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Re: tool for internet connection test

Hi Andrew,

I'm on ADSL2. I had constant speed for years and it was always around
6 - 8 Mbps. Suddenly it dropped to 0.3 - 4 Mbps but on average I have
0.9. As you also mentioned I too believe that the weather is to be

My Telstra land line had such a nose that I could not make a phone
call. Telstra technician came and said that there is nothing wrong
with it and they charged me $105 incorrect call out fees :-) TPG ( my
current internet provider ) confirmed weak signal but when the
technician came he allegedly did not find any problem. Of course he
did not find anything wrong he was on my premises for 10 minutes and
at that time everything was fine.

1 months ago I tried to ping their IP I think it was web server and I
got around 20% packet loss. I'll try again your suggestions.



On Fri, Feb 4, 2011 at 11:11 PM, Andrew McGlashan
<andrew.mcglashan@affinityvision.com.au> wrote:
> Hi,
> 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.
> --
> Kind Regards
> AndrewM
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