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07-01-2007, 03:25 PM
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I noticed in your tweak test that the number of retransmitted packets is pretty high - 10%. In fact, that number is so high that it is likely the cause of your limited throughput because your throughput is limited to
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0.7 * MTU
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RTT * sqrt(probability of packet loss)
or in your case approximately 17kB/sec or 130kbs.

Your high packet loss could be coming from bit errors or (more likely) from congestion - remember that if a hop in your route becomes congested beyond its capacity to store and forward, it is likely to start dropping packets.

Anyway, as suggested, try upping your RWIN through the DRTCP program that houkouonchi linked to and look at the effect on both your throughput and your "Retranmitted packets". Do let us know the results. Experiment with different RWINs.

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07-01-2007, 03:26 PM
Post: #62
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I'm in the UK, downloading a mix starts at 200k burst then levels off at 70k. Still fast enough to be streaming at 320kbps.

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Yeah 70k is fast enough for a stream... unfortunately quite often it drops below that.

Could you tell me what ISP you are on?

I do find it interesting that a fellow UK person is getting the same speeds as me. this bears out what visitors to my site and friends have said about poor speeds.
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07-01-2007, 03:38 PM
Post: #63
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Quote:I do find it interesting that a fellow UK person is getting the same speeds as me. this bears out what visitors to my site and friends have said about poor speeds.
Try out a couple of different speed tests from this url:
http://www.dslreports.com/speedtest?more=1

From my home in the U.S., I get 7-10mbs to London, about 1.5kbs to a couple of the German sites, and about 200-400kbs to a couple of the French sites.

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07-01-2007, 03:39 PM
Post: #64
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From East US. First one was twice as fast, from baesse.dnb-music.com. Others are decent speed though.

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07-01-2007, 04:58 PM
Post: #65
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Thanks to everyone who has offered there time/help with this. I definately have more than one avenue to try and resolve the issue I am having, but its nearly 1am here in the Uk.

I will spend time on pursuing the solutions people have posted here and will report back how I get on (hopefully tomorrow).

It is beginning to seem to me that the mistake I may have made was going with an American host when the majority of my users are in Europe. Hopefully this isnt the case as I have over 12 months left on my Dreamhost package.

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07-01-2007, 07:22 PM
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Quote:It's not just you; it's him and everybody.
There's no way we could have juicy flame war without me and Bob chiming in at some point. We feel it's our solemn duty to whack the hornet's nest.

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07-01-2007, 08:12 PM
Post: #67
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Quote:It is beginning to seem to me that the mistake I may have made was going with an American host when the majority of my users are in Europe. Hopefully this isnt the case as I have over 12 months left on my Dreamhost package.
You may be right, but as my tests to UK sites show, links between the US and London can be just as fast as from east coast US to west coast US. It's really only continental Europe where I clearly have higher pings and less throughput.

In other words, depending on which country your users are in, it might just be that they would have bad throughput even if you were hosted in the UK.

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07-01-2007, 09:10 PM
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Quote:Woohoo. Nice to see seiler called out for that!
Isn't that great?!

Now, if we could just get him to call out Ardco for his multiple troll-accounts, starting with Anonymous2.

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07-02-2007, 08:50 AM
Post: #69
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Just a quick update.. My ISP says the most likely cause of the problem is my Host... My Host says the most likely cause of my problem is my ISP... Seiler says the most likely cause of my problem is that I am stupid and/or a Homosexual.

ahh well

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07-02-2007, 09:01 AM
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The hardware vendor says it's most likely a software problem, and the software vendor says it's hardware. Big Grin

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