Re: tool for internet connection test
Lubos Rendek wrote:
I'm having a real problems with my internet provider. I have plenty of
disconnection and slow internet connection. However, my internet
provider claims that everything is OK. Does Debian have some tool
which can be run overnight or so to check for internet speed and/or
count number of disconnection. All I can think of at the moment is
"ping -c n" which gives me packet loss. Is there some tool dedicated
for this purpose?
If your service is an ADSL one, first check to see what the line sync
figures are, then look at the downstream attenuation figure.
A low sync may be a sign of high downstream attenuation or it might be
just a bad "once-off" connection.
Weather can play havoc with DSL too, bring on the NBN in AU. All sorts
of things can effect the quality, or rather lack thereof that we get
from our Telstra [Hel$tra] owned copper network.
Once you get past those things, you can try pinging your ISP's gateway
address, then their DNS servers -- if you are getting packet loss to
these ISP servers, then you know where the problem scope is (local).
But if they are fine, then it could be beyond the ISP or on one or more
of their links to the Internet.
Drop-outs can happen often with water in the phone lines / pits or it
could be bad filters or damaged internal wiring.
There are so many things that could be causing your troubles, hope I've
given you something to think about and perhaps get some more answers.
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