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#1 July 6 2011

samer
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Internet Speed and Latency in Lebanon

EDIT: Please use this thread to post speed and latency tests.

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Can you start recording your speed and latency twice a day (on and off peak hours), everyday, so that we can see how IMEWE will start making things better over time? (assuming it will)

For example: 3PM and 8PM.

Sadly, I am not in Lebanon to take part of this. If you are willing to help out, please start using this topic daily and post (only once, at the end of the day) to share your two results.

To keep things consistant, please use SpeedTest.net for speed and latency testing (who knows, we might go up in the rankings per country!)

Thanks!

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#2 July 6 2011

xazbrat
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Re: Internet Speed and Latency in Lebanon

Any specific sites you want us to ping or just use the standard bbc.co.uk?

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#3 July 6 2011

samer
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Re: Internet Speed and Latency in Lebanon

@xazbrat: I updated my post :)

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#4 July 6 2011

The-MMMs
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Re: Internet Speed and Latency in Lebanon

i'll be using www.pingtest.net ; but which server ? The recommend?

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#5 July 6 2011

kareem_nasser
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Re: Internet Speed and Latency in Lebanon

I suppose we stick with speedtest.net to test the speed also. The server should be somewhere in France knowing that it is the last country which IMEWE passes.

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#6 July 6 2011

samer
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Re: Internet Speed and Latency in Lebanon

The-MMMs, I'm not in Lebanon currently so I'm not sure which server the recommended one is. All that matters is that all the participants test against the same server. Can you please use SpeedTest?
Can anybody tell me which server does SpeedTest recommend? (I believe it should be in Cyprus).

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#7 July 6 2011

kareem_nasser
Member

Re: Internet Speed and Latency in Lebanon

So you want what speedtest recommends, it is Damascus AYA ISP.

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#8 July 6 2011

The-MMMs
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Re: Internet Speed and Latency in Lebanon

speedtest.net is recommending also herd damascus syria AYA ISP (Ogero 256kb/s)

although i think we should use some other server instead.

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#9 July 6 2011

maba723
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Re: Internet Speed and Latency in Lebanon

Speedtest recommends Tel Aviv for me

This is what I get for Tel Aviv: 1373678029.png



This is what I get for France(Aubervilliers): 1373674513.png

Last edited by maba723 (July 6 2011)

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#10 July 6 2011

xazbrat
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Re: Internet Speed and Latency in Lebanon

I think as long as each person uses the one recommended for them, it should be able to track trends.  I have an Ogero 512 connection and the recommendation for me is either Damascus or Nablus.  The trend here is important, not to where you are connected.

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#11 July 6 2011

hussam
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Re: Internet Speed and Latency in Lebanon

1373703924.png
256K from VISP.
That sounds like the right speed. 256k UP/ 56k DOWN.
I'll test everyday just before 6PM.

Last edited by hussam (July 6 2011)

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#12 July 6 2011

kareem_nasser
Member

Re: Internet Speed and Latency in Lebanon

@Samer: I recommend testing the internet quality and bandwidth not only on speedtest, but also pingtest. Because pingtest tests the packet loss which is one of the main metrics in measuring QoS.

Important Note:

Samer Karam wrote:

BREAKING NEWS: The SWITCH is FLIPPED, but not yet put to use:

There is BGP peering between Ogero (LibanTelecom) and Level3's marseille ip gateway,
but it doesn't seem to be configured properly yet.

Might a temp glitch, but right now there is definetly no traffic going thru it.

Compare the 2 BGP queries below:

Show BGP routes for Marseille, France

BGP routing table entry for 77.42.128.0/19
Paths: (5 available, best #1)
AS-path translation: { 77.42.128.0/19 }
(metric )
Origin IGP, metric 0, localpref 100, valid, internal, best
Community: Europe Lclprf_100 Level3_Customer France Marseille
Originator:

Show BGP routes for Paris, France

BGP routing table entry for 77.42.128.0/19
Paths: (2 available, best #2)
42020 42003
AS-path translation: { LibanTelecom OGERONET }
edge1.London1 (metric 20791)
Origin IGP, localpref 100, valid, internal
Community: Europe Lclprf_100 Level3_Customer United_Kingdom London
Originator: edge1.London1
42020 42003
AS-path translation: { LibanTelecom OGERONET }
edge1.London1 (metric 20791)
Origin IGP, localpref 100, valid, internal, best
Community: Europe Lclprf_100 Level3_Customer United_Kingdom London
Originator: edge1.London1

(Posted on Flip The Switch group wall)

So basically the improvements that some users are experiencing are not because of IMEWE, it could be CADMOS.

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#13 July 6 2011

Ruroken
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Re: Internet Speed and Latency in Lebanon

In the afternoon:

1373621823.png


Few minutes ago:

1373950520.png

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#14 July 6 2011

xazbrat
Member

Re: Internet Speed and Latency in Lebanon

A few minutes ago-- 1373954825.png


This afternoon's result disappeared.  :(


This time the best location was Paris???

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#15 July 6 2011

TheStunMan
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Re: Internet Speed and Latency in Lebanon

and the winner is
43164138.png

Sorry wont say where did i get this connection and how but i can say this might be the improvement we were waiting for.

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#16 July 6 2011

Ghaleb
Member

Re: Internet Speed and Latency in Lebanon

Can i bypass the restrictions imposed by IDM (filtering icmp packets) !

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#17 July 6 2011

bilal.ghalayini
Member

Re: Internet Speed and Latency in Lebanon

Via an SHDSL connection:
1374032787.png

Last edited by bilal.ghalayini (July 6 2011)

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#18 July 6 2011

Mhmd
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Re: Internet Speed and Latency in Lebanon

TheStunMan wrote:

and the winner is
http://www.pingtest.net/result/43164138.png

Sorry wont say where did i get this connection and how but i can say this might be the improvement we were waiting for.

Man what's this  ?? I'm a Sodetel Subscriber and I don't have such ping on ALL IP ADDRESSES

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#19 July 6 2011

xterm
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Re: Internet Speed and Latency in Lebanon

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#20 July 6 2011

TheStunMan
Member

Re: Internet Speed and Latency in Lebanon

heres another random test:
1374056216.png

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#21 July 6 2011

Mhmd
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Re: Internet Speed and Latency in Lebanon

1374065518.png

Test at 10:01 pm

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#22 July 6 2011

Ghaleb
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Re: Internet Speed and Latency in Lebanon

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IDM Tripoli , I was just trying to experiment with different servers

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#23 July 6 2011

xazbrat
Member

Re: Internet Speed and Latency in Lebanon

anyone notice that EVERY connection is "faster than 99% of LB"?  :)

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#24 July 6 2011

hussam
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Re: Internet Speed and Latency in Lebanon

xazbrat wrote:

anyone notice that EVERY connection is "faster than 99% of LB"?  :)

I think it's because their test result history goes back to not so long ago when everyone had 128k or less. There must be a huge number of records with 64k or 128k.

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#25 July 6 2011

kareem_nasser
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Re: Internet Speed and Latency in Lebanon

Ghaleb wrote:

Can i bypass the restrictions imposed by IDM (filtering icmp packets) !

Yes, if you check this you will notice that in the tests conducted the second ip is actually the ip of Balamand university website.
So try

ping 174.142.61.237 -t

that way i check my ping in a way other than pingtest, you can also use IDM pre-programed ping test.

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