proxy server you will be able to get around this issue.
only problem is that a lot of free proxy servers can slow your speed down some.
how do you figure that? The problem lies beyond the scope of his machine and simply installing a proxy server on it won't do dick. At best he can modify the routing table to avoid the bad hop, assuming he even knows an alternate route. Simple fact is that the problem will probably be resolved soon enough. The Kornikova virus has caused some servers to shutdown so its possible that could be the culprit. Anyhow, just sweat it out, bitch to your ISP and make them give you a couple free weeks for your trouble!
February 16, 2001 4:43:31 PM
I'm not talking about making his PC a proxy.
redirect internet explorer (TCP/IP) to go through his provider then directly to the proxy server that he found somewhere on the internet. that will redirect the traffic around the problem.
The fact that you are getting timeouts on your traceroute doesn't mean anything. It's likely that the next router in the path is configured not to respond to ICMPs. Although it is also entirely likely that some idiot at level3.net has a static route pointing to a dead router, considering the symptoms you describe. You could force a strict route to your destination if you know how and where to go, but I'd call your ISP and have them check into it...
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